Among other things, Anish Kapoor is known for his Skymirror at the
Rockefeller Center in New York
in 2006. The Indian-origin
sculptor, best known for his giant
public sculptures, was last week
honored with knighthood by
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in
her birthday honors list 2013.
Kapoor, 59, received the knight-
hood for his services to the visual
arts. Born in Mumbai to a Hindu
father and a Jewish mother, his
list of honors is fairly long.
Before he was honored with the
Padma Bhushan, India’s third
highest civilian honor, last year,
France awarded him the Ordre
des Arts et des Lettres in 2011,
the same year he received the
Imperiale. Sir Anish
joins a list of lumi-
naries that includes
known as Mr Bean)
and women’s activist
Anish Kapoor in front of his art work 'Symphony for a Beloved Sun’ (2013) during a media pre- view of the exhibtion 'Kapoor in Berlin' at the Martin-Gropius Bau, in Berlin, May 17. The exhibition runs through November 24.
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non-white editor, first woman
editor, and its only editor to
simultaneously edit two rival
Sunday newspapers’ was
Bombay-born Rachel Sassoon
Beer, who edited the Sunday
Times and the Observer between
1894 and 1902. Rajan, 29, who
read English literature at
Cambridge University and edited
its student magazine Varsity
before writing a book called
Twirlymen: The Unlikely
History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin
Bowlers in 2011, is not the
youngest editor in Britain either.
Piers Morgan became the editor
of the now defunct News of the
World in 1994, at age 28. But
that doesn’t take anything away
from Rajan of course!
Anyone who knows The Hulk could imagine the trouble with giving him a ‘makeover’. How do you go beyond the trousers that become tattered shorts (and mysteriously stay on) every time someone ticks off Bruce Banner and he turns into the green superhero? Turns out, India-based artist Mukesh Singh has managed to do just that! As Hulk manages to plunge through a tempo- ral rift in Indestructible Hulk #11, releas- ing next month, he will be seen sport- ing a brand new armor. Singh was working with a gam- ing company as a 3D artist, and was lured into the world of designing comic books by sheer chance. He told Marvel.com that The Hulk was ‘a surprisingly willing model. He is an anatomist’s dream come true, all invulner- able muscle and sinew.’ In 2005, Singh entered, as he calls it, a ‘Draw Superman Contest’ in the hope of winning the a Superman figure designed by Alex Ross. In his rendition of the superhero, he drew upon Lord Hanuman… and won. Before he knew it, Singh found himself working for Deepak Chopra’s son Gotham, who was in the early stages of orming Virgin Comics. Chopra eventually fell out with Virgin and bought it out (renaming it to Liquid Comics). But by then Singh, who had made his debut with Virgin’s flagship title Devi, had already caught the attention of the American comics industry. So far, Singh as translated Guy Ritchie’s Gamekeeper concept to comics, and also designed porn star Jenna Jameson’s Shadowhunter series. Quite a range, what say you?
Hulk’s Indian makeover
Deepa’s latestPARESH GANDHI
Speaking of Sir Salman, after Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta is working on adapting Shilpi Somaya Gowda’s novel Secret Daughter, reports
Hollywoodreporter.com. The filmed adaptation is being
produced by Jody Colero of Silent Joe Inc and Hussain
Amarshi of Mongrel Media. The novel narrates a heart-wrenching story of two women — one in India who is
forced to gives away her daughter, and the other in the
US who decides to adopt one —and the child who connects them.
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