Monthly Archives: May 2014

Mr Squiggle! The Man From The Moon!

If you were a child in Australia in the late 1980s in a house with a television set, you would definitely have seen ‘Mr Squiggle the Man from the Moon’. He had a pencil where his nose should have been, … Continue reading

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Prayer!

A few days ago I went to a church and listened to some heavenly music. You know the type, Psalm 151, Symphony 97, Laudate Jehovum, Agnus Dei. For me, music is music is music. And churches here have to let … Continue reading

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Stage craft at Santiniketan

Originally posted on animikhRabindranath:
Stage craft at Santiniketan is still an experience for the senses. These are photos from a recent production of Chandalika, the dance drama by Rabindranath Tagore. Based on a Buddhist tale ‘Chandalika’ was published in the…

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Shankarabharanam

Image: http://www.chakpak.com/content/revisit-shankarabharanam#1 The word Shankarabharanam means the ‘ornament of Lord Shiva’. The seven notes of the Raga are associated with the seven ornaments that adorn Lord Shiva: the (sa) is the serpent, the (ri) is the rudraksha, the (ga) is the … Continue reading

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Mothers Day/Mother’s Day poems

  From my blog on Tagore and translations at animikha.wordpress.com, a set of poems that I translated: Rabindranath Tagore lost his mother when very young and his writings reflected this pain throughout his life. These poems are quite poignant and … Continue reading

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Love in the Rinse cycle!

A friend’s Facebook post this a.m reminded me of the pain one feels when losing a long term friend. This long term companion is still with me, but she (aren’t all such friends always female?) is of an advanced age. … Continue reading

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