Saadat Hasan died, but Manto lives on

As we celebrate his birth anniversary every year on 11 May, we remember the writer who inked society as it was, on paper, in all its humanity and inhumanity. After 112 years since his birth, we still read Manto, and his stories make us tremble even today.

Two streams of Indian classical music

The aesthetically designed studio-theatre of Chidakash Kalalaya, an Ashram-like institution founded by the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient scholar-guru Piyal Bhattacharya, is a haven of research, restoration, and practical application of music, dance, and drama as scripted in Bharatmuni's Natyashastra and its precious commentaries by scholars of yore.

An enchanting Kathak creation

The opening number set to Ravindra Jain’s Shyam Teri Bansi elegantly portrayed the plight of Meera, who knows that the flute is being played for Radha but is still lured by its melody, even at the cost of being defamed by everyone.