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Kalamandalam Devaki: The First Female Ottanthullal Dancer

Kalamandalam Devaki become the first female professional Ottanthullal dancer.

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Malini Rajurkar: A Hindustani Vocalist’s Unparalleled Journey

Khayal musician Malini Rajurkar’s mastery over taans lends her tappa a special flavour.

Music | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Iqbal Ahmed Khan (1954-2020): Proud Scion of Dilli Gharana

Iqbal Ahmed Khan gifted Dilli gharana with a new ring of beauty of vocals

Music | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Mud Houses, Many-Hued Toys & Mulberry Carvings

Delhi’s Crafts Museum and Hastakala Academy are waiting for a post-Covid pickup.

News | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Koodiyattam and Covid: Ways to Overcome the Crisis

Can virtual shows and online classes help retain the spirit of the ancient theatre?

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Shabari: Vasundhara Doraswamy’s latest Bharatanatyam solo

Vasundhara Doraswamy presented her latest production ‘Shabari’, featuring the tribal devotee of Rama.

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

M S Gopalakrishnan: An Avant-garde Musician

violin maestro M S Gopalakrishnan is one among the very few violinists in India who mastered western bowing and fingering technique.

Instrumental | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Manipuri Maestros: Darshna Jhaveri and Guru Bipin Singh

A look at the two Manipuri dance maestros Darshna Jhaveri and Guru Bipin Singh.

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Alice Boner: Kathakali’s First Ambassador to the West

Swiss Indologist Alice Boner’s enthusiasm for Kathakali triggered the art-form’s popularity across the West.

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Lines, Dots, Colour and the Six Seasons

The ritus are more concept than reality perhaps. Yet it inspiring to explore the shades of all the six of them and paint them on canvas.

Art | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Rural Theatre Finds its Organic Roots in Arangottukara

Organic farming meets rural theatre.

Theatre | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Kottakkal Sasidharan's Pakarnnattam: A Unique Autobiography

Kottakkal Sasidharan’s variety of experiences on and off the stage.

Books | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

The Amins & Arshiyas of Ramlila and Yakshagana

Ramlila and a view of its Muslim artists.

Views | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody: Beauty of Restrained Kathakali

Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody’s Kathakali career earned new sheen when the maestro recently won the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi fellowship.

Dance | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Tanjavur Sankara Iyer: Musicians Musician

A look at the Carnatic vocalist-composer Tanjavur Sankara Iyer artistry, linking the start of the music career to Harikatha exponent C Saraswathi Bai.

Music | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Sadanam K Harikumar: The Sculpting of a Multifaceted Artist

Terracotta sculptures have been of increasing interest to musician-dancer-lyricist Sadanam K Har

Art | Sreevalsan Thiyyadi
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