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'He was god-like to see': Friends mourn loss of Kathak maestro Chitresh Das

‘He was a legend, he changed kathak and brought it to a whole different level.’ ‘He held very high standards and his energy was beyond imagination. He was god-like to see; he......

Kathak icon Pandit Chitresh Das takes his final bow

‘Guruji inspired and changed the lives of so many for the better in the United States, in India, and elsewhere.’ ‘If you knew him, ever saw him teach, saw him dance, you would......

Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away in Mumbai

Kathak queen Sitara Devi died at a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. She was 94. Born in 1920 in Kolkata, Sitara Devi drew from the themes, poetry and choreography collected by her father in her......

In PHOTOS: A night to remember for 'old friends'

Chinese folk dance fused with Kathak to create a cultural synergy on Thursday night leaving the audience spellbound at a glittering function in New Delhi to celebrate 60 years of the establishment......

Reputed Kathak dancer Bireshwar Gautam found dead

Internationally acclaimed Kathak dancer Bireshwar Gautam alias Biru was on Saturday found dead in mysterious circumstances at his residence in suburban Oshiwara in Mumbai, the police said.Biru's......

How IIMs are trying newer ways to beat stress

Last Sunday, students at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B), took lessons from Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj in, guess what, stress management. It's not just IIM-B. IIM-Ahmedabad......

Pranab's daughter comes out with Budget wishlist

Vying for his attention like every other Indian does around Budget time, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha has written an open letter asking him to exempt artistes like......

Puja spells boom for tour biz

Efforts are on to turn Kolkata's Puja season into the local equivalent of New Orleans' Mardi Gras.The four days of Durga Puja is the time to see Kolkata at its best. Sadly, very few outsiders,......

It's branding, not philanthropy, stupid!

When last year, Chaali, a group of contemporary dancers drawn from Kerala and Bangalore toured over 15 small towns in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Pondicherry, its performances were made......

'Sitara Devi was the greatest kathak diva ever'

A look at the top tweets from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Several celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Kathak legend Sitara Devi. Lata Mangeshkar: 'Prasiddha......

Of Bhool Bhulaiya, and a classic dumbed down

The setting was changed. South India became North India. Carnatic music became Hindustani. Bharat Natyam turned into Kathak. Manichitrathazhu became Bhool Bhulaiyaa. Rated as one of the best-ever......

Meet Bollywood's newest star kid!

'My friends told me they will call me an actress only when I appear on Comedy Nights with Kapil. I have just got a confirmation that I will be going on Kapil’s show!' Wedding Pullav......

Revisiting Dev Anand-Asha Parekh's frothy romance, Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai

In our special series re-visiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at Dev Anand and Asha Parekh's Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai (1961). Speckled in song, dance and romance, Nasir Hussain's......

10 Crazy Things Bollywood loves to do in Rains!

Take a look! The magic of monsoon, its scenes and scent is out of the world. Does it tempt you to dance in muddy, germ-infested puddles and ruin perfectly shampooed hair till it resembles a field......
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Old Fort Dance Festival to offer a Glimpse into Some of India's Most Loved Classical Dance Forms

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