Categories of Art (4): The Colossal Leap – Of a Hero & Of Imagination

With his head then held so high Gained he size for task on hand. Sundar Kand! That is where I had first heard of Hanuman’s colossal leap across the ocean to Ravana’s Lanka. In this part of the epic – Ramayana, Hanuman prepares for traveling across the ocean to Lanka where Ravana has kept Sita … Continue reading Categories of Art (4): The Colossal Leap – Of a Hero & Of Imagination

Categories of Art (3) : A Thousand Splendid Versions – On Ramayana & Sita Sings the Blues

Being familiar with the epic and having grown up watching it on TV in the 1990s (Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana tele-series) the first reaction to Sita Sings the Blues (SSTB) was of amusement. Here was something fresh in its colours, ideas and presentation and which didn’t preach, in fact it enquired! Also, that the shadow puppets- … Continue reading Categories of Art (3) : A Thousand Splendid Versions – On Ramayana & Sita Sings the Blues

Categories of Art (1) – Primitive, Classical, Vernacular, Modern, Contemporary and More

Categories of Art is a 6 months course in arts that I begin this month. My earlier training is in biotechnology and that has always left me feeling a bit deficient in my understanding of arts. This course as I see it might help me in identifying and articulating my perception and experience of art … Continue reading Categories of Art (1) – Primitive, Classical, Vernacular, Modern, Contemporary and More