All That Jazz!

An exciting evening of live jazz music, at The Crypt, St. Giles Church, London. The band was led by Tristan Mailliot on the drums. Mark (guitar) and Tom Ridout on saxes.. Matt Carter on the keyboard.

Super 30: A story of discrimination and search for excellence

I watched the Hindi film Super 30 again. It is based on a true story of a mathematics teacher who runs an educational program for poor children. The film scrutinizes the ambition of parents and children in India to enter the top engineering schools known as the Indian Institute of Technology and the ethics of coaching centers.

Creativity in the Art of Sewing, Crafting and Recycling

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but creativity is what you do with passion!! So I discovered and enjoyed writing this post about the art of sewing and crafting through recycling old dress material. An art that I have enjoyed doing since ever so long ago. Contemporary Accessory: The Mask: We now live … Continue reading Creativity in the Art of Sewing, Crafting and Recycling

Kusoor – The Mistake – Play by Amol Palekar

We watched a play titled 'Kusoor'-The Mistake, directed by Actor/Director Amol Palekar. His wife, Sandhya Gokhale, a script writer, adapted this play from the Danish story 'Den Skyldige' written by Gustav Moller and Emil.N. Andersen. It is a subtle story reflecting the tensions of our times. It is heartening to see such committed artists as Amol and Sandhya.

Peep into the Life and Art of Tribes in India

The surprise element of our brief tour of Madhya Pradesh, a large state in central India, was The Tribal Museum in Bhopal. I have visited many museums around the world with many art  objects and artifacts. We saw very interesting art installations in the The Burning Man Exhibition in Washington DC last June and the Kochi … Continue reading Peep into the Life and Art of Tribes in India

Of Poets and Fools in a Literary Paradise: Jaipur Literary Fest 2019

I am married into a family of poets and talented people! My great grandfather-in-law was a celebrated Sufi Poet in Jaipur! I have always wondered at the ability of my husband and daughter, and my brother-in-law, to spin verse at the drop of a hat, mostly in Hindi and Urdu! Occasionally in English for the … Continue reading Of Poets and Fools in a Literary Paradise: Jaipur Literary Fest 2019