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A Skyfull of Enchantment

By Namita Kulkarni on 29 May 2014       If places were books, Netala would be that rare timeless classic sitting on a hard-to-reach shelf, in a less-frequented aisle of a quaint bookshop that only incorrigible bookworms make their way to. No snazzy cover jacket to grab eyeballs, no stellar reviews announced on its…

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Life Lessons from Ten Weeks of Travel

by Namita Kulkarni on April 23, 2014 I just returned from a month in Bali and the Gili islands, drawn there by the Bali Spirit Festival and a love of island life. This was preceded by six sunny weeks in Mauritius where I was teaching kids yoga – when I wasn’t hiking or being a beach…

Plan Be

Plan Be

The thought, very simply, was that maybe there is an alternative to being a slave to schedule, even in our clock-dictated times. And if the hammock looks precarious…well the thought of just “being” can be scary in itself…as accustomed as we are to having our lives ruled by our clocks. An unhurried sense of time…

The Rope Less Travelled

The Rope Less Travelled

 “Being on a tight rope is living, everything else is just waiting” – Karl Wallenda, tightrope walker Coming from a family of acrobats, Karl may well have been genetically predisposed to treading tight ropes while defying logic and gravity with unmatched finesse, but his sentiment about taking chances is what shines through those words. While many of us choose the “safe”…

Pride without prejudice

Pride Without Prejudice

The White and the Coloured.  Though wise minds have long declared prejudice as the reason of fools and the child of ignorance, most of humanity still stays entangled in its own web of prejudices, blind to the wisdom demonstrated by nature. The wisdom that encourages and embraces diversity, as opposed to the ignorance that continually…

Once upon a Reef

In wistful commemoration of a world relegated to the outskirts of our collective consciousness, removed as it stands from land-dwellers, while threatened by the same. Manmade distress signals find their way into an erstwhile pristine scene, as ironic yet fitting reminders of our own stake in the oceans.  While the visible is taken for granted, the not-so-visible is an even easier…

Why I create art

 A combination of reasons, founded quite simply on the fact that it is what I love doing. The blank canvas, to me, exemplifies infinity. While the sky may symbolize infinity to most others, I’m glad I see that infinity in something so tangible and within my reach – the “blank” canvas. Like life, it is…