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Indian Dance

How A Traditional Indian Dance Form Found A Home In American Colleges

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 03.15.2016 | Arts

A dozen college students dressed in every color, their long kurtas studded with tiny light-catching mirrors, assembled in the wings at Columbia Univer...

Stumbling Through Lent: God in the Cow Dung?

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.16.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As Lent moves along, I'm keeping a special look-out for God. My favorite place to look for God, I've noticed, is in people -- in their human warmth, but also in the sometimes surprising, shocking even, ways that they encounter the Divine.

Meet The Women Radicalizing One Of The World's Oldest Dance Forms

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

One of America’s most unusual dance dynasties reigns in Minneapolis: the trio of Ranee Ramaswamy, and her daughters Aparna and Ashwini. In just over...

Daily Meditation: Warrior Bhangra

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.29.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

UPAJ: Improvise Blazes at San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

At the heart of UPAJ: Improvise - a documentary about the unlikely liaison between an elder statesman of Indian classical dance and a rebellious young African American tap dancer.

My Guru Viji Prakash

Nina Vir | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Nina Vir

The traditional Indian classical dance form Bharata Natyam has grown to become something I identify myself very strongly with. When I am dancing, I feel bold and confident.