Singh has held readings of his poetry in many countries, including
Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Britain,
Switzerland, the USA and Canada. In 1976, he fetaured on nationwide
American TV Programme 'To Tell The Truth' and in Ken Kesey's
'All American Poetry Symposium'. In 1981, he participated
in Lawrence Ferlinhetti's 'Artists For Survival', an anti-nuclear
event, in John Giorno's 'Dial a Poem' and the 'Worldwide Habitat
Conference' in Vancouver.
Bulbul Singh held nearly forty solo exhibitions of his paintings
in India and abroad. He exhibited in London and Washington
in 1972, in Los Angeles in '76 and '81, in New York in '76
and '84, in Hong Kong and Hawaii in '81, and in Aspen and
Geneva in '83. The genius of Bulbul Singh as a semi-abstract
painter is recognised internationally.
Bulbul Singh on serveral occassions, has donated his paintings
for charity causes including running a free school, Little
God's Nursery in Kullu Valley, which also provided free meals
and dispensery facilities for children for 22 years. He was
the highest bid painter in "The All-India Art Auction
for Bangladesh Refugees" at Jahangir Art Gallery Mumbai,
has donated "Mud Poems" for Maharashtra Drought
& Famine Relief. For Kinnaur(Himachal Pradesh) earthquake
he gave "Windblown OM".
Bartholomew is a self-taught, Indian photographer. In his
late teens was awarded first prize by World Press Photo in
1975 for his series on morphine addicts. In 1984, he won the
World Press Picture of the Year for his iconic image of the
Bhopal Gas Tragedy. As a photojournalist, he documented societies
in conflict and transition for over 35 years. His work has
been featured in magazines like Time, Life, National Geographic,
GEO and has exhibited widely. Recently he has been working
with the family archives to create exhibitions and books on
the writings and photography of his father, the well known
art critic, Richard Bartholomew.
Fernandes (born 8 May 1953) is a pop/rock/Indian fusion artist
and playback singer from the state of Goa, India. His musical
work is a fusion of many different cultures and styles he's
been exposed to as a child in Goa and in his later travels
around the world. Such influences include Goan and Portuguese
music, Sega music from Mauritius and Seychelles, African music,
Latin music from Cuba and Nicaragua, the music of erstwhile
European communist states, those of the dancehalls from Jamaica
and Soca from Trinidad. Writing and singing songs in English
made his success more distinctive in the context of the Bollywood
dominated, Hindi language based, Disco music scene that was
popular in the 80s and 90s. His music, reflecting life and
socio-political happenings in India which every Indian could
identify with, became popular largely with the growing, English
educated, Indian middle class. A popular stage performer in
India, he has also taken part in many music festivals around
the world. He now writes and sings his songs in five different
languages, English, Hindi, French, Portuguese, and Konkani.
Akhtar Mirza is an India screenwriter and director in Hindi
films and television. He is the maker of important Parallel
cinema films like Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! (1984), Albert Pinto
Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai (1980), Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)
and Naseem (1995), which won two National Film Awards in 1996.
He is director of the popular TV serials
Nukkad (Street Corner) (1986) and Intezaar (Wait) (1988),
along with various documentary films on social welfare and
cultural activism. He is also a trustee of ANHAD, a Delhi
based NGO working for communal harmony.
was a gift for him since his childhood. He always loved to
paint rather than anything else. For past 12 years he has
been painting seriously and from 2005 to 2010 exhibiting his
work. It took him long time to have complete control over
medium and to learn lot about art. He paints regularly and
is looking forward to exhibit his work at First Goa Arts &
Collection India and abroad.
Kerkar is an Indian installation artist. He is the son of
the Goan artist Chandrakant Kerkar. Kerkar gave up his medical
profession to pursue visual art. For the past 20 years, he
has experimented with different media creating a niche for
himself, especially in the field of land art and installations.
He lives and works in Goa, India.