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Sruti 20th Anniversary
Issue : 229
Published on : October, 2003



3 Sruti Box

5 News & Notes

12 New Productions

16 From The Editor's Note Book

17 Special Feature

45 The Book Shelf

51 Brief Notes

52 Editor's Note

Front Cover: Sruti's 20th Anniversary
Designed by: S. Janaki & Sudha Narayanan

Special Feature
Sruti Is Twenty Today

Sruti was launched 20 years ago in mid-October 1983. To quote 'Rasikapriya'—the Founder-Editor N. Pattabhi Raman, who wrote in the very first issue of Sruti: "Ours is a new kind of magazine." Sruti Publisher P.N. Sundaresan went on to say that "the thrust of this new approach is to develop an interesting and attractive package of news reports, feature articles, personality profiles, interviews, critiques and a variety of other items, illustrated with photographs and drawings, which would offer enjoyable reading and enlightenment too, primarily to those who like to listen to classical music and watch classical dance, and those who in a sense are waiting to be drawn into the charmed circle. To make sure we achieve our goals, we have evolved some guidelines, methods and techniques."

Today, in October 2003, Sruti is Twenty, going on Twenty One. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Sruti, we reiterate our commitment to achieving the objectives for which Sruti came into being.

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New Production
Mahatma Gandhi In Washington D.C.

Nrityalaya, the school of classical Indian Odissi dance, and the Gandhi Memorial Centre, Bethesda, presented a multimedia dance ballet on the philosophy and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center of Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, on 28-29 June 2003. Mahatma Gandhi was a production, choreographed and directed by Odissi dancer and Director of Nrityalaya school of Odissi dance in Washington DC, Chitra Krishnamurti and was watched with absorbing interest by capacity audiences on both days.

Mahatma Gandhi said: "Love is the subtlest force in the world". He would repeatedly say that "an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind". Gandhiji advised us to become the change we wish to see. He taught us that it is important to start with oneself in seeking the transformation you want to see realised in the world and in your community. He would gently remind that we each have an obligation to do our part, no matter how difficult the task may seem.

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News & Notes
Nrithyodaya's Nritya Navaratri Mahotsavam

Navaratri is a nineday celebration of the exploits of Devi in her various forms. The Nritya Navaratri Mahotsavam celebrated from 28 June - 6 July in Chennai was a celebration of the achievements of Padma Subrahmanyam (renowned Bharatanrityam exponent and scholar) and Nrithyodaya—the organisation established by her father Director K. Subrahmanyam in 1942. It was a two-in-one celebration this year as the institution celebrated its diamond jubilee (60 years) and the dancerscholar the golden jubilee (50 years) of her dancing career.

The nine-day festival took off with great fanfare on 28 June at the Sathguru Gnanananda Hall of the Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jayalalitha inaugurated and presided over the function.

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News & Notes
Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

The Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships and awards for 2002 were presented at the 50th Investiture Ceremony on 6 July in Mumbai. The President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, presented the SNA awards to eminent personalities in the field of the performing arts. Mohammed Fazal, Governor of Maharashtra; Jagmohan, Union Minister for Tourism & Culture; Chhagan Bhujbal, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Ashok Chavan, Minister for Cultural Affairs, Transport, Port & Protocol, Government of Maharashtra; Bhupen Hazarika, Chairman SNA; Shyamanand Jalan, Vice-Chairman SNA; and Jayant Kastuar, Secretary, SNA; were part of the distinguished gathering present on the occasion.

The SNA awards are presented for distinguished contribution to the performing arts and are broadly classified under the categories of Music (Carnatic, Hindustani, vocal, instrumental, creative); Dance (various classical idioms, creative); Theatre; Traditional/Folk/Tribal - Music, Dance Theatre and Puppetry. There are awards for "overall contribution to the performing arts" and for "performing arts in the media".

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