Monthly Archives: April 2014

Folk Rhymes or Choras of Bengal

  There is an amazing wealth of Bengali rhymes which are perhaps being whittled away, a little at a time as people embrace globalisation, double incomes, the absence of grandparents in every day lives and a hundred distractions such as cable … Continue reading

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Ragas and me

As I get older I find I am more able to spot the subtle differences between the various Ragas that I like listening to. It has not always been a happy relationship, this thing between me and the Ragas of … Continue reading

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Kashiramdas’s Mahabharat 2

Souti said, Listen to me all sages present, This is how Chawan, the son of Bhrigu came. Promoti was the name of the son born of Chawan. His son in turn took the name of Ruru. Promodbora, the exquisite was … Continue reading

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Dear Bard!

Happy birthday Shakespeare! I would have written something grand, but you seem to have been in every corner of the world of words and given it a thorough shaking up and dusting down! Whatever one would have written, you have done … Continue reading

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Clooney or porridge? The choice shouldn’t be hard!

‘Unable to sleep, she reached for the cranberries, almonds and milk.’Sounds familiar? So like a woman- I hear you say? Better on her hips than my lips – you think? Well, before we break out the champagne and start a … Continue reading

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Kashiramdas’s Mahabharat: How it all began.

  Shounak and the other sages in the groves of Naimish Fed the sacred flames for twelve years to fulfill every wish. Suddenly, who should appear there but Souti, son of Lomharshon The one who had mastered all the sciences … Continue reading

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Honesty Boxes

Before coming to Australia I had never seen an honesty box. It is a system where farmers leave out produce for sale, relying on the passing consumer to pay for the goods by dropping money in a tin or a … Continue reading

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