An Amazing Journey

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Life has been a journey. This realization came to me a few years ago. I brought up my children, had a teaching career, and have been a community member, wife, daughter, and student. Then my husband and I moved to the Chicago area and it took some time to find my space. Nowadays, I enjoy… Read more »

Kolams and Symmetries of Border Patterns

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This student chose a simpler motif. Here, they have repeatedly rotated their motif 180 degrees, using both positive and negative space to create visual interest from a simple arrangement.

A student at Ogden International learning about kolams, were art and math meet.     Looking back over 2017, Eye on India is still smiling from its great experiences with two Chicago public schools. In the spring, Eye on India was back in the fourth-grade classrooms of Ogden International School with Dr. Sunita Vatuk. The… Read more »

Giving Tuesday

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          Eye on India is a cultural organization committed to bridging conversations between India and Chicago through art & cultural programs that address emergent contemporary themes in either country. By organizing exhibitions, theatrical productions, and programs in the performing arts, we hope to bring artists from both sides of the world… Read more »

Women on Record – Discussions with Vidya Shah

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vidya at roy bari

Last year I had the privilege of attending Vidya Shah’s discussion on her project, Women on Record and latest published work, Jalsa: Indian Women and the Journeys from the Salon to the Studio. Through her project and her book, Shah journeys through the gramophone era and tells the stories of women who were amongst the… Read more »

Opportunity to Grow / The Sari Project

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I can’t believe a whole year has passed! I am honored to have the privilege of participating in the annual sari competition again.  This year, the competition centers around re-inventing our saris into zero-waste garments.  To be honest, initially, I was intimidated by this prompt.  However, I took the opportunity to challenge myself aesthetically, technically,… Read more »

River Saris by Kanchan Richardson

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I was drawn to live in Banaras India as a continuation of family history, moving across the divide of time and culture to the place where my grandparents met and where my mother was born. As a U.S. based artist of mixed Indian American ethnicity, I had been dreaming of living in India longer term,… Read more »

East Meets Middle East

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emme cd cover

I play oud in the Chicago/Kolkata-based music group East Meets Middle East (EMME) along with Subrata Bhattacharya (tabla), Abhisek Lahiri (sarod), and George Lawler (percussion). In September 2016, we performed for the Eye on India Chicago Festival at the Fulton Street Collective Gallery. Our group, which blends musical influences from the Middle East and South… Read more »

SUPER SPEED! by Cayla Skillin-Brauchle

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Super Speed

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle is an artist and art professor living in Oregon. Her exhibition, SUPER SPEED!, was on display at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon in April and May 2017.   Eye on India: What is your inspiration for SUPER SPEED!?   Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: In 2012, I moved to India. My relationship… Read more »