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Anita says.....

Aug 2022

The future belongs to the young
We must not only trust them with responsibility
But must thrust it upon them
Whilst they are still young and full of energy, zest, hope
And even illusions

- JRD TATA, Industry Icon

Anita Ratnam

It is the sheer force of young India that caught my eye last month. The papers are full of catchy images of dancers reshaping the idea of classical performances. Affluent 20 and 30 somethings who are spending extravagantly for that exclusive AHA moment (not on the Arts!) to notch one over their neighbours. Mixologists blending strange flavours like Basmati rice, cake and Tamarind with beer (?????) and the IN YOUR FACE images of Chess boards. Yes, Chess boards.

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"Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people."
- Alvin Ailey

Avinash Pasricha (photographer): Aug 2
Kala Krishna (Andhra Natyam): August 11
Shanta Dhananjayan (BN): August 12
Vyjayanthimala Bali (BN): Aug 13
Vijay Shanker (critic): Aug 14
Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharody (Kathakali): Aug 15
Ramaa Bharadvaj (BN): Aug 25
Mamata Niyogi Nakra (BN): Aug 28 

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Photo: Usha RK

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