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Ode to Seekers and Teachers Alike

by devaniya on September 21, 2015

            An Ode to Seekers and Teachers Alike ~~~ A candle’s job is to spread its light As far as it may reach Until it melts to its very last In the unseen darkness of its burning wick. The job of the world is to bask in that light And [...]

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Payum Oli – A Kathak Tribute to Madras

by devaniya on June 30, 2015

“Payum Oli” – this beautiful song was chosen by Devaniya to depict their Theme “I am Madras”. It is a Kathak tribute to the Madras, the cultural capital of India. This dance is choreographed to Mahakavi Bharathiyar’s “Payum oli nee yennukku…” sung in the melodious voice of Bombay Jayshree. Raag – Bhairavi, Taal – teen [...]

My Nainamma, my family!

My Nainamma, my family!

by devaniya on January 25, 2011

A Tribute to Padmabhushan Dr Mohini Giri by Avani Giri Today is my Grandmother’s birthday, and what comes to mind was this poem I wrote 3 years ago – one of those RARE moments when my brother and I worked together and in complete agreement! Can there be anything better then, that I submit this [...]

Hi Jinki…his happy and affectionate voice booms as he greets me with a naughty twinkle in his eye. That’s my 80-year-young uncle, my father’s elder brother. Those who know my uncle, Jayendra Patel, will agree with a grin that here is a man who has rarely met anyone without cracking a joke within the first [...]