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Today, due to the global pandemic situation, we are all forced to be on our phones and laptops all the time. Our school, college, or office is all inside our gadget and we don’t have an option but to stay glued to our phone and other gadgets. But, as we know, too much of anything is good for nothing. Same rule applies with too much time on our gadgets. So, then what is the solution to this? The solution is to do a Digital Detox.
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Udayakumar was entirely paralyzed except the thumb and the index finger of right hand. But he produced wonders with two blessed fingers and mastered and evolved his own style of abstract painting using acrylic inspired by the greats, Picasso and Rembrandt Harmenszoon.

His life was an inspirational journey of Art… and fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Udayakumar had thrived on the fringes of art. His paintings were inspired by his imagination and dreams. He developed his artistic ideas and concept by watching art/culture on television. He lived a challenging life and ensuring he didn’t succumb to the ailment which made his whole body static till his last breath.

It was an inspiring experience for me while making this video on him. With this I helped him to collect funds through Art shows organised by HeART BEAT Foundation pan India.

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Guru Vandhan is a platform to share one’s journey with their Gurus (mentor). This is an attempt to pay tribute to the sacrifices, dedication and love of a guru towards their Sishya (students).

Veterans in the past and present have always mentioned about how their Gurus have lit a spark in them, and guided them through their journey. It’s now time for us to pass on the legacy to the future generations.

To start with, this paltform provides an opportunity to Sishyas to show gratitude to their Gurus in various fields including Fine arts, Classical music and Dance, Folk arts, Yoga etc.

If you want to show your gratitude for your Guru through this platform, contact us at laksquare@gmail.com.

In conversation with Smt. Lakshmi Krishnamurthy. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MeKrK3vMcU&t=10s

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We always admire the musical creations of Muthusvamy Dikshitar. The ragas, archaic phrases seen in them, and the apt usage of phrases all garner our attention. An analysis of the text Sangita Sampradaya Pradarshini, an authoritative text to understand the compositions of the Dikshitar family, written by his grandson Subbarama Dikshitar gives us another perspective. This text clearly shows a unique style adopted by Muthusvamy Dikshitar, considerably different from his family members. Many of the elements seen in his compositions, if not all, were inspired from the earlier works like gitas of Venkatamakhin and the varnas and kirtanas of his father Ramasvamy Dikshitar.

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Ramanujam’s brush strokes, hues, perspective, and anatomy are all governed by sub-conscious thought in connection with techniques and practices of Vaishnava cult. Born in 1941 in a Vaishnava orthodox family near the famous Parthasarathy Temple at Triplicane, Chennai (then Madras), Ramanujam’s childhood was traumatic, characterised by schizophrenia and depression. As a young boy, he used to draw and paint and sell them for survival. His beloved mother recognized his talent and interest towards painting and enrolled him in the Government School of Arts and Crafts. read more

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