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Narthaki Monthly Newsletter

October 2021

An imaginary interview with Guru Gopinath - Part 1
- Tapati Chowdurie
In my days of innocence I did not fully comprehend the greatness of my guru. Realization came to me as I matured.

Aditi Mangaldas: COVID has forced us to re-skill ourselves
- Shveta Arora
I have always thought that the arts do not exist in a vacuum. Great art responds to the pulse of the now, the breath of the now, whether it is classical, contemporary or popular.

Kalamandalam Hyderali: An ingenious musician
- G S Paul
With a sharp sense of sruti and strong grip on rhythm, Kalamandalam Hyderali broke many barriers not only to become an eminent Kathakali musician but also to emerge as a symbol of secularism. Today is his 75th birthday.

Remembering Kalamandalam Satyabhama
- IAR Desk
Kalamandalam Satyabhama was instrumental in the revival of Mohiniyattam, and her contributions serve as the base for the Kalamandalam style of the art form. Today is her sixth remembrance day.

'Almost became a Chartered Accountant': Vineeth speaks on acting journey and more
- Cris
Vineeth, who began acting as a 15-year-old, talks of his early years, his success in the 90s, and his love for dancing.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's photography captures his admiration for the spirit of dance, but 'I couldn't dance the tango like that to save my life'
- Michael Crabb
Toronto joins a growing list of major cities around the world to host exhibitions of Baryshnikov's revealingly unconventional but richly evocative dance photographs.

How this dancer used her passion to empower sexual assault survivors
- D'Shonda Brown
"There are no spaces that were teaching us how to reclaim our bodies back," Tyde-Courtney Edwards told essence.

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