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Archana Nathan

Journalist with The Hindu. Writes on art and culture. Email: archana.n@thehindu.co.in


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The next step in the story of dance

Is tradition ancient and contemporary modern? Does tradition become contemporary by its sheer outlook? On World Dance Day, Archana Nathan asks dancers how they manoeuvre between these two seeming opposites

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2016 / Dance

Ready for the litmus test

Veteran filmmaker Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar is back with Ishtakamya this May

Metroplus, The Hindu / April 2016 / Cinema

A mixed bag

Singer Manjari on straddling the worlds of classical, ghazal and film music

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2016 / Music

Mapping the dancer’s mind

The annual dance festival organised by MES Kalavedi attempted to understand a choreographer’s process and art

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2016 / Dance

Action behind the lens

Thithi is set to release on May 6. Director Raam Reddy turns the spotlight on the journey of an independent film

Metroplus, The Hindu / April 2016 / Cinema

‘I tried to keep my ego out of the equation’

Engineer-turned filmmaker Hemanth Rao talks about making his mark as a debutant director in the Kannada film industry with the soon-to-release 'Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu'

Metroplus, The Hindu / April 2016 / Interview

Swinging between the binaries

Two plays at the CGK Rashtriya Rangotsava offered their take on the theme of tolerance

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2016 / Theatre

A downpour of music

With Bangalore going to be choc-a-bloc with concerts and coronation ceremonies for Ramanavami this month, the prevailing notion is that grand is good. But is it really?

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2016 / Opinion

Spot the tell-tale marks

While schools and colleges conduct physical health check-ups, is there enough attention being paid to the mental health of children and adolescents?

Education Plus, The Hindu / April 2016 / Education

Jai Maruthi 800: When even God can’t save the day

Jai Maruthi 800 does not have a story but does one thing spectacularly well. It demeans women, objectifies them and worse, makes them say dialogues that are vulgar and disgusting.

The Hindu / April 2016 / Cinema

In the memory of her guru

Odissi exponent Sharmila Mukherjee recalls the days of her tutelage under guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and tells Archana Nathan that it is difficult to fill the void left by idols like him

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2016 / Dance

The dreams of women

At the heart of Kim Echlin’s novel, Under the Visible Life, is a desperate desire to break free

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / March 2016 / Literature

The past holds up a mirror

The lovely Sudharani is among the long-standing actors of the Kannada film industry. Having been around for three decades, she tells Archana Nathan with a sense of sadness, that the present state of affairs in the industry have given her a cause for intro

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2016 / Interview

Confronting different cinemas

What does a one-stop annual film festival really amount to in a city where

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2016 / Cinema

In a dialogue

Vyuti’s experiment resulted in an organic conversation between modernity and tradition

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2016 / Dance

A tryst meant to happen

Music is her faithful companion but like all creative art, Manorama Prasad says, it remains elusive

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2016 / Music

Love, not so strange

What is it like to be a man, a woman, a transgender in a country where the law goes right into the bedroom? Natasha Mendonca’s docu-fiction film, Ajeeb Aashiq, which was screened at the recent International Film Festival at Rotterdam, finds out

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / February 2016 / Cinema

Foregrounding her perspective

The voices of three female characters from the Hindu epics formed the crux of Nrityanjali’s presentation

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2016 / Dance

It's no fairytale

There are patches of activity, but a sustained effort for children’s theatre is missing

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2016 / Theatre

Dear Homeland

Ammar Aziz’s documentary A Walnut Tree tells a heart-breaking story of displacement

Metroplus, The Hindu / February 2016 / Cinema

"I have always spoken my mind"

Actor Anupam Kher speaks to Archana Nathan about his decision to engage with a range of issues plaguing the nation and the particular stance he chose to take

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2016 / Interview

Out of sight, out of shape

Doordarshan continues to be the only network that nurtures classical dance even today.I attempt to find out why the space for classical dance on television has shrunk so drastically

Friday Review, The Hindu / January 2016 / Dance

Stories for our grandmothers

Two books I read recently reminded me of an incident with my late grandmother and her wrist watch

The Hindu / January 2016 / Literature

Predictable, but entertaining

The story is not new at all in Kaviraj’s Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole. But thanks to Ananth Nag-Achyuth Kumar combination, the film manages to entertain

The Hindu / January 2016 / Cinema

The sacred framework

Renowned dancer Vasundhara Doraswamy combined Yoga and Bharatanatyam which is now among the predominant features of a bani named after her by her students. Bashful to talk about her vocation, she tells Archana Nathan that Yoga changes one's outlook to lif

Friday Review, The Hindu / January 2016 / Dance

Killing Veerappan cinematically

There is little doubt that Killing Veerappan looks slick and is full of engaging camera work.Where the film fumbles, however, is in the delineation of its characters.

The Hindu / January 2016 / Cinema

Saying it with lights

Are aspects of light design and set design in theatre to be learnt on the job or is it important to make it a part of formal training? Archana Nathan speaks to a few lighting technicians and theatre directors to find out their views

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2015 / Theatre

Masterpiece: A particular kind of bad

Masterpiece is Yash’s latest and in the name of creating a mass entertainer, the film tries to get away with the most perplexing message.

The Hindu / December 2015 / Cinema

Can't be black and white

Is a verse in print the same one as that which is recited? Velcheru Narayan Rao, Telugu scholar, says that they can never be the same. The printed word has no memory of the dynamism of an oral text

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2015 / Literature

The floating ground beneath

Can water forge a relationship with a community as solid as land can, asks Haobam Paban Kumar's documentary Phum-Shang

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2015 / Cinema

Stories and spaces

Project 560, a programme by India Foundation of the Arts, hosted a range of performances and installations across Bengaluru in an attempt to engage with spaces in the city and re-imagine them. A visit to some of them made it evident that the intermingling

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2015 / Performance

A silly story of hit and miss

The tagline of Ghousepeer’s Sharp Shooter is Nambi Please (please believe). Thankfully, at least the filmmaker already knows that it might be a little difficult to believe the story he chooses to narrate.

The Hindu / December 2015 / Cinema

Singing through milestones

In the 25 years that Shaan has spent in the Hindi playback industry, poetic sensibilities have changed and so have the commercial constraints of the industry. Archana Nathan talks to him about being in yesterday and today

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2015 / Music

The curse of ignorance

What takes precedence over all reasons as the biggest cause for outrage is Rathavara's portrayal of the transgender community.

The Hindu / December 2015 / Cinema

A dancer prepares

Bharatanatyam dancer Vidhya Subramaniam’s workshop at Dance Jatre 2015 underscored the value of interdisciplinary learning

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Dance

Dance love of a different kind

An archive cum connoisseur – that’s what Sivakumar Perumal Pandithar is. At the recent Dance Jatre he put out an exhibition of a mere 180 articles on dance from his collection of 2000

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Dance

Is it joyful...?

The Nali Kali is a 15-year old radical project by the Government of Karnataka. It hoped to integrate formal learning with non-formal methods. But cut off from ground realities, the project remains as good as it can get in print, finds ARCHANA NATHAN

Education Plus, The Hindu / November 2015 / Education

A dancer prepares

Bharatanatyam dancer Vidhya Subramaniam’s workshop at Dance Jatre 2015 underscored the value of interdisciplinary learning

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Dance

Dance love of a different kind

An archive cum connoisseur – that’s what Sivakumar Perumal Pandithar is. At the recent Dance Jatre he put out an exhibition of a mere 180 articles on dance from his collection of 2000

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Dance

Music from the backstage

A profile of Veena Raju, who owns one of the few remaining shops in Bangalore that makes the veena from scratch

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Music

Where does stage and life begin and end?

Neel Chaudhuri's Still and Still Moving and Sharanya Ramprakash's Akshaya Ambara intersected in more ways than one even though their plots had nothing in common

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2015 / Theatre

On the trail of two gutsy grannies

Shirley and Hinda, two best friends in their nineties, attempt to find answers to the global economic crisis.

Metroplus, The Hindu / October 2015 / Cinema

Review: Ring Road: More questions than answers

How far can you go while reconstructing a crime on celluloid? How many ‘cinematic liberties’ can you take? Ring Road, directed by an all-women crew led by Priya Belliappa, evokes these questions.

The Hindu / October 2015 / Cinema

Review: Ganga: You've seen it all before

Malashree's latest suffers because of its used, bizarre and irrelevant script. After all, the charm of the 'lady superstar' alone cannot be enough to ensure the film's success.

The Hindu / October 2015 / Cinema

The intrigue of the twang

The morsing is a peculiar instrument, not just for how it is played but also for its unique role in a classical concert. A few artists from Karnataka recount their tryst with the percussion instrument and speak of what needs to be done to preserve the art

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2015 / Music

Returning dance to the stage

Kathak and contemporary dancer Akram Khan speaks about the value of a collaborative project.

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2015 / Dance

Free it from gender confines

From the time it was instituted in the 1950s, the home science course has come a long way. Not just that, ARCHANA NATHAN finds that even our idea of who manages the home has changed, thereby not just women, even men should take up the home science course

Education Plus, The Hindu / October 2015 / Education

Let me tell you my story

Profession: Documentarist, a collection of seven short documentary films from Iran is a stunning attempt at capturing the impossibility of being a woman filmmaker in Iran, finds Archana Nathan

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2015 / Cinema

In the company of legends

Hindustani musician, Dr. Soma Ghosh, who performed in Bengaluru recently, recalled all the fortunate musical encounters that shaped her music and life in a conversation with Archana Nathan

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2015 / Music

Living through dance

Bhakti is the route to liberation, says Bharatanatyam dancer Gayatri Sriram, who presented her production, Mukti Marga recently

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2015 / Dance

Bringing science to life

Connecting theory and practise, Curiositi designs education kits to make the classroom experience more interesting for school children

Education Plus, The Hindu / September 2015 / Education

No country for the arts?

Do we lack the know-how to evaluate the role of an arts institution in society?

Education Plus, The Hindu / September 2015 / Art

Well-made road movie

Suri’s Kendasampige is admirably crisp, adequately dark and thrilling

The Hindu / September 2015 / Cinema

The boys, the men and the camera

Lalit Vachani’s two documentaries on the RSS offer an opportunity for a holistic discussion on the role of right-wing organisations in India

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2015 / Cinema

It's another gangster film

Review of Shrijai's Rx Soori: excessive bloodshed and vulgar-est of comedy

The Hindu / September 2015 / Cinema

Music, his life's mission

A profile of Gunda Shastry, a veteran Hindustani musician in Bangalore

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2015 / Music

Playing in our own garden

Cherry Thota, the Kannada version of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard not only retained the original's essence but added its own innovation too

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2015 / Theatre

The digital leap

India is one of the leading consumers of the Massive Open Online Courses. Who are the learners and what space does digital learning occupy today?

Education Plus, The Hindu / August 2015 / Opinion

Not an ordinary film

Filmmaker Lalit Vachani tracks the AAP's nascent days through the prism of Shazia Ilmi's political campaign.

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015 / Cinema

Screaming to be seen

Is news more about theatrics than honest and unbiased presentation

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015 / Opinion

A meeting with Lady Macbeth

Adirvalai Bimbangal, a Tamil period drama brought to stage by Karpanai Kudirai, came with multiple perspectives to what could have been the story of Lady Macbeth

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015 / Theatre

Music, instinct is all it takes?

Untrained, first-time music directors Pawan and Praveen say that sometimes instinct is all it takes to create music

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015

Cinema is to be learnt

How relevant is film education to the film industry?

Education Plus, The Hindu / August 2015 / Cinema

In the guru's footsteps

At a recent seminar on guru-shishya parampara, practitioners recalled how their gurus were more than just teachers to them

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015 / Dance

Not hung up about it

Interview with Indonesian filmmaker Dwi Sujanti Nugraheni. Her film Denok & Gareng was screened in Bangalore recently.

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2015

An overdose of masculinity

Perhaps it is easy to be offended by a sex comedy. But Bullet Basya pushed the limits. And HOW.

The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

Home is where the heart is

Throwback to the decade that brought classical dance forms such as Odissi and Kathak to South India

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Dance

Against the grain

Interview with Iranian diaspora filmmaker Shahin Parhami who says that it is impossible to make films in Iran today

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

The withering arts

How is the B.A in Performing Arts faring in Bangalore? Does it have enough teachers? Or students. Some shocking and disheartening facts emerge.

Education Plus, The Hindu / July 2015 / Education

Preetiyinda: Impossible to love

Poorly made and difficult to sit through: Raju Halaguru's latest film starring Rakesh Adiga and Soniya

The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

Celebrating Hockey

Review Sandhya Kumar's documentary on the world's largest hockey festival

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

On a home pitch

A profile of Anoor Vinod Shyam and Sunaad Anoor, who hail from an illustrious musical family

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Music

From the occult to the real

Review of horror-thriller Rangitaranga, this week's offering from the Kannada film industry

The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

Let life happen to you

A report on photographer Pierre Poulain's lecture on how to take that decisive picture

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Craft

This voice seems like my own

Dubbing artists in the Kannada film industry actually came in with the ambition of becoming actors.

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2015 / Cinema

Young and the old

Review of Kattale Belaku and Ninneya Naale- two Kannada plays that were staged at Ranga Shankara as part of the Kannada Natakotsava

Friday Review, The Hindu / June 2015

In all its joys and sorrows

Review of Vatikutira's Kannada play Shraddha Mattu Stainless Steel Patregalu

Friday Review, The Hindu / May 2015 / Theatre

A bizarre saga

Review of Kannada film Mrugashira. Bizarre it was.

The Hindu / May 2015 / Cinema

Singing an archive

Interview with Sumangala Damodaran who is working on an archive of protest songs

Friday Review, The Hindu / May 2015

Are these real women?

A look at what's worrisome about the portrayal of women on television. I use examples from Kannada television

Friday Review, The Hindu / May 2015 / Opinion

Hope in the heart of darkness

Interview with Harsh Mander on the occasion of the launch of his new book: Looking Away, Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India

Friday Review, The Hindu / May 2015 / Literature

Revisiting a familiar angst

Review of Prakash Belawadi's English theatre adaptation of U.R.Ananthamurthy's Avasthe

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Theatre

Playing it up

Reviews of a Malayalam play 'Chakka' and the Tamil 'Vaanchiyar Kaandam'

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Theatre

The warriors of cotton

Chinese filmmaker Zhou Hau reveals that there is another side to China. A side that is willing to acknowledge the country's shortcomings. His film 'Cotton' stands faithfully beside the cotton pickers, mostly women, in Xinjiang

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Cinema

Showcase of skill

The Sheshadripuram leg of Ramanavami saw some exceptional artists present their music

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Music

And I make documentaries

An interview with filmmaker Paromita Vohra who believes that the Documentary needs a market model that is different from the feature film

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Cinema

Framing a new thought

Theatreperson Manjunath Badiger talks about what it means to sketch a life in theatre. His play Chitrapata won 3 awards at Meta, New Delhi

Friday Review, The Hindu / April 2015 / Theatre

When a gravedigger mourned a death

A report+review of Marapachchi Theatre's production 'The Gravedigger', a play that brought forth the horrible murder of Seeralan, an activist belonging to the radical left, by the State.

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015 / Theatre

O clown, tell me who I am?

An interview with Theatre historian, Makarand Sathe, whose book 'A Socio-political history of Marathi theatre' was recently released in Bangalore

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015 / Theatre

Not so epic retellings

A review of two Kannada plays that were staged at Samsa Rangamandira at a State-level theatre festival organised by Bhagavataru

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015 / Theatre

The song of the times

Where is Bhavageethe today? Has Sugama Sangeetha in Karnataka taken a back seat?

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015 / Music

Laughing down NH10

This post is not a review of NH10, but a commentary on the audience that I watched it with yesterday, a crowd that mocked and guffawed every time protagonist Meera faltered in her war against patriarchy.

The Hindu Blogs / March 2015 / Opinion

Into the roots of dance

A report on a dance seminar that featured two lectures exploring the relationship that dance shares with Tantra and Yoga.

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015

When Bhima tweeted his epic story

An interview with Chindu Sreedharan on his foray into Twiction. Epic Retold is the Mahabharata on twitter.

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / March 2015 / Literature

Let there be light

An interview with Fahad Mustafa, one of the directors of Katiyabaaz which is still doing the rounds.

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015

A conversation about art

David Davison, Visual Artist and Professor Emeritus, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, says that it is ridiculous that women artists have been left out of the records of art history. Who is invited to the table is a big deal in the world of art h

Friday Review, The Hindu / March 2015 / Art History

A one way ticket to Badami

My report on Prof. George Michell's talk on the art of the Early Chalukyas. Barring three panels in Mumbai and one in Delhi, no Chalukyan art is in any museum in the world.

Metro Plus, The Hindu / February 2015 / Art History

Follow the rules, woman

A report on Arshia Sattar's talk at IIHS where she linked the dharmas of the cities in Ramayana with the contemporary reality faced by women in our country. She says that our cities are only as liberal as the freedom given to our daughters.

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2015 / Opinion

Holding a dream in your hand

A report on the changing realities and reading habits at the public and private libraries in Karnataka. Also stumbled upon a huge fund crisis that puts everything in perspective.

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2015 / Opinion

Meet the maverick filmmaker

The sheer satire and subversion in S.N.S.Sastry's films is astounding

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2015

The author meets his characters

Review of the Kannada adaptation of William Shakespeare's Tempest staged at Ranga Shankara by Sanchaya

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2015 / Theatre

Dance as an agent of change

An interview with Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director, Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, ahead of the Attakalari India Biennial

Friday Review, The Hindu / February 2015 / Dance

Onus is on the dancer too

Part 2 of the debate on whether singing for dance (Bharatanatyam) is considered a separate genre.

Friday Review, The Hindu / January 2015 / Dance

The beloved sakhi

Review of Shweta Prachande's Bharatanatyam recital

Friday Review, The Hindu / January 2015 / Dance

Unravelling the poetry set in stone

A report on Dr. T.Satyamurthy's lecture on 'Intricacies of Indian Art.' Satyamurthy challenges the interpretation that in Medieval India, temples were political structures.

Friday Review. The Hindu / January 2015

Poetry in the afternoon

Review of A. Hariharan's Ghazal concert at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014

They're heard but faintly

On why flautists are short-changed when it comes to solo concert opportunities. And more importantly, on the need for audiences to detach Carnatic music from their religion.

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014 / Music

Between the poet's world and hers

Review of Sridevi T.M's Bharatanatyam recital as part of the December Music Season 2014

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014 / Dance

Learning from the best

Carnatic vocalist Abhishek Raghuram speaks about learning from his grandfather, mridangam maestro Palghat Raghu

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014 / Music

Rare paens to Tyagesa

Report on a Bharatanatyam recital based on King Sahaji's padams

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014 / Dance

Adventurous, contemporary

Review of the performance by Avant Garde Dance, a UK based dance company

Friday Review, The Hindu / December 2014 / Dance

The practical flautist

Mysore Chandan Kumar shares his impressions of the current music scene

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2014 / Music

Finesse reigned

Review of Pandit Venkatesh Kumar's Hindustani music recital

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2014

Piety meets politics

A partial summary of Prof. Champakalakshmi's lecture on the South Indian Temple

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2014 / Art History

From the male perspective

A review of a select few performances at the Nartaka Festival in Chennai

Friday Review, The Hindu / November 2014 / Dance

Fusion that worked

A review of a world music fusion concert in Chennai

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2014

Jokes apart...

English stand-up comedy has come of age in a country where censorship is rife and people are easily offended.

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / October 2014 / Performance

A portal for unsung artists

A profile of Hues N Strokes, a portal for artists from two-tier and three-tier cities in India

Friday Review, The Hindu / October 2014 / Art

A postcard for each season

Review of Parvathy Ravi Ghantasala's latest production- 'Chakra'.

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2014 / Dance

To be or not to be on stage

In which I ask the question: what constitutes an appropriate performance space for folk dance?

Friday Review, The Hindu / September 2014 / Dance

The Great Indian Indie Song

Popular indie musicians offer their assesment of the current soundscape

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2014 / Music

Singing as MEDITATION

Ani Choying Drolma's performance at a fundraiser brought Buddhist chants to a mainstream audience

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2014 / Music

A COMPLEX issue

Part II of the debate on the need for a theatre hub in Chennai

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2014 / Theatre

Shakespeare, sans words

A review of Vietnam House's production of Macbeth

Friday Review, The Hindu / August 2014 / Theatre

A COMPLEX issue

Chennai's theatre practitioners debate the need for a theatre hub in the city

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2014 / Theatre

Handle them with care

Leela Samson talks about the need for an evaluation of teaching methodologies in dance

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2014 / Dance

From Grandma, with love

On 'The Tiger with White Eyebrows', a play that was staged in Chennai by Taroo, a theatre company from South Korea

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2014 / Theatre

Mixed bag that was a bit too full

Review of a dance performance as part of the recently concluded Yagnaraman fest conducted in Chennai

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2014 / Dance

Milkmen turned producers

A chat with Shyam Benegal who talks about Dr.Kurien, possibly the first to try crowdfunding in India

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / July 2014 / Cinema

Will crowdfunding work?

I review crowdfunding for films in the Sunday Magazine of The Hindu

Sunday Magazine, The Hindu / July 2014 / Cinema

Art, down to earth

Interview with Ramaiyya Thangaiyya, a potter

The Hindu / June 2014 / Craft

Cause versus Catwalk

Interview with Nisha Pahuja, Director of The World Before Her

The Hindu / June 2014 / Cinema

Smells of moolah?

A comment on arangetrams and their purpose

The Hindu / July 2013 / Dance

Virtually music

An analysis of online music learning as a model

Friday Review, The Hindu / July 2013 / Music

Freedom to perform

Interview with Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Sarod player

The Hindu / June 2013 / Music

Victor-y mission

Interview with Victor Bannerjee, Actor

The Hindu / June 2013 / Cinema

Steps of yore

Interview with Umesh Thenkanahalli, Kamsale artist

The Hindu / August 2012 / Performance

Bhakti is the soul

Interview with Priti Patel, Manipuri Dancer

The Hindu / June 2012 / Dance

It's no child's play

Interview with Mandya Ramesh, Actor and Theatre person

The Hindu / May 2012 / Theatre

The lone soldier

Interview with Shreekantham Nagendra Sastry, Carnatic vocalist

The Hindu / May 2012 / Music

Just sounding out

A piece on the plight and future of recording studios in Bangalore

The Hindu / April 2012 / Music

Emotions beyond Gender

Interview with Praveen Kumar, Bharatanatyam Dancer and Ustad Bismillah Khan Awardee

The Hindu / March 2012 / Dance

Defining boundaries where they blur

The operative model of the WHAD, an NGO, was formed with the intention of moving away from other models that worked on giving loans to vulnerable people. The money lender approach would not lead to empowerment, the organisation believed.

The Hindu / March 2012 / Cities

When the lights come on

Those who are genuinely interested will find their way to a concert no matter where it is, says Hindustani musician Parameshwar Hegde

The Hindu / February 2012 / Music

A date with opera

The objective for the evening was cut-and-dried: to perform in front of an audience that was not very familiar with the opera. And Bangalore, where opera is yet to make inroads, turned up for the performance enthusiastically.

City and Neighbourhood, The Hindu / April 2012 / Theatre

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