Entries by Suchitra Sairam

Kicking It Off, and Keeping It Going

By Suchitra Sairam 01/01/2021 2020 – What a year it was. It held so much promise, and then couldn’t come to an end fast enough, yet here we are. We may say “good riddance,” to help us put behind the challenges, the loss (perceived and actual), the different sources of pain. The New Year certainly […]

Reluctant Innovation

By Suchitra Sairam 04/09/2020 COVID-19. Global Pandemic. Not many characters, but they say so much. There are many words being used to describe these times we are in – whatever euphemisms we use, things are just so…. strange. Unfamiliar. Uncomfortable. What is “normal” now? What will “normal” be? No doubt, there are more questions than […]

Anxious, Happy Feet – a poem

By Shivona Bhojwani 02/28/2020 Anxious, happy feet I love to tap my feet gleefully and blissfully, with an erratic energy that no one can see. I love how my hair sways, on a mid-air leap, where it’s free to be messy, and there’s no one to peep. My heart loves to thud, on a fast-paced […]

This Decade… A Reflection on Kala Vandanam 2010-2019

By Suchitra Sairam 12/31/2019 Ends of a year always bring a time to reflect, be grateful for all that has been good, and mull over learnings from things that may not have gone according to plans or hopes. But the end of a decade brings this forward many fold, particularly in the feelings of gratitude for […]

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 […]