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"Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor."
- Anonymous

We are officially in the second half of the year. The longest day is behind us and looming ahead is the season of festivals and celebration. The sun begins its descent as the calendar is filled with numerous reasons to congregate and enjoy the many facets of this incredible country!

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Farewell to an era

Off the beaten track

Discourse on dance

To smile or not to smile....

Rasa Rangini

Health Recipes 14: Sweet Potato Soup
- Uma Pushpanathan

Sparkle of Kathak - Gharana or Otherwise

Gods through syncretic prism

Birthday wishes
Avinash Pasricha: Aug 2
Navtej Johar: Aug 8
Vyjayanthimala Bali: Aug 13
Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody: Aug 15
Rajee Narayan: Aug 19
Ramaa Bharadvaj: Aug 25

Milap Festival Trust, its Board and Staff Team, have chosen 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: Classical roots, contemporary expressions
By Sushila Ravindranath

Natyarangam presented MAHATMA GANDHI by Bharatakalanjali,
choreographed and directed by C.P. Satyajit
on August 15, 2017 at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai
Photos courtesy: CP Satyajit

Aranyani Bhargav and Vyuti Dance Company
Aug 3, 2017 at IHC, Delhi
Photos: Avinash Pasricha

“Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.”  
- Martha Graham

Phenomenal portal for arts & culture, esp Bharatanatyam... have been an ardent visitor for some time now.
- Jyothsna Krishnan, Belgium

Temple of Tooth Relic, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Photo: Lalitha Venkat

Kalavedi & Indian Revival Group premiere Parasurama
Aug 17, 2017 New Delhi

ICCR presents
BN by Geeta Chandran

Aug 18 - 20, Sweden
Aug 22 - 24, Serbia

Ranan premieres
Shunya Se

Aug 24, 2017, Kolkata

Sai Arts International presents
Sai  Nrityotsav 100

Sept 1, 2017 Bangalore

Attendance presents 50th Dance DISCourse - A Couple of Art Couples
Sept 2, 2017 Bangalore

Prateesha Suresh: Responsibility towards my art
- Vijay Shanker

Aniruddha Knight: Any burden pushes us towards perfection
- Shveta Arora

- Anirudh Srinivasraghavan

Shanta Serbjeet Singh (Jan 11, 1936 - Aug 2, 2017)
- Ashish Mohan Khokar

When the mentor leaves…
- Lada Guruden Singh 

Dancing Ganjam
- Nita Vidyarthi

A transformative journey through the Nine Emotions
- Shereen Saif

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