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ACT 's "Ramayana," an adaptation of the revered Indian epic, enthralled me in so many ways. It was multicultural, adventurous, romantic, funny, and reflective of our human tendency to act irrationally when ego and pride are even slightly threatened.
October 28, 2012 Balyogi Umeshnath Anurodh Lalit Jain Saint Valmiki, also known as adi kavi or first poet, exemplified the dos and don'ts of life in the Ramayana, a tale portraying Lord Rama as a model for Hindu virtue. Even today, moral lessons from
The famed Kullu Dussera started with the 'Utsav' (procession) of Lord Raghunath (Rama), the main deity of Kullu from the Raghunath Temple, where the idol will be placed on a wooden throne for a week. Kullu's erstwhile royal Pal dynasty, dressed in
In the opening moments, a fragile young boy (Akhi Vadari) sings a mystical song which, though haunting, elicits a vaudevillian shrug from an old sage, Viswamithra (John Farrage). It's as if the show's creators were saying, "So much for the ineffable
October 21, 2012 It is said that reading the Ramayana brings auspiciousness to those who read it...Every time any of them is in trouble and recounts the story of Rama, the troubles vanish, V.S...Take the case of the monkeys which go in the southern
47pm When Rama Hari premiered in 1980, then four-year-old Kalila Aguilos was blown away. "The music is so magical. Rama Hari, take it from my kid's point of viewyou always trust children the way they perceive a play," she said during a press preview
As the laugh riot Denikaina Ready' gears up for release, Vishnu Manchu is looking forward to his dream project on Ramayana His last release Vasthadu Na Raju was in February 2011. One year eight months later, if Vishnu Manchu is all nerves before the
Starting with this little quiz, and then moving on to some of the weekend's most interesting events: 1...Kennedy skip the closing ceremonies of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair? (Answer below.) Want to know more about the World's Fair and its bygone era?
Welcoming the ambitious theater production Ramayana formally opening in Seattle on October 18, Hindus hope that this stage version would stay true to the story and the spirit of their ancient Sanskrit sacred scripture. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a
Previews through Wednesday, opens Thursday and runs through Nov. 11 at ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle; $15-$50 (206-292-7676 or www.acttheatre.org ). For details on show-related lectures and other events, go to website.