Vijay Shanker

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‘The moment you feel that you have learnt everything, you will not progress in life,’ says choreographer Ganesh Acharya

‘The moment you feel that you have learnt everything, you will not progress in life,’ says choreographer Ganesh Acharya

The choreographer talks about dance and reality shows, and everything in between

Thespian Nadira Z Babbar shares her take on digital plays, and talks about her theatre group, Ekjute

Thespian Nadira Z Babbar shares her take on digital plays, and talks about her theatre group, Ekjute

‘Theatre is a live show and not an online medium,’ the thespian says

'The Accidental Prime Minister' actor Suzanne Bernert talks about facing discrimination, her journey in Indian showbiz

'The Accidental Prime Minister' actor Suzanne Bernert talks about facing discrimination, her journey in Indian showbiz

Despite contributing with her work for almost two decades in Indian cinema and television, German actress Suzanne Bernert is yet to recei...Read More

Arundhati Nag talks about her love for the stage and her life revolving around it

Arundhati Nag talks about her love for the stage and her life revolving around it

‘Theatre is the most beautiful accident of my life,’ she says

‘I am okay with every art form as long as I am getting paid,' says 'Gauhar Jaan' actor Rajeshwari Sachdev

‘I am okay with every art form as long as I am getting paid,' says 'Gauhar Jaan' actor Rajeshwari Sachdev

Says Rajeshwari Sachdev, while talking about working across mediums like TV, theatre and films, and takes a nostalgic trip as she talks a...Read More

Actor Manoj Joshi takes a nostalgic trip while speaking about his play 'Chanakya'

Actor Manoj Joshi takes a nostalgic trip while speaking about his play 'Chanakya'

Writer Mihir Bhuta too recounts how he scripted the play over three decades ago

Duet by Vinod and Vrinda

Khajuraho Dance Festival 2021: Of grace, groove and ghungroos!

The festival will end on February 26

Om Katare opens about his theatre group Yatri completing 42 years

Om Katare opens about his theatre group Yatri completing 42 years

Way back on January 16, 1979, Yatri theatre presented their first play Ek Tha Gadha (There Was A Donkey) written by the veteran writer Sh...Read More

Preeta Mathur Thakur of Ank theatre group talks about her journey, and more...

Preeta Mathur Thakur of Ank theatre group talks about her journey, and more...

For Preeta Mathur, who has excelled in entertaining audiences for more than four decades, was 10-years-old when she had her first brush w...Read More

2020 wrap up: The year we lost Saroj Khan and Astad Deboo

2020 wrap up: The year we lost Saroj Khan and Astad Deboo

FPJ writer pays tribute to the ace choreographer Khan and the contemporary Indian dancer Deboo

Nostalgia Revisited review: All about showbiz and Bollywood superstars

Nostalgia Revisited review: All about showbiz and Bollywood superstars

The book, which consists of 52 chapters, has Bollywood biggies from yesteryears as well as that of the contemporary ones.

Vijay Shanker: Cooking is not easy as it is an art form that requires concentration

Vijay Shanker: Cooking is not easy as it is an art form that requires concentration

The ace Kuchipudi-kathakali dancer shares his childhood memories and his love for food

Dr Sandhya Purecha's epic tribute for Bharatnatyam mentor Acharya Parvati

Dr Sandhya Purecha's epic tribute for Bharatnatyam mentor Acharya Parvati

VIJAY SHANKER speaks to leading Bharata Natyam exponent Dr Sandhya Purecha who will present a century of programmes in honour of her grea...Read More

Dance against the odds: What are the career challenges that male classical dancers face?

Dance against the odds: What are the career challenges that male classical dancers face?

Niharika Centre of Performing Arts (Kolkata) and Shivoham Institute of Performing Arts have organised the exclusive male dancers’ festiva...Read More

Discover Shranagati - an unique dance festival in Bangalore

Discover Shranagati - an unique dance festival in Bangalore

VIJAY SHANKER writes about the unique dance festival Shranagati in Bangalore where top dancers surrender to the lotus feet of the Almighty

‘My soul is in India’, says Padmashri Pandit Pratap Pawar

‘My soul is in India’, says Padmashri Pandit Pratap Pawar

In an exclusive with VIJAY SHANKER, Pandit Pratap Pawar talks about being his mentor Pandit Birju Maharaj’s first disciple, his workshops...Read More

Kathak meets Bollywood

Kathak meets Bollywood

VIJAY SHANKER writes about the recent performance at the NCPA in which Bollywood songs were choreographed in the Kathak style by veteran ...Read More

Mr Twinkle Toes: How male dancers are taking Indian classical dances international

Mr Twinkle Toes: How male dancers are taking Indian classical dances international

VIJAY SHANKER traces the significant contribution of male dancers in placing Indian classical dances on the international platform

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