Ghadah Alkandari’s solo show Secretary is a visual account of the artist’s last six months leading to October 2014. As with many of her exhibitions, this collection is a series of journal-based drawings grouped into three main installations. A dynamic show, Alkandari hopes to entice visitors with the promise of touching, organizing and re-organizing her work. After all, a secretary’s job is never done.
Ghadah Alkandari is an artist living and working in Kuwait. She was born in India in 1969. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in Kuwait. She has also participated in several group exhibitions locally and internationally, the most recent of which was the Arab Culture in Diaspora exhibition in Kuwait. Other notable group exhibitions include Femmes Artistes Du Koweit at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in 2006, Approaches to Figurative Practices at the Third Line Gallery, Dubai in 2007 and 2010 JAMM Contemporary Art Auction in Kuwait. In 2014, she exhibited her work at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art’s Project Space.
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After visiting Lyon earlier this year, we found that the smaller cities of France is where its at. Toulouse is definitely on our bucket list as it is a beautiful city in the south of France. Toulouse is a wonderful town filled with amazing people, good food and a lot to see. If we ever get there, we will be sure to cover it for you lovely readers.
Upon our announcement that we are visiting New Delhi for a few days, everyone on our social media accounts was telling us to visit Bukhara – and Indian cuisines restaurant in the middle of the city. It is situated in the always-busy ITC Maurya Hotel, which is a plus.
Although we were excited for the food, we did find it to be a bit overrated and, dare I say, very touristy. The place had a very straight forward menu, the highlights of which are the Dal Bukhara, which was just OK, and the Sikandari Raan, the lamb dish that everyone fawns over (It is the highlight dish, though). Well, the onion salad (Yes, a plate of cut-up onions with herbs sprinkled all over them) was nice but it ruined our night out later. Oh, and the mixed drinks or shooters need a lot of improvement.
We have to say the name threw us off a little as we thought it was a Nepalese restaurant at first, but them we realized that it is Indian food for tourist. Some dishes had not enough spice in them, which is a very hard thing to find in India. Unfortunately, I live for spiciness.
The decor is nothing to write home about. Nestled in the middle of one of the busiest hotels in India, Bukhara is pretty crowded and reservations are hard to get. Make sure your hotel concierge calls ahead of time, that’s the only one you’ll get some kind of priority. The interior looks like a brick house with standard Italian restaurant walls. The service was a little lagging. Other than having to eat with your hands, there’s not much characteristically Delhi there. Oh, the the bib takes the cake.