articles by Cibe Chakravarthy Selvaraj

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At Chennai's CUSP festival, Vernika Awal recounts Punjab's food history, and Partition's role in shaping it 

At the CUSP festival in Chennai, organised by First Edition Arts over 31 January-2 February, journalist, blogger and founder of Delectable Reveries Vernika Awal delivered a talk on how food kept alive collective social memories, whilst documenting the cultural and culinary histories of Punjab.

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At CUSP festival in Chennai, introspecting on how to make the Carnatic music ecosystem a safe space for women

More than a year after Carnatic music’s #MeToo reckoning, how much of the promise of a safer space has been achieved isn’t immediately evident.

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CUSP music festival: Battling stereotypes, Rumi Harish explores musical space beyond the realms of gender, caste and religion

Rumi Harish notes that manifestation of guilt in a student, the necessity to be critical of one’s own action, leads to the perpetuation of stereotypes in classical music rather than tradition.

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CUSP music festival: Ganesh Devy, writer Imayam illustrate the role of music, literature in protests

Ably moderated by AR Venkatachalapathy, this hour-long panel discussion at the CUSP music festival saw Ganesh Devy and Imayam effectively contextualise art and the anti-CAA-NRC movement within the framework of both Indian and world history