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Shubha Yugadi (2017)

Admin : March 29, 2017 3:39 pm : Uncategorized


From all of us at ICP, Shubha Yugadi, Shubh Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, Happy Ugadi, Shubh Thepna, Cheti Chand ki Shubhkamnayein, Gudi Padwa Shubheccha, Happy Sajibu Nongmapanba, Shubh Navreh, and finally Ugadi Subhashayagalu and Subhakaankashalu!

Ugadi comes from the Sanskrit term Yuga Adi, or new era ...

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Classical Indic Music I: Saastriya Sangeeta Tradition

N.R.I.pathi : March 27, 2017 8:30 am : Uncategorized


Music is quite possibly the most powerful medium to not only communicate sentiments and feelings, but even ideas and philosophies. The spirituality inherent in the music of India, from the august sangeeta sabhas of Chennai to the lively village songs of Braj, is fragrant with this spiritual sense ...

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Book Discussion: Rasas in Bharatanatyam

Shivoham : March 19, 2017 7:42 am : Uncategorized


Introduction & Book Summary

Bharatanatyam artist Prakruti Prativadi recently published a book ‘Rasas in Bharatanatyam’ ...


Holi ki Shubh Kamnaye (2017)

Admin : March 13, 2017 12:09 pm : Uncategorized


From all of us at ICP, Holi ki hardik Shubhkamnaye! Happy Holi!

The Festival of Colours is here! Water should be used wisely throughout the year, not just on a single day because some silly celebrity says.

So celebrate this ancient festival with gusto, whether you grew up with the tradition or embraced it after ...

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Vasant Utsav

N.R.I.pathi : March 12, 2017 8:56 am : Uncategorized


Sabhi ko Holi ki Shubhkamnayein! A very Happy Holi to all our readers celebrating day 1 of this exciting festival today.

Holi’s roots are in fact very ancient in origin. Though today it is primarily celebrated in Northern India, it was once part of an all India, vast, virtual month of Festivities known as Vasanta Maha Utsava ...

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The Mind of Margayya

Shivoham : February 23, 2017 7:35 am : Uncategorized


Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami (1906-2001), the creator of Malgudi was one of India’s greatest storytellers and thinkers. Writing under the shortened name R. K. Narayan, a small sample of his works include Swami and Friends, Bachelor of Arts, Guide, and Gods, Demons, and Others ...

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Sringara (Romance) is also Part of Our Culture

N.R.I.pathi : February 16, 2017 8:36 am : Uncategorized


After our preceding article on Romantic Sanskrit Poetry, it is only natural for people to ask whether our illustrious culture should be romantic, let alone, romanticised ...

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Classical Indic Literature V: Romantic Sanskrit Poetry

N.R.I.pathi : February 13, 2017 9:30 am : Uncategorized


Rebuilding the National Character involves not only understanding what we need to do, or even why we are doing it, but why it is worth preserving at all ...

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Rebuilding the National Character

N.R.I.pathi : January 26, 2017 9:55 am : Uncategorized


The essence of character is willingness to stand up for your principles and endure in safeguarding the principles you support. High-minded thinking may appeal to all or even most; but it is fortitude, and the willingness to endure in order to safeguard these principles, even sacrificing oneself in the process, which is the hallmark of character, and shows the calibre of the principle ...

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Shubha Sankranthi (2017)

Admin : January 14, 2017 5:30 am : Uncategorized


Shubha Makara Sankranthi to all our readers!

Whether you call it Makara Sankranthi, Lohri, Magh Bihu, Ghughuti, Pongal, Sakraat, Khicheri, Saaji, Suggi, Tirmoori, Uttarayan or “the transition of the sun into the constellation capricorn“, we wish you all a very Happy Harvest Festival!

Part of celebrating what unites us is understanding the beauty of the variety ...

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