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Aug 27, 2012

25th Edition of Shadow Dancing With Mind


Welcome to 25th Edition of “Shadow Dancing With Mind”
Well last week, my blog achieved another mile stone in terms of hits 1,50,000. This edition is in celebration of friends, who have helped me achieve this with their 1000’s of comments. This is also my Silver Jubilee Edition which, without a conscious effort on my part, has become more interesting, with posts about great artist like Paige, a great choreographer Pina. This also contains my labour of love, which after months of writing, collecting and compiling, I could finally post “A beginner’s guide to learning and understanding Haiku” which in my opinion has everything a beginner needs to know and understand Haiku...

Don’t forget to walk with me to Himalaya’s in my travels included in the end of this edition....
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Up, Close & Personal:

“Dance, Dance, Otherwise we are lost….” Pina Bausch
IMG Cursty Gaurdian
I love to dance, curtsy my Bulgarian friend, I came across this amazing German choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director of Modern Dance, Philippina "Pina" Bausch. I am celebrating her birthday is today (27th July) with a post which presents her works that totally changed the way I look at dance, as a medium of creative expression. I was very much inspired by Pina Bausch’s brilliance in ideation, communicating raw emotions as well as her powerful choreography.  Her representation of emotions through dance reaches deep inside and stirs the soul to new level of awareness of those feelings.

The beauty of the Lotus posture, the meditative outlook of the form and the light emanating from within this sculpture, created a Haiku like poetry about Spirituality which caught my eye, when I came across it, earlier this month. I decided to seek out the artist Paige Bradley and try to find what inspired her to create this iconic sculpture known as “Expansion”…

FEATURE:
I have been reading and writing Haiku for almost 2 decades. Many times I have come across friends, asking "what is HAIKU?" In simple words, Haiku is iconic and most famous poetic form of Japan, (Its also quite popular across the world, nowadays) which conveys a vivid image or a poetic moment within 5-7-5 syllables. I have been explaining through examples, personal discussions as well as through some of my articles about it. But I think to really know what actually "Haiku" is, as well as write one, one has to have a holistic approach towards learning it. So here it is “A beginner’s Guide to Understanding Haiku in four parts...


WANDERLUST:
After two years, I was again at Lord Jageshwar Temple, near Almora in Himalaya. For almost a week, the days were filled with moments full of Mantra Chantings, Vedic rituals and meditation. For me, the day usually started at 4-5 AM, going to temple after a really cold bath, for meditations and the aarti. Then in the afternoon or evening, going to the forest or sitting next to the river and meditating on "Om Namah Shivaya"...

WHISPERS: Some of my latest Haiku and Poetry...
Cherry Blossoms Haiku & The Old Man At The Ghat...
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STILL LIFE:
Some of my impressions from a recent trip to a powerful temple of Lord Shiva at Jageshwar. Come walk with me into Himalaya...
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Hope you will enjoy this edition... look forward to your comments and visit to the next Edition... please click on the “Join this Site” button on the right hand side top corner to follow my posts on this blog... I will be grateful.
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Shashi @ Aug 2012
नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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