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Through the Lens

Back to Issue | December 2020 Through the Lens Conversation between Kanak Rele and Matangi Prasan Being a Gujarati, how did you gravitate towards Kathakali? Since this art form is culturally connected. Were there any moments where you felt disconnected? What efforts did you have

Doing Justice with Art

Back to Issue | December 2020 Doing Justice with Art Armed conflict breaks society from ground up, no matter where it happens. Historically, humankind has risen out of armed conflict while holding onto memory, etched in the form of the words Never Again, personified through

From the Editor

Back to Issue | December 2020 The Multiple Modernities of Bharatanatyam Hidden away in a footnote in Saskia Kersenboom’s ‘Nityasumangali’ (1987) were the words – “Now, in 1984, the two styles are mutually unrecognizable and irreconcilable. Perhaps the time is ripe to distinguish between a

Astad – Icon, Rebel, Superstar

Back to Issue | December 2020 Astad - Icon, Rebel, Superstar A fond remembrance…. and farewell Our Contemporary dance in India has to evolve and be Indian Contemporary - Astad Deboo Astad Deboo’s voice, his memorable chakkars on stage, his prodigious talent in riveting performances,

Out of the Ordinary

Back to Issue | December 2020 AI, Indian Art and the World Do India’s ancient art and craft traditions naturally prepare it for a world where Artificial Intelligence is at the centre of affairs? Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) dominates the market to the extent where

The Doctor Dancer

Back to Issue | December 2020 A Balancing Act “…Oh, so you are an actual doctor too ?”   “…Well, yes..” “…like a male nurse? Homeopathy?…An Ayurvedic doctor maybe?” “No. I am a general practitioner of Allopathy.”   “Oh, so what dance do you do?” “Bharatanatyam.”