When in Doubt: Be a Hero

When in Doubt: Be a Hero

On January 11, 2016, the German Foreign Office tweeted “Good Bye David Bowie, You are now among #Heroes. Thank you for helping to bring down the #wall.” It was the day after Bowie died. The wall they were referring to was of course, the Berlin wall. Bowie performed in...
Desis in the Grammy House!

Desis in the Grammy House!

It’s Grammys-time again and as has been for a few years now, there are a few desi names on the nominee list: Best Dance Recording, Dance/ Electronic Music Field “Don’t Let Me Down”—The Chainsmokers featuring Daya It would be hard to miss or not notice the edgy “Don’t...
The Rasa of Belonging

The Rasa of Belonging

A few days ago, the editor got me thinking about the concept of Rasa. “Entertainment is a desired effect of performance arts but not the primary goal. The primary goal is to transport the individual in the audience into another parallel reality, full of wonder, where...
Carnatique du Soleil

Carnatique du Soleil

Mahesh Vinayakram, son of the well-known ghatam master Vikku Vinayakram, will be the first Indian to perform in a Cirque du Soleil show, Luzia, coming to the Bay Area in November. “I am happy and proud to say that I am the first Indian male singer from the entire...