Dance is like a therapy to our mind, body, and spirit. It was a much-needed stress reliever during this period of restrictions. I love to dance and I am a professionally trained Kathak dancer. And with a little bit of extra time on hand (thanks to the lockdown), I found myself dancing…
Well…right after I decide that I have to re-start blogging, my site crashes! For past two to three days, I was desperately trying to salvage the site. As most of you would know by now, I’m not much of a techno-savvy person. So obviously I had a hard time trying to understand the tech lingo. After a few futile attempts I reached out to few of my friends and they helped me salvage the site. A cursory look tells me that I have lost a few blogs but I have republished them. All your encouraging comments on them have been lost unfortunately.
However, I’m very glad that I didn’t lose my whole site. I’m already struggling with having to accommodate blogging in my schedule. I would have completely lost heart if I had lost everything. Umpphhhh… So here I’m after a minor hick-up. 😊
Today, I have planned to start a blog series to share the myriad of activities that I managed to accomplish during the 1st lockdown phase. And it all starts with a cup of coffee!
The poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” composed by Robert Frost in 1922 was published in his New Hampshire volume on 7th March 1923. Each verse follows an ‘a-a-b-a’ rhyme scheme except for the last verse.
So, I have been thinking of starting a series of blogs reviewing some of my favourite poetries of authors all around the world. I thought of starting of this series with my all time favourite and one of the world’s most prominent polymaths, Rabindranath Tagore.
He was the one who revived Bengali literature, music and other artforms by applying contextual modernism through his teachings and works. He was also the first non-European and 1st Indian to win a noble prize in literature in 1913 and has played an important role in the Renaissance of modern India.
I have tried to present the parts of a ship in a creative way by composing a poem. It’s not a very good attempt but… anyway, It was fun! Do let me know if you like it! 🙂
“Women can sail with same efficiency as male officers, and there should be no discrimination,” the Supreme Court recently said in an historic judgment ruling in favour of permanent commission for women officers in Indian Navy.
The Sea and Mumbai!
Rhythm and movement are fundamental to life. Rhythm pulsates through everything within the vast universe to an atom. It is a source of life, activity and creation. It is said that Shiva’s Tandava sets the rhythm of our cosmos. You can perceive the dance of Shiva in the movement of the sun, the moon, the stars and in the waves of the ocean.
Admits all the news relating to the death and destruction caused due to the Novel Corona Virus, there lay a small article tucked inconspicuously in a corner of the newspaper announcing that the canals of Venice had beautifully transformed themselves! Our Earth is rejuvenating herself in this man-made lock down phase. Finally, a silver lining to this pandemic! This little bit of positive news is seen as a welcome break in times of such global panic.