Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it's not just about what happens...

Bengali song “Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache”

Bengali song “Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache”

"Tumi Na Hoi Rohite Kache" is a song from the 1957 Bengali film "Pothe Holo Deri" starring Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen. The song, originally sung by Sandhya Mukherjee, is now rendered by Adriza Chakraborty Thakurta   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RseSY4V2UO4     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sabarUkJmbg

Telling stories around troubled histories

Telling stories around troubled histories

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu When Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam recently received the DSC Prize for South Asian literature, the honour shone the international spotlight on the country’s gruesome civil war yet again. Except that this time, it was a novel that drew attention to it. A Story of a Brief Marriage is Mr. Arudpragasam’s debut novel published in 2016. A...

Elegant coffee table book tells the story of 75 year old Peradeniya University

Elegant coffee table book tells the story of 75 year old Peradeniya University

Colombo, November 22 (newsin.asia): To mark the 75 th. Anniversary of the degree-awarding university system in Sri Lanka this year, a group of old students of Peradeniya University got together to produce a coffee table book on their alma mater. The well-illustrated volume, with each picture carrying crisply written notes, was released last Sunday by the Minister of Higher Education,...

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