The Tragedy of the Bhopal Gas Disaster

The Tragedy of the Bhopal Gas Disaster

With today’s news reporting that, 25 years after the fact, Union Carbide is at last to held responsible for criminal negligence over the tragic Bhopal gas disaster, theindiaphile revisits Dominic LaPierre’s moving account of the story Five Past Midnight in Bhopal. Part historical documentation and part dramatization, this modern fable depicts the communities that weathered […]

theindiaphile interviews Steve McCurry

theindiaphile interviews Steve McCurry

theindiaphile talks to legendary Magnum photographer Steve McCurry about his career, his love affair with India, and his forthcoming book Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs. theindiaphile: Tell us about the first time you went to India. Steve McCurry: Well I went to Delhi for the first time in 1978, after travelling extensively in African and […]

An evening of Indian music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

An evening of Indian music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

John Adams: Shaker Loops Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No.1 Interval Ravi Shankar: Symphony (World premiere) David Murphy: conductor Robert McDuffie: violin Anoushka Shankar: sitar An evening of Indian music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thursday 1 July 2010 Ravi Shankar has been edging towards the creation of a symphony for decades: first came his virtuosic […]

The ARCC Indian Classical music tent at Croydon Mela

The ARCC Classical Tent at Croydon Mela Sunday 1 August 2010, 1.30pm till 6.30pm AMC programmes the classical tent with a brilliant line up featuring: Kiranpal Singh on santoor: Amina Khayyam – kathak ; Tarun Jasani on sarod Shabaz Husain and Prakash – tabla and mridangam duet; Swati Natekar and her musicians free Lloyd Park, […]

The legendary Indian environmental activist Dr Vandana Shiva

The legendary Indian environmental activist Dr Vandana Shiva

“The primary threat to nature and people today comes from centralising and monopolising power and control. Not until diversity is made the logic of production will there be a chance for sustainability, justice and peace. Cultivating and conserving diversity is no luxury in our times: it is a survival imperative.” – Vandana Shiva This woman […]

DSC South Asian Literature Festival

DSC South Asian Literature Festival

The list of speakers at the forthcoming South Asian Literature Festival in London is stupendous! With more than 30 events planned and counting, the DSC South Asian Literature Festival will visit some of the great performing arts venues of London and reach out into local communities, schools and libraries. Check out their website here Authors […]

Wandering Mystic Paban Das Baul

Wandering Mystic Paban Das Baul

Paban Das Baul was born in 1961 in the village of Mohammedpur, in the district of Murshidabad in West Bengal, India – land of a population incarnating the spirit of syncretism between Tantric, Vaishnava, Muslim and Buddhist traditions through music, dance and song. He is well known for his genius of improvisation on the dubki […]