February 21, 2020
the fully loaded magazine
Saluting the bravest
Eat, Pray, Live
Taal Of The Art Work Balance
Bureaucrat-dancers and banker-vocalists: India has no lack of professionals who find time to soar high in the classical performing arts
May 24, 2018
The Outsider’s 90 Minutes
The field was truly home for V.P. Sathyan, the tragic hero of Indian football
Feb 22, 2018
Why Does Doubt Grow On You, O Manasa?
Change is the only constant, even at the heart of arts stabilised by tradition. Kathakali critically examines itself in the mirror....
Jan 18, 2018
Sole Custodians Of Lamplight
Stories by a titan of Malayalam literature speak up for oppressed, unhappy women, but eschew a radical cudgel for a subtly inclusive look
Jan 18, 2018
Songs Of Come-Hither Love
Naina Devi’s personal journey across varied elite strata makes for a great story. So is her early talent as a thumri singer, its cessation, and its later continuation.
Dec 15, 2017
A Divine Finger Pointed At Him
A bright provincial boy gets cozened into being a godman, swings into the spirit of the pelf-and-power ring and then, inexplicably, gives it up all
Nov 24, 2017
Breathing Royal Airs: A Renaissance Man’s Legacy
A central Kerala aristocratic family elevated Koodiyattam beyond the Natya Shastra tenets
Oct 05, 2017
Modern theatre students discover the benefits of classical training in the Koodiyattam tradition
Oct 05, 2017
Seven Notes Of Corporate Success
Here’s how classical music is helping people climb their way up the world of business
Sep 19, 2017
MBA And The Maestro
Management and the arts can go well together. Examples abound even in classical genres of music and dance.
Sep 19, 2017
‘I Had To Search For Hell, The Modern Hell’
Ratan Thiyam, the world-renowned theatre director from Manipur, who won the Outlook SpeakOut Award for Best Artist, reminisces about his life’s journey.
Aug 24, 2017
For all its adaptability issues, the piano has had a century’s tryst with Indian classical. The saga is getting sprightlier.
Aug 17, 2017
The Unheard Symmetry
The last of the Dagar Saptak goes. Dhrupad has to find its way, as always, alone.
Aug 04, 2017
Book Of Stones
Why is modern Indian sculpture a story obscured in shadows?
Jul 21, 2017
The Heavens Poured Poison
Pesticides sprayed from above destroyed lives in the hills of Kasargod. This novel borrows from myth and magical realism to convey that real horror.
Jul 06, 2017
Brush Dipped In Passion
The Sri Lankan modernist George Keyt led a bohemian life. In art, he was as voracious, being influenced by medieval Indian painting, as also Cubism.
Jun 29, 2017
Cauvery Gurgles Alongside The Still Alps
Melody and harmony hold respective keys to music in East and West. Their confluence is an Indian master’s track.
Jun 22, 2017
Tied In Notes Of Amiri Todi
Amjad Ali Khan’s recollections of 11 great classical musicians do have well-known details, but his anecdotes are lit up by a sense of ‘ethereality’
May 25, 2017
Thanka’s Purse Of Drachmas
Part realistically imagined historical reverie, yet rooted in Kerala’s 20th century diversity, this novel is a skilful construction of myth and memory
May 11, 2017
More Than Mere Impulse
A pioneering work on protest music in 20th century India looks into the musicality of IPTA songs and their absorption of genres far and near
Apr 27, 2017
Are Newsrooms Run By Political Masters? Why Are Journalists Compromising On Truth Telling?
Editor's Take | Journalism Wins If Journalists Are Held To Account
Girl Slapped With Sedition For 'Pakistan Zindabad' Slogan, Sent To Judicial Custody
Noida-Faridabad Road, Blocked Due To CAA Protest, Re-opens After 69 Days
AUS Vs IND, Women's World T20, Live: India Face Aussie Heat In Opener
Seemingly Happiest People Often Suffer From Depression
Blog | Not Music Or Art, But It's 'Fear' That Binds Us Together
Restructuring Indian Railways’ Cadres: Is The Proposal Good For The Nation?
In Chasing Away Maoists, Odisha's Malkangiri Village Delivers Telling Message This R-Day
Satire | ‘Are You From The Tukde Tukde Gang Or The Khan Market Gang?’
Brave Of Deepika Padukone To Take A Stand When Mum Is The Word For Big Bollywood Stars
China's Objection To Shah's Arunachal Visit Doesn't Stand To Reason: MEA
China: Coronavirus Deaths Rise To 2,236; Over 75,400 Confirmed Cases
May Make Tremendous Trade Deal With India: Donald Trump
Convicts' Lawyer Delaying Justice By Misguiding Court: Nirbhaya's Mother
'Will Return, Continue Dialogue With Shaheen Bagh Protesters': SC Mediators
National Museum Bars Non-Veg Dishes From Harappan Menu
Pak Unlikely To Be Put On FATF 'Blacklist' Despite Not Implementing Action Plan
Taylor Reaches 100 Matches In All Formats
Why Rajinikanth's Aggressive Views On Citizenship Act Has Left DMK Distraught
'Yeh Lambi Race Ka Ghoda Hai':
Will Star Of The Decade Ranveer Singh Be Bollywood's All-Time Great?
'Make In India' Making A Difference In Defence Sector
Muslims Lead Anti-CAA Protests In Bengal But Hindus Look The Other Way
Nutrition Warriors | A Mizo Village's Fight To Ward Off Stunted Growth, Underweight Children
Union Budget 2020: What FM Nirmala Sitharaman Can Do To Pull Economy Out Of The Rut
Is Judiciary Living Up To The Indian Constitution @ 70?