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By nageshjs / December 2, 2017

Celebrating unsung hero, KM Munshi

True heroes are often forgotten or remain unrecognised. One such unsung hero, who played a pivotal role in the struggle for independence and was a connoisseur of literature, is Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, aka K M Munshi. … Read More

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By nageshjs / December 2, 2017

Day to remember KM Munshi

A national cultural festival to honour literateur, patriot and founder of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Dr Kanhaiyalal Maniklal Munshi will be held today from 10am to 8pm at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan on Race Course Road. … Read More

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By nageshjs / December 2, 2017

National Cultural Festival

National Cultural Festival by Dr. Padmaja Suresh… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

The imperishable Nine

The Indian tradition always follows the lunar calendar connoting that the moon is associated with feminine energy. Chandi, the feminine and Chandra, the masculine together form the fertile cycle accentuated by the full moon, Poornima. The Sun is the Prakash or the light, which is witnessing the effulgence of Vimarsha, the reflector.… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

The cultural fabric of India

Educate a woman and thereby educate a nation is a popular saying. Bhaarata , our nation is known to have been led by several women who had deep-rooted knowledge of many subjects and could openly debate with men… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Rasa: A Tāntric Journey

The human body is certainly one piece of classic engineering designed to enable positive physical, emotional and above all spiritual enhancement. It is well upon the individual to understand,utilize and then usher in great sense of fulfillment.… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Nritta – The journey into Shanta rasa

All dancers have to look deep and answer what nritta means to them, causes in them and the spectators. The avid sishya in me was introspecting. 'Laya', taken from ‘Pralaya’ is dissolution, absorption and concentration. Shuddha Nritta is pure, it’s Tala – Laya, the dance of Shakti and Shiva, Bindu and Nada. … Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Music And Emergence Of Creative Spirit

All things artistic are sacred including what are perceived as grotesque and bizarre. The harmony in the orbital movement of heavenly bodies and spheres, the sun's rays, the varying seasons are all a play of dance and Music -- all integral, interdisciplinary marvels. The cyclic movement of time as manifested in the twelve zodiac signs is a common symbol in painting and dance.… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Enabling women through education (an artiste’s perspective)

Educate a woman and thereby educate a nation is a popular saying. Bhaarata, our nation is known to have been led by several women who had deep-rooted knowledge of many subjects and could openly debate with men. The education which a woman possessed was most useful in grooming herself and molding … Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Advaita And Science

Advaita, the non-dual monistic philosophy propounded by Adi Shankara, may very well be a place where the scientific world intersects with that of the spiritual. Followers point to the relationships between mass, frequency, wave and energy that 20th century physics has established and the advaitic ‘Unity of the Universe’ as common ground. … Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

She who rides the tiger

The entire nation has awakened, especially the youth to the cause of women, immediately after the barbaric incident in Delhi. Though incidents of rape have been repeatedly happening throughout the nation, reports on these are being given more reportage now. Amidst all the uproar, what is important to ponder is the history of violent acts against women.… Read More

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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Some gems from Swami Nisargatta Maharaj- I am That

That in whom reside all beings and who resides in all beings, who is the giver of grace to all, the Supreme Soul of the universe, the limitless being - I am that. We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings with a temporary human experience! I AM THAT- Recorded dialogues of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj with disciples. This book is a rage among philosophers and others too (with interest in Advaita Vedanta), throughout the world. I have captured some sentences that I call the gems of universal value from this book.… Read More

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Mysticism in Dance
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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Mysticism in dance

The divine dancer Nataraja is picture perfect, a symbol of Yogic Chakras in full bloom. The left leg has been raised, an effect of the upward movement of the Apana to unify with Prana, indicative of the emergence of mastery in yoga. It is a unique moment that takes place in the yogi's heart (right-sided one and not the biological heart), resulting in complete cessation of all the activities of the mind. No more turbulence, just transcendence.… Read More

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Gender Switch
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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Gender Switch! (Meaning no offence to any one in particular)

Women are suitable to do both male and female roles but can the same be said of men? Worth considering if there is a hidden man inside a woman (the word 'woman' also approbates this) and what about vice versa? We should analyze first on the external front and then the internal levels giving us a gender gallery of contrast and congruity. … Read More

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Natya Yoga
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By nageshjs / November 24, 2017

Natya Yoga

The common coining of NATYA YOGA as synonymous with dance forms such as Bharatanatyam is since ages, not without sufficient ground. The dance experiment leads to an incomparable experience. 'Nat' means to act. A Natya exponent represents histrionically, various characters, situations, stories, emotions, events, legends, epics, heroes, heroines and so on.… Read More

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