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May 18, 2018
As our understanding of dance expands, boundaries of the discipline call for reconfigurationWhat clarity of intention can a dancer bring to the mere act of walking? What do you make when all a dancer does is hold your gaze, locking eyes with you for an uncomfortably long span of time?
May 12, 2018
As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk artThe Gurusaday Museum — which opened in 1963 and is housed in a sprawling building in Joka on the fringes of the city amidst a mango orchard now heavy with fruit — is facing its darkest hour
May 08, 2018
Why Subramania Bharati, icon of modern Tamil culture, remains little known to the rest of IndiaUnlike the Bengali bhadralok intellectuals who have done a stellar job of celebrating Rabindranath Tagore and taking him to the larger world, the Tamil middle class failed Subramania Bharati | #FirstCulture
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 20, 2018
From Lahore Fort to Lawrence GardensAbeera Saleem and Abrar Ahmed’s recent artworks make one reflect on how colonial and patriarchal binaries continue to inform our ideas and policies, interminably repeating their violence
Apr 16, 2018
Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh celebrates the city, and the Indian classical music tradition'Banarasi' is the term which best describes the Sankat Mochan Music Festival — like the town, it is difficult to comprehend, thrives on chaos and defies logic.
Apr 13, 2018
How Pt Brij Bhushan Kabra brought the Hawaiian slide guitar into Indian classical music's foldA pioneer who modified the Hawaiian slide guitar to play classical ragas, Pt Brij Bhushan Kabra (1937-2018) passed away of a heart attack on Thursday, 12 April 2018
Apr 10, 2018
On Kishori Amonkar's 86th birth anniversary, a student looks back on the legendary singer's career, teachingA student remembers what it was like to watch Kishori Amonkar perform speak about her divine relationship with music | #FirstCulture
Apr 07, 2018
How the world's first female vichitra veena player found the instrument that spoke to her soulDr Radhika Veena Sadhika is one of the left few vichitra veena players in the world.
Mar 21, 2018
On World Poetry Day, an ode to the quiet genius of Kedarnath Singh's versesInspired initially by Brecht and later by Neruda, Kedarnath Singh found rare balance between accessibility and depth | #FirstCulture