If music be the food of love, play on …

We often chant the “Primordial Sound” – AUM (OM) when meditating.  The most ancient scripture of India (possibly, the world), Rigveda states “First the Absolute (Brahma), then follows Waak (Sound) – the vibrating energy – which becomes the universe”.   Sound (nada) is believed to be at the heart of the process of creation.  In Hinduism, …

The Key to ….

There was a time in India, when school teachers habitually encouraged their students to use a kunji (literally, “Key”) for each subject that they taught.  These were slim Tutorial pamphlets in the form of Frequently Asked Questions on key aspects of a subject/topic.  For instance, there were kunjis on vyakaran (grammar), prose and verse by …