Habitat World Online Culture Calendar

Dear Member,

The pandemic has been tough for all of us. While the physical effects are easy to see and care for, the well-being of our mental health, remains relatively neglected. Through our new initiative Healing Our Minds, we will bring a series of virtual talks, each one throwing light on a new topic. We hope that these stories will help any of us who feel the need to move towards healing.

Glimpses of Culture, by Benoy K Behl returns this week with Birth of Deities in Indian Art, an illustrated talk on the fundamentals of ancient Indian art.

Attend the webinar with the newest superhero in town: Minnal Murali! A tailor gains special powers after being struck by lightning and transforms into a superhero. The film is available to watch on Netflix with a subscription. Attend the webinar with Director Basil Joseph and Actor Tovino Thomas, in conversation with Shubhra Gupta, as part of the Express Film Club.

We deeply mourn the passing away of Pt.Birju Maharaj, an exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance. He was a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, which included his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. His contribution to the field of Indian dance is unparalleled.