|A Mauryan period sculpture of a dancer called “Pirouetting Nati” (third century BC) discovered by Mr Jackson, Principal of Patna College, in 1912
|| Prakrit verse (Asokan Brahmi script, fourth century BC) mentions the existence of Kathak villages
||Sculpture of a dancer with a damru, (third century BC, Mauryan period)
The region of present-day Bihar has a glorious past and was home to scholars, poets, dancers and artisans. Noted dancer
Shovana Narayan highlights Bihar’s kathak link
Natural calamities are nothing new to Bihar. Buddha, too, is said to have made a comment on this. Yet, it is this very region that has been an important limb of India’s civilisation.
too, have problems
Are psychiatrists better
equipped to deal with the stresses of life? Or are they as vulnerable
as their patients? Aruti Nayar checks out
life is like a pressure cooker. We are constantly letting out steam.
When the safety valve will give way, no one knows. As the rest of the
humanity tries to figure out strategies to deal with stresses of life,
it was interesting to check how those trained to help others manage.
neat for work
The office-goer must look
neat and professional. The ideal workplace dress nowadays tends to be
just appropriate but not formal or stiff, writes Sukumar
office dress ethics are changing fast, especially after the IT brigade
took over the workplace.
eater: How it works
clocks just tell time. Not the newly unveiled clock at Corpus Christi
College in Cambridge, which aims to disorient and dazzle, to remind
people of their own mortality and to pay tribute to one of the most
famous watchmakers of all time.
one takes the A44 towards Woodstock, situated just eight miles from
Oxford is Blenheim Palace. Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and
home to the Eleventh Duke of Marlborough it needs no introduction.
A feast of pop, folk and classical music
October, the historic Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur will come alive to
the sounds of folk and classical music again, during the four-day
Rajasthan International Folk Festival beginning on October 10.
archetypal romantic poet, Dylan Thomas, has apparently inspired many
celebrities of today and yesteryears, and become a part of their lives
in one way or the other. While Thomas had been dead for less than a
decade, he is still ruling people's minds as a romantic poet who lived
his life to excess and died for his art.
Kishan Shrikanth’s debut film Care of Footpath won him the Swarna Kamal for Best
Children’s Film. Maitreyee Boruah on the 12-year-old actor-director, who has entered the
Guinness Book of Records as the world’s youngest filmmaker
Award-winning director Kishan Shrikanth, who ventured into filmmaking
at the age of nine with Care of Footpath, has proved filmmaking
can really be child’s play.
I did a lot of homework:
Bachchan, who plays a whimsical Shakespearean theatre artiste in The
Last Lear, says that it is psychologically very difficult for a
film actor to play a stage actor.