I’ve read so many anecdotes of people receiving parcels, that were lost in the post, years after they were sent. But not even in my remotest fantasies did I ever think that I’d be one of those people. Sure, I’ve fantasised a lot (and I mean A LOT) about getting a call from Air France … More Postcards from 2006
We were craving to do a road trip ever since we got Phryne. We’d already driven down to Pune, but that didn’t count since we were on NH4 throughout the journey and there wasn’t even a grain of adventure involved. Balur? But we knew that route so well. We wanted to go off the beaten … More Road Trip to Wayanad (Bootcamp Version)
Amrita Sher-Gil, a name with which I was very familiar, an artist I had heard much about and whose works I knew from the lovely coffee table book at my best friend’s place. So when the NGMA had a retrospective, I knew I had to go, even though it is no longer in my backyard. … More A Rendez-vous with India’s Frida Kahlo
The second event of Bonjour India 2013 in Bangalore, Indiamore is a unique show uniting films, sound and images to produce music of astounding elegance and beauty by acclaimed pianiste, composer, and musical director, Christophe Chassol. The film starts with the most beautiful lines I’ve ever come across to describe Indian music : “He told me … More Bonjour India : Indiamore
In the first edition of Bonjour India in 2009 I had walked away mesmerised by the elegance of Isabelle Anna and Quincy Charles who performed Kathak on western music in “Opus à Kathak.” Of all the events I attended in Pune, it was the Kathak performance that stayed with me for the longest time. The second … More Bonjour India : Urban Ballet
A complete ignoramus when it comes to dance forms, I was initiated to Indian classical dance by a close friend who is a trained danseuse of the Bharatnatyam form. After attending a few dance performances by her and others in Pune, I was re-introduced to Indian classical dance in Bangalore, at the Alliance Française ! … More Dance DISCourse – helping Indian Classical Dance Forms Perpetuate.
Born and brought up in Bombay, I am no stranger to Ganpati visarjans. We lived close to the beach and I was familiar with the chaotic madness, frenetic beating of the dhols accompanied by loud music blaring from the speakers and the huge idols of the visarjan processions. I grew up hearing stories of the … More Ganpati Visarjan Bengaluru Style !