The historical importance of Bharatanatyam and its name

When Bharatanatyam is learnt, many dancers eventually see themselves as carriers of an ancient tradition that has been preserved by dancers for generations and believe it to […]

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More or Less

Amongst the many dilemmas an artist faces today, is yet another one – regarding how many performances to accept in a month. My personal predicament came when […]

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The Interdependent Artists of India

‘Pratyayin’ is a community that I’m quite excited about. I thought up this little community in 2010 after attending a conference on global interdependence in Berlin that […]

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The Good,the Bad and the Ugly

Post-script: I know that by writing this post, I run the risk of offending some people, or certainly sending them into a defensive state. Just to be […]

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Choreograph me (but my way)

I recently signed up for a part-time job. I was to choreograph something for them, and the theme they had chosen was ‘Unity in Diversity’ in India. […]

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A Must Watch – Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’

I was waiting for the day someone would make a film about the darker side of the dance world. A side that the audience rarely gets to […]

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