Kala Jagran: Kala Sangam’s Shivarathri celebrations

I am very taken by the name Kala Jagran. It was hard to keep awake that Saturday night, things were running late. But while managing a long list of events slotted one after another, something was bound to happen. The name Kala Jagran is very evocative, perhaps the best in the family of Kala names…

Purush Perspectives 5: Nataraj and Natawar

The uber-cool illustrator, mythologist and former medical man, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik gave a talk at the Purush conference on the 20th of December, 2013. Mythology for Devdutt serves the role of helping to clarify people’s thinking and getting back to basics. We, as dancers, use mythology and its ubiquitous characters at length. We become these…