Literally, the holder of string. But also, the teller of stories in the world of classical Sanskrit. He is of this world of illusions – Maya. And yet he is the herald of truth – Satya.
Simultaneously looking forward and backwards, a Sutradhar is he who is the bridge between two worlds, two realities. He who owns nothing. But is the repository of all knowledge.
Paro’s Sutradhar is she who takes us towards our ancestral wisdom. The one who unearths and illuminates what we have forgotten. This is where we return to our roots and rituals. The stories are told in one voice.
The stories are told in many voices. Because cultural knowledge is a shared heritage and we are all keepers and inheritors and messengers of that knowledge. We are all Sutradhars.
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Beauty doesn’t begin with an ubtan or a skin cream, it begins with how you think. For a bride this is doubly essential – a calm mind and a happy heart will make you more radiant than all the beauty treatments in the world
Bali is a bustling island with travellers from all over the world, who come to savour the fragrant lives of the Balinese people. The roads get crowded and restaurants, cafes, and shops are abuzz with activity
As Basant rtu or spring arrives so do the harvest festivals because the Rabi crops are ripe for harvest. Traditionally, this season of agricultural renewal also starts the New Year for several communities across India
When we consciously begin the day by observing nature, its rhythms and experiencing their effects on life and us, we can align our senses with the natural elements and forces connected to them
One of the first textual references to Holi occurs in Ratnavali, a play or natika from the 7th century CE, written by Harsha Deva
We all have our rituals. The things that we do for ourselves. The small actions that make up our personal routines