Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Obit / Tribute - To my teacher Shyamala, with love - Ashwini Karthikeyan


The passing of my dear teacher of classical dance, Shyamala Mohanraj (1941-2015) on July 14, leaves a large vacuum in my being. I met her for the first time two years ago, and it was love at first sight! Her curious, soft eyes and her gentle, kind smile melted all hard edges within. Before I found her, I had been learning with gifted teachers, yet a restlessness burned inside of me.


Read the tribute in the site

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Ashwini for this beautiful tribute. I was visiting Chennai, studying and staying with Shyamala when you were becoming her student. I accompanied her to your land for lunch one day and still remember your drawing of Bala. I miss Shyamala so
    much, this inspires me to write my memories too. Please email me if you feel
    Inspired to.

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