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'Laughing in shy confusion'

This selection of ‘Poems from the Sanskrit’ was a favorite among a group of friends, well, a while ago. On hot summer afternoons, after lectures, we would sit in one of the Silvrback blog imagecool stone alcoves that ran on one side of the college courtyard, boys and girls, and read aloud these poems, with many a smile and warm glance exchanged, . . .

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January 05, 2018

The Cloud Messenger

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai is hosting a ‘Festival of Premiering Plays’, one of which, ‘I, Cloud’, by the Story Circus theatre company, I like especially for the inspiration it takes in Kalidasa, the supreme figure in classical Sanskrit literature.  

 

The setting for . . .

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December 01, 2017

Entertainment of an Improving Kind

 

" This is the tale of a tragic dynasty;
a narrative of hatred, honor, courage,
of virtue, love, ideals and wickedness,
and of a war so terrible, it marked
the threshold between one age and the next.
 
We approach the story through Ugrashravas,
singer of ancient songs, a traveling poet
who wandered the world . . .

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November 05, 2017

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