Saturday, October 1, 2022


post-Lessons in Humility from Tabla Maestro Zakir HussainLessons in Humility from Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain

SHAILAJA GANGULY reflects on the many humble qualities of legendary tabla maestro Zakir Hussain   A recent viral video showed Zakirbhai mourning the passing on of his dear friend and fellow artiste – the renowned and much respected santoor maestro...

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post-Spellbound by Pandit Birju MaharajSpellbound by Pandit Birju Maharaj

SHAILAJA GANGULY pays an evocative tribute to the Kathak maestro, Pandit Birju Maharaj ji, as she describes his extraordinary performance where he donned the role of both Krishna and a seeker I could not believe my eyes. In one swift,...

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An ode to Rain comes alive in a poet’s imagination. A short poem by SHAILAJA GANGULY Rain is… a saucy breeze flirting with my hair  Rain is… the chirp of crickets tattooing the air Rain is… a heady sniff of...

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post-Soul-stirring FoodSoul-stirring Food

SHAILAJA GANGULY analyses food and the way we approach it at different times according to the ambience and our mood Arrayed artistically in attractive stone bowls circling a multi-coloured fountain spouting from a glass cherub’s pout — a rainbow assortment of...

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