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An undated photo of Indian contemporary dancer Astad Deboo during a performance. Deboo passed away at 73 in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Astad Deboo dies; artistes say India has lost a cultural treasure

By Vanessa Viegas | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:27 PM IST
Deboo employed his training in Indian classical dance forms of Kathak as well as Kathakali to create a unique fusion dance form.
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Make-up was always gender-fluid. The Egyptian Pharaohs back in 3100 BCE had elaborate make-up and skincare routines; Shorts,H&M; jacket, Zara; T-shirt, Untitled & Co.; shoes, Reebok; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Pratiba Biswas; Assisted by: Jaya Shrivastav(Shivamm Paathak)
Make-up was always gender-fluid. The Egyptian Pharaohs back in 3100 BCE had elaborate make-up and skincare routines; Shorts,H&M; jacket, Zara; T-shirt, Untitled & Co.; shoes, Reebok; Art direction: Amit Malik; Styling assistant: Tanya Aggarwal; Make-up and hair: Pratiba Biswas; Assisted by: Jaya Shrivastav(Shivamm Paathak)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Beauty and the beasts!

By Shruti Nair | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:30 AM IST
Three digital content creators who insist make-up for men is the new show of strength.
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Participants take selfie with King Mahabali during Onam celebration at Campion School in Bhopal.(Praveen Bajpai/HT File photo)
Participants take selfie with King Mahabali during Onam celebration at Campion School in Bhopal.(Praveen Bajpai/HT File photo)

Onam 2020 sees low-key start amid Covid-19 pandemic

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Kochi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Onam 2020: Big celebrations are missing this year due to the measures taken by the administration to prevent the fast spread of novel coronavirus.
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The man is identified as Prabhoo, a tour guide from Tamil Nadu.(Twitter/@PriyankaJShukla)
The man is identified as Prabhoo, a tour guide from Tamil Nadu.(Twitter/@PriyankaJShukla)

Tamil Nadu tour guide aces classical dance moves to explain about Indian culture. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 12:15 PM IST
The video, shared by IAS officer Priyanka Shukla on Twitter, shows a man gracefully performing moves of a classical Indian dance form.
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Dancing in unity

By Gayathri Menon | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 05:38 PM IST
Legendary dancers unite to present a beautiful performance showcasing vignettes of classical, folk and martial dance forms of India at Charishnu — A Desire To Move
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Watch King Lear retold through Kathakali, at the Royal Opera House

By Krutika Behrawala | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2018 05:46 PM IST
The performance is divided into nine scenes adapted from the five-act play, with a focus on Lear and his daughters.
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Suneeta Rao’s roots lie in musical theatre.
Suneeta Rao’s roots lie in musical theatre.

Facing theatre audience is an immersive experience, says Suneeta Rao

By Henna Rakheja | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 04:53 PM IST
Suneeta Rao, the famous pop and playback singer of the ’80s and ’90s, has returned to theatre with the play Gaa Re Maa, which was staged recently in Delhi
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Members of the Kerala Chavittu Nataka Academy perform during the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012. Next month, a troupe from Gothuruth village will head to the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa.
Members of the Kerala Chavittu Nataka Academy perform during the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012. Next month, a troupe from Gothuruth village will head to the Serendipity Arts Festival in Goa.

Crowns, capes, opera and Kathakali are merging on stage in Kerala

By Krutika Behrawala | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 01:59 PM IST
The stamping dance, a Portuguese-era art form, is making a comeback.
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