Sangeet Natak Akademi
Opinion  /  Published 16.02.21

Lights, camera, action: Ray centenary

The lukewarm preparedness for the centenary celebrations of Satyajit Ray’s birth on May 2, 2021 — ascribed largely to the pandemic — raises many questions. Sporadic efforts notwithst...
By Amitabha Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 18.07.20

Unearthed treasures of the Akademy

As artists across all performance-oriented art forms face an unprecedented crisis, Sangeet Natak Akademi has quickly embraced digital means to engage artists and the audience. They have steered clear ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

India  /  Published 16.07.20

Grudgingly, theatre explores online stage

Theatre director Bapi Bose was about to conclude a three-month workshop with Baul singers and stage a play on the 18th century mystic Lalon Fakir when the lockdown came into force. The loan he had tak...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.06.19

Our apathy towards our intangible heritage

René Goscinny, the witty comic book writer who created Asterix along with the illustrator, Albert Uderzo, was wrong. The Gauls are not crazy; but visitors to Gaul can be loony. Maurice, a cockerel, w...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

North East  /  Published 24.12.19

Don’t build on paddy fields: CM

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday urged people in the state not to occupy or construct buildings on paddy fields and agricultural land by violating existing laws. He was attending the o...
By Robert Sapam in Imphal


North East  /  Published 27.12.19

Tribute to folk legend Pratima Barua Pandey

The 17th death anniversary of famous Goalpariya folk singer Pratima Barua Pandey was observed with a daylong programme, organised by the Dhubri district cultural development centre, Gauripur, in assoc...
By Mukesh Kumar Singh in Dhubri

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.03.19

This guru wants chhau to be a millennial buzzword

For any dance form to thrive, it needs to be popular among youngsters. That’s what honorary director of the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s chhau centre in Chandankyari, Bokaro, Padma Shri Gopal Prasad Du...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.05.19

For her, age is just a number

School and college students across the capital watched in disbelief as 70-year-old Kathak exponent Shovana Narayan showcased some graceful dance moves as part of a series of programmes organised acros...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

India  /  Published 14.12.19

CBI books Leela Samson

The CBI has booked Bharatnatyam dancer and former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi Leela Samson for alleged “unfruitful expenditure” in the Rs 7.02-crore renovation project of Koothambalam aud...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.12.19

CBI books ex-Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson over irregularities

The CBI has booked ace Bharatnatyam dancer and former chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Leela Samson, for alleged “unfruitful expenditure” in Rs 7.02-crore renovation project of Koothambalam a...
By PTI in New Delhi


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