The Ninasam Diary:
The Mecca of Indian theatre
Tucked away in the Mallad region of the State of
Karnataka is the small village of Heggodu. Surrounded with arecnut
trees and a rich landscape, it is dotted with tiny houses and mud
roads. And amidst this nestles Ninasam (Neelkantheshwar Natya
Sangha), a cultural movement, which has affected the lives of the
many fortunate in the surrounding communities.
Tagore as a factor in Indian cinema
Rabindranath Tagore influenced many facets of
Indian culture ranging from literature and painting to music and
cinema. In the next few columns I wish to focus on Tagore’s
influence on Indian cinema in relation to the work of a relatively
young Bengali filmmaker who unfortunately died at an early age.
Novel techniques in watercolour paintings
There are many techniques in watercolour
paintings. One should learn and bring them out at the appropriate
time. The legend is when watercolour once put on the paper is there
for good and cannot be altered. Therefore, many would-be watercolour
painters do not try it. The truth is quite different. Whole areas or
the whole painting can be washed off and repainted.