Even the non-literary Keralite knows of a sentence in a modern-era novel: death is a clown with no sense of the scene. A traditional folk art in the state saw it happen in full public view the other day. A look at Thullal exponent Kalamandalam Geethanandan
January 28. It was on this date nine years ago that immigrant Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada intensified protest against a “genocide” of their community in the Northern Province of the island-nation. Appadurai Muttulingam’s stories take a kaleidoscopic view on their everyday lives—and beyond that.
‘Young Turk’ Sanjay Subramanyan turns 50 today on the Basant Panchami-eve. The Carnatic maestro typifies a fresh spring in music, while 2018 is the centenary of Mrinalini Sarabhai who revelled in many-hued dance.