Tagged: India

Maya Krishna Rao gives a stellar solo performance in Ravanama at IFTR 2015.

IFTR 2015: Showcasing the Best of Indian Theatre

Rini Tarafder, a researcher in the field of theatre, recently attended the Indian chapter of International Federation of Theatre Research in Hyderabad, 2015. She writes about her experiences viewing and analyzing the richest formats of Indian...

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...

Firefly

Fireflies: Lighting Up the Jungles of India

“The stars form a blanket akin to eternity…it wraps up in an embrace locked with blinding light!” Imagining the thought above makes you wonder at the beauty of light amidst a dark endless expanse....

Dalit children in school

Is English the Key to Dalit Upliftment in India?

“English is the milk of lioness” – famous words of the proclaimed Indian leader BR Ambedkar, an eminent economist of his time, a revered jurist, a Bharat Ratna awardee, chief designer of the Indian Constitution...

Party - Govind-Nihalani

Party (1984) – A forgotten gem by Govind Nihalani

It starts with a rousing monologue. The revolutionary soliloquoy leaves no space for ambiguity as far as the ideology of the filmmaker is concerned. But yet, it contains enough to indicate the director’s capacity...