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by devaniya on October 6, 2011

Some of the online links about Jigyasa & Devaniya:

INDIA TODAY – Chennai Talkies
Dancer Jigyasa Giri talks about Chennai along with Tishani Doshi, Khushbu Sundar, Sundeep Kishan and Karti Chidambaram. Jigyasa talks about strong woman power, pace of life & simple lifestyle of people as the things she likes about Chennai. What she would like to change is the garbage on the road, poor civic sense, shocking state of the Chennai passport office and its officers & the frequent power shutdowns. Aug 3, 2011

THE HINDU – Reaching out through Kathak by Jyoti Nair
When asked about her most memorable performance, Jigyasa says: “Performing at Ethiraj College in the 1982-83 Talent Concert. While I was doing 27 chakkars, my braid became loose and hung on a thread and went round my neck, just short of strangulating me. I continued my swirls to the recitation of the Todas, despite taunts from the audience‚Ķ I got a standing ovation. I learnt that day the importance of completing a task, no matter what.” July 14, 2011.

MALLI.IN – Spotlight on Jigyasa Giri
Malli features Jigyasa in an interview where she says,”I always tell my students to eat healthy throughout the week…I tell them to indulge their taste buds a bit during weekends so they have no cravings. Before a performance they must stay light…” July 7, 2011.

THE HINDU – Welcoming Vijayadasami with Kathak by R. Keerthana
Swift and soft feet, elegant gestures and graceful hand movements captured one and all who were watching the Kathak dancers of Devaniya performing at Sishya School Auditorium, Adyar, on October 2 to welcome Vijayadasami Day. Oct 9, 2010

THE HINDU – Riveting tableau of Images by Rupa Srikanth
“Beautiful images and seamless transition,” writes Rupa Srikanth about Pratham, the launch of Devaniya dance school in Chennai. “The dynamic movement choreography was the most impressive part of the presentation — the entries, the exits and the group formations were graceful and well-timed.” November 27, 2009.

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