Own two cars or more? Get ready to pay more!

In a bid to deter people from buying too many cars, the Supreme Court and Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has recommended plans to reduce the number of cars one can buy and a proposal for additional parking charge for two or more cars. Supreme Court-appointed EPCA has recommended the introduction of higher rates for parking additional cars in residential areas, pointing out that some resident welfare associations have already applied such measures. The national capital currently has 35 lakh registered cars and about 500 are added to…

Indian tax officials to auction Nirav Modi’s art collection today, aims to fetch up to Rs 50 crore

Indian tax officials will auction 68 modern Indian art paintings, including works by Raja Ravi Varma and VS Gaitonde, that were once part of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi’s collection and have been seized by the government, Reuters reported. This would be the first of its kind of auction in a country where tax authorities have usually auctioned property, gold and luxury items, but not art, the report quoted auctioneers as saying. The book value of 68 paintings is Rs 57.72 crore and the three-day auction of rare oil paintings is…

Grayson Perry makes Scottish debut at art festival

Artist Grayson Perry will bring his first major solo exhibition to Scotland as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. The former Turner Prize winner’s exhibition Julie Cope’s Grand Tour will be at the city’s Dovecot Studios. Artists from around the globe feature in the programme for the 16th edition of the festival, just announced by organisers. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will present a major survey of work by Paisley-born Anya Gallaccio. Image copyrightDAVID OATESImage captionAnya Gallaccio will show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art As…