Bangalore International Arts Festival

Nov 27, 2011Event shoot

The Pung cholom is a Manipuri dance. It is the soul of Manipuri Sankirtana music and Classical Manipuri dance. The Pung Cholom is a unique classical dance of Manipur. This dance may be performed by men or women and is usually a prelude to the Ras Lila. In this style, the dancers play the pung (a form of hand beaten drum) while they dance at the same time. Dancers need to be graceful and acrobatic at the same time. They use these acrobatic effects without breaking the rhythm or flow of music. The dance is marked by a gentle rhythm, which gradually builds up to a thunderous climax.

Port of Kashmir

Port of Kashmir

An exhibition of MIR Suhail’s political cartoons and an installation by sculptor and legal researcher Mahum Shabir, followed by an artists’ conversation with Tanveer Ajsi. Organized by Karnataka for Kashmir Forum.

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Summer fun with animals

Summer fun with animals

Photos from the workshop "Summer fun with animals" conducted by Rajeshwari Ramachadran. The 3 day session was about teaching lifeskills, with generous dollops of fun and bonding.

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Bharatnatyam dance performance

Bharatnatyam dance performance

I had the pleasure of covering a Bharatnatyam dance event by a bunch of talented kids from the Bhavam Nrityalaya as part of their annual day. These are some photos from the performance.

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