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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 ...

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A kachori in Udaipur – The Hindu

A kachori in Udaipur - The Hindu

If anyone from the Udaipur Municipal Corporation is reading this, I request you kind sirs and dear madams, to immediately start a motion prohibiting the stylising of any more chaat and sweet shops as JMB. Ten days before my trip to Udaipur, my friends suggested I check out (and more ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Batting for dyeing – The Hindu

Batting for dyeing - The Hindu

The stories of the younger generation in an artisan family, no longer wanting to pursue the craft their ancestors practised for a living, plays on a loop. It’s common and repetitive. In such a scenario, Kutch-based craftsman Prakash Naran Vankar’s case comes as a respite. He is happily taking forward ...

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The melodrama of elections – The Hindu

The melodrama of elections - The Hindu

Perhaps there is no other time than during the electoral process, when live performances take over the airwaves and of late, the digital highways. Posturing politicians, grand gestures, hollow words — there is an artifice to presentation that automatically places countless candidates at a distinct remove from the teeming populaces ...

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From Dhaka with flavour – The Hindu

From Dhaka with flavour - The Hindu

A beautifully tender piece of lamb flavoured with the aromatic shatkura lemon sits on my lunch plate; the lemon has come all the way from Sylhet in Bangladesh where it grows. Shaktura Mutton – lamb cooked with fenugreek, onion and finished with Shaktura juice, is one of the many dishes ...

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Easter houses of Delhi – The Hindu

Easter houses of Delhi - The Hindu

After the Metcalfe era, the family’s Matka Kothi went into oblivion and its place for Easter celebrations was taken over first by Ludlow Castle, and then Rangoon Villa and Bombay House in the Civil Lines. The last which has now become the residence of Jesuit seminarians preparing for priesthood, but ...

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Reclaiming the couch – The Hindu

Reclaiming the couch - The Hindu

Some couches can put you at ease instantly. The comfort factor could be why Karan Johar seemingly manages to get celebrities to drop their guard on his talk show, albeit momentarily. But remember when families could bond over a nailbiter of a cricket match, or binge-watch movies together? Distracted into ...

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Revival of Gothic architecture – The Hindu

Revival of Gothic architecture - The Hindu

It appears to look heavenwards as it stands grand and tall in the midst of a bustling junction. Set in the midst of well-maintained verdure, Prayagraj’s All Saints Cathedral is a compelling example of the 13th century Gothic-style architecture. The stunning stone structure displays an aesthetic mix of sharply pointed ...

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