It’s Raining Nectar!

It’s Raining Nectar!

[addtoany]“It will rain when you sing this raga,” said my music teacher encouragingly. I was all of fourteen years old, excited at the prospect of taking on such an intriguing  challenge. In all earnest, I closed my eyes, concentrated on the notes and was prepared to move the...
India Lost and Found Project

India Lost and Found Project

[addtoany]According to reports, there are approximately 700,000 heritage structures in India. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) administers 3,675 ancient monuments and archaeological sites. The rest come under state archaeological departments, private trusts and other...
Ghazal Singer Roshan Bharati in the Bay Area

Ghazal Singer Roshan Bharati in the Bay Area

[addtoany]India Currents got the opportunity to speak with Dr Roshan Bharti during his recent visit to the Bay Area. “I was born in the family of professional musicians for 17 generations. I am carrying the torch of my family legacy – my grandfather was Ustad Jamal...
Festival of Tabla

Festival of Tabla

[addtoany]The Festival of Tabla is an annual two-day immersive weekend of Indian classical music taking place on 28th and 29th July 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Festival of Tabla was launched in 2017 in California and spotlighted a cast of 19 presentations over two...
Taal Talk

Taal Talk

[addtoany]You’ve read about the Festival of Tabla coming up, now let’s learn about the person who made the festival happen. A personal journey shared with India Current’s Heritage Arts Initiative. Meet Rupesh Kotecha, a music enthusiast, student, teacher, compassionate...
Behind the Scenes of Creativity

Behind the Scenes of Creativity

[addtoany]What does it take to create a work of art? The sort of art that goes beyond merely engaging your senses, but informs and educates as well. There are many steps before a talented artist showcases his creative idea to the viewer. When all we have to admire is the...