Agnijaat Critique for Jyeshtha 1424
By Troy David Loy
Indian Raga Now: Hindi vs Bengali: some thoughts on movie genres and the filmindustries they come from. A fascinating take!
Spotlight on Hariprasad Chaurasia: an amazing flute player, this man is. I’ve foundsome of his music here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Marry or NOT: Some thoughts here on the dark side of marriage in India…
Caste System 5: a social system being gamed by politicians for their own purposes, in using scheduled castes for their (ethically) dirty work.
Nature @Kolkata in Jyeshtha: This could be a fun month, if you’re a son-in-law or you like mangoes and watermelons, though for my purposes I prefer icecream as mangoes aren’t cheap in my locale!
BHAKTI SAINTS: Vallabhacharya: a proponent of a non-dualistic Bhaktivad, living from the 15th to 16th centuries, he held philosophical views worth a closer look and further examination.
Story Time – Cirruska and the little girl, Breaking free: two cute stories from a pair of tobe- rereleased books, Child of woods and Tell me a story
The verses this month were fun, but Five was a short story that stuck out as especially amusing in content, but deeper in the question it raised: how do we really know when we are awake and when we dream?
This month’s theme was inspiration, and ‘Seven: To do or not to do’ offered a nice take on that.
That’s it for now. I’ll see you again in Ashar