Kathak Current Affairs, GK & News


Kathak dance is a combination of music, dance and narrative.  The name Kathak is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks, or storytellers. The present day Kathak dance mainly depends on the medieval period Ras Lila, a local dance in the Braj region of Uttar ..

A music and dance festival ‘Sopan 2019’ started in New Delhi

On 1st February, a music and dance festival ‘Sopan 2019’ has started at Central Park in New Delhi to encourage young and upcoming artistes to take up traditional art forms. The fest is organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Delhi government in association with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). It is an attempts to ..


Anindita Neogy Anaam honoured with National Nritya Shiromani award

Kathak exponent Anindita Neogy Anaam has been honoured with the prestigious National Nritya Shiromani award for her contribution towards preserving and promoting the dance form across the world. The award was conferred during the 10th Cuttack Mahotsav: International Dance and Music festival. Cuttack Mahotsav: International Dance and Music Festival The Cuttack Mahotsav is an International Dance and Music festival organised by Utkal Yuva ..



Anindita Anaam honoured with 2018 Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar

US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam has been honoured with the prestigious ‘Shri Jayadev Rastriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018’ for outstanding contribution to the field of art. The award was presented to the Kathak exponent during the ‘Jayadev International Dance Festival’.The 4-day festival that began on May 13 has been organised under the aegis of Odisha’s ..


Kathak legend Sitara Devi Passes away

Kathak queen and legend Sitara Devi passed away. She was 94. She was living legend and a renowned exponent of the classical Indian dance Kathak and was well known for her own niche style of Kathak. About Sitara Devi Sitara Devi was born in Kolkata in 1920. After her birth she was named as Dhanalakshmi, ..