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NeoNarthaki Recommends

NeoNarthaki Recommends Our book this month is Anurima Banerji’s “Dancing Odissi - PARATOPIC PERFORMANCES OF GENDER AND STATE”. The book traces Odissi’s transformation from its historical role as a regional artistic practice to its modern incarnation as transnational spectacle, with a focus on the state’s

Out of the Ordinary

Back to Issue | August 2020 Complexion Complexities By Kasi Aysola Makeup is transformative. Whether it be performance makeup or just a lipstick – we become. What entails are best practices I have developed over the years of working as a makeup artist. I started

Dance Dicohotomies

Back to Issue | August 2020 Dance Dicohotomies I was a young college student and Saroj Khan, the judge at an intercollegiate Bollywood dance competition, where we were perhaps mistakenly sent to present a work of classical group choreography. The rowdy college audience began chanting

A Team of Two

Back to Issue | August 2020 A Team of Two By Arundhati Prasad As we embrace the new normal, digital platforms seem easier to occupy than physical spaces. Instant gratification comes both from posting and performing. Although the latter takes months and years to conceptualise,

Through the Lens

Back to Issue | August 2020 Through the Lens Conversation with Kumudhini Lakhia and Saranya Chandran Early Years … With your academic qualification in Agriculture, how did dance become your calling? After finishing school (Matriculation from Queen Mary’s in Lahore in 1945), there was the