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Book Streets across India, which we would love to explore | Niyogi Books

By | April 23rd, 2017|Beyond the beaten track, Creative Scape, Read Alert|

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” —Erasmus Every book lover’s dream would be to visit these streets where they can browse [...]

Discovering Kathakali | Part III

By | December 5th, 2016|Creative Scape|

Like any performance art, Kathakali has seen its share of innovations over the course of time. A major change that occurred in the middle of the 20th century was the experimentations with non-mythological stories as [...]

Discovering Kathakali | Part II

By | December 2nd, 2016|Creative Scape|

Lowering the Tirasseela: Every Kathakali performance begins with the tirasseela being lowered. The word tira means ‘waves’ and seela means ‘cloth’. The tirasseela is a piece of fabric held on the stage by two men [...]

Can Storytellers Save Lives?

By | November 16th, 2016|Creative Scape|

She knew she was going to die. But, a well-read woman she was; she knew stories. She perused the books, legends, anecdotes as well as examples to weave captivating stories to prevent the fate, which [...]

Our Literature, Their Literature

By | October 20th, 2016|Creative Scape|

At the very beginning I should admit that I’ve plagiarised the title of this article from Satyajit Ray’s anthology of film critique, Our Films, Their Films, where the legendary filmmaker, writer, composer and painter discusses [...]

Imbibe the culture first to save from being superficial…

By | October 6th, 2016|Creative Scape|

The Author of the recently released magna-opus on Kathakali Dance-Theatre: A visual narrative of Sacred Indian Mime, KK Gopalakrishnan speaks to us to understand some nitty-gritty's regarding Kathakali; its past, present and the possible future. In the [...]