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Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus Outbreak: A database of books, performances, courses available online in these times of social distancingSeveral museums and art galleries have opened up their collections for viewers to enjoy from the comfort of their couch. Google Arts and Culture has teamed up with hundreds of these museums across the globe, digitising some of their art collections.
Mar 08, 2020
Aika to the Baika: Verse meets social critique in new lavani about how police can better deal with women's complaintsAs its refrain suggests, Aika to the Baika prompts the viewer to listen, to really listen to women. Though it is infamous for indulging only in themes like desire, sensuality, love and longing, lavani has in fact for centuries been employed as a tool for social messaging. Aika to the Baika is a modern iteration of the samajik lavani, a 'lyrical banter'.
Feb 28, 2020
'Nothing is isolated from dance' : An interview with Bharatanatyam artiste Lata SurendraLata Surendra discusses how a dancer can bring a performance to life, transcend the confines of the stage and the auditorium and transform the dance into a visual prayer simply through the act of reading and understanding the nuances of emotion and expression found in literature, poetry and ancient texts.
Feb 25, 2020
Anuradha Kapur's Daughters Opera, set in post-NRC Assam, foregrounds fortitude of disenfranchised women"Directed by the high priestess of experimental theatre Anuradha Kapur, Daughters Opera is based on librettist Tammy Brennan’s evocative Daughters, a song-cycle of a dozen compositions by David Chisholm that gives voice to the fortitude of women lost to violence, anywhere or everywhere," writes Vikram Phukan.
Feb 11, 2020
Romancing the arts: Danseuse Gauri Sharma Tripathi on taal in Kathak, shifts in the guru-shishya relationshipNumerous taals are a part of the vast literature of classical art forms but Gauri Sharma Tripathi, for her part, favours the teentaal which is woven in a cycle of 16 beats or the dhamar (14 beats).
Sep 18, 2019
InQueerAble Happenings' theatre presentation Short+Salty looks at queer lives outside identity politicsStaged in celebration of the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark judgment on Section 377, Short+Salty explores identities, conventions, and queer lives in rigid societal structures.
Jun 22, 2018
Girija - A Lifetime in Music: A documentary that pays mellifluous tribute to the Hindustani classical music legendGirija – A Lifetime In Music is a melodious account of the life and the works of Girija Devi, the legendary Hindustani classical vocalist, who was famously known as the ‘Queen of Thumri’.
Apr 27, 2018
Meera Devidayal talks about her exhibition Water Has Memory, the severed relationship between the city and the seaMeera Devidayal's Water Has Memory speaks about how humans have ruined their relationship with nature by exploiting it | #FirstCulture
Apr 06, 2017
Kishori Amonkar's music was all heart — and that's why it was so easy to fall in love withHow Kishori Amonkar made some of the most unforgettable music her audiences ever heard
Apr 04, 2017
Meeting Kishori Amonkar: Conversing with Tai was just like listening to her music — exhilaratingIpsitaa Panigrahi recounts her meeting with Kishori Amonkar in 2013