Awards and Rewards

26th Nishagandhi Dance Festival

Remembering Rohini Bhate

Tiptoe into my parlour

Changing faces of Kathak Kendra

Of Earth, Earthy...

Tantu needs more than hype and hurry

Unique tribute to a maverick  musical  genius

The return of the native

Health Recipes 9: Mango Kerabu
- Uma Pushpanathan

Blessed to be the daughter of Jayalakshmi
- Urmila Sathyanarayanan

Milap Festival Trust, its Board and Staff Team, have chosen and Dr. Anita Ratnam as its Founder Director, for the first International Arts Award VISHWA KALA RATNA established by the Trust for the year 2017. The award celebrates and acknowledges the sterling contribution made by dynamic, well established individuals/organizations towards promoting and strengthening Indian Arts globally. Milapfest will confer the award in England at the Awards Ceremony later in the year. ...Read more

Anita says.....
There is only one word that springs to my mind as I write this.
FAUDA… it means CHAOS in Arabic

On the sand of Chennai’s Marina Beach where students thumped chests and demanded the reinstatement of the traditional Tamizh bull racing sport of JALLIKATTU - FAUDA

On the streets of global capitals awash with women in pink hats protesting President Trump’s misogynist policies - FAUDA

In airports across the USA enraged immigrants demonstrating against the travel ban from 7 Muslim nations - FAUDA

The tragic farce of dancer Lakshmi Viswanathan first listed and then suddenly UNLISTED as a PADMA AWARD recipient on January 25th - on the eve of India’s 69th Republic Day - FAUDA on social media

And the cream of the crop
The Culture Department- Government of India celebrating the 250th birth anniversary of Carnatic music saint Tyagaraja as a FOLK and TRIBAL FESTIVAL in Maharashtra. With no link or connection to the place or spirit of the genius composer - WTF- FAUDA.

And you want me to write about DANCE.
So you think there was no FAUDA on many stages across India???

...Read on

Birthday wishes
Kapila Venu: Feb 3
Saskia Kersenboom: Feb 3
Padma Subrahmanyam: Feb 4
Birju Maharaj: Feb 4
Pushkala Gopal: Feb 9
Anusha Subramanyam: Feb 13
Radha Reddy: Feb 15
Madhu Nataraj: Feb 24
Ashish Khokar: Feb 29

Mukteswar temple, Bhubaneswar
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Leela Samson presented Past Forward
At Hyderabad Lit Fest, Jan 28, 2017

Photos: Avinash Pasricha
"The idea is not to break the tradition but to learn the limitations of it and then imagine the unlimited."
- Minal Prabhu
(‘The next step in the story of dance,’ Archana Nathan, The Hindu Friday Review, April 29, 2016)

Narthaki has been a pioneer in different aspects of art journalism and appreciate your efforts to bring out this newsletter and create a forum for discussion of our arts.
- Sujatha Srinivasan

Heritage presents
Gudiya Sambhrama
The Bengaluru Temple Festival

Jan 21 - Feb 19, 2017 Bangalore

Adishakti presents
Remembering Veenapani Festival

Feb 3 - 26, 2017 Pondicherry

Anita Ratnam presents
A Million Sitas

Feb 19: Pondicherry Heritage Festival
Feb 20: Remembering Veenapani festival, Pondicherry

Sangita Gosain
- Tapati Chowdurie

The non-traditional Traditionalist
- Padmini Ravi

Perini Sivatandavam
- Sudha Sridhar

Munaam Attakkari
- Shruthi KP

Captivating Bharatanatyam by Mrudhula Basker
- A Boothalingam

Mature and poignant recital by Sulakshana Jayaram
- A.Boothalingam

Flowing in perfect harmony
- Anand Nandi

Manjari: A beautiful conceptual presentation by Divya Ravi
- A. Boothalingam

27th Pt. Durgalal Festival of Samved Society for Performing Arts
- Sanjukta Wagh

Honoring an icon
- Padma Jayaraj

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