From the Guest Editor
by Sanjukta Wagh
I was a young college student and Saroj Khan, the judge at an intercollegiate Bollywood dance competition, where we were perhaps mistakenly sent to present a work of classical group choreography. The rowdy college audience began chanting in unison, “ek do teen char, band karo ye atyaachaar” [One two three four, we can’t take this anymore] as we were practically booed off stage.
Through the Lens - Across Generations and Styles
Conversation between Kumudini Lakhia and Sharanya Chandran
By Sharanya Chandran
Dance active at 90 – wow!
When Narthaki.com gave me this opportunity to Q&A with Kumi Ben, I jumped at it – and here it is! Indeed, so much to learn, and imbibe from her thought process.
Out of the Ordinary
by Kasi Aysola
Makeup is transformative. Whether it be performance makeup or just a lipstick - we become.
What entails are best practices I have developed over the years of working as a makeup artist. I started doing my makeup myself at the age of twelve. I remember looking at myself and wondering why I looked so angry, only to realize my eyebrows were drawn too aggressively! You live and you learn. My most favourite makeovers are the ones that hit home - Indians.
A team of two
by Arundhati Prasad
As we embrace the new normal, digital platforms seem easier to occupy than physical spaces.
Instant gratification comes both from posting and performing. Although the latter takes months and years to conceptualise, in the foreseeable future, we might be seeing more of the former. Appreciate, as you reminisce about the magnetic power of a LIVE audience, but don’t lose faith in the accessibility of an Instagram LIVE.
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