thoughts around international women’s day..

Around some special days like international women’s day, for example, I tend to look back on all the powerful women of my life. That does not mean that I don’t think of them otherwise though..! But yes, special days evoke special remembrance. In this process, it gives me immense happiness to start with someone who …

Beautiful beginning

https://kshetraarusanskriti.in/index.php/kas/article/view/8 A beautiful beginning of the year with the publication of an article. This is a motivation for me - to keep scribbling.  Article title: সংগ্ৰহালয় আৰু সাংস্কৃতিক ঐতিহ্য: এটি চমু আভাস Title in English: Museums and Cultural Heritage: A brief introduction Journal name: ’Kshetra Aru Sanskriti, Axom’ is a Peer-Reviewed Multidisciplinary Assamese Web Journal …

Diary of a Covid affected December evening..

A friend of mine called this evening. He was upset, wanted to express some griefs. I was anxious. Started listening, letting him to just express. He was shattered! Brokedown! Lost a true friend. Fought over the phone, a soulmate was lost.He was confused. A soulmate can not be separated. No one can understand better. A …

December acquisition: A book ‘Krishna in the Garden of Assam’ by T. Richard Blurton

About the book: This beautifully illustrated book brings an extraordinary and important object Vrindavani vastra to a wider audience and to illuminate the culture of Assam, where devotion to Krishna continues to this day. Vrindavani vastra: This is a rare piece of textile from Assam, India. It was believed to be weaved during the late …

Thoughts are getting weaved again

I am learning new life lessons. I am sure you are too. Sometimes some lessons are easy to learn, some are giving tough times. Covid-19 is not going, not yet able to live with it also. Struggling, but yes finding solutions also! However, there remains a question - how much those solutions are actually functioning! …

In conversation with a Museologist

Here is a glimpse of a conversation held with the PeerSpot. It was about cultural heritage, museums, their interrelations. We also talked about studying Museology, considering Museology as a career option, prospects, with a message to Heritage Enthusiasts.A delightful conversation with Mr Tapan Patel, with a hope that museums can reach to common masses and …

Kavad

My association with the ethnomusicology archive provides me with immense pleasure to deal with some of the finest narrative traditions of India. One of those is the Kavad tradition. I dealt with the Kavad narrator/storyteller for several programs held in my previous work sphere. Kavad is an oral narrative/storytelling tradition of Rajasthan, India. It is …

This Janmashtami….

sung from the devotional songs repertoire 'Namghosha' the transcendental food offered while singing from 'Namghosha' This Janmashtami was celebrated in a small and convenient way. This has always happened to me. Never can arrange to celebrate anything properly (according to me) and end up consoling myself by doing it in a ‘convenient’ way! Aaha this …