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Sri RajaRajeswaram - A Dancer's Dream

I have always been amazed by the love shown towards Tamil culture and heritage by Tamil diaspora from across the world more than the locals in Tamil Nadu.   135 more words


In Conversation with Pallavi Sharda

You’ve been dancing since you were 3 years old. What keeps you moving?

My body has responded instinctively to rhythm ever since I can remember. When I dance, I forget everything else in life because it is a form of meditation. 1,065 more words

My Guru

My Guru, Smt. Mythilli Raghavan, turned 70 this year. (She doesn’t look anything like it). She is a direct disciple of Rukmini Devi Arundale and has toured with her and independently to several countries. 533 more words


The song is ended, but the melody lingers on..Neila mami

“I have to live if I want to be remembered.” ― Suzanne Young

And live she did! Smt. Neila Sathyalingam, an alumnus of Kalakshetra Chennai had an eventful life filled with highs and lows while in Sri Lanka before eventually moving to Singapore. 265 more words


நடன நிலைம (Nadana Nilaima)-dancer's inertia

“Nothing happens until something moves.” Albert Einstein

My mother used to wait for me at the gate to come home from school. No it wasn’t because of the day long separation from her daughter. 267 more words



Classical Indian dance forms such as Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dance have become very popular in recent years, largely because of the growing influence of the prosperous Indian diaspora in the in the West, especially in the United States, Australia and the UK. 560 more words


“Veda is a prize-winning dancer, skilled in the fine art of traditional Indian Bharatanatyam. Then she is injured in a bus accident, and her right leg must be amputated below the knee. 1,132 more words