||The rhythms of rural India
- Padma Jayaraj
We are familiar with different Indias: technological India, heritage
sites, or physical features highlighting its natural wonders: its water
world, its mountain terrains, deserts and coastal plains. The sights are
many. The diversity of its ethnicity also is remarkable. There is a
need to carry this reality which is the roots and strength of India in
our consciousness as we march on, in time. Suresh Khot, a product of
J.J. School of Art, is projecting a charming face of India in all its
simplicity and beauty. He is a freelance painter who has done solo-shows
in India’s metros.
SURANGI, his painting exhibition (October 18 to 24, 2016) at Jahangir
Art Gallery, Mumbai, is a testimony to his mission: paying tribute to a
land still antique in its rural rhythms.
||Re- visiting a queen! by Lakshmi Vishwanathan
The most enigmatic character in Tamil history is the Chola queen
Sembiyan Mahadevi of the tenth century. I knew little about her until at
the suggestion of the great musician Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer whom we
used to address and refer to as Semmangudi Mama, we visited the famous
temple of Konerirajapuram.
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