The Navatman Journal
The Navatman Journal is a platform to voice our thoughts on the arts, and gain insight and understanding from members of our organization and community. Check out the articles below.
What joining the Navatman Community means
[Navatman is] a cohort of like-minded passionate individuals looking to explore Indian dance and music in their own lives"
What to look for in a good teacher?
The relationship between a teacher (guru) and a student (shishya) is critical to establishing a good learning environment. Finding a good teacher makes a remarkable difference in the student grasping the concept easily."
Learning a new art form online
This fall, I started Odissi for the first time. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous about my ability to learn something completely new to me. But after my first class with my teacher, Sri Thina, I knew I was in safe hands."
Episode 3: Purity of the Now
What if the structures of particular styles are not barriers, rather guideposts pointing to new and varied paths? What if "pure" art means authenticity to this moment?
Carnatic virtuoso Aditya Prakash narrates his musical journey through styles, spaces, and moments in time.
Episode 2: Dynamics of Funding
How do Indian classical arts flourish in the US?
To find the answer, we must turn to history, the nature of cultural exchange, and the distinct Indian-American immigrant experience. We explore these elements with artist and grant-writer, Priya Narayan.
Episode 1: A Warm Welcome
The Navatman Development team members, Anjali, Lavanya, and Mahi, welcome you to Navatman's first Podcast: Speaking of Indian Arts.