reCharkha: upcycling plastic into unique handwoven products (Advertorial)

reCharkha: upcycling plastic into unique handwoven products (Advertorial)

reCharkha – The EcoSocial Tribe is an inspiring organization born out of an urge to change the face of priceless natural surroundings. reCharkha gives waste plastic a second life and believes in a bottom-up approach. In the past few years they have given Indian tribal women the opportunity to earn their own money.

I want to make the world a better place with beautiful music

I want to make the world a better place with beautiful music

Diepak Ramjiawan was only six years old when he started learning Indian classical music. He developed his devotion for music in temples. It was there that he started singing his very first songs. In temples and during satsangs, Diepak’s passion for music is...
Standing On The Shoulders Of My Maternal Lineage

Standing On The Shoulders Of My Maternal Lineage

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.

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!