Friday, 19 May 2017

Ushering in Seasons - The Eastern Eye: Column by Dr.Utpal K Banerjee

The rich culture of our subcontinent finds its own way to colour the regional New Year celebrations – under either lunar or solar calendar – with ample music and dance, resonating with the whispering winds rushing through the new crops. While Ugadi in the vast tract of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka is the time to get new clothes and getting satiated with good food, Gudi Padwa is, for Maharashtrians and Konkanis, an occasion to tie gudi (a piece of bright yellow cloth) to the tip of a long bamboo and a copper pot inverted on it along with a sugar garland. Baishakhi is the biggest harvest gala across North India, especially in Punjab and Haryana, celebrated with Bhangra and Gidha dance -- as the day of forming the Sikh Khalsa -- with festivities at the birth place of the Khalsa, at the Golden Temple and at Talwandi Sabo.

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir,

    It was a very detailed interesting article on our production Rituranga by Padmasri Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee. There, always have been many raving reviews whenever we have staged this production in India and abroad. I personally is very happy to see the observation made by our respected critic and promise to work on the deficiencies if held in the production. I would like to add that even though I will not agree 100% to his comments but would surely look into bettering the production as it is always the audience in the theatre enjoying the production - who are the final judges.

    thanks to Nartaki and Dr. Utpal K. Banerjee

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