Ashish Mohan Khokar
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English   |   Bangla

The writer is a reputed culture critic, dance historian and publishes AttenDance.

ART & CULTURE

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Amala Shankar, 1919-2020: Danseuse par excellence

Better known as Uday Shankar's partner in life and on stage, Amala Shankar was also the mother of stage and film star Mamata and late musician Anand Shankar.

VARIETY

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How Rishi Kapoor managed to dance without learning to

The actor will be missed by many and much will be written on him but few know how much an original he was to us in the dance film world.

VARIETY

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Why the karuna of dance forms is needed in this time of cornonavirus

Karuna represents one of the nine rasas - moods or sentiments - but in this age of corona it is dance karo-na.

ART & CULTURE

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Why India's dance forms are the best celebration of its beauty and diversity

This Independence Day saw the 13th edition of ‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’, the dance festival organised by the great Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar.

ART & CULTURE

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How Delhi's NGMA is taking art to the masses

The National Gallery of Modern Art stands revived, refurbished and renovated.

VARIETY

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The magic of Sridevi's dance

Grace, rhythm, and expressiveness were her natural attributes.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Remembering 'Mapu' Martand Singh: My mentor, India's textile revival hero

From INTACH to inspiring designers and promoting weavers, his genius was unparalleled.

VARIETY

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On the death of a favourite teacher, the importance of being earnest

We were lucky to have met Mr Negi. I still don't know his full name.

ART & CULTURE

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