• Smita Shastri’s refreshing Shabdam, Padam and Kautvam at Saptak

    Dancing feet and spirit seem to shed ten to fifteen years, if not more, from a senior dancer’s age. In an hour-long Kuchipudi solo performance, a septuagenarian Smita Shastri gave at Saptak, it was her pada lalitya that captured viewers’…

  • May Pt Birju Maharaj’s body and soul dance again!

    A Thumri has thumakna built into this semi-classical 19th century genre evocative of a sensual mood. Thumakna signifies a lilting movement. In Kathak, the dancer is on his/her feet making such limited movement with expressive hand gestures and facial expressions,…

  • Saptak 2018 : Day 2 soars with Sitar

    After all the heavy tones of electronic music on New Year’s Eve, enters the soothing sounds of Indian Classical Music with the annual Saptak Festival, this time in its 38th edition. After a fervent opening day performance on January 1, 2018, by Ustad…

  • Saptak 2018 – Announces its 38th edition with some new offerings

    India’s first World Heritage City welcomes the world’s longest classical music festival of Saptak Annual Festival yet again. Unlike the deafening musical revelry across the globe, Saptak School of Music every New Year invites more than 200 maestros of Hindustani…





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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Irrfan-khan.jpg National Award winning actor Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 54

One of India’s most celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan known for his expressive eyes, died after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was 54.  A gaping void has been left in the Indian film industry as one of India’s…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/romeo-juliet.png Of youthful passion and star-crossed lovers on Shakespeare’s birthday

While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Shubigi-Rao-Art.jpg Shubigi Rao selected to curate the fifth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2020

Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Dr-Yatin-Desai-Orthopaedic-surgeon.jpg The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…