Did you know there is a channel named Rajya Sabha TV??? I didn’t .. but got to know of it today thanks to Mr. Ragothaman.
Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbiD5B1mew
An interview with Geetha Chandran. It is primarily in Hindi… but I am sure even those with minimal or no knowledge of the language can still follow a good part of it since Geetha switches to English quite often.
For those who are allergic to Hindi, I let you peek into to my humble notes (Those proficient in Hindi are free to send corrections as comments)
- With increasing influences from the West, Indian Culture and Mythology is not a part of the students home environment even in India. Hence Geetha says that most students are “fresh” and all related aspects that were once taken for granted as something that naturally diffused into children from the environment today needs to be structured and systematically taught .
- Geetha also says that you could never compare classical dances and rock concerts in terms of its reach. But she confidently assures that there is a place for Traditional Arts and it is here to stay.
- She also talks about her efforts to enhance understanding of Bharathanatyam in the Delhi environment. She further discusses how she explores contemporary themes that may be more relevant to our world today.