Third International Yoga Day
To mark the third International Day of Yoga, the Embassy of India, The Hague and The Gandhi Centre, the Cultural Wing of the Embassy will be organizing an event in the Atrium, City Hall of The Hague on Sunday, June 18, 2017 and 10.00hrs. The event is open to the public, free of charge and the Ambassador of India Venu Rajamony will take the lead during the yoga session. Similar sessions will be held in 177 other countries to attract both beginners as well as experienced practitioners of yoga, making the 3rd International Day of Yoga a global success.
The Dutch national music platform “Vrije Geluiden” has higlighted the concert Soul to Soul in which Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia will perform on the 25th of June.
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Art in its mysticity is experienced in different forms all over the world. It is said that the culture of a place is directly reflected in the classical forms of its art. Indian music has an abundant, unbroken heritage that has been gathered for centuries together through its oral traditions. The origins of Indian classical music can be traced back to spirituality.
On a sultry Sunday evening, we decide to visit Pandit Hariprasad Charausia’s gurukul. Tucked in a corner in the Mumbai suburbs, we enter his school to be greeted with the melodic notes of the bansuri.
On a cold winter night, allow yourself to get carried away by this melodious and enchanting composition in Raag Bageshri inflicting emotions of longing and romance from the point of view of a lady awaiting her loved one. The aesthetic form of this Raag enables the mind to catch a glimpse of the deeper spiritual beauty of this music style.
For those appreciating spiritual music, Nirali Kartik (Mumbai, India) gave an Indian Classical Singing workshop at the theater De Vaillant in The Hague.
She also Jammed with Ganesh Ramnath as a preparation for her concert on the Dec 9th 2016.
Music constructs our emotions on a deeper level of our consciousness. It embodies every emotion that the human mind can experience in life. There is no thought, longing, memory, or expectation that meaningful music cannot encompass. DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar talks with American-Indian professor Raj Raghunathan about the relationship between happiness and music. And how art can be implemented in a corporate environment. Professor Raj Raghunathan (Texas, US, based business school) teaches marketing at the McCombs School of Business in Texas and is a visiting faculty member at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. Professor Raghunathan wrote a book about Happiness: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy
Navin Kundra will perform in Holland for the first-time ever with a full band. Days before his concert ‘Hindi Cinema Classics’, we talk to the main man about his musical journey.
The name Navin Kundra is hard to escape if you are part of the Asian diaspora. The British Asian singer/songwriter has graced the Asian charts often with six number #1 singles over the years.
His unique brand of music, one he is happy not to label, speaks across generations and nationalities, combining folk beat and lyrics with urban sounds of jazz, house and pop. Navin catapulted into popular imagination at 19 years of age, representing Britain and capturing hearts on a worldwide version of popular Indian show Sa Re Ga Ma and later BBC Asia network show Unsung, which he won.