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A true testimony

It is very rare that I get to read a good blog on Hinduism. But this blog by Inim Aduos, - no idea what it means - was different. It was a testimony. In each word in the article, I could feel the celebration of freedom, which incidentally is the true essence of Hinduism. Some extracts from the blog.“Somehow, from the stories my father used to say, I started feeling that there is only one God and you can interpret Him in any way you want and also He is present everywhere; one does not have to go to a temple to see Him. I believed that God is in our hearts and we don’t have to sit down at a particular time and place to pray to Him.”“Both my parents never insisted that Hinduism was the only way to God. Although Lord Krishna was his devotee, religion was immaterial to my father. Because of this nature of my parents I had the freedom to read and understand other religions also.”“Understanding Gita and knowing the life of Gandhi really changed my life around. Gandhi was also an ardent foll…

Prasanna’s Electric Ganesha Land

Some of you might be confused about the title of the article – well it is an album by Prasanna. The album was released earlier this year. Now who is Prasanna? Jazz enthusiasts and western music lovers might be aware of this unique talent. For those who have not yet read or heard about him there is a short and crisp biography in allaboutjazz.

From the biography: From being a pioneer in bringing the electric guitar to international acclaim as a concert instrument for the ancient Indian art form of Carnatic music, to being a force in the cutting edge of Jazz, Classical and World music, Prasanna continues to stun music enthusiasts with an ever-evolving palette of vocabulary as a composer and improviser.About ElectricGaneshaLand from all about jazzPrasanna’s Be the Change (Susila Music, 2003) was a remarkable combination of the South Indian Carnatic tradition with a fusion energy comparable to better-known guitarists like John McLaughlin. Electric Ganesha Land moves away from jazz, paying…