The Art in Kanwar – 1858 and 2017, Stanford University

“It is at this point of emergence from the hills that persons journeying from a great distance are anxious to fill their jars with water, that their homes may be hallowed by a portion of the sacred element. Rich and pious Hindoos, who inhabit the provinces remote from this spot, spend large sums of money … Continue reading The Art in Kanwar – 1858 and 2017, Stanford University

Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw

01 – 28 December 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “In ceaseless motion round the purple rim Day after day sped by like coloured spokes, And through a glamour of shifting hues of air The seasons drew in linked significant dance The symbol pageant of the changing year.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India … Continue reading Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw

Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions

01 – 28 November 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “Half-risen then she sent her gaze around, As if to recover old sweet trivial threads, Old happy thoughts, small treasured memories, And weave them into one immortal day.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India Saint Namdev (1270 AD) made devotional compositions on Lord Vishnu. … Continue reading Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions

Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

01 – 28 October 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “In us too the intuitive Fire can burn; An agent Light, it is coiled in our folded hearts, On the celestial levels is its home: Descending, it can bring those heavens here.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India The United Nations has the most … Continue reading Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

Death Enables Birth : The Drama of Earth

01 – 28 September 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “Armoured, protected by their lethal masks, As in a studio of creative Death The giant sons of Darkness sit and plan The drama of the earth, their tragic stage.” Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India Shraadh is the annual fortnight during which ceremonies are … Continue reading Death Enables Birth : The Drama of Earth

Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

01 – 28 August 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “The world is a spiritual paradox Invented by a need in the Unseen, A poor translation to the creature’s sense Of That which for ever exceeds idea and speech, A symbol of what can never be symbolised, A language mispronounced, misspelt, yet true.” Banks of Ganges, … Continue reading Sanskrit & Babylon: Inspirations from languages, art, culture

Reaching AZIMVTH, Haridwar

365 Haridwar is the International Artist Residency programme at AZIMVTH Ashram. It is situated inside a locality called Arya Nagar. Arya Nagar is part of a cluster of adjoining and related yet independent entities promoted by the Arya Samaj movement. The first of these was Gurukul Kangri University founded in 1902. It is a part … Continue reading Reaching AZIMVTH, Haridwar

A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage

01 – 28 July 2018 / 2019 / 2020 “He made great dreams a mould for coming things And cast his deeds like bronze to front the years. His walk through Time outstripped the human stride. Lonely his days and splendid like the sun’s”. Banks of Ganges, Foothills of Himalayas, Haridwar, India 10 million+ participate … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Kanwar Pilgrimage