January 19, 2019

What is dhyaan? Roughly translated, it means contemplation or stillness, terms associated with the meditative sciences. Attaining dhyaan in meditation is an ideal state, implying oneness with one’s spiritual being. Another important aspect of meditation is sound. Accor...

November 19, 2017

In May 2015, PRATYek, an NGO that operates out of the premises of St. Columba’s School in Central Delhi, invited us a to conduct a Three-day Naadyatra workshop with about 30 slum children under them. Volunteers from PRATYek work on projects to provide education, promot...

" Every movement you make you have to mind tuning. So it begs the question-What is tuning? I tell you to go to the north so you ask ' What is North?' North is here ( pointing to third eye). This is not north.( singing from the chest). This is South. In the same pitch t...

August 8, 2015

Netra Shyam, a student of Padmashri Gundecha Brothers since 2006, has put together a beautiful online 'Dhrupad Journal' to offer students and music enthusiasts an opporunity to keep alive the teachings of a Guru and to share aural, visual and written material on music.

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February 1, 2015

December 1, 2014

I had the good fortune to personally meet Veenapani Chawla in September this year when I visited Adishakti in Pondicherry. A five minute interaction with her left a lasting impact on me. She was calm, composed, elegant, graceful, polite, caring, confident....all at onc...

November 10, 2014

 

Naad Yatra takes you to another exotic location for a musical journey with yourself – Pondicherry. Pondicherry has become an important destination for spiritual seekers as well as tourists. And we thought it would be an ideal location for an inward introspective journ...

August 6, 2014

Raw, unedited video of boatman Rajkumar singing a Thumri while rowing tourists in Varanasi. March 2014.

 

It is a known fact that in India, talent is abundant. You come across people with unparalleled talent on the streets, in the slums, in places where one would least e...

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