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As quoted in Femina – Wow Women

by devaniya on December 30, 2010

Femina features Jigyasa Giri in an article titled Wow Women in December, 2010 asking her about the upcoming Margazhi festival in Chennai. The other talented performers who were quoted were Anita Ratnam, Aruna Sairam, Revathi Ramachandran & Priyadarshini Govind. Jigyasa says, “Margazhi is a time when we invoke and awaken our rich heritage and deep-rooted [...]


Woman with a Purpose says Femina

by devaniya on October 29, 2010

“Jigyasa Giri brought Kathak to Bharatnatyam-dominated Chennai and is now a sought-after teacher and performer,” says Neeti Jaychander about Jigyasa Giri in the Femina Anniversary issue in the article ‘Women with a purpose’. Some excerpts of the article: Jigyasa Giri’s first encounter with dance was at the age of 7, with Bharatnatyam. She was very [...]

Our Vijayadashmi celebrations were covered by Mylapore Talk in the October 10-16, 2010 issue. “60 dancers from children to grandmothers mingled with each other and blended their skills to present an outstanding performance. …Devaniya, the school of Kathak dance…founded by Jigyasa Giri celebrated its Vijayadashmi cerebrations recently…The Devaniya dance classes are held in Srinivasa Gandhi [...]


Interview with Jigyasa in Redefining Time

by devaniya on September 10, 2010

Redefining Time features an article & interview with Chennai’s foremost Kathak dancer Jigyasa Giri in September, 2010. She shares her dance journey, talks about the great Gurus who made her what she is, and about her dance school Devaniya. The article says that she dances like a peacock… Here is the transcript of the article: [...]

The Indian Express

Multifaceted, says The Indian Express

by devaniya on June 18, 2010

An article about Jigyasa appears in The New Indian Expresss on June 16, 2010. Here are excerpts from the article: A truly secular mind, Jigyasa Giri is one of the most loved dancers in a city where most dancers self-proclaim titles, she has stayed away from the rat race and has dug her firm feet [...]

Economic Times

For Art’s Sake says Economic Times

by devaniya on January 24, 2010

ET Madras Plus features an article titled For Art’s Sake on January 22, 2010 showcasing Devaniya & its founder, Jigyasa Giri. “A kathak dancer, teacher, choreographer and an award-winning author, Jigyasa Giri, recently re-launched her dance school in the city. She talks to us about dance, cookery, writing and more.” Here is a transcript of [...]

Attendance, the dance annual of India 2010 features Devaniya. Attendance is India’s only year-book on dance. Aesthetically presented and well-researched, it covers dance events over the year. Edited, compiled and published by Ashish Mohan Khokar, top writers and critics of dance contribute in-depth articles. A must-buy for art lovers. Ashish Khokar the wordsmith says, “Madras [...]