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Five reasons to commemorate 150 years of immigration – Apravasi
Today, many Sarnami Hindustani's are commemorating 150 years of Hindustani migration, an important chapter in Indian, Surinamese and Dutch history. First ship Lalla Rookh, the ship that arrived from India on 5 June 1873, marked the beginning of migration to Suriname....
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...
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...
Nightingale Lata Mangeshkar (92) Passed Away
Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has passed away at the age of 92, plunging the entire music community and fans into mourning. Whereas just the day before Art devotees, musicians and scholars celebrated Vasant Panchami, a festival dedicated to the Goddess of knowledge and music Sarasvati. Many would agree that she was the gracious epitome of the Goddess on earth. Lata Mangeshkar’s phenomenally gifted voice nurtured many generations and enchanted millions of hearts across the globe.
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.
What is the link between Bollywood Music, Maasai TikTokers and the Blindian Community?
And what has Kamala Harris has to do with all this? Yes, that’s also what I thought when I started writing this blog. How do I manage to mix together complete different stories in one blog? If you decide to read further I will do my best to clear the confusion...
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
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
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.