Neil Bhoopalam, the actor who shot to fame with his character Aditya Singhania in the television series 24 and was earlier seen in the film NH 10 opposite Anushka Sharma, was part of the play It’s About Time at the festival.
In a conversation with Firstpost, Krishen Khanna (one of the leading, and last surviving modernists) held forth on his deep friendship with the late MF Husain, his love for poetry, and how — sadly — his paintings depicting Partition have not had a cathartic effect.
In an interview with Firstpost, contemporary dance legend Astad Deboo talks about his experience of working with the hearing impaired, how a solo performance transforms entirely when revisited with a group, and his upcoming performance at the NCPA
Rekha Bhardwaj spoke with Firstpost about her love for Sufism, creative collaborations with husband Vishal Bhardwaj (the filmmaker), and the songs she's sung in his film Rangoon
In an interview with Firstpost, Riyas Komu spoke about his work, that stems from the sadness within him, the reason for partially concealing his subjects, and his project with Kalki Koechlin
In an interview with Firstpost, Tom Alter spoke about directing his first film, his love for historicals and his fascination for the Urdu language.
In an interview with Firstpost, renowned Bharatnaytam exponent Leela Samson spoke about her troupe Spanda, why the arts must evolve, and her experiences working on Mani Ratnam's OK Kanmani.
Guitarist/composer Sanjay Divecha took some time off after the release of his album to chat with Firstpost about his music
“The beauty of storytelling is that you are not restricted by space," says KC Shankar, founder of Jashn-e-Qalam.
In a conversation with Firstpost, danseuse Shobha Deepak Singh talks about ballet in India, its basis in mythology, and the triumphs and travails of producing and directing ballets for a contemporary audience
The incomplete Shahpir Makbara stands as a testimony to the faith Emperor Jehangir had in the Sufi saint — and their later disagreement
On stage, he is an actor with many shades and off stage, Vinay Pathak doesn't mince any words either.
Apart from dance, poetry and performances, Anita Ratnam speaks about neo-bharatam, her desire to learn flamenco and being a mother
Before his first performance In India with the Orchestre de la Sussie Romande ensemble, Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä talks to us about music and more
A conversation with the members of the Shillong Chamber Choir, which was founded by Padma Shri Neil Nongkynrih in 2001 about their unique musical medleys
Zubin Mehta, world renowned conductor of Western classical music, was serenaded by the Shillong Chamber Choir as part of his 80th birthday celebrations
Ustad Maa Zila Khan, the daughter of sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, is in her own league as a Sufi singer.
Padma Shri Ranjana Gauhar on mingling Odissi and Chhau dance styles for her dance-drama Nal-Damyanti and bringing a contemporary approach to classical dance