Articles by Lakshmi Govindrajan Javeri
Oct 16, 2019
A new book chronicles the role of the man who ensured atrocities of Jallianwala Bagh massacre are knownSir C Sankaran Nair's book Gandhi and Anarchy presented an unfiltered view about Jallianwala Bagh, which earned the ire of Michael O’Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, who sued him. Today, we know of the extent of the atrocities because of the subsequent court case, the reportage it received and the light it shed on the Empire’s shoddy handling of the massacre
Jul 26, 2019
Mahesh Dattani-Avantika Shankar's Dance Me To The End Of Love underscores universality of relationshipsOf his newest play, Dance Me to the End of Love, Mahesh Dattani says, “From the old-fashioned way of meeting people to swiping right to an algorithm that matches you, every age has a different springboard... for pursuing a relationship or not. Yet there’s a timelessness to the emotions we’re dealing with."
Apr 13, 2019
Inside the Taiwan time machine: Experiencing spirituality, architecture in a young country steeped in legacyTaiwan’s geographical, historical and cultural lineage coupled with its unique political landscape gives it a distinct identity. As we made our way through the stunningly picturesque West coast, from Taipei to Taichung and then Kaohsiung, we soaked in the local flavours and understood why Taiwan is the enduring gem that the world of travellers is yet to discover.
Feb 11, 2019
Grammys 2019: Many deserving artists won top honours — but what about the music?For its tone-deaf treatment of women artists last year, the Grammys this year stepped up with 15 artists being nominated across the four major categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist
Feb 09, 2019
Falguni Shah on her Grammy-nominated children’s album Falu’s Bazaar, cultural identity, life lessons from her music teachersMusically rich and deceptively simple, Falu’s Bazaar blends powerful musicality with unfussy wisdom and tops it off with an easy-listening experience.
Feb 03, 2019
Harmonica player Rohan Singhal — the youngest artist ever to perform at Mahindra Blues — on his influences, performances across the globeWhen Rohan Singhal takes the Mahindra Blues stage over 9 and 10 February this year, he will be the youngest artist to have ever performed at the coveted festival.
Jan 19, 2019
Emil and the Detectives: Director Andy Packer on adapting the classic children's tale for the stageEven 90 years after Erich Kastner’s novella for children Emil and the Detectives caught the world’s attention, the story still finds resonance with youngsters globally.
Jan 12, 2019
Koffee with Karan — Why do guests get all the flak for their answers while the host remains unscathed?Why are we more accommodating towards Karan Johar and offended by Hardik Pandya?
Dec 18, 2018
Virat Kohli's churlishness, and our justification of it, is a testament to how little Indians value good behaviourVirat Kohli, in fact, is only representative of what we’re increasingly becoming. A world so full of itself, so quick to be offended, so swift to judge, so lacking in grace and overcompensating with confidence, so insular that the idea of The Other is repulsive because it somehow dilutes our understanding of ourselves.
Nov 30, 2018
Shubha Mudgal on OML's #MeToo row, NH7 Weekender concert: 'What is needed is a clean-up, not a closing down'Shubha Mudgal asks, 'Would a closure of the company or companies like OML, or a complete closedown of events like NH7 Weekender be the solution to the almost all-pervasive problem of women being exploited in workplaces?'