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
There is only one word that springs to my mind as I write this.
FAUDA… it means CHAOS in Arabic
FAUDA… FAUDA… FAUDA…
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???
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)
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- Sujatha Srinivasan
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