Entries by Suchitra Sairam

30 years…. and counting

By Suchitra Sairam 08/19/2019 I can’t claim that this is a journey I planned or ever even expected to be on, but it is one that has influenced every aspect of my life. Today marks 30 years since my Bharatanatyam Arangetram. It was 3 years into my Bharatanatyam learning journey (I started VERY late compared to […]

Reflections on Natya Gurukulam 2019

By Suchitra Sairam 08/13/2019 What a wonderful week we all enjoyed together at Natya Gurukulam 2019, our second residential camp. I am truly delighted that we had 18 dancers from Kala Vandanam and The Kalapeetham Foundation (CA) join us, ranging from young dancers just getting started to highly experienced dancers with many years of training and performance behind them. I hope […]

Vijayadasami 2018 – A True Opportunity for Vidya Aarambam

By Suchitra Sairam I look forward to Vijayadasami every year. It’s the day to initiate into learning (vidya aarambam) or start other important endeavors – and to recommit ourselves to the path of learning, knowledge and wisdom. This is traditionally for study of the arts and book knowledge – what about our cultural and societal knowledge […]