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 Gypsy day

One of the dance forms we learnt in our Bharatnatyam curriculum was the gypsy dance, the costume would vivid, with gold spangles, and colourful hair tassels’, a tambourine in the hand and quick beats. Most of us loved it for the sheer energy it created. Gypsies seemed exotic. Gypsies the Nomads.. Travelling in caravans, in …

Gokarana

Yesterday being  Ganesh Chaturthi, we decided to drive down to Gokarna. I have no pictures of either temple or the surrounding, for I was lost in memories of the two which visited years ago. The legend has it that Ravana the Lord of Lanka, carried the atma lingam of Shiva, fearing the consequences of this, …