web analytics
Home » Art & Culture (page 2)

Art & Culture

A mélange of cultures – The Hindu

A mélange of cultures - The Hindu

Often we speak about the global man. World is a global village now. Tracing similarities across cultures is the call of the day. Thus, aptly titled ‘Connections’, dancer- choreographer Rukmini Chatterjee’s three-day dance and music festival had some of the crème de la crème of international artists at the fifth ...

Read More »

Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go | travel

Morocco is a trove of Jewish history if you know where to go | travel

With its mountains and desert, beach resorts and Berber villages, Morocco is a feast for travellers of all kinds, including those who want to explore the kingdom’s deep Jewish roots. The presence of Jews in Morocco stretches back more than 2,000 years. Before the founding of Israel in 1948, estimates ...

Read More »

Where Gabbar appeals to vote!

Where Gabbar appeals to vote!

It is a rare blend of performing arts and elections: in Dausa district, the Centre For New Perspectives (CNP) has started conducting a Bahrupiya Yatra. Commissioned under the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Programme (SVEEP) of Election Commission of India, this effort will cover 20 villages in this district, ...

Read More »

Theatre Nisha revives ‘The Trojan Women’

Theatre Nisha revives ‘The Trojan Women’

“The child of my dead son is being taken / To be killed / A life being snatched before it could be brave / Why? For what sin / How can there be nothing I can do?” The lament of Hecuba in Euripedes’ The Trojan Women resonates as powerfully today ...

Read More »

What is Good Friday, history, significance and famous quotes | art and culture

What is Good Friday, history, significance and famous quotes | art and culture

Good Friday is celebrated by the Christian community to commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on Calvary. According to the Gregorian calendar, Good Friday falls on the 19th of April this year. Good Friday which is also called Black Friday, Great Friday, Easter Friday or Holy Friday coincides ...

Read More »

Go on, express yourself – The Hindu

Go on, express yourself - The Hindu

Golden tresses, a shimmery white dress, stilettos and a tiara for the queen. Kushboo was certainly dressed for the occasion as they welcomed the gathering for the ‘T-party’ held at Shoonya recently. Addressing the crowd of around 50, Kushboo says, “I started performing drag at home with a torn bedsheet ...

Read More »

Kathadi does it again – The Hindu

Kathadi does it again - The Hindu

Stage Creations’ play ‘Pati, Patni Aur Ma’ was inaugurated in 1978. Crazy Mohan, who wrote the script, says the title was inspired by the film Pati, Patni Aur Woh. “I always fix a title, and then write a story that suits it,” says Mohan. “The play was successful because of ...

Read More »

In the spirit of togetherness

In the spirit of togetherness

Most institutions In India, as we are painfully aware, stand on the vision and strength of a single individual. With the demise of this pillar, the groups suffer hugely. But Adishakti, Pondicherry, founded by Veenapani Chawla (1947-20140) has not just survived, but its members have extended their craft into new ...

Read More »

Danish Husain follows his heart in pursuit of art

Danish Husain follows his heart in pursuit of art

Danish Husain is an actor, poet, theatre director, and instrumental in reviving Dastangoi, the lost art of Urdu storytelling. After the unfortunate estrangement with his performing partner, Mahmood Farooqi, he expanded it into an umbrella of Qissebaazi, to include storytelling in other languages. His love for poetry found an outlet ...

Read More »

Bankim’s colonial classic revisited – The Hindu

Bankim’s colonial classic revisited - The Hindu

Pratidhwani is a non-profit cultural organisation based in the Seattle area of the U.S. Founded officially in 2003, by a group of professionals of South Asian heritage, it is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts of the Indian sub-continent. The organisation functions as a collection of artistic wings ...

Read More »
Go to Top