Rukmini Devi – a visionary

Rukmini Devi Arundale, Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer, and the illustrious founder of ‘Kalakshetra’, is known for having revived the dance form from its original style prevalent among temple dancers. She also contributed towards the re-establishment of traditional Indian arts and crafts. This year marks the 106th birth anniversary of the legend. Some glimpses of performances in Chennai held in her memory…

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An Election of Competing Nationalisms

The ongoing Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir could see a keen contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the People's Democratic Party. The key to a domestic consensus on resolving the intractable Kashmir issue will depend on how these two parties, which represent competing nationalisms, forge a post-election compromise to quell the sense of widespread cynicism, writes Kaustav Chakrabarti. Read more. »


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