Beautiful beginning

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 of …

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 …

Skylark (Alauda arvensis)

Skylark fly high and hover above meadows, singing crystalline enchantments before parachuting down into the undergrowth as if protected by the notes. The Lark rises and breaks hearts. Source: Our Songbirds by Matt Sewell, Caught by the River