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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

Indian classical dance captivates Egyptians

The India by the Nile festival 2014 has brought yet another Indian classical dance form to Egyptian audiences who were left enraptured by the kathak performances.

Lillete Dubey returns with a new Girish Karnad play

Lillete Dubey returns with a new Girish Karnad play; this time, the focus is on Bengaluru, the city that, according to a tale, got its name from boiled beans.

Ringing in Poila Baisakh with Bengali food

From appetising Moroger Surua to yummy Bhetki Roll and Pomfret Paturi and improvised traditional sweets like Baked Malai Rosogolla, hotels in Kolkata have lined up a mouthwatering spread to woo their guests on Poila Baisakh.

We didn’t want language to act as a barrier: Sonali Kulkarni

They meet online, cultivate a virtual relationship and then struggle to make the same connection in real-life — this isn’t the plot of a Hollywood or Bollywood film set in the future, but it’s the story of the Marathi play, White Lily Aani Night Rider. Starring Sonali Kulkarni-Milind Phatak, it will be adapted to a Hinglish version.

Something From Nothing: there's a story to every story

A UK-based theatre ­company is set to give theatre lovers in the Capital an unconventional story about storytelling itself.

Open art house in Delhi: when charity counts

Art is how you see it, and more often than not, it is said that art should be ­priceless. Here is your chance to put worth to these ­artworks. An upcoming charity initiative by Delhi Art Gallery is a one-stop shop for bidding for works by ­modern masters such as Jamini Roy, M F Husain, S H Raza, and F N Souza, among others.

'Street theatre is corrupted, just campaign tool'

Essentially theatre by the people and for the people, nukkad natak or street theatre (ST) has transformed into more of a propaganda tool used by political parties as a crucial election campaign strategy leading to disintegration and corruption of the art form, veterans say.

Take a seat... the hottest sofas, chairs at Milan Design Week

Europe's biggest annual design event is here! All eyes are on Milan to see what the momentous Salone del Mobile fair and Milan Design Week 2014 offer. We take a look at some of the hottest chairs and sofas to look out for at the 53rd edition of the show that runs till April 13.

More than art, that’s art from algae!

Jonathan Longuet has given 10 years of his life to this unique art form. A young ­achiever, the 29-year-old French artist talks about his creations with passion and precision.

Mela Phulkari: celebrating the spirit of Punjab

A cultural festival in the Capital celebrates the spirit of Punjab by taking the traditional route of Phulkari.

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