Category Archives: Culture

18 Jul

Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness is a byword in the general community, across all age groups. In the current health environment, the community is urged to eat more vegetables and less meat to improve Health and promote Wellness.  “Meat free days ‘is being ‘decreed’ by city councils, for reasons of personal health, health of the community and

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21 Mar

What is Music

Carnatic Music, Culture, indian music, Music

Here is a radio-interview given by our very own TFA music teachers Mr. Vijayendra Rao and Mrs. Manjula Vijayendra Rao from India on “What is Music”. This talk was presented in Tamil, as it was broadcasted through a local FM radio station in Coimbatore, India.   http://www.agritech.tnau.ac.in/community_radio/2014/community_radio.html#mar13

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21 Mar

Gita Govinda in Odissi

Culture, Dance, indian music, Odissi

The Gita Govinda is an integral part of the Indian classical dance and music scenes. This is a poetic composition of 12 chapters composed by the Oriyan poet Jayadeva. Yahi Madhava was the composition I was first introduced to when I participated in the TFA production, Odissi Odyssey in 1994. Oh my, I was completely enthralled

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21 Mar

Visual Arts and Memory

Audio, Culture, Dance, Education, Visual Arts

Why visual arts is important for children. NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVIDENCE When considering the benefits of art neurologically, it is important to also consider the issue of creativity. Research has suggested that it may be the creativity component of art that has a positive effect on learning (Runko & Sakamoto, 1999). Runko and Sakmoto suggested that creativity

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18 Feb

Chitragandha – The fragrant one

Bharata Natyam, Culture, Dance, News

Chitragandha “Are these the twin petals of a lotus heavy with bees or the eyes of a girl with the tremulous glance? Are these her curved lashes or a still, silent swarm of bees?” Dear friends, Temple of Fine Arts presents you, “ Chitragandha- The fragrant one”, our first cultural evening, for the season, onSaturday, 22 February

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