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Pulse/Kadam announces the Art and Architecture Tour and dance-music collaboration commission for Between the Lines

Pulse in the company of Indian art specialist Doria Tichit, PhD (iconography of Udayshevara Temple in...

At the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals 2014.

Akram Khan Company presents the final ever performance of Gnosis at the Edinburgh...

Amarvati Conference: The Art of an early Buddhist monument in context

The Great Stupa at Amaravati was one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in India. Founded before 200 BCE, it was...

Carnatic vocal recital

The Friends of Jaffna Hospital UK present Kalamarnani Bhushany Kalyanaraman in a carnatic vocal recital,...

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

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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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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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

SAMYO10
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

SAMYO at QEH 16 March 2013

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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An Indian Swan in Amsterdam

 
Image Credit: Djaiënti Sewdihal
Satish Dance Company
Muiderpoort Theatre, Amsterdam 
 
On the day of the preview for An Indian Swan in Amsterdam it is freezing cold. We wonder if the promising full house will actually be realized. We even wonder if all the dancers will be on time at the venue, but everything seems to go ahead as planned. The group, cons...Read More
Reviewed By: Meher Khan Muztar
Courtesy of the Artist

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

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Tales of 1947

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Tales of 1947

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