New Delhi, May 13: An old family radio, a typewriter, a cane chair, old mugs and several other humble items of day-to-day use are the inspiration behind an ongoing exhibition at the Lalit Kala Akademi here.

Titled "Yesterday Once More", the exhibition presents works of young artist Jasleena Singh, who has always had a love for the realist elements of objects around her. The display kicked off on May 11 and will remain open for public viewing till May 17. 

Singh's show is a three part compositional set of realist works that celebrate all things old. The lantern series, the tea series and the retro series have all been presented as little studies of still life and socio cultural lifestyles that go back to deeper reflections.

"My work is about objects used in our day to day lives, which are now rarely used or just lying rusted in a corner," Singh said. 

"This body of work is fuelled with old school styling and day-to-day used instruments. I believe life is about cherishing our history and reminiscing the past. These works include my very own personal take on art with joy and pastel shades of the retro era. 

"Ranging from literal interpretations to metaphorical synthesis, these paintings incorporate dreams, emotions and expressions that influence my work. This old worldly charm is the essence of my work, and I create humble still life studies through these elements of daily use," she added. 

This debut includes Singh's very own personal take on art with joy and pastel shades of the retro era. Ranging from literal interpretations to metaphorical synthesis, these paintings incorporate dreams, emotions and expressions that influence her work.

Through this body of work, the artist claimed, she is trying to portray the rich legacy and cultural history of the bygone era, while showing the displacement and migration, which was brought to independence after a huge long struggle.

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Pune, Jul 22: A man and his friend were arrested for allegedly throwing the body of a woman in Indrayani river in Pune and flinging her two children into the waterbody as well when they started crying, a police official said on Monday.

The 25-year-old pregnant woman died when she was sent by her paramour and main accused, Gajendra Dagadkhaire, to Thane near Mumbai for an abortion, the Pimpri Chinchwad police station official said.

"On the way back on July 9, Dagadkhaire and his associate Ravikant Gaikwad threw the woman's body into the Indrayani river near Talegaon. When her children, aged two and five, started crying, the duo pushed them into the river as well. The woman was estranged from her husband and was in a relationship with Dagadkhaire, which resulted in her getting pregnant," the official said.

After the woman's mother approached police with a missing person complaint, a probe began, resulting in the arrest of Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad based on technical evidence, he said.

"The bodies of the woman and the two children have not been found as yet. Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad were remanded in police custody till July 30. Further probe into the case is underway," the official informed.