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In Memory of my Guru, Zohra Ji- by Indu Mitha.

How can I recount my myriad relationships with Zohraji’s family! How can I leave out even one of these questions? But I dare not bore a reader to whom I am an unknown from a “different’ country. On Zohra ji’s last visit to Pakistan in 2004, I journeyed to Lahore to see her act, alongRead More…


To stand like a Dancer.

Here is the recipe: Buy one beautiful stunning well-tailored dance costume from India. Follow with appropriate costume jewelry, also from India, and learn how to do the make-up. Take a few lessons in dance from the three or four trained dancers, (trained mostly in India though they don’t always like to say so), in PakistanRead More…


An Obstacle Course with a sense of humor

It was in 2000 that I put up Audition notices in several dance studios in the area of Maryland/DC, and was astonished to discover that I was the first person to set up a professional audition for a South-Asian Dance Company. Fourteen years later, I know it is because even now there is no realRead More…


To watch or Not to watch.

There was a message making the rounds on Facebook telling people not to see the movie, Wolf of Wall Street. Talk about an immature and totally undemocratic call. A sure shot way of making people want to see something they may not have otherwise paid any attention to. And why should you ever tell peopleRead More…


That time is coming!

One of the documentaries I saw this year was on especially obese persons, 400 and 600 pounds, who had to undergo drastic operations to help them reduce their weight to a manageable point and start off a more healthy life. Unlike the typical Reality Show that give you the one episode, this documentary film makerRead More…


Immigrants in unknown territory

It is grey and cold outside but I am feeling grateful. I have shelter, I know I will get my next meal and more than that, I have friends visiting soon. When you come in to a new country with no family ties, no anchors, no road map, it is almost frightening. There is soRead More…


Choose carefully for the journey of discovery.

I often get phone calls from parents wanting to enroll their child for a children’s dance class. The first question that I ask is, of course, is, “What age is your child” and often the child is around three years old. Like a proper bad-at-business person, my instant response is to tell them, “Please letRead More…


The Diaghilev Exhibition; a story untold.

Everyone interested in dance, or just curious about it, should definitely visit the Diaghilev Exhibition at The Smithsonian, and fast because it’s almost done, (showing until October 6th). The exhibition brings to the fore Diaghilev as an impresario, whose personal tastes, aesthetics and whims were the moving force for all that was produced by hisRead More…


Keeping it together. Feet first.

The first thing I notice about people is how they walk, stand or move. You can forgive me for that considering that I’ve been a professional dancer most of my adult life. It is not about how someone makes an entrance; it is the gait, the way they hold their shoulders and back, how crispRead More…


In the name of The Anonymous

One of my many favorite rock songs is Bob Seger’s, Turn The Page, about being on the road a lot. Long tours, especially on the road, in massive buses, are the major part of a musician’s life. While their stage shows seem glamorous, the reality not so much. Being away from family or friends, aRead More…


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