Dancer Ranjana Dave ponders Classical love in the Digital Age First published in Ligament, Vol. 2, Issue 4 February 2016 In a cold, cramped hostel room in JNU during my […]
First published on DailyO, August 18, 2015. The first thing I saw this morning at Nrityagram was a raatrani bush in bloom, shining with dew and last night’s rain. I […]
First published in the Deccan Herald, Nov 2014. Cover photo by Ranjana Dave It’s true, what they say about the small joys of life. Early mornings suffused by classical music […]
A trip down memory lane since I am going to Nrityagram next week. This was one of the first pieces I wrote after leaving university. I remember taking a day’s […]
My awesome Odissi dancer friend Sonali Mishra has started Global Rasika, a new initiative dedicated to fostering critical thinking and discourse in Odissi. I contributed an article to the opening […]
A preview of the NCPA Nakshatra Dance Festival, which highlighted group performances in 2013. Originally published in NCPA’s On Stage Magazine, October 2013.
Sujata Mohapatra on life, dance and her gurus. First published in Time Out Mumbai, February 2013. Click on the image to read legible text.
On the experience of attending Nrityagram’s masterclass at the NCPA. First published in the Asian Age, August 2012. Cover image shows Nrityagram during the masterclass, courtesy NCPA. Click on the […]
The story of hair in Indian classical dances. Originally published by the Asian Age, August 2011.
First published as a Pad.ma Essay, (http://pad.ma) in February 2011. They visited the toy stores in Ginza and were accorded the privilege of dancing barefoot at a Noh theatre. In […]