Category: The Arts

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Asian Underground Music: 4 Decades and Counting

If someone asked you if you’d heard Asian underground music, most of you might stare the person like a mannequin – utterly clueless. Ardent music lovers might just argue to differ. But many of us categorize ‘music’ as...

Silambam, the martial art form fought using sticks and shields Photo Courtesy: cherarocks.com

Reviving the Lost Martial Arts of India

Martial Arts: The Indian Context The sharp and swift moves, disciplined mind and body, and courage like a tiger characterize the nature of the various martial art forms of India. Very broadly defined, any...

A dastangoi in progress | Photo Courtesy: dastangoi.blogspot.com

Dastangoi: The Fading Art of Urdu Storytelling

India has been a hub of storytelling and narration from time immemorial. Generations have literally grown up at the feet of our grandparents, listening fascinatedly to all time favourite bedtime stories in wide-eyed wonder....

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Vir Das: From Weirdass to the Unbelievable

                             “Musicians write songs, artists paint, I parody.” -VIR DAS A man with an incomparable humour, unmatched swiftness and an absolutely weird ass! No offence, but this guy who misuses his good name, Vir...