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ART & ARTISTES SANDIP SOPARRKAR

Sonalscape

As a child, she recognised and knew her path. As an adolescent, she was convinced of her path. As an adult, her streak of rebellion became the strength of walking the path. Her eyes could portray the depth of love of Radha as eloquently as the fury of Draupadi. Her movements resplendently displayed the forms […]Read More

ART & ARTISTES SANDIP SOPARRKAR

Bharatanatyam legend Padma Bhushan CV Chandrasekhar fondly remembered by all

Academician, Bharatnatyam dancer, scholar, musician, composer, choreographer and mentor Padma Bhushan CV Chandrasekhar passed away after a prolonged illness. Professor CV Chandrasekhar who was fondly called Chandru Anna was an alumnus of Kalakshetra, he was known for his uncompromising approach to his art of Bharatnatyam and Carnatic music. He handled all his various roles in […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Bhavanjali

Today is the 15th. Of June. On the 15th of May, Vidisha ki Vidhushi Malti Joshi, veteran writer and poetess popularly also known  as Malwa ki Meera,  passed away after a period of illness. Her eyes  saw much in the almost 90 years she was on planet earth and her smile said it all. Vidushi Malti […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Shoonya to Shatabdi

While most things start humbly, some grow to become a banyan tree. “Sitting under a banyan tree, you’d find a Bharatanatyam teacher” my father was told in 1940s, when he asked Ram Gopal group members Mrinalini Sarabhai and MK Saroja where to learn Bharatanatyam from. They said so because their teacher Vidwan Muthukumaran Pillai had […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Aakash on Prithvi

In last column, I had focused on symbols in Indian culture. What is India’s one symbol that is pan Indian. It is Nataraja now. No wonder when the mandarins of ministry of culture thought what to put in front of spaceship called Bharat Mandapam they first thought of some sculpture. Then the idea of pancha […]Read More

ASHISH KHOKAR HERITAGE & CULTURE

Yoga, bhoga and roga!

So, ABC…kithhe gayi si? This was a ditty we heard as children growing up in Punj land (that’s most of Delhi and above! till Kashmir. As a language and culture, it dominates). A for Arangetram too. That’s very Madrasi or South Indian. Having had this for mother’s tongue literally (Tamil), we were also exposed to […]Read More

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