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November 2019

Ragini Devi: The first American female dancer in the male bastion of Kathakali
- Sunil Kothari
Born in Michigan in the US in 1896, as Esther Sherman, she had been deeply fascinated by Indian dancing from the age of eight.

Grooving in green
- Srivathsan Nadadhur
Dancer Anita R Ratnam talks about going green in her dance initiatives.

Admirable couple
- Uma Kannan
V.P. Dhananjayan and his wife Shanta are well-known names in dance circles. But after the Vodafone advertisement, the Dhananjayans have become more popular, especially among kids.

Artistes must whet and whip that appetite again
- Karthik Hebbar
Dancer Sonal Mansingh says that an artiste must burn with a tremendous desire to grow higher and grow internally.

My top 10 dance moments - Shobana Jeyasingh

Malavika Sarukkai: Dance and I now walk side-by-side as trusted companions
- Akhila Krishnamurthy
There are some things in life that are planned and some that aren't. Creating The Battle Within could not have been deliberately planned. It was a calling.

Each allows me to traverse diverse landscapes
- Ambili Ramnath
Dancer-architect Meenakshi Srinivasan on what her performance spaces mean to her and how those inspire her.

Dialogues in the Diaspora
- Nadhi Thekkek
Like many traditional art forms, Bharatanatyam feels precious, like something that has traveled through time and space but at the same it's very much alive and changing.

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