Shovana Narayan on Kathak...

Shovana Narayan Kathak

Shovana Narayan's Kathak performances attempt to bridge the gap between scriptural stories and their relevance today. "Surdas' Bal Krishna asked for the moon. And just look at it, don't today's children also ask for the impossible to be given to

15 April, 2008 | Views: 7182

You should be dancing

Dance gives you a positive body language, and improves presence of mind at the same time. Through it we connect to our true nature and our ego gets dissolved. And we can access and correct the imbalance that affects life from the outside. As

10 April, 2008 | Views: 5188

Competing with Taj Mahal!

Shahji temple Vrindavan

Lucknow temple at Vrindavan, with its blend of European architecture and Lucknow's romanticism, gives the world wonder, Taj Mahal, some competition! Nawab Wajid Ali Shah's Parikhana may not have survived the British, but Lucknow's

18 April, 2008 | Views: 9950

Of Nasik, Trayambakeshwar and Panchwati

Even before the train pulled into Nashik Road railway station, I was smitten by the landscape of this grape valley in the Sahyadri range, in North Maharashtra. Hills encircling the city looked more like mammoth Shivalingams, set against the blue sky

16 May, 2008 | Views: 12951

River Kosi - Jim Corbett National Park

Bird watching at Jim Corbett National Park

Tiger Camp on the outskirts of Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, reverberated with our laughter. Our group of 60 got ready for a walk to the banks of river Kosi. We picked up tidbits of jungle wisdom from our guides while there.

06 April, 2008 | Views: 13638

An ornithologist is born

Birds too can have dual personalities! Here is one that looks gloomy and unfriendly on the ground but cheerful and bright when she’s flying. There is something distinctly faraway about her, something different from the tropical birds that we

11 May, 2008 | Views: 4144

Weekend at Nathdwara, Mewar

Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, lured jewellers Renu and Neeraj Rastogi from Lucknow for a weekend visit. Having spent a colourful day with Shri Govardhan Nath, they share their kaleidoscopic experience here...

04 April, 2008 | Views: 11598



Garden herbs of India, Day 1, Chaangeri herb for Vitamin C deficiency

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