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.

Paarh – The Riverbank: Chapter 01

(Reading Time: 25 min Approx) Searching For the Plot Note of the Director Mr. Raj Banerjee to the Readers: “I made the film ‘Paarh: The Riverbank’ to speak for Humanity; To speak for those people, who lost their everything by Read more

Ninjutsu: Combat Stories – 04

(Reading Time: 17 min Approx) Ninjutsu literally meaning: Ninja Techniques, is one of the three main Jutsu categories. Ninjutsu (忍術), Ninpo or Taijutsu, is both a living, hands-on martial art and a myth based on the figure of the Ninja. Read more

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

Dancing Around India: Chapter 2 – Mohiniyattam

 – (Reading Time: 12 min Approx) Next morning around, 11 o’clock Sunetra got down at Trivandrum Central, railway station. The cool breeze and greenery all around whispered to her ears – “Welcome, Sunetra! Kerala was waiting for you”.  She opened Read more

Combat Stories – 01

The world is full of different kinds of martial arts and nearly every country has their own fighting style. But what are the fighting styles that put themselves above from the rest? What are the most deadly and efficient fighting styles capable of disarming an armed opponent or defeating multiple opponents simultaneously?