Priyanka Srinivasa

Will Noor prevail? Katzen debuts new play

The cast remerged on stage holding bright yellow candles in the dark auditorium and surrounded the  girl wearing a snow white headscarf as a recording of a poem by the great spiritual Sufi figure Rumi played in the background: “Out beyond ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Priyanka…

Creating Muay Thai champions

Picture this: a group of women all donning athletic garb with eyes locked on their enthusiastic trainers, placed in a studio setting all while learning a series of movements. Seem like a normal Zumba workout? Think again. These women are learning the ancient art of Muay Thai. This new craze hitting the DC area combines…

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Adventurous transfer student lands in D.C.

WASHINGTON — She has vacationed in Mexico, attended the Vancouver Folk Music festival multiple times, kayaked to Canada, spent Christmas in Cambodia, celebrated New Year’s in Thailand, enjoyed a weekend in Rome, studied in Spain, paddled for seven weeks in Chile, endured a 13-hour layover in a French airport and has been to Japan, twice.…

Fun and Furlough in Washington

Nearly two weeks in, you’ve probably noticed that 800,000 government employees were furloughed on Oct. 1 when the government shut down. With parks, monuments and museums all closed, how can the furloughed workers possibly fill their time out in Washington? Well, if they aren’t living paycheck-to-paycheck, and there are certainly many who are, there are…

Homeless find refuge with Street Sense

Phillip Howard, one of more than 100 vendors working for Street Sense, stands on his corner at DuPont Circle every day at rush hour, chanting his slogan: “Street Sense! Help the homeless, ladies and gentlemen!”  Howard has been with Street Sense for more than 10 years, a changed man. Street Sense is a newspaper based…