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Chandramolle Modgil
Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, is an important deity who is worshipped by millions of people across India. Here, we delve deeper into one of the more popular images of Krishna—Vatapatrasayi, Lord of the Banyan Leaf—which has been beautifully rendered in both Indian paintings and sculptures. (Photo…
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Malavika Sarukkai
  This essay is the celebrated danseuse’s keen introspection into her study of the rasa theory and the understanding of it along with the application of its elements in her choreography. Written with artistic perception and subtlety, the prose liberally quotes from varied texts thus adding layers…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
Does the Raga Hamsadhwani intrinsically carry the associated meanings of Hamsa, especially when it is employed to render a devotional hymn on Ganesha? It would appear so. (Photo: Pixabay)   It is no coincidence that two of the famous Carnatic music compositions on Lord Ganesha are set in Raga…
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