world art day

April 15th is the world art day. The International association of Arts set up UNESCO in 1954 chose this day as it is the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci.   I am a little confused about this, what do they mean by art? Maybe anything that is not science. Or is focused on drawing, paintings …

Brahmaputra Baits

Assam or Prajyotishapura... the land on the banks of Brahmaputra to me has been romantic space. When I want to think exotic I used to try to visualize Guwahati. The transit zone from the mainstream to the mystic mysterious east. Guwahati on the Brahmaputra takes its name from Guwa or areca nut and Haat or …

World Theatre Day

Its world theatre day. I am looking back on my own journey through theatre. Having a mother whose unfulfilled dream was arangetram, she insisted that I learnt Bharatnatyam and did my vidwat. My only claim to independence is that I refused to the arangetram this remains a bone of contention between us. I remember crafting …

Naraka-Chaturdashi

Today is   Narakachaturdashi, The organic nature of this festival doesn’t cease to amaze me. Growing we heard the story of Narakasura who  captured 1600 women, made them his slaves eventually Krishna the Yadava rescued them. The legend also as it that Narakasura could only be killed by his mother. As Deepavali approaches kids begin collecting trash like old clothes, and old news …