Manipuri dancer Ranjana Jhaveri passed away on January 17, 2017 at Mumbai, aged 87.
Contact her sister Darshana Jhaveri at darshanajhaveri9@gmail.com



On this occasion of the 12th Drishti National Dance Festival, Bharatanatyam Guru Padmini Ravi, Bengaluru and Bala Devi Chandrashekar, New Jersey, will receive DRISHTI PURASKAR for their contribution to the field of dance, on January 21, 2017 at Chowdiah Hall, Bangalore.




Prof. CV Chandrasekhar received the NALANDA-BHARATA MUNI SAMMAN on January 14, 2017 at Mumbai during the Nalanda Nrityotsav.




Guru Usha Datar was awarded the SRINIVAS KULKARNI AWARD in Davangere for her contributions to dance, on January 15, 2017.




SARNGADEVA SAMMAN will be conferred by Mahagami on eminent theatre personality Ratan Thiyam during the Sarngadeva Samaroh at Aurangabad from Jan 20-23, 2017.




Milap Festival Trust, its Board and Staff Team, have chosen Narthaki.com 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




Geeta Chandran has been invited to be part of the Management Board -- as Honorary Member and Special Invitee -- to the Managing Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the leading apex Indian Industry Chamber founded in 1905.




Bharata Kalanjali’s founder Guru V.P. Dhananjayan is to receive Alva’s Educational Foundation’s VIRASAT AWARD 2016 on 13th January 2017 at Moodbidri, Dakshina Karnataka. The award comprises a citation and a cash award of rupees one lakh.



On January 3, 2017 Music Academy, Chennai, conferred NATYA KALA ACHARYA on Malavika Sarukkai. Mohiniattam dancer Methil Devika received award for the best dancer of the mid-year dance festival organised by the Academy.




Dancers Sathyanarayana Raju and Poornima Ashok from Bangalore, Sheela Sridhar from Mysore, received the KARNATAKA KALASHREE AWARD for 2016 from Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy on January 10, 2017 at Bangalore.


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