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VIRAL VIDEO:Cheteshwar Pujara Can't Even Dance 'Pujara Dance'

Jan 07, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

As it turned out, the dance is called 'Pujara Dance', started by Rishabh Pant.

Meet A 25-Year-Old Who Is Changing Lives Through Her Dance

Dec 24, 2018 Arshia Dhar

Ranjini Nair, a 25-year-old Kuchipudi dancer, teaches dance to underprivileged kids under the Sarvam Foundation.

Watch: Indian Army Soldiers Dance To A Pakistani Singer's Song In Snow

In the video, the soldiers, wearing white jackets can be seen dancing to the song Hawa Hawa, a famous number of Pakistani singer Hasan Jahangir which was first released in 1987.

Watch: Daughter Ziva Teaches MS Dhoni Some Cool Dance Moves

Dec 03, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

MS Dhoni shared a video of his with daughter Ziva Singh Dhoni where the latter is seen teaching dance steps to her father.

Rakhi Sawant Challenges CWE Wrestler To A Bout, Gets Knocked Out Within Seconds

The actress was performing at the competition when she challenged a wrestler to a bout.

05 August, 2018

'Kiki Dance Challenge': These Two Telangana Farmers Become Latest Internet Sensation

Outlook Web Bureau

Kiki is an internet challenge thrown by Canadian rapper Drake, which involves jumping out of a moving car and dancing alongside it to his hit 'In My Feelings'.

02 July, 2018

Mudras in Motion: The Unpindownable Mastery of Astad Deboo

Outlook Web Bureau

At 70, the iconic modern artiste is honoured by a Chennai sabha, the heartland of conservatism. A tribute in words and images.

16 June, 2018

Meet Gangadharan, First Indian With A PhD On Kalaripayattu Who Later Became A Practitioner Too

Anaswara P.C.

Two decades ago, the Malabari scholar became the first Indian to hold a PhD in Kerala’s ancient martial art. Today, the author of a dictionary on Kalari, is himself a practitioner of the combat form.

29 May, 2018

Bharati & Kala: Two Artistes Who Derive Energy From A Hybrid Culture

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Mohiniyattam exponent Bharati Shivaji turns 70. Hers is a fascinating cross-culture story, which is also the core of Hindustani violinist Kala Ramnath whose birthday, too, falls today:

24 April, 2018

Choreographer Saroj Khan Defends Casting Couch, Says 'At Least It Provides Livelihood'

Outlook Web Bureau

The 69-year-old, who has choreographed more than 2000 songs in her career, further said the 'tradition' has been going on since centuries and blaming just Bollywood is unfair.

26 March, 2018

Diplomacy Over Dance: Milestone Mohiniyattam Colloquium Hosts Rare Inter-School Dialogue

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

A landmark congregation of exponents, scholars and students displayed the ways in which the Kerala’s feminine classical art has grown over decades. A look at the just-concluded event in Delhi:


09 February, 2018

The Demise Of A Master And The Resurgence Of A Raga

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

What would Madavoor Vasudevan Nair have performed had he not died on stage that night? A look at the Kathakali master’s singing of a raga vis-à-vis a pertinent kriti by a Carnatic composer.

04 February, 2018

How Two Colossuses Keep Embroidering Their Classical Dances

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Birju Maharaj turns 80 today, while Padma Subrahmanyam hits 75. A look at two top-most exponents of Kathak and Bharatanatyam on their birthday:

23 January, 2018

Kuchipudi Dancer Vempati Ravi Shankar No More, Here's How His Death Dims The Torch Of His Classical Form

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Only 48, Vempati Ravi Shankar’s end today has served a blow to an authentic lineage of Kuchipudi that his father Chinna Satyam had enriched along nascent India’s cultural map

21 January, 2018

Mrinalini & Sanjay: Children Of Indian Spring, Masters Of Global Bloom

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

‘Young Turk’ Sanjay Subramanyan turns 50 today on the Basant Panchami-eve. The Carnatic maestro typifies a fresh spring in music, while 2018 is the centenary of Mrinalini Sarabhai who revelled in many-hued dance.

17 January, 2018

‘Paid Doctorates Scam’ Plagues Kerala’s Mohiniyattam Dance

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Mohiniyattam is seeing more artistes earning a PhD, but not all the doctorates in this classical art are genuine. Some of them reek of ethical degradation and ugly collusion.


03 January, 2018

A Voice That Suffered At Prime, A Dance That Never Bloomed On Stage

Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Classical vocalist Radha Viswanathan is no more. A look at the life of the dancer-turned-musician groomed under her step-mother M.S. Subbulakshmi, a Carnatic icon. Also a peek at Bharatanatyam dancer K.J. Sarasa who died on a January 2.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz