"Alive and clad with trees and herbs and flowers Earth’s great brown body smiled towards the skies, Azure replied to azure in the sea’s laugh; New sentient creatures filled the unseen depths, Life’s glory and swiftness ran in the beauty of beasts, Man dared and thought and met with his soul the world." E-residency: The … Continue reading Celestial Forest: Astrology, Ayurveda, and Art
01 – 28 February 2019 / 2020 (28 days) “A huge inertness is the world’s defence, Even in change is treasured changelessness; Into inertia revolution sinks, In a new dress the old resumes its role; The Energy acts, the stable is its seal: On Shiva’s breast is stayed the enormous dance.” Cooper and Murph’s dialogues, … Continue reading Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-myth.
Cotton weaving The handloom industry using the hand spun threads is still available in Haridwar. Typically, families with low incomes have one equipment. Ladies of the family work upon these for couple of hours a day, whenever they have spare time. Some recent pictures are given below. A finished cotton product called Dutahi (two layered) … Continue reading Weaving of cotton and wool
Various village industries still thrive in Haridwar. One such industry is spinning of raw cotton to make threads using Mahatma Gandhi's Charkha, the spinning-wheel. Cotton spinning Mira behn (born in 1892 as Madeleine Slade) was the daughter of a British commander of naval forces. She was a piano-artist. when she met Romain Rolland, he asked … Continue reading Spinning of cotton and wool
Call to India-based classical music artists For: India based classical-music artists Number: Up to two artists Proficiency: Trained, at least amateur level in any form of classical Indian instrumental or vocal music Opportunity: To visit and jointly perform with artists in Thailand Time: December 2017 / January 2018 Expenses: All expenses shall be covered Honorarium: … Continue reading Mountain & River Music – Thailand Tour
A British portrait artist during July 2017 while staying at 365 Haridwar , the international artist residency programme at AZIMVTH Ashram, on the banks of Ganges and foothills of Himalayas, India made and gifted the following portrait. Frederic Shoberl, another British writer and illustrator, had the following illustration of Kanwar pilgrimage in his book titled … Continue reading A River on Shoulders: Circa 1823, 1858, and 2017 AD in Haridwar