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24 Dec

Kathakali: Navarasas Demonstrated

A Demonstration of Navarasas by Kalamandalam Atul Pankaj The theory of rasa is pivotal to Indian aesthetics. The Sanskrit word rasa has several meanings including sap, juice, essence, water, flavour, taste, relish and sentiments. The Upanishads have used it to mean Brahman. The term rasa refers to the creative experiences of the poet, the aesthetic relish of the reader and the com

28 Apr

A Chance Rendezvous Between Arts and Science

  A pensive, doomed man called John Keats once stated that 'weariness, fever and fret' was the way of the world. Despite his 'fantastic' heroics, he finally had to concede that fancy was but just a deceiving elf. Poets, philosophers, scientists have all mused at length on the solution to the problems of the mortal world. Unfortunately, none  of them, a

20 Jan

Are the Beautiful Virtuous?

For some reason, people tend to associate beauty with virtue and vice-versa. The beautiful are usually considered virtuous unless proved to the contrary. Hence the crooked and the cunning among the beautiful can manipulate their good-looks to achieve their ends. The beautiful have a definite advantage over the others especially when it comes to creating ‘first impressions&rsquo

20 Jan

Is Man a Born Devil? -Post Innocence Prognostications

It is impossible to speak about light without a word about shadow, about stillness without a word about noise. Likewise, it is impossible to discourse at length on virtue without recourse to vice. A devil, a born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never stick; on whom my pains, Humanely taken, all, all lost, quite lost; And as with age his body uglier grows, So his mind cank

12 Jan

Welcome To MuteMelodist !!! is an academic/entertainment website based in India. The website caters to the aesthetic and creative aspirations of up-and-coming artists and writers. A non-profit enterprise founded by a team of academicians and connoisseurs of art in 2014, the website is currently managed by a bunch of dedicated art aficionados. The members of the Mutemelodist team envision thi

08 Jan

Inclusive Learning

Celebration of Differences through Inclusion: Deconstructing the Normal/ Challenged Dichotomy Manu Mangattu Abstract  The present scrutiny attempts to present inclusive education in a different light, suggesting that the difference that separates students with learning disabilities from their normal peers is something to be celebrated. It deconstructs the normal/challenged