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Amar Akbar & Tony

Amar Akbar & Tony is an independent British film written and directed by Atul Malhotra with...

The Art of Integration: Islam in England's green and pleasant land

Contrary to mainstream headlines and editorialising, the vast majority of Muslims live peacefully and productively in Britain. Peter...

SAWCC: Work-In-Progress

An informal salon-style gathering for female artists of South Asian origin to share creative work-in-progress, across artistic disciplines....

The Deranged Marriage

Rishi and Sona have agreed to get married in the traditional way and the whirlwind wedding circus is on the move with or without them. However,...

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Bayadère – The Ninth Life

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Shobana Jeyasingh's Bayadère – The Ninth Life previews at mac Birmingham on 18th March and opens in London on 25th March. We share here our article from the coming issue of Pulse.Read More
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Between The Lines – Re-thinking Tagore for the Twenty-First Century

Article By: Gopa Roy
Between the Lines – Re-thinking Tagore for the 21st Century: a day of performances, explorations and critical enquiry.Read More
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BBC Young Dancer of the Year

Article By: Parbati Chaudhury
Parbati Chaudhury is following the BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015 competition for PulseRead More
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Spring Feature on Hindutva and South Asian Dance in Britain: Letter to the Editor

Article By: Jasmine Lail
Pulse 124 was unusually controversial and there was room in Pulse 125  only to print abbreviated versions of the responses.  We give here the full text of the Letter to the Editor from...Read More
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Spring Feature on Hindutva and South Asian Dance in Britain: Letter to the Editor

Article By: Bhagwat Shah
Pulse 124 was unusually controversial and there was room in Pulse 125  only to print abbreviated versions of the responses.  We give here the full text of the Letter to the Editor from...Read More
Volunteers of RSS gate for Founder's Day Amritsar November 2013 | Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

The rock paintings at Bhimbetka

Article By: Gopa Roy
An hour's drive from Bhopal, in a peaceful area of natural beauty, are the rock shelters of Bhimbetka.  These shelters show evidence of continuous settlement from 100,000 to 1000 years ago....Read More
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Aditi Mangaldas In Conversation

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Aditi Mangaldas is one of the foremost kathak dancers of India; dynamic, charismatic and thoughtful, her solo and group choreography gives a contemporary face to an ancient art form. Her Company...Read More
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Hindutva and South Asian Dance in Britain

Article By: Jasmine Lail
                                      With the Indian elections under way, Narendra Modi and the BJP...Read More
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The Chennai Margazhi Festival

Article By: Sooraj Subramaniam
Sooraj Subramaniam experiences the Chennai Season, with its dust and its sensory delights. Photo: Simon RichardsonRead More
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Angira Kotal- Sangeet Ratna In Conversation with Sanjeevini Dutta

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
Angira Kotal tells Sanjeevini Dutta about the musical journey which has brought her to the Sangeet RatnaRead More
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Tayeba Begum Lipi - Never Been Intimate

Tayeba Begum Lipi - Never Been Intimate
27 February – 31 March 2014
Pi Artworks, London
Reviewed by Emma Murphy


 Evocative lingerie and a cannibalised child's buggy are among the sculptures in   Banglade...Read More
Reviewed By: Emma Murphy

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Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance Creations

The Bhavan Centre, London

Sunday 23rd February 2014

Reviewed by Katie Ryan

A play on words between the dance bol and the idea of a musical jam, Shrishti’...Read More
Reviewed By: Katie Ryan

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Swadesh

Swadesh

Arushi Mudgal, Monisa Nayak, Mythili Prakash

Saturday 8 March 2014

Bhavan Centre, London

Reviewed by Jahnavi Harrison

It was a promising line up - three young d...Read More
Reviewed By: Jahnvai Harrison

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Seduced by Ragas on the sitar

Seduced by Ragas on the Sitar

Pandit Kushal Das and Pandit Kumar Bose

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Friday 28 february 2014

Reviewed by Archit...Read More
Reviewed By: Archita Kumar

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First Light & Choreogata

 Malcolm Keen, winner of our competition for tickets to First Light & Choreogata, was inspired to send us this review.

First Light & Choreogata

Akademi Purcell Room, London,

27th February 2014

Have you grown tired of repeatedly filling in your name and password into your computer? Choreographer Divya Kast...Read More
Reviewed By: Malcolm Keen

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Sonia Sabri Company

Sonia Sabri Company is a dynamic company which has established an international reputation for presenting Kathak dance in a contemporary context.

The company creates work relevant to modern...Read More

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Seeta Patel

Born in London, Seeta began training under the guidance of Kiran Ratna in 1990 and has since worked with a range of Bharata Natyam and contemporary dance professionals.  She has furthered her...Read More

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Shane Shambhu Company

Born in the east end of London, Shane Shambhu trained extensively in bharatanatyam before joining Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company.  Shane has worked with an array of artists and companies...Read More

Srishti

Srishti is an independent South Asian dance organisation run by Nina Rajarani MBE.  Resident company at Harrow Arts Centre, Srishti encompasses Nina Rajarani Dance School, Yuva Culture...Read More

ATMA

Directed by Mayuri Boonham, ATMA is a vibrant dance company that presents inspirational contemporary work using bharatanatyam to create an eloquent, unpredictable dance aesthetic. By pushing a...Read More

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company

Born in Chennai, Shobana Jeyasingh trained in bharatanatyam with Samraj Pallai.  Moving to London, she founded her eponymous company in 1988. At the forefront of contemporary South Asian...Read More

Sadhana

Sadhana, directed by Subathra Subramaniam, seeks to create innovative connections between the arts and sciences through the medium of South Asian dance.  With eleven years experience as co-...Read More

Pulseconnects 

The quarterly magazine Pulse and the website www.pulseconnects.com is published and managed by Kadam, a UK based charity which aims to keep Asian dance and music, relevant and refreshed for today’s audiences.

Kadam received three-year funding in 2008 from the Arts Council of England, to re-launch the magazine and website which phases out by end March 2011.

Pulse is no longer in receipt of subsidy and henceforth will rely on subscriptions or donations from artists, organisations and enthusiasts to keep it running.

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Bayadère – The Ninth Life

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