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Discovering Greece before getting there

Discovering Greece before getting there

I’ve been fascinated by Greece ever since I first heard of the great poet Homer, and since then subconsciously I’ve thought of Greece..

On the Greek mind, Hellenic culture and us ‘moderns’

On the Greek mind, Hellenic culture and us ‘moderns’

γνῶθι σεαυτόν  |  Know thyself What was the Greek conception of life? At the very start of the classic work ‘The Human..

The participative democracy of Greek city states

The participative democracy of Greek city states

Greece is not a particularly large nation, being just a tad larger than the state of New York in the US or the state of Tamil Nadu in..

On the spirit of Greek art and sculpture

On the spirit of Greek art and sculpture

Where are the Sculptors? Try and name three sculptors – from anywhere. Hard, isn’t it? Amongst the moderns, we may be able to..

The most beautiful evocation of Raag Kaushi Kanada

The most beautiful evocation of Raag Kaushi Kanada

This recording from a live concert in 1968 is the ‘stuff of legends’. It is by far the most soulful rendition of a particular Raag..

The Phenomenon that was Leonardo Da Vinci

The Phenomenon that was Leonardo Da Vinci

We recently spent a weekend in Milan where we got to see some of Da Vinci's work. It wasn't very clear when we bought our tickets, but we..

On Symbols in Poetry

On Symbols in Poetry

I'm sharing below a short excerpt of a book by A.B.Purani I on symbols in poetry. Having been 'under-the-influence' of some fairly..

V – The Imperative before us

V – The Imperative before us

..He would guide the world, himself he cannot guide. Savitri, Sri Aurobindo The ‘they’ versus ‘us’ conflict All the wars..

I – Can we ever reconcile War ?

I – Can we ever reconcile War ?

An idiot hour destroys what centuries made… This is the first of a 5-part mini-series that I’d put together on the subject of War...

Short Films

Evolution Fast-Forward

Someone sent me a trailer to this short-film last year and I eagerly awaited for months until the full film was released. Nothing of the..

Seeing Red on Broadway

Easily the best theater experience in all these years.. Alfred Molina was incredible..

The Genius of India

A short and beautifully made film on India. Unlike other films or documentaries, this one aims directly at the core & essence of..

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