The BEST women: Struggles & Survival

Recently we were invited by the Rotary group of Deonar President, Rtn. Vidhya Subramanian to take a BEST bus ride with her and the other rotary members and also attend a felicitation function afterwards. It was not just any regular ride and felicitation. The 42 meters long BEST was not only driven by a woman…Read More

Power of Chanting

This morning, to my surprise, I was woken up by the sounds of vedic chants playing in my mind. I am not a very religious person. I do pray but my knowledge of vedic chants is limited to a few that I have grown up reciting every day as prayers in school. I recently had…Read More

Vasudevs of Maharashtra

India has a longstanding tradition of song, dance, music and theatre. Music was always used as a  medium for venerable purpose of worshipping the God.  Devotional songs were not only sung by a group of people called Keertanakars but also by the street singers and performers or Kavadias. In Maharashtra they are known as Vasudevs. A traditional…Read More