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Guru, inspiration and teacher!

Young kathak artiste Shinjini Kulkarni credits her guru, Pt Birju Maharaj, as the biggest blessing in her life. She values his teachings and the personal relationship they shared. Deepmala Sachan also cherishes her relationship with her guru, Kumkum Dhar, who trained her in kathak and heavily influenced her life. Kumkum Adarsh remembers her guru, Pandit Lachhu Maharaj, who taught her confidence and how to face her fears. She established the Lachhu Maharaj Ballet Centre in his honor after his demise.

Shinjini Kulkarni with her guru and grandfather Pt Birju Maharaj
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Guest Column | Not material prosperity, invest in spiritual science

To exist in the world, we need knowledge of material science. However, to live well in the world and beyond, we need material and spiritual knowledge. We have not come here just to exist but to thrive in life.

As we grow older, we realise investment in material assets, including property, that starts with a thrill only becomes a burden or diminishing return. Investment in spiritual science, however, gives bountiful returns and we become an asset for society. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:38 PM IST
ByRajendra Yenkannamoole

Guru Purnima: Feel proud to have AR Rahman sir as my mentor, says Neeti Mohan

Singer Neeti Mohan expresses her gratitude towards composer AR Rahman, calling him her guru and praising his impact on her personal and professional life. She admires his versatility, spirituality, work ethic, and family values. Mohan appreciates that Rahman allows her to be herself and encourages her creativity. Despite being unable to spend much time with him due to her busy schedule, she continues to learn from him through interviews and remains grateful for his inspiration on Guru Purnima.

Neeti Mohan and AR Rahman
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 04:46 PM IST
BySoumya Vajpayee

Guru Purnima: I miss Mr Seth’s constructive criticism, says Kavita Seth

Singer Kavita Seth reflects on her late husband as her guru, missing his constructive criticism. She also credits other musicians as her gurus.

Kavita Seth with KK Seth
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 04:30 PM IST
BySoumya Vajpayee

Three lessons from an unforgettable teacher

Guru was the moniker by which Doon School boys knew Gurdial Singh. It was a very apt nickname. It’s also how he’ll be remembered after his death last month.

In the 1960s, Doon valued its sportsmen far more than scholars. This meant that a child who had never swung a cricket bat nor kicked a football was at a significant disadvantage.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 24, 2023 08:24 PM IST
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