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Malini Nair

RAMA VAIDYANATHAN (STANDING) PERFORMS VIVARTANA
Dance
Rama Vaidyanathan: Fine Balance

Rama Vaidyanathan expertly treads the line between classicism and popular appeal

27 February 2019
Margi Madhu playing Shurpanakha
Theatre
Koodiyattam: The Third Rebirth

The oldest surviving Sanskrit theatre tradition returns in its original long form

05 September 2018
Sooraj Subramaniam
Dance
Sooraj Subramaniam: The World at His Feet

Sooraj Subramaniam is one of the most sought after freelance dancers in the world today. He tells Malini Nair how he bends and blends genres

07 March 2018
Malavika Sarukkai
Dance
Malavika Sarukkai: ‘I wanted to fly’

Over the last five decades Malavika Sarukkai has reserved the right to dream in her performances. The Bharatanatyam dancer in conversation with Malini Nair

08 November 2017
Rao plays different characters in Quality Street
Theatre
Maya Krishna Rao: The Argumentative Actor

Maya Krishna Rao is a solo act in the theatre of protest

27 September 2017
Gauri Diwakar
Dance
Gauri Diwakar: ‘Everything is possible in Kathak’

Gauri Diwakar combines the traditional and the modern

30 August 2017
Kapila Venu, Koodiyattam dancer
Dance
Kapila Venu: A Master of Restraint

Kapila Venu gives a feminist and modern twist to the ancient dance form of Koodiyattam

21 June 2017
Sonal Mansingh
Books
Dancing up a Storm

The story of a performer who dared

07 June 2017
Amruta Patil
Books
Blessed and Cursed

Amruta Patil in her graphic retelling of the Mahabharata reimagines women as epic beings

30 November 2016
Leela Samson
Art & Culture
Leela Samson: Return to the Rhythm

After a series of high-decibel rows ended her last brush with officialdom, Leela Samson is back where she belongs

26 October 2016

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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