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Sattva and Bharatanāṭyaṃ

Admin : April 17, 2017 7:30 am : Uncategorized

The following Post was composed by Prakruti Prativadi. You can follow her on TCP.



Bharatanāṭyaṃ performances often standout for the striking and realistic portrayals of characters and their stories which are powerful and moving and live in the memory of the audience ...


Puthandu Vazthukkal & Vishu Ashamsakal (2017)

Admin : April 14, 2017 6:40 pm : Uncategorized


From all of us at ICP, Vishu Ashamsakal! Puthandu Vazthukkal! Happy New Year to Malayalis and Tamils alike.

At last, we complete the cycle of Indic New Years (the exception of course being our Gujarati friends). The Solar Calendar New Years are celebrated today ...

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Shubha Vaisakhi (2017)

Admin : April 13, 2017 4:37 pm : Uncategorized


From all of us at ICP: Shubha Vaisakhi! Happy Baisakhi! Baisakhi di lakh lakh badhai! Shubho Nabo Borsho! Pana Sankranthi ra Subheccha! Shubh Jude Sheetal! Happy Bihu!

The other half of the assorted New Year’s of Bharatavarsha fall this well ...

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Classical Indic Literature V: Romantic Sanskrit Poetry 2

N.R.I.pathi : April 9, 2017 8:50 am : Uncategorized


In honour of Madan Utsav, Bharat’s true Festival of Romance, we bring you the second installment in our special set of articles from our Continuing Series on Leave a response »


Madan Utsav — Indic Festival for Romance

N.R.I.pathi : April 6, 2017 8:59 am : Uncategorized


India, Indic Civilization, and Bharatiya Sanskriti have produced many noble and spiritual figures. But as those of us who grew up Indian know, it is very much work hard & play hard.

Colonial stereotypes  were convenient for those who were trying to change the religion of the people of Bharatavarsha ...

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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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