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Treading the difficult path of the arts

Culture is a part of a larger shared whole where each art is dependent on the other for its creative impulse.

23 Aug 2018 2:06 AM

The romance of unsung song

It reads like a melancholic and over-romantic story replete with imagery out of Rusva’s Umrao Jaan.

28 Jun 2018 2:08 AM

Dance, music through the ages

During the later Mughal period, singers and dancers with lavish royal patronage began to wield great influence in the court.

26 Jun 2018 1:39 AM

What constitutes fake art?

Senior artists are known to disown many of their earlier works after having become associated with a particular style in later years.

10 May 2018 1:51 AM

Prachee is genuinely a true Katha-Kar

Not just that she has also acted in a couple of Marathi films and one Gujarati movie Shubh Aarambh.

18 Apr 2018 2:03 AM


Celebrating Kathak like never before

On one hand if KKC was an event organised by Maharaj Ji’s then “Vanaotsava” is surely an event organised by all his admirers and fans.

26 Feb 2018 1:20 AM

‘My dance and spirituality are connected’

My mom has always played a big part in my creative and artistic expression as a dancer and as a performing artist.

10 Jan 2018 12:14 AM

A story of survival, resilience & redemption

Married to a former Austrian ambassador to India, Herbert Traxl, Shovana has lovingly researched the life and times of her father-in-law, Erwin.

22 Dec 2017 6:45 AM

Dance is being affected by mediocrity, says Aditi Mangaldas

In recent discussion renowned kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas spoke on current state of dance training and dance criticism in India.

13 Dec 2017 9:10 AM

Euphonic Yoga: Raga, taal, Kathak and yoga, all in one

The benefits combining elements of yoga with dance have been explored since the birth of modern dance a century ago & the potential remains unlimited.

28 Nov 2017 6:30 AM


Navaratna of Indian dance

Usha, an art consultant has with complete devotion, contributed immensely in promotion and propagation of classical arts for over three decades.

06 Jun 2017 12:30 AM

Contagious enthusiasm, admirable professionalism at dance festival

A milestone like this was an opportunity to bring together a celebration of Sonal’s iconic contributions to Indian arts traditions.

16 May 2017 2:03 AM

Mythological tales of Durga, Meera, Krishna come alive through dance

Kathak dancer Molina Singh played Meera, and Odiya dancer Shiburam Mohant played Durga & narrated how the Goddess defeated the demon king.

09 May 2017 12:37 AM

Keeping tradition and innovation together

Kumudini Lakhia made clear that she viewed the Benares gharana, which included Janaki Prasad from Bikaner and Sita Devi’s family.

18 Apr 2017 12:59 AM

An epitome of humility

Maharajji is a living legend, but humility could well be Pandit Birju Maharaj’s middle name.

14 Feb 2017 1:05 AM


Art is in the eyes of the beholder

Fusing three art forms, Kasak Masak is a performance that boils down to perspectives.

04 Feb 2017 12:10 AM

True meaning of Jannat

It’s the story of a dance drama that was right from the heart.

17 Jan 2017 2:16 AM

Odissi in Brazil

The legendary Odissi dancer Sanjukta Panigrahi visited Brazil decades ago as part of the workshops and seminars led by Eugenio Barba.

10 Jan 2017 12:41 AM

Euphonic Yoga, blend of Indian art forms

Euphonic yoga is our meagre effort to bring these roots back to life.

03 Jan 2017 1:31 AM