Interviews with Musicians
Violinist L Subramaniam & Vocalist Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam gave an inspiring workshop about South-Indian music last year which was hosted by Codarts Rotterdam, organized by tabla player Heiko Dijker & India in Netherlands (Embassy of India, The Hague)....
That sense of discipline brought magic to the songs. Be it the lyrics, melody or the instrumentation – its simplicity and complexity put together makes it memorable. Come September 7th, Holland will witness a tribute to the best romantic classics of the Hindi cinema. This musical evening will witness the one-woman band Vasuda Sharma share the stage with British singer-songwriter and entertainer Navin Kundra. Cabaretier and comedian Rayen Panday will also make a guest appearance in the show.
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.
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.
Booker Prize Winner Arundhati Roy comes to Rotterdam The Indian writer and political activist Arundhati Roy will be appearing in the Doelen in Rotterdam on 16th June 2017. In 2014 Time magazine called her ‘one of the top hundred most influential people in the world’....
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
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.
That Rekesh Chauhan would grow up to be a musician was no surprise to anyone – being under the tutelage of his father and musician Rajesh Chauhan from a very young age. It is impressive that he is able to show versatility as a performer and composer even before he has reached his 20s. Even having trained in Western classical guitar and piano as well as the harmonium, his Indian roots are a great influence on his musicality. ‘Beyond Roots’, his critically acclaimed debut album released under Milapfest in 2015, is an expression of his journey.