Heritage Arts

India Currents has championed the classical arts of India for the past 32 years. We have played a vital role in the existing cultural landscape of the diasporic Indian. Our Heritage Arts Initiative in partnership with the Bandish Network brings the finest of international opportunities, platforms and artists’ stories right at your digital doorstep. Check out some of our stories here.

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Moving Inward With Mythili Prakash

Moving Inward With Mythili Prakash

Mythili Prakash, known nationwide as the Indian dancer on NBC Superstars of Dance and in classical Rasika circles as perhaps the only American dancer who has made her mark in Bharatanatyam, will be performing in Palo Alto for the IDIA- I Dance, hence I Am- festival of...
Geetha Bennett (1950-2018) : A Tribute

Geetha Bennett (1950-2018) : A Tribute

August 6, 2018 was a sad day for the lovers of Carnatic music and for fans of world fusion music. Geetha Ramanathan Bennett, the torch bearer, disciple and daughter of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr. S. Ramanathan a.k.a Veenai Ramanathan, passed away in California after a...
An Unusual Guru Purnima Remembrance

An Unusual Guru Purnima Remembrance

I have a strange habit. I remember people who have passed by the shape of their fingers, the texture of their hands, the lines in their palms and the curve of their wrists. Oh yes,  I do remember their faces – their eyes, smiles, voices, but never in as much...
It’s Raining Nectar!

It’s Raining Nectar!

“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

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

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...