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Culture and Development

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We talk so much about digitalizing almost everything. We talk of digital india. What does it actually mean? In what way is it useful? How is it going to help the mankind? Will it make a better human being of a person? Will it teach the values ,ethoes  and morality? Without an internal transformation in a person, do you really think all these external ornamental changes will bring in changes in the society and will make us better and the society a better place to live? What is development? Is living in an apartment  instead of a hut, the true meaning of development? Is googling for information, instead of trying to find it in a book, the true sense of development?

What is culture? Have we ever thought, can being culturally strong, help us develop?

All these questions open up a huge debat...

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Art And Divinity

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Friends, every time I sit down to type my feelings, there is something that inspires me to do so. Just now heard  Sri Ram the sony tv Indian idol star, singing ‘Khwaja mere Khwaja’. Following that I also saw a you tube video of A.R.Rehman singing the same song and again Sri Ram assisting him and also singing one more quawali. Listening to this I was taken to the same platform or trans to which I go everyday while reading ‘Lalitha Sahasranama stotram’. That made me think and arose some questions in my mind—what is art? What is divinity? How are they related? What is religion? Why are we so intolerant as human beings towards other’s religion? What is it that made Sri Ram sing the song so beautifully, his talent alone?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu_x4N1rzww

As I sat hunting ...

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The review of our show at IIC Delhi

http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/dance/innovation-within-contours/article5300797.ece

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The journey of Dance

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Indian dance or Natya as we all know was born on earth with a purpose and has been growing  as a beautiful  tree with its roots in the divine earth.  This tree has spread across horizons with its innumerable branches (shakhas); each branch representing a style of dance. One can think of the tree being in its prime when its flowers are in full bloom and spreading its fragrance world wide. But as we enjoy the fragrance, we should not forget the purpose with which its seeds were sown on earth. Dance was born not only as a mere entertainment, but also for ‘Loka Kalyanam’ or social welfare...

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