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Universal Beach

Can we draw a line connecting everything that moves us to a social movement for the annihilation of caste?

New Strains

Musicians have always moulded the tastes of listeners, but artistes such as T M Krishna are challenging the social compact between performers and their publics.

Shades of Grey

We need to go beyond stark dichotomies when discussing any art form, including Carnatic music.

Unequal Music

Any discussion about the Carnatic music world’s social composition must focus on the concert, which is the art form’s central and most influential manifestation.

Kathakali in Flux

Like all art forms in India, this highly developed genre of pantomime has changed after the radical shift in the country’s economic policies in the early 1990s.

Treadmill Times

For centuries, humans have kept fit by doing simple exercises. But today, people are falling for the gym industry’s aggressive marketing.

A Rare Life

Sarod maestro Buddhadev Das Gupta (1933–2018) created a new sound and style of playing when he was just 23, and kept reinventing his music thereafter.

A Familiar Beat

The fascinating story of how and why The Drum , a film glorifying the British Empire, ended up being banned in parts of India, 80 years before the controversy over Padmaavat .


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