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December 2020

Valiya Kunjunni Raja: The less-hailed architect of Kalamandalam
- GS Paul
Philosopher, philanthropist and connoisseur of arts and literature Valiya Kunjunni Raja alias Kakkad Karanavappad played a pivotal role in building the foundation of Kalamandalam.

M K Raina: A salutation and exploration
- Aparajita Krishna
Maharaj Krishen Raina is more intimately known to the world of theatre, arts, social-cultural activism as M K Raina or just MK.

Kala Vijayan
- Venugopal SK
I first saw Kala teacher on FB through a post her daughter-in-law shared which contained an impromptu presentation of a padam written and composed by Guru Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma.

Kala Ratna Series - Art Gems Episode 8
Meet Datuk Ramli Ibrahim.

Kalamandalam Sugandhi
- Venugopal SK
Nurtured by relentless pursuit of excellence and urge for creative experimentation, she pursued her higher studies under Guru Kalamandalam Kalyanikutty Amma, Kalamandalam Sathyabhama and Vedantam Prahlada Sharma.

The men in Odissi
- Shyamhari Chakra
With exclusive repertoires and movements geared for the male body, this classical dance form is fast shedding its ultra feminine tag.

Japanese Bharatanatyam dancer Daya Tomiko
Daya Tomiko is a disciple of The Dhananjayans.

Kalamandalam Neelakantan Nambisan: A Portrait
Kerala Kalamandalam turns 90 today. On this date in 1932, the Kerala institution handheld its protege Neelakantan Nambisan to Kathakali stage. Year 2020 is the trendsetter's centenary.

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