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Birangona: Women of War

Moryom is a young woman who loves the taste of tamarind, the smell of her mother, and holding her husband’s hand. It is 1971, the year that...

Navodit

Akademi proudly presents the brightest South Asian artists who provide an adventurous take on the grass root styles of Indian...

Arun Ghosh Quintet: A South Asian Suite

This special performance features Arun Ghosh’s indojazz chamber work, A South Asian Suite....

Yaa Devi

Inspired by the theme of goddesses and female empowerment, Devika Rao in collaboration with Katie Ryan, ...

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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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Volunteers of RSS gate for Founder's Day Amritsar November 2013 | Photo: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

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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Samakaala – A Festival of Contemporary Dances

Article By: Ileana Citaristi
Ileana Citaristi comments on a welcome addition to the national panorama of dance festivals.Read More
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This is my culture, International Women's Day

Article By: Sitara Thobani
 Odissi dancer Sitara Thobani's address at the British Parliament celebrations for IWD, reflecting on the cultural heritage that empowers her as a modern woman  Read More
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Preview: Artist Profile on Vidhya Subramaniam

Article By: Jahnavi Harrison
Image Credit: S. Anwar  Celebrated bharatanatyam exponent, Vidya Subramaniam,is in the UK to give two consecutive performances: Bhavan, London (7th) and Capstone, Liverpool (8th December)....Read More
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The Art of Critical Writing

Article By: Lucinda Al-Zoghbi
Earlier this year, in April to be exact, we launched the Art of Critical Writing, a short course enabling budding arts critics to fine-tune their analytical skills over an afternoon of practical...Read More
Image Credit: Yasmin Khan

Olympic Opening Ceremony hits home

Article By: Sanjeevini Dutta
 Sanjeevini Dutta muses on what made the Olympic Opening ceremony so appealing to the vast audiences watching.Read More
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Choreographic Collision

Article By: Elena Jacinta
Image Credit: Alvise Nicoletti  Elena Jacinta divides her time between her native Latvia and the UK where she is not only a trained bharatanatyam dancer (she trained with some of the great in...Read More
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Milton Keynes Finds its Dancing Feet!

Article By: Urja Desai Thakore
Milton Keynes Dance Festival 2012  13-15 July Read More
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EAST INDIA CLUB NIGHT - ENGLOBED - GIULIANO MODARELLI

Rich Mix, London 
Reviewed by Seetal Kaur Gahir

 The East India Club Night series at Rich Mix kicked-off with an event bursting with sound and colour to launch Englobed, Giuliano Modarelli’s eclectic new album. 

Beat-boxing wizard, Jason Singh...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur Gahir
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Hasten Slowly: Sharing of work-in-progress by Nilima Devi MBE

Hasten Slowly - New Horizons for Choreographer Nilima D...Read More
Reviewed By: Carol Leeming

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SAMYO10

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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Reviewed by Seetal Kaur Gahir

The prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall was bustling with people who had gathered for SAMYO10, a special anniversary concert that marked a decade for Britain’s South Asian Music Youth Orchestra. “There was once a time when the audience outnumbered the members of...Read More
Reviewed By: Seetal Kaur Gahir

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Home Stories

Rich Mix, London, 9th March 2013, Reviewed by Parbati Chaudhury

In Home Stories, solo performer and choreographer Revanta Sarabhai explores the unsettled life of one who has been caught up in the whirlwind of global migration as he puts down roots in the city of London.

In the opening, Sarabhai approaches the stage space with...Read More
Reviewed By: Parbati Chaudhury

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

 

 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Katherine Boo

Portobello Books, London, 2012, Kindle Edition

Reviewed by: Gopa Roy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the Author’s note with which the book concludes, Katherine Boo reflects ‘...over the course of three years  [2008-2011] (we) wrestled with the question of whether days in rat-filled Annawadi garbage sheds and late-night expeditions with thieves at a glam...Read More
Reviewed By: Dr Gopa Roy

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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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