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Keepers of Heritage

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur talks about a week-long course on film preservation and restoration.

‘There Are No Full Stops in Delhi’

At the Express Adda held in Mumbai last week,Sheila Dikshit,Chief Minister of Delhi,not only brought deep insight into big-city administration for Mumbai


An Evening Mindchat

Express Adda is a freewheeling dialogue on contemporary issues with newsmakers in an informal setting,organised by The Indian Express in association with Olive Bar and Kitchen. The first in the series of Addas began with Sir Martin Sorrell.

Steps in Time: An exhibition on the story of Indian classical dance

The story of Indian classical dance comes alive in an ongoing exhibition titled,‘ Century of Indian Dance’.

Inconsistent policies stifle innovation: Star CEO

Inconsistent policies and arbitrary curbs on freedom of speech and expression major challenges that hamper India’s media & entertainment sector.

Epic dream

Producer Siddharth Kumar Tewary on his passion project—the Rs 100-crore,4 years in the making show — Mahabharat


Shankar Illustrated

One would imagine that an autobiography of legendary musical maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar would be a big,fat book tracing his journey from beginning to end and all the milestones in between.

Dance Like a Man

Classical dance in India was never reserved for women. From the Nataraja,the symbol of natya in India,to the codification and construction of most classical styles attributed to male dancers and academicians,the world of Indian classical dance has seen illustrious dancers such as VP Dhananjayan,Uday Shankar,Kelucharan Mohapatra and Birju Maharaj. But male dancers have faced prejudices,including those of homosexuality and femininity. Master of Arts – A Life in Dance (Hachette,Rs 599) is a book about the illustrious dancer duo VP Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan. On World Dance Day on April 29,Bharatanatyam dancer and author of the book,Tulsi Badrinath says that the status of the male dancers in India remains marginalised.

The most powerful Indians in 2013: No. 71-80

Indian Express: The most powerful Indians in 2013

Media and entertainment business to grow 81% in five years: Ficci-KPMG

In 2012,the television segment accounted for 45 per cent of the Rs 83,100 crore market.