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ASHISH KHOKAR 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 CULTURE

COOL GURU

Gurukul we have heard of. A place where young ones went to learn. Today, a cool guru is the operative word! Seeing young India and them millennials at a Sunday morning function celeb a 75-year-old guru (though she looks 50 – proving once again dance keeps one young, fit and smiling – like this Guru Sucheta Chapekar […]Read More

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CURATING CONTENT

Today in cultural field, or even in ancillary industries like hotel/ food/ fashion/ weddings the word curator or curated by is often used. The dictionary meaning says: the selection and care of objects to be shown in a museum or to form part of a collection of art, an exhibition, etc or the curation of […]Read More

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A For…

A very healthy new year! Happy now means healthy; Post Covid has taught us that. A for…. a year ahead with hope. A for… a new way to think A for … Not my name or me but just be! The year started with A book, A film and A conversation @BIC. That’s Bangalore International […]Read More

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FROM HEART ON ART

The year-end always becomes a time for stocktaking. This year let us examine where arts and culture is headed as a nation. Are we a nation? Or an assembly of different states, all knit together with one thread of being Indian. What is even Indian in India of today? Food, fashion or faltu things. Faltu […]Read More

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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

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Azadi, Gandhi and India

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, everywhere. Feeling of a national spirit not notional as many past August 15 have been. This year, the air was surcharged with Har Ghar Tiranga, songs and dance and post-Covid19 joy, almost. Azadi. What does freedom mean today? To those who fought for it, if some still around, it is reminiscing […]Read More

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Arts Polity

India being larger than Schengen countries (they have 26 countries, we 28 states plus 8 union territories), how does one even plan or think of one policy for the entire country? Well, we have one on agriculture then why not culture, aver many? Or we have on economic, social, financial and even maybe one on coal and mines! […]Read More

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