A “Yakshagana” artist prepares prior to a performance in a theatre in Bangalore. A literal compound of yaksha (nature spirit) and gana (song or praise), Yakshagana is a form of theatre indigenous to Karnataka and also performed in Kerala’s Kasargod district. It has a recorded history of at least five centuries as a distinct art form.
Marwan is the sixth of the 21 youngsters who allegedly joined the Islamic State last year to be killed in action. Another youth, Yahiya alias Beston, was eliminated in a similar attack a few weeks ago. read more
The BJP’s presence in the electoral battle in Kerala has triggered tough competition in at least 25 constituencies in the state for the May 16 assembly polls—the sixth and final phase of the state assembly polls. read more