Reviews Bhor Bhayee evokes the subdued romantic spirit of Vasant

When at her best, young and ebullient vocalist Nirali Kartik can move listeners with songs of the soil and soothe the mind getting one with the core of a classical raga. Enigmatically when she turns to an overtly entertaining format she rocks, as they say, a different bunch of effervescent listeners. Her ninety-minute Bhor Bhayee concert at 7 am, first in Plaza Music Series at Natarani, on Sunday enhanced her identity as a vocalist. It could have been an hour earlier, closer to the dawn yet breaking with the ambience cooler on a day the temperature was to shoot up to nearly 43. The voice from a pleasing visage however with the budding leaves on the trees above and alongside and the joyous notes of birds on them reminding the listeners sitting on gaddi seats of Vasant created an experience of a sangeet baithak that was like turning over a new leaf in the art activities being offered at Darpana Academy. True to the irresistible subdued romantic spirit of the season, celebrated as much by poets and musicians as by artists and film-makers, Nirali chose to evoke it with Alabela sajana aayo re… in Ahir Bhairav after establishing the nayika… Artisans pour their souls out to create a Lovely Collection

The first sense one gets when you arrive at the gallery is it may not be your cup of tea to write about an apparel collection. But when you do end up inside the show that has the Indigo colour and artisans skills at its core, you can’t help searching for the connections with Indigo… Gandhi in Folk Forms is a Hit

That Mahatma Gandhi evokes mixed emotions of surprise, awe, disbelief, even sarcasm in some cases, on some of his actions, stances and values as people down the time judge him with the benefit of hindsight as also the common criticality handed down by our times, is a given now. And yet for most, he is…

  • Kadamb teachers recreate their guru’s celebrated choreographies

    The dance teachers at Kadamb – Sanjukta, Rupanshi, Nandini, Nilima, Manasi – turned its annual day programme (H. K. Auditorium on 17/3) into a well-conceptualized event. They surprised their celebrated guru Kumudini Lakhia, who is showing no signs of growing nervous in her approaching nineties, with select path-breaking choreographies from those she has created during last forty-five years recreated with current students participating in them. With glimpses of their vitality the teachers, all her erstwhile students reaffirmed to their guru that her legacy is safe in their hands. With exams coinciding, around a hundred of a hundred and fifty students participated in seven segments of the well-coordinated programme, compered by Piyali Mukherjee. Like a single movement flowing from a dancer to another in a row, original choreographies with five or six…


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Yatra Archives Literature and Candy Floss : Gujarat Literature Festival as experienced by teen author Vishwesh Desai

My experience at GLF was a marvelous one. The very fact that such a well-organized event, at such a large scale, was being held at one of my favourite places in my hometown – the sophisticated yet welcoming Kanoria Arts… Your Daily Dose of Art: Instagram Accounts you must follow right now

Banksy Banksyis a revolution or should we call him a phenomenon? One of the leading front men of his generation, he has transformed what it means to work in the Public domain.Banksy’sartistic practice is characterized by the perceptive use of… This Travelling Exhibition on the ‘Death of Architecture’ Provokes You to Demand Better Cities and Places

13 architects from around India raise their voices in critique, mourn the dying city and reminisce about forgotten beauty in this first-of-its-kind exhibition.   When I heard that an exhibition called the ‘Death of Architecture’ was coming to Mumbai, I… 7 Indian Musical Instruments that are on the verge of oblivion

“Hurrian Hymn No.6” is the oldest known written music piece, discovered so far. This origin of this piece dates back to 3400 years back in Bronze Age. It was engraved by Syrians on a clay slab. Even the origins of…