Ipsitaa Panigrahi

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Love takes centrestage


The stage is their altar and theatre their passion.

Crossing cultures for a new start

One of the foremost contemporary and flamenco dancers of Australia, Annalouise Paul, didn’t really know why she was drawn to her cross cultural dance practice till her late 30s.

Koodiyattam’s prima ballerina

Kapila Venu

Her expressive eyes strike an expression with an intensity just as lightning would strike in a blue sky. With dramatised gestures and evolved body language, Koodiyattam artiste Kapila Venu is one of the foremost performers of the ancient theatre form.

Cynicism led me to politics: Vani


Actor and BJP national secretary Vani Tripathi, who is ready to don the role of a real life politician, mentions that she hasn’t given up on acting, and by joining politics she wants to encourage more creative activities.

Dharam gets emotional


Despite having been a macho man on screen, Dharmendra is known to be a softie at heart. Recently, at the launch of a Marathi news channel, the superstar was caught in an emotional moment.

Of the sacred and sensual

In an age where dance is increasingly moving towards a mode of entertainment, it makes sense to take a step back, reflect on one’s roots and re-kindle the idea of spirituality.

Making of a maestro

The playfulness with which Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia greets you is infectious.

Kajol wants to see KJo dance


While every actress worth her salt is jumping at the opportunity of doing an item number, Kajol doesn’t seem quite excited to do one.

Kajol keeps up with changing times


Kajol was at her charming and effervescent best at the Ficci Frames convention that concluded recently. With buddy Karan Johar engaging her in a freewheeling conversation, the actress said that she believes she is still the best actress in recent times.

Indian roots keep Mira grounded


It can’t have been simple for filmmaker Mira Nair to bare her soul on stage and reveal her innermost thoughts while talking about her craft.

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