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Oct 03, 2019
From temples to royal courts, and the proscenium stage: A social history of Indian performance spacesA proscenium stage born in the West posits a distance between audience and performer to offer a visual experience. Yet, why is it that classical dance, which vehemently claims its origins in a text on Indian aesthetics, most widely performed on a proscenium stage? The history of performance spaces in India is a deeply sociological one.
Aug 31, 2019
How the Indian classical dance industry created a troubling culture of dependency on marriageThe unique relationship of the classical dance industry with marriage was born in mid-20th century India, when the Devadasi system was abolished and dance was appropriated into the upper caste.
Jul 27, 2019
On Indian media's role in depoliticising discourse around classical dance, and the need for changeMedia, especially print media has played a historically significant role in shaping the public discourse on classical dance in pre-independent as well as post-independent India.
Jun 12, 2019
Why we dance: Studies increasingly indicate the reason is closely tied in with human evolutionTime and again, researchers are discovering the vital role played by bodily movement (such as in dance) not only in the evolution of the human species, but in the present-day social and psychological development of healthy individuals.
Apr 11, 2019
Jordan's love for Bollywood burns bright among locals and desis despite limited new releases, steep ticket pricesIn a country that barely speaks any Hindi, Jordan has a healthy Indian population (ten thousand at the last count) that peacefully co-exists with the locals. Add to that, a growing number of Indian tourists, who are increasingly getting fascinated by the country’s beautiful sites. Amidst all this, Bollywood is the currency that connects desis and the locals like no other.
Mar 19, 2019
Alia Bhatt on sharing stage with Madhuri Dixit on Kalank's Ghar More Pardesiya: Lucky it wasn't a dance offAlia Bhatt said that while she was initially intimidated to share the stage with Madhuri Dixit on Kalank's Ghar More Pardesiya, Madhuri ensured that Alia perform every step perfectly.
Jan 23, 2019
Varun Dhawan starts shoot for Bhushan Kumar, Remo D'Souza's yet-untitled dance film in PunjabBhushan Kumar said that the Punjab schedule for the Varun Dhawan-starrer will last seven days, where a wedding song and a few emotional scenes will be filmed
Dec 08, 2018
To be a devadasi in 1947: Read Srividya Natarajan's introduction to the world of a novice temple dancerSrividya Natarajan, the author of The Undoing Dance, writes about what a day in a young devadasi's life would be like — on the cusp of Independence
Nov 28, 2018
9 Months | Season 3 | Toddler nutrition and well-being, part 1Important tips on nutrition, foods for mental, physical & emotional well-being, well-balanced diet, fitness activities like dance, yogasanas that help children to stay fit & active and much more
Oct 04, 2018
Shanti Sutra: A remarkable yet flawed performance by Kalakshetra Foundation raises many questionsConceptualised and directed by Revathi Ramachandran, Director Kalakshetra, with scholarly inputs from VR Devika, Shanti Sutra seeks to explore the thread (sutra) linking Gandhiji and Rukmini Devi.