Book Review: Kolkata Chronicles – An A to Z Guide for the Uninitiated by Sreeparna Sen

Book Review: Kolkata Chronicles – An A to Z Guide for the Uninitiated by Sreeparna Sen

Many years ago, I was travelling to Kolkata. For that time, I was too young to feel that the city was something beyond description. My aunt’s house is there and all I knew about city Kolkata that time was, it’s a big, very big city, unlike our hometown. As far as I can remember, I [...]

About The Myths

About The Myths

Hello my tribe! Come, let's have some shameless talks! How about starting with the main thing, I mean, talking about the myths about Menstruation? After all, these wonderful thoughts have made our biological phenomenon a 'Taboo', isn't? It wasn’t until the mid-18th century that menstruation was known to be related to ovulation. Scientific experiments to [...]

The Healing Power Of Ragas In Music Therapy

The awareness of Raga Therapy is growing in society. Research has embarked to re-discover the therapeutic ragas on a trial and error basis which is already providing promising results. Simple interaction to musical rhythms in bhajans and kirtans is capable of relaxing the mind which can also provide positive hormonal changes in the system. We [...]

Thumri – The Art Of Singing Poetry

  "Jab se Shyam sidhare.... Tadap tadap, jiya, jaye…..” When a girl sings a ‘Thumri’, she becomes ‘Radha’. With the poetic lyrics, she tries to express her love for ‘Krishna’. Sometime, with its ‘Shringar’ mood, she adorns herself for her beloved. She smiles with ‘Thumri’, her soul dances with ‘Thumri’.Whether sometime in ‘Viraha’ mood, she [...]