As Aranyani developed into a more questioning dancer and critical observer of dance, she read and began to write about dance. At the University of Oxford in 2010, she decided to research extensively on dance and wrote her thesis titled ‘The Multiple-modernities of an Indian dance form: A critical analysis of Bharatanatyam’.

Today, she writes confidently about dance and engages critically and analytically with content and literature on dance in her blog. Here, you will find her observations, arguments, reviews and reflections about dance in India, as well as articles written by her that were published in the Hindu between 2012 and 2014.

Her Hindu articles can be found below –

Beyond ideological boundaries

The ‘arangetram’ conundrum

The age factor

The argumentative dancer

A special logic in dance

Its local, not global

When inspiration escapes us

Bridging the gap

The fallacies of feedback

Group in solo performance

The performance dilemma

The protest picture

Nutrition for dancers

Listening to your body

Understanding the contemporary

What is contemporary dance?

A dancer’s smile

Open windows into other worlds

Where did they go?

Drawing the line 

Elite art

Learning to teach

A complete approach

Dance Scholarship

Killers of Creativity

Pride and Prejudice

On his steps

Not so secondary

The Real cost of a free seat

Dancing with Disabilities

The Suppressed male

Muse and Moolah

When dance criticism is constructive…

Need for a dialogue

Today’s Guru-Shishya phoenomenon

Tradition or Modernity?

Its Body and Mind

From Love to Bhakti

In Thought and Emotion

Indian Dance: Secular and Religious

Speaking of Shiva

Stretching beyond Idea

What’s in a name?

Rigid Dichotomies