Flora and Fauna in Sanskrit literature

For any nature-lover, this video interview with Naresh Keerthi, who is a doctoral student at NIAS (National Institute of Advanced Studies), Bangalore is a treat.  I loved his lecture on the same topic here and got in touch with him afterwards.  Thanks to Suhas Mahesh for the connect. Skanda of Shaale.com is the producer and Sampath…

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The Sanskrit Podcast

I met Vrinda Acharya through my sister-in-law in Florida.  She teaches my sis-in-law carnatic music via skype.  Vrinda is a young, dynamic musician, performer, researcher and has a Master’s degree in Sanskrit.  Her husband is a mridangam artist.  She lives in Malleshwaram and is steeped in music and sanskrit. I interviewed her on the Sanskrit…

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Relevance of Sanskrit poetry in today’s world

I loved recording this episode of The Sanskrit Podcast. One thing I didn’t know was how important poetry was in ancient India. We have an unbroken tradition of poetry starting from the second century and coming down all the way to Kalidasa. In this episode, we discuss why anyone should pay attention to this rich…

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Vimala Rangachar

Welcome to the Sanskrit Podcast where the ideas of ancient India meet the modern world. Vimala Rangachar has been associated with fine arts and performing arts conservation movement of Karnataka for many years. She holds multiple positions of Chairperson of the Craft Council of Karanataka, Founder Member and President of M.E.S Institutions, President of the…

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Gita and management

Dharma is a very complicated Hindu concept. In this episode, I discuss this idea with Professor B.Mahadevan Professor B. Mahadevan has taught at the Indian Institute of Management for over 20 years. His research interests include supply chain management in electronic markets. He teaches an elective on how to apply lessons from the Bhagavad Gita…

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Suhas Mahesh

Suhas Mahesh talks about the pleasures of Sanskrit and physics. Thank you Suhas! When I contacted Suhas Mahesh, he wanted to talk about three things. 1. Can Sanskrit as a language be removed from its religious roots. Is that possible? 2. How do we rejuvenate indian culture using Sanskrit as a tool. 3. Science in Sanskrit.…

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What is Chitra Kavya?

I don’t know about you, but I know precious little about Indian poetry. I have heard of Kalidasa but that’s pretty much it. As a matter of fact, I don’t know very much about poetry–let alone Indian poetry. In the last few months, I have embarked on this project to rectify that. Here is my…

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