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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Born to dance Raja-Radha Reddy’s Kuchipudi taverses 50 years (Arts Feature)

New Delhi, Feb 25 The inception of their 50-year-journey was without fanfare and in the face of quite some opposition, but the commitment and passion of iconic dance couple Raja and Radha Reddy brought Kuchipudi on to the cultural map of the world.

Our lives are shaped by errors, some camel-sized (The Funny Side)

About two years ago, I tried to remove a bubble from my smartphone protective screen and accidentally bought a camel. Luckily, I managed to back out from the purchase by switching the phone off and turning around three times for luck, a useful trick I learned from my children.

Gutsy woman dentist drives into male bastion

Ropar (Punjab), Feb 22 With each passing day, women in India are breaking into new fields hitherto seen as exclusive male preserves. And adventure sports is another such male forte.

For these Arunachal men, off-roading is family affair

Ropar (Punjab), Feb 22 For the uninitiated, Arunachal Pradesh and rallyingoff-roading are words not to be taken in the same breath. But, there are always people out there to break the stereotypes.

Off-roading costs a bomb, but for enthusiasts passion counts

Ropar, Feb 21 Off-roading is slowly but surely catching up among the young as also the not-so-young from diverse walks of life with a healthy appetite for high-adrenaline adventure, and deep pockets.

Joy in little things This exhibition captures hope in mundane everyday life of an...

New Delhi, Feb 21 Strolling up and down the streets is a routine affair for all of us but a humble Mumbai-based artist is out to capture hope and positivity that we fail to take note of in our humdrum lives.

Camaraderie between Rahul, Akhilesh enthuses workers

Jhansi, Feb 20 Once political rivals, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav seem to be sharing great camaraderie in Uttar Pradesh assembly polls for which their parties have stitched an alliance.

Landscapes, Solitaire and Graffiti This exhibition takes a classic look at Paris

New Delhi, Feb 20 Have you seen the pictures of the iconic Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris? A large ethereal photograph of the 19th century architectural marvel welcomes one to La Vie A Paris, an exhibition of photographs by Rupin Thomas. The photograph of Eiffel Tower, like most others on display, brings a different perspective to the much known tourist site.

Luxury aficionados turn into Alchemists, create a multi-sensorial experience

New Delhi, Feb 20 An evening full of fun, frolic and anticipation of what lay ahead was seen here as five luxury aficionados collaborated together to play host to Capital's discerning elite at a multi-sensorial experience -- from exhilarating smells to a decked up bar -- that enthralled all attendees.

Holier than thou? These Indian women shattered prevailing notions long before Western women’s emancipation...

Title Heroines -- Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History; Author Ira Mukhoty; Publisher Aleph; Price Rs 499; Pages 211

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