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Periods of Light, Periods of Darkness

1. Periods of Light, Periods...

As a child I grew up to appreciate natural light as a scarse commodity to be valued and cherished, since much of the time one had to be content with a dark playground and mere artificial light. When I opened my eyes in the morning to see...

Guest Post: Interview With Ruskin Bond

I visited him for the first time, in February 2007, and since then, the bond has slowly strengthened. We connect to him well and he too has grown fond of the lively spirit of the Reading Rainbow...

Review: Ruskin Bond / Scenes From A Writer’s...

I must confess I don’t have a clear idea on how popular or widely read Ruskin Bond is outside of India. Here in India he’s without a doubt a much loved figure who has painstakingly...

Bhimsen Joshi In Memoriam

As I woke up on the morning of the 25th I was confronted by the news I had feared after reading that Pandit Bhimsen Joshi had been hospitalized a few days earlier. The legend of Indian classical...

CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / Thiruvasagam

CD Review: Ilaiyaraaja / Thiruvasagam
Ilaiyaraaja – Thiruvasagam (c) 2005 English lyrics:    Stephen Schwartz Richard King :    Sound Engineer Lászlo Kovacs : Conductor Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Choir Singers:...

Guest Post: Interview with Madhav Chari

Pianist Madhav Chari talks about the spirit of jazz, linking his music to Indian philosophy and his experiential workshops. Divya Kumar listens in.   Madhav Chari – Photograph: Ranjan Kamath If you...

Back in India

It’s been quite a while since the last post and lots of water has passed under the bridge. I won’t bore you with long explanations why there has been no posts, but I do apologize to all the...

Acclimatization In Progress

After my departure from India, visit to Vienna and subsequent arrival in Helsinki, I’ve needed some time to re-orient myself to this part of the world, hence no posts for a little while. Finndian will be...
Wine District of Grinzing

Wine District of Grinzing

Here I am in Vienna, a city and region that I’ve wanted to experience for quite some time – the aged capital of European art and culture having long beckoned me for a visit. There is a lot to write...

CD Review: Midival Punditz / Hello Hello

Midival Punditz – Hello Hello/Six Degrees 2009 Tapan Raj & Gaurav Raina / Karsh Kale – co-producer Last year saw the release of a milestone album in Indian electronica as Midival Punditz let loose...

Students Forum for Indian Heritage

Last week I attended a lecture by Michel Danino at a gathering of the Students Forum for Indian Heritage at Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham University. In case you are not familiar with Mr. Danino he is a...

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