India, Aug. 24 -- The mischievous butter lover, the adorable prankster, melodious flute player, the captivating cowherd - how can the birth of such a one not call for a befittingly colourful celebration? At this time of the year, the Capital usually buzzes with the Krishna cheer. But if there's one place people are making a beeline for, this Janmashtami, is the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra. For the past 42 years, for a week every year, the institute has been organising a dance drama on Lord Krishna, and this year is no different.

The ballet, which has the final show of the year today, conjures up the magic of Krishna's leela. What sets this ballet apart? Quite a lot.

Modern and meaningful

The director of the institute and the show, Sh...