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Think Music: SJ Sindu

When I talk about music I listen to during writing, I’m really talking about two things—the music I put on while I’m physically writing at my desk, and the music I listen to for the duration of a project. 902 more words

A Time to Dance - Reviewed by Avani A.

Avani is a delightful student, smiling and observant. Most importantly, she laughs at my dumb jokes and shares my enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Avani has chosen a book that makes me think about our class discussions about media representation and the importance of who gets to be “seen” in our culture. 357 more words


Swinging from the Chandelier

I used to dance. I did classical Indian dancing (something called Bharatanatyam) for almost 10 years, from the age of 6. Since then however, I hadn’t really danced much…maybe a… 169 more words


Janaki Rangarajan Enthralls American Audience with Bharatanatyam on International Dance Day

‘Juda – Ode to Separation’ explores beauty of Sufi poetry through Indian dance

By Geeta Goindi

Washington, DC, April 29, 2013 – Dr. Janaki Rangarajan, a Bharatanatyam exponent par excellence, delivered a spell-binding performance in her opening act, at the prestigious John F. 450 more words


Monthly Moves with Masha: A Sit Down with Ritika Lal

Masha Bandouil, 12th Grade

What kinds of dance styles have you heard of? Breakdancing? Ballroom? Ballet? What about ​Bharatanatyam ​? No? Well me neither, until I talked to Senior, Ritika Lal. 927 more words

Interview with Nayantara Kurma Parpia

I know it has been a while, but academic pressures kept me occupied for the last 8 months. Nevertheless I’m back with renewed energy, and right in time for the North American “Kutcheri” season! 1,415 more words


Touching the heart...

Once in a while, something profound comes across and touches the heart providing -at the least – some moments of oneness with the divine. And even if it were just a few moments, one does realise that this is the kind of experience which has in it the power to change lives and to be a sustaining force forever. 390 more words