In conversation with ethnomusicologist Prashanna Gogoi on his experiments with the Bihu.
Shanta, a sharp and witty critic, spotted the core concerns in the art and performance scene, and wrote about the issues of preserving and propagating dance and music forms.
The culture minister has three more years to go. One can only hope that at least all vacancies in the cultural institutes are filled before he releases any future self-signed progress reports.
Can the Sahitya Akademi be pushed to take that one step across the lakshman rekha which it has not taken until now – to prove they are separate from the state and can take an oppositional position when they see an arm of the state doing wrong?
Why is the Culture Ministry sponsoring an exhibition on the Rigveda that no serious historian will do anything other than guffaw over?