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True happiness according to Rabindranath Tagore

True happiness is not at all expensive. It depends upon that natural spring of beauty and of life, harmony of relationship. Ambition pursues its own path of self-seeking by breaking this bond of harmony, digging gaps, creating dissension. Selfish ambition feels no hesitation in trampling under foot the whole harvest field, which is for all, […]

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“We have a natural ability to both learn and teach”: Interview with Sanjay Sarma – cbc.ca

Human beings are very unique in the sense that we are learning animals. We have a natural ability to both learn and teach, and that is called parenting. And being a child, the system of education is relatively recent, where you sit people down in classrooms and, you know, systematically teach them. But what’s happened […]

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Rabindranath Tagore’s memorable visit to The Netherlands: Centenary celebration at “Paradiso”

The month of September offered an opportunity to celebrate the centenary of a successful lecture tour by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941). It was organized by Dutch citizens with whom he shared a commitment to a cultural dialogue on eye-level. A Dutch press report highlights Tagore’s “silver voice” that conveyed his admiration for the songs of Bengal’s […]

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Beyond Nationalism: “My freedom lies not in pursuing detachment” – Rabindranath Tagore

In September 2020 Amsterdam remembers the 100th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore’s visit. It did not just made a deep impression, it caused a sensation. 2020 also happens the year when Amsterdam celebrates the 75th anniversary of liberation from nazi-occupation while confronting the legacy of collaboration among some sections of society including local authorities. Between these […]

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Slideshow | India Inspiration – Tropenmuseum Amsterdam

For ten years this exhibition celebrated the sources of inspiration shared by Indian and Western artists; and at the same time, it traced the role of migrants from India via Suriname through songs, memorabilia, and documentary film footage. Concept and research: Ludwig Pesch (www.aiume.org) in collaboration with museum staff and Architectenbureau Jowa (www.jowa.nl). On display […]

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“There is only one history – the history of man” – Rabindranath Tagore on national selfishness, which goes by the name of patriotism

Therefore I ask you to have the strength of faith and clarity of mind to know for certain that the lumbering structure of modern progress, riveted by the iron bolts of efficiency, which runs upon the wheels of ambition, cannot hold together for long. Collisions are certain to occur, for it has to travel upon […]

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A Theatre for All: Sittrarangam (The small theatre Madras) – Free Download

Read this publication online or download it for free on archive.org >> A Theatre for All Sittrarangam—the small theatre Madras by Ludwig Pesch with a Foreword by Himanshu Burte Download the epub-version for offline reading, printing or getting read out on the Archive.org website >> eka.grata publications © Amsterdam 2002 (print version), 2016 (ebook versions) Digital […]

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Vaitari – eBook (deutsch)

Die deutschsprachige Ausgabe ist jetzt als eBook* erhältlich, in der online Medieninhalte direkt eingebunden sind >> Beschreibung auf der Projektwebsite: Sam, Sammlung, Zusammen >> More about the English print edition: Vaitari: A musical picture book from Kerala>> * uneingeschränkt und auf allen Geräten mit Internetanschluss zu verwenden – danke im voraus für einen freiwilligen Unkostenbeitrag […]

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In staat zijn om vreugde te vinden in de vreugde van anderen, dat is het geheim van geluk – Bernanos (geciteerd door Frédéric Lenoir in La Puissance de la joie, Le Livre de Poche) Adapting Indian Universals in Music Education staat voor muziek- en kunstprogramma’s op basis van Indiase muziek. Activiteiten voor alle leeftijdsgroepen. Universeel toepasbaar […]

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Être capable de trouver sa joie dans la joie de l’autre: voilà le secret du bonheur – Bernanos cité par Frédéric Lenoir (La Puissance de la joie, Le Livre de Poche) Adapting Indian Universals in Music Education veut dire: promouvoir la collaboration interculturelle et la créativité par la musique Indienne. Nos activités musicales ont enrichi la […]