Rani Jayalakshmi Nachiyar
The dancer Pandanallur Jayalakshmi (1930-2017)

Nupur: 23rd Classical Dance Festival

Astad Deboo’s Rhythm Divine II: River Runs Deep

Festival of Festivals: 43rd year of Khajuraho Dance Festival-Part2

Festival of Festivals: 43rd year of Khajuraho Dance Festival-Part1

Kuchipudi - Formation of a global association is the way forward
- Sudha Sridhar

Health Recipes 11: Sake Steamed Chicken
- Uma Pushpanathan

LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lunches: Desi style
- Sathya Nagaraj

Margam is ever new

Kathak Mahotsav’s re-look at old traditions and compositions

Shruti Mandal heralds half a century of service to Indian Arts


The Courtesan Extraordinaire

The Spring Mood

Male messengers of the muse

To Mother, with love
- Srinidhi Chidambaram

Anita says.....
How much dance can one watch in a month?
For yours truly, it becomes difficult to attend shows more than 4 times a week, since feelings and images blur and bleed into one another and the distinct memories and architecture of each performance dissolves to leave one large incomprehensible stain. February was one such month. So much dancing, rehearsals, touring, watching.... the year's shortest month flew by.

February also gave me the opportunity to be a part of a dramatically diverse swathe of dance experiences. Erotica, arangetrams, doom as personal diary, the evergreen Krishna as protagonist, an outdoor performance in an open maidan, day long immersion seminars, clueless university professors - I was thrown into the thick of them all!

...Read on

Birthday wishes
K Kalyanasundaram (BN): March 1
Menaka Thakkar (Odissi): March 3   
Rani Karnaa (Kathak): March 11
Sudharani Raghupathy (BN): March 21
Shobana Chandrakumar (BN): March 21
Vidhya Subramanian (BN): March 24
Milap Festival Trust, its Board and Staff Team, have chosen Narthaki.com and Dr. Anita Ratnam as its Founder Director, for the first International Arts Award VISHWA KALA RATNA established by the Trust for the year 2017. The award celebrates and acknowledges the sterling contribution made by dynamic, well established individuals  /organizations towards promoting and strengthening Indian Arts globally. Milapfest will confer the award in England at the Awards Ceremony later in the year. ...Read more

Anita Ratnam and Arangham Dance Theatre
At Kala Ghoda Festival

Feb 9, 2017 Mumbai
Photos: Singh Anil Kumar Sheshpal

Dramatic Tales of Gods and Goddesses
By Vanashree Rao and group

Meghdoot Theatre on March 9, 2017 New Delhi
Photos: Avinash Pasricha

Astad Deboo Dance Company presented
Rhythm Divine II- River Runs Deep

Kamani Auditorium, Delhi
March 3, 2017
Photos: Avinash Pasricha

Sankhya presented Sindhu 2017

On March 4 & 5, 2017
At Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune
Photos: Kaustubh Atre and Kishor Gumaste

It is better to make mistakes while trying something new than not try anything at all.
- Alexandra Friedman

No doubt that the portal was and is a trend setter! 
- Lakshmi Ramaswamy

Ganga go back!
Cartoon by Veena Basavarajaiah

Nilesh Singha: Dance is expression of the soul
- Vijay Shankar

International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK)
- Padma Jayaraj

20 rare facts about King Serfoji II in the field of dance and music
- Prince Pratap Sinha Raje Bhosle

Nayika: Women in Kuchipudi
- G. Ulaganathan

Dual facet of Nataraj and Natwar at Chembur Natyanjali 2017
- Sunil Sunkara

Poetry in motion
- Lakshmi Rajkumar

Design 14 - An aesthetic experience of Kathak
- Satish Suri

Nritya Margam
- Radhika Shetty

Whispering woods
- Padma Jayaraj

A tremendous finale to a fest
- ‘Kavithalaya’ Krishnan

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