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ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Culture Vulture

This was a term coined in the 1980s and much in vogue. It was meant to describe those who had interest in cultural activities, viz. organisers, sponsors, patrons or performers. I even had a column going by the same title, in a popular Delhi city magazine called First City, run by a debonair Bharat Kapoor. […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

SM of DM; DM of SM

Shirdi Maharaj of Dwarka Mai (that’s the first SM of DM) or Sai Baba as he is universally called. In 50 years, his popularity has increased manifold, making Shirdi the second most important and frequented pilgrimage place of India, the first being Tirumala-Tirupati. A small hamlet, in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Shirdi was hardly known […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Tijara & Tijori

Tijara is just under 100km from Delhi on way to Alwar but it is like 2,000 years away in time. Well, a crime novel, Tijara’s Mystery Codes, written by one of the most unusual storytellers, Hemma Myers Sood, has traced it imaginatively to 5,000 years ago, when the Pandavas no less, stayed here in Matsya […]Read More

ART & ARTISTES

WORLD DANCE DAY: Attendance is compulsory!

Team L&M April 29 is UN designated International Day for Dance. Why it chose a lesser-known French ballet master Jean John Nouverre shows euro-centricism of these agencies, as if rest of the world and its dance cultures don’t matter! India has biggest dance culture: nine main forms, over 100 folk , tribal, ritual forms, add […]Read More

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