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The Music and the Muse / Prateeksha Sharma

An Identity for Kumar Gandharva Kumar Gandharva  (L) In Full Bloom   (R) Younger Day This paper is an attempt to trace two aspects of creative artists: ‘Bildungsroman’ (novel of formation) and ‘Künstlerroman’ (novel of...

Discourses on Music / Prateeksha Sharma

    Music- A Path to Wholeness The author practicing on the Veena Music is the essence of life, spirit and creation. To understand our musical selves is the beginging of our journey to becoming...

The Belgian Embassy: A Masterpiece Revisited / Seema Bawa

This multi domed, arched, brick complex on Shanti Path is not only a landmark that defines the Delhi landscape but is perhaps also a watershed in Indian architecture. As such the Belgian Embassy has...

The Owl and the Pussy Cat / Seema Bawa

    Actors: Kavita Dang and Kumud Mishra                           Director: Satyajit Sharma “The Owl and the pussy cat went to sea in a...

Jodha Akbar – The Film / Seema Bawa

    Seema Bawa analyses this highly controversial film with a historical perspective Actors: Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan The historian in me could not resist having a dekko at a historical romance based on a...

Religare Art Gallery: The Decorated Cow / Seema Bawa

    Seema Bawa curates a Solo Show of Paintings and Sculptures by Sidharth It was an event to which the whole city was making a bee line. Art lovers, critics, artists, curators – they were...

Small is Beautiful / Keval Arora

    When listening to people speak of how difficult it is today for theatre groups to survive, and therefore of the feasibility of theatre itself, I find it difficult to share the general...

Keval Arora’s Kolumn

  Come admission time in Delhi University, a strange ritual involving drama is enacted every June and July in several colleges. This ritual concerns admissions where the minimum marks required for entry into various...

Who’s afraid of the documentary film / Keval Arora

    Remember the cynical manoeuvring by which the Film Federation of India had, some years ago, denied entry to video documentaries in their festival? And how this had brought home the threat that...

Curtain Call / Keval Arora

    For most of us, the curtain call is a ritual that marks the close of a performance. As a ritual it cuts both ways. It’s gratifying when we’ve enjoyed the show and...