“I thought it was a technical glitch,” Chaturvedi, speaking from Hyderabad, said Friday. It wasn’t. She realised it in minutes when she was still sitting on the stage and the next act was announced. UP officials say it was cut short due to time constraint
With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.
The 48-minute documentary, written and directed by Chatterjee and edited by Roger Kitchen, comprises interviews with Uday’s daughter Mamata Shankar, Tanushree Shankar, Akram Khan, Ann David, Head of Dance among others.
Titled “Jashn-e-Suroor”, a day of dissent, through music comprising songs that defined the idea of India’s resistance and protest poetry, it was organised by Sahmat, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, on Wednesday, to commemorate the death anniversary of activist-playwright Hashmi.
Sitar maestro Pt Ravi Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka Shankar, has hardly been on such lists in the past. Whenever she would perform with her father, before he died in 2012, one could see the struggle in her attempts to present something thought-provoking.