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13th Century Love on a 21st Century Stage

The modern Indian classical artist* is often tasked with expressing romantic themes which seemingly belong to premodern times. The imagery we evoke can seem frozen in a time when there were emperors, courtesans, cowherds, endless mehfils. 1,485 more words


Seeta Patel talks about her new performance 'The Rite of Spring.'

Born in London, Seeta Patel began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance professionals including DV8 Physical Theatre, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company and  Gandini Juggling who have all performed on The Lowry’s stages. 604 more words


Maryland Mauj offers Indian-Americans rare opportunity to connect

Photo by Sahana Jayaraman.

By Sahana Jayaraman

For a community that lacks traditional spaces to connect, dance competitions have taken on new meaning.

Indian-Americans attending the University of Maryland have no cultural center to call their own. 554 more words


Day out for Diwali

On Sunday we visited St Fagans National Museum of History, where the event for the day was Diwali Mela. Hundreds of families from Cardiff came together to share their special day, the dances they had practised and the food they had cooked. 511 more words

My World

Musical Bonding ....

By Sarmishtha Sarkar

Friendships develop along the way, especially on journeys that are arduous, difficult and taxing. The fun, frolic and laughter are thrown in for good measure and bonds become stronger and long lasting. 286 more words


Bharatanatyam Group: Picturing Canterbury

Bharatanatyam Group

Date: 10 March 2012

A Bharatanatyam group performing a traditional South Indian dance, at Culture Galore 2012. Bharatanatyam is one of the Indian classical and traditional dance forms from South India. 98 more words



By Sarmistha Sarkar

Our travels have always taken us to unique places and given us unique experiences. The charm of travelling for me has always been encountering the unexpected. 912 more words