Interview with Jasdeep Singh Degun

Interview with Jasdeep Singh Degun

Sitar virtuoso Jasdeep Singh Degun paves the path for other Indian classical musicians ‘I am very passionate about helping other musicians and propagating Indian classical music’ We connected with Jasdeep online when he had just returned from a 2 month intensive...
I tell ancient stories from a woman’s perspective

I tell ancient stories from a woman’s perspective

American journalist and poet Christopher Morley (1890-1957) once said: “When you sell a man a book, you don’t sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.” This quote sums up the outstanding work that Indian author Kavita Kané...
FEEST! Opening Celebrations Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

FEEST! Opening Celebrations Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

This weekend, we all came together to show how we celebrate the most important party in our lives. The successful opening of the exhibition Feest! i.e. PARTY! in Gemeente Leeuwarden gave me new energy. In February, the museum approached me asking if I could advise...
Pooja Guptar Performs at the SKVR Open Mic

Pooja Guptar Performs at the SKVR Open Mic

Two weeks ago, I had my first open mic at the World Music Dance Centre (WMDC) organized by my music teacher Prewien Pandohi-Mishre. I sang a Mantra, Guru Vandana, which is a homage to our inner guru. And a Kirtan dedicated to Lord Ganesha who you might know as the...
LT Foods Europe 5 Years Anniversary

LT Foods Europe 5 Years Anniversary

(Advertorial) On 24 June 2022, LT Foods Europe celebrated its five years anniversary by inviting business partners, colleagues and their families for an event at their office and production facility in Rotterdam, Tweede Maasvlakte. The well-organized event was...
Indian Arts: opportunities and challenges

Indian Arts: opportunities and challenges

What are the challenges and opportunities for organizing Hindustani music in The Netherlands? Charlie will be picking my brains about this topic. Listen to our 20-min conversation on Mentza! Download the app and share with us your thoughts and ideas to promote Indian...
Let’s Party!

Let’s Party!

Keramiekmuseum Princessehof is ready for a PARTY! This year, they will be stepping into the world of festive dining with a grand exhibition, because partying and dining, you see, do go hand in hand. We all enjoy a great PARTY, be it a Wedding, Birthday or Divali. In...
Podcast Financial Wellbeing with Kalpana Raghuraman

Podcast Financial Wellbeing with Kalpana Raghuraman

Listen to our new series about financial wellbeing. Kalpana Raghuraman is Artistic Director at Kalpana Arts and is a professional dancer for more than 25 years. She speaks her mind with DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar giving the listener insightful tips to keep the...
Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (84) Passed Away

Santoor Maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (84) Passed Away

Our deepest condolences. Santoor Maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (84) passed away this morning. We express our gratitude to Pt. Shivkumarji for his contributions to Indian Classical Music. He has spread the enchanted sounds of the Santoor throughout...
Radio Interview Wira Wiri

Radio Interview Wira Wiri

Radio Wira Wiri is an eclectic program on Mixcloud that presents music from around the globe. I shared a list of must hear songs from independent Indian musicians. And I didn’t forget Bollywood fans, especially for you I also included one soulful Shreya Ghoshal...
Ricky Kej wins his second Grammy for Divine Tides

Ricky Kej wins his second Grammy for Divine Tides

During his acceptance speech at the Grammy award ceremony composer Ricky Kej said;“In India we got this saying called Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam which literally means ‘The World is One Family’ and when we think about ‘The World is One Family’ the only thing that comes to...
Ramayana, our collective consciousness

Ramayana, our collective consciousness

Ramayana, a dance and music production presented by renowned Kalakshetra Foundation was hosted by the President of India and First Lady on their state visit to their honoured hosts King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. This dance music performance...
DesiYUP featured on VOLZIN

DesiYUP featured on VOLZIN

DesiYUP founder Mahesvari Autar was featured on the online media platform VOLZIN. Read the article here by Greco Idema. (article in Dutch).
Indian Mystic Sadhguru in The Netherlands To Save Soil

Indian Mystic Sadhguru in The Netherlands To Save Soil

PC: Wenika Soebhag (Volunteer Conscious Planet) Sadhguru is on a Soil Mission. The Indian yogi embarked on a 100-day motorcycling mission leaving from London, after attending several events, to the European mainland, The Netherlands. In more than 27 countries covering...