Someone who was generous with compliments, someone who was lively, spirited and, at times, blunt, and someone with a great sense of humour -- this is how the world of performing arts remembers charismatic and effervescent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi.
Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released in December, the publishers said Tuesday.
For me, Sitara Devi was a woman of strength who fought all odds to create a name for herself in the Kathak world. True to her name, she shone like a star and was the brightest among her siblings and contemporaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday condoled the death of eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi.
Coinciding with World Heritage Week (Nov 19-25), an exhibition of photographs here showcased some of the famous and the lesser-known but important Indian sites and monuments highlighting the links to culture through their styles and designs.
Asserting that godmen cannot change lives, motivational speaker and author Jeroninio 'Jerry' Almeida advocates the introduction of a regulatory process on the manner in which people like controversial sect leader Rampal promote themselves.
Eminent danseuse Sitara Devi, who once impressed Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital, died here Tuesday after prolonged illness, her family said. She was 94. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled her rich contribution to Kathak.
The funeral of eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi, who died here early Tuesday after prolonged illness, will take place Thursday morning, her son-in-law said.