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Yakshagana 4- Where next?

A passionate exponent of Yakshagana, Manja in his heydays as an artist was one of the most sought-after actors, but…

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Yakshagana 3- Behind the Scenes

Manja was feverish with excitement as the “AATA” sponsored by Neil’s family was coming closer. It was less than a…

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Yakshagana-2- ORIGINS

The effect of the “aata” lingered on for a while making us – Neil, myself, and Manja think more about…

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Yakshagana-1 Magical Dance drama

Why are bygone days the best? Always! The sudden drop in temperatures in UAE reminded me of winters back home-…

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Plastic Pollution

One of the fondest memories of my school days is the last hour of the last paper, of the final…

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Coronation

“Hey you, Pick it up a bit more. Oh, come on, lift it up. I can’t see the pin of…

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Unchained Thoughts

“Dada, what do you want to be, when you grow up?”. When my three- and half-year-old son, asked me this…

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The village that could not sleep

Villagers at Kodali who, for centuries believed that nothing untoward could happen to their village were shaken by a new…

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Stairway to death

When my favorite band penned the song “stairway to heaven”, little did they know that many years later, a highway…

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Postman!!!

“Tring Tring”. No. This was not the sound we used to eagerly wait when we were growing up. Actually, I…

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