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Know what’s new? Finding old arts
Multifaceted dancer Sonal Mansingh on her journey of discovering Odissi and its musical forms
Learn the Lingo
Various Indian dance forms use hand gestures listed in treatises like the Natya Shastra and the Abhinayadarpanam. Owing to the differing regions and cultures in which each style is nurtured, the uses to which the hand gestures are put often vary ...
Got the guts!
Chandramukhi Chautala has become a household name, somebody who is equally popular among men, women and children. Yes, we are talking of the lady cop with a Haryanvi accent in the popular television serial “F.I.R.”. Kavita Kaushik was ...
Director Piyush Jha on “Sikandar” releasing this Friday.
My first break
After graduating from National School of Drama, I went to Mumbai with big dreams but for four years I struggled to find a meaningful role. I got bit roles in tele-serials “Rishte Naate” and “Chhapte Chhapte” but the ...
Plucking notes of purity
Sanjay Guha from Kolkata is performing a sitar recital at New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre this Friday. Sanjay, claimed to be “the first sitar artist to be awarded a fellowship by Trinity College London”, is performing at IHC as ...
CD\CASSETTE ON SHELF
The film’s music is different from what we usually get in Bollywood films. It starts with “Dhoop Ke Sikka” by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and lyrics by Prasoon Joshi. It contains elements of rock and classical music and reminds of the ...
Popular as ever
‘Krishna’ continues to fascinate people as adoring audiences pour in to watch this annual dance-drama of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra.
One in spirit
Two young dancers use Kathak and Contemporary Dance to express concern for issues affecting everyday life.
An ongoing dialogue
“Ambedkar aur Gandhi” is one of Asmita’s classics.
Part satire, part farce
“Taj Mahal ka Tender” gets a few tweaks in its latest presentation.
A rendezvous with Godot
A play lingering on the “what if” aspect of the legendary “Waiting for Godot”.
Rekindling a memory
Chittrovanu Mazumdar, the only artist to have a solo show in the ongoing India Art Summit, talks about his latest works.
Shukla Sawant pays tribute to Pandita Ramabi’s spirit of dissent through her art. Ramabi broke all norms of patriarchal dominance in the 19th Century and decided to step outside the folds of Hinduism. She married a Dalit but was widowed at ...
Parakh (1960) blast from the past
Starring Motilal, Sadhana, Nazir Hussain, Kanhaiyalal
On the floor
Zee Studio’s film club will be screening Luke Kenny’s directorial debut “13th Floor” in New Delhi’s Oxford bookstore this Friday as part of its nationwide series of free movie screenings. Luke made a name as the ...
A new twist to the tale
In an interesting tie-up Tata Sky and Walt Disney have come together to expand the horizon of entertainment on television. Tata Sky will now provide Disney’s stories, games and activities on its interactive platform Active Stories and ...
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