Entertainment  /  Published 14.06.20

Wonder dance pair wows 'America’s Got Talent'

Eight years ago, I motored for six hours on a cold December day to Sholoardari, a tiny and nondescript village on the India-Bangladesh border to meet its most famous resident: seven-year-old Sonali Ma...
By Priyanka Roy

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.06.20

Jamshedpur dancer bags online honours

It was Jai Ho indeed for Ajay Lohar, who emerged winner of Disney Hotstar’s Home Dancer with his extraordinary performance to the popular Slumdog Millionaire track.Lohar, 25, has no formal training ...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Arts  /  Published 08.05.20

A fresh look at classical dance forms

In the modern world, with all its fragmented inadequacies and its yawning fault lines, it is important to look at classical dance afresh. Galvanized by an inner force, the dance forms are energeticall...
By Kathakali Jana

North East  /  Published 20.01.20

Medley of events at Pragjyoti fest

The 11th edition of Pragjyoti International Dance Festival (PIDF), replete with performances, a film screening and panel discussions on art, music and dance will be organised at Sri Sri Madhavadeva In...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.19

Dance bars: Coconut mein morals milaake

By Upala Sen


India  /  Published 17.01.19

Mumbai dance bars freed of moral fetters

The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for dance bars to reopen in Maharashtra after 14 years, saying there can be “regulations” but not “total prohibition” and frowning on the state gove...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Arts  /  Published 09.11.18

An enthralling opera version of Shakuntala

A vibrant legend of love, separation, longing and catastrophe that resolves itself in the end; the tale of Shakuntala from the Mahabharata fascinated the Austrian composer, Franz Schubert. Perhaps rea...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 13.12.18

King Lear in Kathakali finally makes it to India

In association with Alliance Francaise, Annette has presented Kathakali King Lear in New Delhi (December 6), Chennai (December 8), Mumbai (December 13) and Pune (December 15). It will now be performed...
By Smita Tripathi

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.18

Midnapore Medical College welcome

Music, acts, dance and many new friendships. Midnapore Medical College and Hospital welcomed its new batch of 150 students with a splash. Young boys and girls, most of them straight out of school and ...
By A Staff Reporter in Midnapore

Culture  /  Published 12.10.18

Mediocrity eclipses talent

The thing about annual programmes of cultural institutions is that they are often more focused on individual performances of participants than on quality. Having every pupil on stage is an important o...
By Kathakali Jana


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