Monthly Archives: April 2013

The forlorn father consoles his orphaned child.

Here is a beautiful and poignant lullaby sung by Ghantasala. The song pictured on ANR is from the movie ‘Dharma Daata’, (The generous one.). The honest and. kind, young man holding the infant to his bosom, has lost all his … Continue reading

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Hidden France: the CĂ©vennes mountains | Travel | The Guardian

When I was young, my elder brother Bobby, who had R.L.Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, as part of his curriculam to my pleasure, used to recount to me the engrossing and captivating … Continue reading

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The Abduction

When I was young I read the story of Rip Wan Winkle. Here is a link to another suvh story and a nice sculpture of the protagonist, and her story http://annakeiller.com/2009/08/25/the-abduction-2/

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Jnanamu, sugnaanamu, vignaanamu. Knowledge, wisdom and science.

In a recent post of mine, I wrote a bit about Tyagaraja’s lyric ‘Jnaanam-osagaRaada. The song is an impassioned plea of the saint to grant him the transcendental wisdom that ll this universe and the inhwbitents of it were one … Continue reading

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Mohini Bhasmasura – The demon and the damsel.

Here is a link to the beautiful Yakshagana dance drama, Mohini Bhasmasura from the classic 1957 Telugu movie Maya Bazaar..Besides the clip from the great movie the post contains a lot more of interesting informstion about the story of Bhasmasura … Continue reading

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God ! Grant me Transcendental Wisdom.

Poorvi Kalyani is a great, hoary raagam. It is as old as Mecha Kalyani. The main distinguishing difference is its flatter Rishabhm compared to the sharper Chatuhsruti rishabham in Mecha Kalyani. The flatter rishabham called Suddha (pure) rishabham imparts a … Continue reading

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