Meet The Prophet: Chapter 3

For me, Dhrupad is the only language that I know. It is a form of art which involves both vocal music and instrumental music. The traditional practice of playing Alaap and Jod in an instrument has actually originated from Dhrupad.

Structurally, Dhrupad comprises of Alaap and Bandish. Above this, if I am to tell you what Dhrupad really is, I would say, it is a milestone of Indian music. It is a proof of the civilization of Indian music.

Meet The Prophet: Chapter 2

The second incident was in Paris. When I accompanied Bade Ustad to Paris for the first time, I expressed my wish to visit the Eiffel Tower. Somehow or the other, he didn’t let me go. When for the next time I went with him there, again I was not let go visit it. Once again this was repeated for the third time when Ustad didn’t let me go to visit the Eiffel Tower.

Meet The Prophet: Chapter 1

 PANDIT UDAY BHAWALKAR…in dialogue with…SUBHADRAKALYAN  (Reading Time: Approx 10 min) CHILDHOOD Meeting Pandit Uday Bhawalkar has always been a great experience for me for the past seventeen years of my life. Uday Dada, that’s exactly what I call him, remains Read more

Samir Aich – Artist who experiments with Nature’s Primordial Force

One thing can be surely said that Mr. Aich is an opinionated man and he is very precise and to the point when it comes to expressing them. We are honoured and privileged to Artist Mr. Samir Aich for sharing his thoughts and enriching us about Art and its attributes.

The man with magic in his fingers

It was the most interesting and satisfying conversation with an artist so far as Mr. Subrata Paul held an unassuming air and carried a kindhearted personality which encouraged my inquisitions. His ethereal sculptures are a must see. I can guarantee that people of all generations will find themselves enamored once they witness his artworks face to face.

Of Art and Abstraction

My poems are usually reactionary – meaning I write in response to incidents or scenes, or evens that move me or through me in a way that requires immediate outburst. I edit and re-edit my poems; then try to redesign the scratched-out portions into interesting artwork much like Tagore! My poems are therefore infrequent compared to my artistic pursuits. The creation of a painting or piece of art is a far lengthier process.