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Mountain & River Music – Thailand Tour

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

Artist Family in India: Children & Art, Escaping Pollution

Encourage children for liberal arts, enjoy a learning vacation, away from pollution, avail grants from USD 120 to USD 650 Duration 3 – 7 days 01 October 2017 – 30 April 2018 Banks of Ganges, foothills of Himalayas Haridwar, India 250 km from New Delhi Family size - 2 to 4 persons Duration of art … Continue reading Artist Family in India: Children & Art, Escaping Pollution

A River on Shoulders: Circa 1823, 1858, and 2017 AD in Haridwar

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

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

Impairment in the human ability isn’t and shouldn’t be a limitation to creativity. On the contrary, the Savant syndrome may actually augment talents. The first Braille press of India has been operational about 30 km from the AZIMVTH Ashram. Himalayas are the highest mountains of the world. And the Ashram is in its foothills about … Continue reading Decemberists!: Margharita, With A Straw

Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions

Saint Namdev (1270 AD) made devotional compositions on Lord Vishnu. His creations are also included in the Guru Granth Sahib, the bible for the Sikh. Saint Namdev has a big following in Maharshtra state of which Mumbai is the capital. Hundreds of members of the community of traditional weavers and block-printers from all over India … Continue reading Wahe Movember!: Scribe’s Block Impressions

Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges

The United Nations has the most number of observations in the 2nd half of its calendar in the month of October. The Hindi / Sanskrit term for the Milky Way galaxy (pictured above) is Akash Ganga or the Celestial Ganges alluding to the story of the heavenly Ganges landing on Earth near Haridwar. The prefix … Continue reading Celebrations +++: Oktoberfest: Aachman of Celestial Ganges