Standing On The Shoulders Of My Maternal Lineage

Standing On The Shoulders Of My Maternal Lineage

The National monument Vittorio Emanuele II This month I experienced Rome like Audrey Hepburn did in the film Vacanze Romane. I must admit I roamed around the ancient city by foot in stead of a stylish Vespa. Nevertheless, it was a memorable journey. I’ve done pretty...
Falling in and out of love with the Eurovision Song Contest

Falling in and out of love with the Eurovision Song Contest

In November 2019 I was invited to a Bollywood program at the Concert Gebouw. To mentally prepare myself for an evening of music & mingling I decided to drink tea at the Amstel Hotel. It’s no secret that lovely places make me zen! While sipping my perfect hot cup of Earl Grey tea I read an email that can be compared with winning a million euro lottery.

A Confession… Of A Frustrated Face

A Confession… Of A Frustrated Face

Primer, foundation, fixer, powder and shimmer are a few secret ingredients that makeup artists use to cake my face. An average session of caking easily takes up to an hour. Turning my face into a fifty shades of orange barbie doll or a Sonam Kapoor lookalike for Instagram.

Vaibhavi, A Short Film That Celebrates Innocence

Vaibhavi, A Short Film That Celebrates Innocence

‘Vaibhavi’ a short film (2017) based on true events is written and directed by Mumbai based Neha Sharma. This film tells the story of Vibha and Bhara, a couple living in a small town in the state Uttar Pradesh, India.

Nāda Yoga: experience a sense of well being

Nāda Yoga: experience a sense of well being

The importance of practicing Yoga on a regular basis is accepted world wide as beneficial. Adi Shankaracharya calls it “an essential ingredient to attain freedom”. Yoga is therefore so much more than just stretching and bending the body in various postures.

Music Is A Healer Of All Things In Life

Music Is A Healer Of All Things In Life

If you have seen the groundbreaking documentary ‘Seaspiracy’ on Netflix you will highly appreciate every attempt that is being made to spread awareness about the consumption of plastic. Our oceans are polluted with million of tons of plastic. The documentary Seaspiracy makes us aware that the large portion of garbage left in the waters are pieces of fishing gear. Many of us now possess an ounce of general knowledge to understand the impact of consuming plastic is harming the environment, marine life and our health.

Female Musicians Share Their Intimate Motherhood Journey

Female Musicians Share Their Intimate Motherhood Journey

Ambika, Sadhana and Swarupa have two things in common: a musical career and being a mommy. In this article they will shine the light on their most intimate motherhood journey and how mothering impacted their career in music.

Mantra’s For The Little Ones

Mantra’s For The Little Ones

It’s been a year ago that DesiYUP co-organized ‘Yoga Nidra’ for babies and toddlers. From initial idea to executing this concept into a live event with little ones as our target audience was quite an overwhelming experience.

How Mahesvari Autar Manages Two Jobs

How Mahesvari Autar Manages Two Jobs

Thanks to Kabir Sehgal, #portfoliocareer DesiYUP is featured in this interview about having multiple careers. DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar believes that there is no need to limit ourselves in having more than one successful career, She shares her manages her two careers: #communication officer & #founder of DesiYUP.
Interested to know more about my two careers?

Gita Desai Unveils The Essence Of Indian Classical Music

Gita Desai Unveils The Essence Of Indian Classical Music

Gita Desai, a resident of Los Angeles, has devoted the past 14 years of her life in creating the three most comprehensive documentary series to date on the profound Indian traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda and Raga Music. She worked on making Raga Unveiled from 2005 to 2009. Gita’s single-minded vision is to bring these powerful ancient sciences to as many people around the world, while keeping their spiritual essence intact. At the core is her ambition to transform the viewers at the deepest level through a fully immersive experience. Nothing less, nothing more!

Mental Health Is About Understanding Ourselves

Mental Health Is About Understanding Ourselves

Since Covid-19 mental health has become a buzzword. When you visit news sites, read news papers, watch television or scroll through social media messages published by celebrities and influencers. There will be topics related to mental health. Especially celebrities speak out much more often about their mental health struggles. Now, the question is what is mental health and how can we deal with mental health issues in these difficult times?

Creating New Work Becomes A Joy

Creating New Work Becomes A Joy

Indrani Datta is a specialist in Kalka Bindadin Gharana of Kathak which hails from Lucknow. It is led by legendary Pandit Birju Maharaj and his disciple Vidushi Saswati Sen at Kalashram in Delhi. She is also a legal professional within an in-house counsel team for an international law firm.

Writing is My Nirvana

Writing is My Nirvana

Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling author and new age Indian classicist from India. Her debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named as one of the top 5 sellers In the Indian writing category for the year 2012 by Amazon India. She recently launched the Mahabharata with Anuja series on YouTube and released her latest book, Mohini: The Enchantress, my exploration of one of the most fascinating LGBTQ characters in Indian mythology.

Arts Gave Me Freedom To Survive Alone

Arts Gave Me Freedom To Survive Alone

Shivali Bhammer is a recording artist of The Bhajan Project and Urban Temple, she is a public speaker and Kathak dancer. This year, in the first week of February she performed in the theatre production ‘Many Faces of Love’ , produced by DesiYUP, at De Doelen...