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Artist Athira Sajith Photo: S. Mahinsha
Thiruvananthapuram, August 22, 2014

Inspired by tradition

Self-taught Athira Sajith’s task was “daunting” from the very beginning. She had to convey the essence of 18 of the main Puranas on canvas, as art work to accompany 18 Puranangal, an unabri... »
Asif Ali Photo: K.K. Mustafah
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Coping with duty

A cop on duty knocks at the door of a modest house at Kanjar near Thodupuzha. Some moments later, a woman opens the door. It is one of those shots that lead to an interesting scene in debutant dir... »
Odissi danseuse Kavitha Dwivedi, daughter and disciple of Odissi maestro Guru Harekrishna Behera and founder director of Odissi Akademi in Delhi, performs at TDM Hall, Kochi. Photo: Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Mastery over abhinaya

Odissi danseuse Kavita Dwivedi, daughter and disciple of late Odissi maestro Harekrishna Behera, presented a recital in Kochi that highlighted her lineage and her flawless techniques. In... »
Aparna Gopinath as Anjlai Arakkal in Munnariyippu.
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

In search of freedom

A mosaic of finely etched characters and an intriguing story line, a cast of thespians and a first class technical crew helmed by award-winning cinematographer and director Venu. No actor could as... »
Dancer and Mohiniyattam exponent Methil Devika Photo: S. Gopakumar
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Whither Mohiniyattam?

Of all the research papers that I have come across, a must-read is a thesis by researcher Justine Alexia Lemos who has positioned Mohiniyattam vis-à-vis the socio-cultural context of the samban... »
M. Narmadha's violin recital in Thrissur. Photo: K.K. Najeeb
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Reign of melody

M. Narmadha’s two-and-a-half-hour violin concert in Thrissur last week was a skilful demonstration of the inimitable Parur-MSG bani of which she is the torch-bearer. Afte... »
Amrutha, a producer in Kairali TV.
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014
Quick five

Drawing inspiration from real life

Amrutha has just returned from the shoot of a new programme, ‘Jeevitham Sakshi’, that goes on air today. The award-winning producer of Kairali TV is in the midst of giving the finishing touches... »
Deepak Parambol in a still from John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu.
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Tightrope men

“We open so many doors in our life for various reasons. But, sometimes, that one door that you open can completely change the course of your life. That is what happens to John Paul. He opens a doo... »
Remesan Nambissan Photo: K.K. Najeeb
Thiruvananthapuram, August 21, 2014

Making space for classical art

Art is our most precious inheritance and it must be preserved at all costs. This is the guiding principle for Remesan Nambissan, one of the founders of ‘Thiranottam’, a non-resident Indian initiat... »

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