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Chingonyi wins £30k Dylan Thomas Prize

Zambian-born British poet Kayo Chingonyi has won the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto). Awarded for the best literary work published in the English language, written...

Natasha Onwuemez
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Mythology is in Theatre’s DNA

There is music in the word mythología! It appears in Plato’s discourses, as a general term for fiction of any kind, combining mỹthos (narrative/fiction] and -logía [discourse or speaking about]. Traditionally, mythology then empowered a story to be...

Arundhati Nath
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Amar Shonar Bangla – Where art thou?

A few days ago, my mother had her somewhat outdated CD player on; “Atul Prasad Sen”, she said, was playing. Now I have never really paid attention to the Bengali...

Mahindra Kabira Festival: 4th – 6th Nov. 2016

And it’s over ! Too little too soon.. Varanasi and music and the maverick Saint Kabir ! The city is an anomalous churn of the ancient and the universal in a...

Puppets voicing Kahaaniyan: Bringing Storytelling to Life

As a child, I loved stories. Whether it was my grandmother reciting them to me, or me nagging my mother to concoct one before naptime, part of the inner bookworm...

Shaambhavi Pathak
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A Journey of Shared History

Shared History will be a unique celebration of ideas and content, presented in a spirit of collaboration between South African companies and those from India. Shared History is a platform...

Basic Instinct

Today we all live in an era where we fight, not others, but ourselves to display the significance of our singularity. In this ever-growing world where technological advancements have made...

Jaya Singh
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Umairbhai and English

He fell over his own words multiple times before telling me hesitantly ‘I taught English for 32 years, here in the village school. Not hi-fi. Regular stuff. Not like your kind of English’ English came...

Swastika Jajoo
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The Sculptures That Flow

The music starts to play, suddenly some spotlights lighten up the stage in the dark hall revealing some still bodies starting to express movement. Slowly and steadily those bodies rise...

Abhilasha Sharma
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