Month: June 2019

Diet modifications

Having gone vegetarian, I have started to intermittently fast in order to detox. It’s a great way to do the same. I can feel the cleansing happen. Moreover, I’ve switched my cereal preferences from rice and wheat to foxtail millets. I add a handful…

Anticancer A new way of life

Current read. Immaculately written. The writer is very well informed.

My room wall

Solitude amongst crowds I’ve modified my bedroom wall and have removed the previous Asimov print which used to be there. Instead now I’ve painted this abstract which signifies my journey.

Adoption #kindnessmatters

Largesse is a cultivated habit. Beneficence is  a social trait. In my extended family I came across many with their characteristics but none were as kind as one family who chose to maintain their anonymity. Not only did they understand the importance of sustainable…

Pratiksha : story of a little girl #kindnessmatters

In the suburbs of Delhi, the sun set over the small locality of janakpuri. Laxmi who was busy giving fodder to the cow heard some noise coming from the neighbor’s house. It seemed that a child was wailing. She decided to finish her work and…

Roshni : an ability for the disabled by Shiveesh Fotedar #kindnessmatters

On joining IIT for research and work, I primarily focused on how to build my design portfolio. There I met Dhruv, a differently abled person with a congenital hearing loss. He became my inspiration. Because of him kindness welled up inside me and my…

Beauty

Might I suggest that the phrase* ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ be contextually elaborated in brief, since here its being put in print for circulation, that to with so much belief having drawn much inspiration from it.  Please correct me if I’m wrong,…

Vienna and Paris

S’il vous plaît trouver les photos ci-joint. Bon visionnement! Merci et salutations Cordialement     Whenever you get the time, do see these through all the pictures without having heard the music below. Then see them withthe music in the link below & let me know if you felt differently in your…

Solfeggio and Dhrupad

Ever so often the lyrics totally eclipse the memory of a casual listener that the music is relegated to a mere background accompaniment,  Sometimes a melody is best without words…… Here the material is sung melismatically,  a performer sings solemised syllables.How seemingly meaningless vocal…

Renoir

Renoir was the greatest painter of women since, Rafael & he painted no woman as often as the great love of his life Madame Aline Charigot. This seated bather from 1884 is my very personal favorite from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge….

Musical learning

So how did you do on the first “Test” ??? I just today discovered the Vol-2 of the Young People’s Concerts, which turned an entire generation into music lovers. Have shared below the most relevant ones to add to your growing musical knowledge. After…

Leonard Bernstein

From my musical mentor….. “Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic stand among his greatest achievements. These televised programs introduced an entire generation to the joys of classical music.” http://www.leonardbernstein.com/ypc.htm FYR All transcripts of the programs linked below are available on…