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(From India Today)
Byline: Shuchi Sinha
An elderly man with a straggly beard, long, spindly fingers and a pair of scissors. An artist. A non-believer in the conventional. Ramesh Mohiley, 68, a longtime fixture of Kabir Chauraha in Varanasi, has an unusual talent. All he needs is a bit of paper. As his scissors fly across it, the rhythmic snipping reveals a startling likeness of just about anything or anyone. And this is his life, as well as his livelihood.
Portraits, profiles, landscapes and still life-all that a brush and paint can do, he can do with an interesting twist. The most striking are the single-cut portraits. Made by cutting out the essential features of a face on a piece of dark …