Saroj Khan passes away: A masterful choreographer, who spruced up traditional dance forms with 'a dazzle of Bollywood'
“I was in a man’s job, trying to get a foothold. And I didn’t give up," Saroj Khan had said in her 2019 TEDx Talk.
The Friday List: From NCPA's World Music Day festivities to a masterclass on travel writing, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
The death of liberal order: On Michael Jackson's 'Black or White' and our changing political, cultural landscape
While the other pop stars of the 90s were far less political, Michael Jackson's songs showed a clear political arc.
Romancing the arts: Danseuse Gauri Sharma Tripathi on taal in Kathak, shifts in the guru-shishya relationship
Numerous 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).
Mallika Sarabhai's new dance recital questions relevance and creation of goddesses in a patriarchal society
Mallika Sarabhai, who essayed the role of Draupadi in Peter Brook's Mahabharata, says that it was when she saw the effect that the character had on her audiences that she realised the power a performance can have in bringing about change.
During second informal India-China summit, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping agree to take concrete measures to address $57 billion trade deficit
Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to set up a new mechanism for matters relating to trade and investment and felt the two countries should cooperate on important regional and global issues at the informal summit.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: Tamannaah says she was initially reluctant to do another period film after Baahubali
Tamannaah says playing Avantika in the Baahubali franchise failed to help her play one of the female leads in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
Explaining the absolute surrender demanded of the guru-shishya parampara, Vyjayanthi Kashi says that as a six-year-old student learning under a 40-year-old guru, she was strongly discouraged from complaining about him, everything he said about dance was the ultimate
Revanta Sarabhai's interpretative Bharatanatyam recital showcases his contemporary take on the ‘dancer-deity’ paradigm
Revanta Sarabhai's In the Shadow of the Gods has been a work in progress for some time now, it was introduced properly on stage in its present format as recently as January 2019 and has been previously showcased at Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Pune
Delhi Talks: It's becoming increasingly hard to say 'Vande Mataram' to what India has become today, says dancer Geeta Chandran
Bharatnatyam dancer Geeta Chandran was drawn into a controversy recently when she opted out of a campaign supporting Narendra Modi. Chandran’s name had figured in the list of 907 artistes who had pitched for Modi to counter an earlier campaign urging people to 'vote hatred out of power'.
Srividya Natarajan on researching the traditions of the Isai Vellalar community, and the appropriation of their art
The author weaves a fictional telling of the Devdasi in her work, embroidering the tale by attaching a tiny fabric of herself to the characters rather than expressing her discoveries “in the form of a dry scholarly publication”
Antariksha Sanchar: Tripping through the cosmos and Tamil culture for India’s first fantasy Bharatnatyam opera
This version of Antariksha Sanchar centers on the dreams of math genius S Ramanujan, and his destiny to fly on a mysterious vimana (flying vehicle) to explore the cosmos.
The Indian women's team captain Mitahli Raj has recently created a world record by becoming the first player to cross 6000 runs in the history of women's ODI.
Aishwaryaa R Dhanush is the UN Ambassador for Gender Equality but it was alleged that her performance at the UN was a result of nepotism and political power
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.