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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bhaja Govindam

Bhaja Govindam

It’s not a surprise that music plays a vital role in Hindu philosophy. In fact, sound is interwoven in almost every ritual. The idea of the sacred sound is, for example, incorporated into mantra chanting, and singing kīrtana, and devotional songs. The greatest...

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Navratri-campaign: Honour the woman next to you

Navratri-campaign: Honour the woman next to you

I bow down again and again to the Goddess who is manifest in all creatures as strength and powerThis year, nine women will reflect on Navratri in a different way. We will do this by drawing attention to the Forgotten People, the Yezidis. We will worship Goddess Durga...

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First Lady of The Republic of Suriname Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry

First Lady of The Republic of Suriname Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry

DesiYUP did an exclusive interview with the First Lady of Republic Suriname, Mellisa Santokhi-Seenacherry. The film (12 mins) is made during her recent visit to The Netherlands. And introduces the viewer to the First Lady, how she will support her husband, the newly-elected President Chandrikapersad Santokhi, during his presidential term of 5 years. The First Lady requests the Surinamese Diaspora community to join hands and help rebuild their country.

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Project Sharing Meaningful Music

Project Sharing Meaningful Music

Sharing Meaningful Music expresses the search for inner peace and attaining happiness. Music fuels us with new energy to keep us going and conquer the daily challenges that the metropole lifestyle gifts us. In this artwork the bridges integrate two concepts.

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