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Krishna becomes him

| Saritha Saraswathy Balan Pandit Birju Maharaj dreams of a kathak village where learning will be imparted under the shade of trees, with a pond in the backdrop while his magical fingers explain moves through mudras. He speaks to Saritha ... New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago

Finding beauty in subtlety

Parwati Dutta, who is a practitioner of both Kathak and Odissi, refuses to use her art for worldly meanings. She moved away from Delhi to the arid regions of Aurangabad, to work for the Mahagami Gurukul Trained in Kathak and Odissi by doyens like ...
 The Hindu2 months ago

Chor Ke Ghar Chor (1978)

A heavy star cast does not ensure success of the movie. This was a perfect example of some heavy weights of Indian cinema failing to lend credence to a story that had disaster written all over. A story that went nowhere and ran out of breath half ...
 The Hindu6 days ago
The L Magazine

Rethinking South Asian Fiction: Eleven Books to Read This Winter

At the mention of South Asia, the stock images that pop into most Americans minds are those of elephants, snake charmers, and the squalid poverty of Slumdog Millionaire . South Asian novels are, for the most part, pigeonholed as serious fiction ...
 The L Magazine2 weeks ago
The Hindu

Moves in black & white

Shoma Kaikini presents an evening of Kathak, set to old Bollywood numbers We have all watched enthralled as Gopi Krishna and Vyjayanthimala danced Kathak on screen, especially in the black and white era. The same magic will be recreated by ...
 The Hindu2 weeks ago
IANS Live

I don't believe in fusion

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Classical dance and music forms are pure and aesthetic and fusion with modern genres will detract from the charm of their originality, Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj believes. "Art should be kept pure. . Every art has ...
 IANS Live4 weeks ago

Ashvin Gidwani: The Rohit Shetty Of Indian Theatre

It is a common complaint in theatre circles in India that there's no money in it, and that is not a baseless statement. Theatre goers are much less in number when compared to cinema, ticket prices have to be modulated, rehearsal spaces are few and ...
 Man's World India4 weeks ago
The Hindu

The voice that binds

In a conversation with , Carnatic vocalist Aruna Sairam talks about the meeting ground between Carnatic and Hindustani music, and the importance of audience. Celebrated Carnatic vocalist Vidushi Aruna Sairam was in Kolkata recently to participate ...
 The Hindu1 month ago
The Hindu

The class of Kadamb

Celebrated choreographer Kumudini Lakhia and her students talk about give and take in art. Chitra Swaminathan records the interaction. The choreography is sophisticated. The sequences are consistent and coordinated. The colourful, flowing ...
 The Hindu1 month ago

What after happily ever after? Author Raksha Bharadia's Bonobology has the answers!

We post happy couple pictures on social media, but are we really happy? asks 36-year-old Raksha Bharadia, a homemaker-turned-writer. She is now the founder of a relationship website Bonobology, an interactive platform to rave, rant, discuss and ...
 Yourstory.in2 months ago
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