Congratulations to Shri B.V Doshi – the first Pritzker laureate in India! I am so honored to have met you and have had some interesting dialogues with you.
Photo: Babu during a Japanese tea ceremony in Bharat Nivas Auroville. Circa, 2011
It is always a pleasure to receive Swadharma students. Thanks for your visit! [PC: Lalit ]
It was a great pleasure to welcome Sydney based textile designer Sally Campbell and her partner Greg (sallycampbell.com.au) to the studio. It was a beautiful time and hope both of you will visit us again soon!
In Swastika studio we have received 11students from different parts of India who are participating a one month long Swadharma program (http://www.swadharma.auroville.org). Swadharma is a self-discovery program dedicated to youth in India. We had brief introduction of our activity and it was followed by casual interaction.
“I met a well known block print fabric maker in Ajrakpur in Bhuj. His name is Sufiyan Khatri -son of renowned master craftsman Dr. Ismail Mohammad Khatri. It was a short visit but really an inspiring moment. Thank you Sufiyan for your heartwarming welcome!” JNE
Thanks to Jonathan & Shayna Kay for passing by and played a soothing Shakuhachi piece at Swastika – ONE ASIA studio.
Jonathan is a virtuosic multi-woodwind instrumentalist from Canada. He is a well known Indo-Jazz musician and currently studies Shakuhachi in Japan.
Here is the link to his website: http://www.jonathankay.ca
Our natural Indigo art project continues with kind support of the Colours of Nature, Auroville. It’s so refreshing to explore this beautiful gift from the nature. We are planning to exhibit some artworks in this Autumn. Stay tuned!
Our new collections of Ayurvedic handmade incense have arrived. Now we have brand new original blend incense and also Agar wood. It is a joint project with Meditations, Kyoto and Mereville, Auroville. Package design was done by Swastika – ONE ASIA studio. For mail order please check http://www.meditations.jp They will be shipped to worldwide.
[A photo exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan at BHU, Varanasi, “Supported by City of Kyoto”]
Ishita -one of the most active NGOs in Varanasi- and the ONE ASIA project from Auroville have jointly coordinated a photo exhibition of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan at BHU in Varanasi. All the photos were taken by the renowned Japanese photographer Mr Kazuyoshi Miyoshi. This exhibition is traveling all over the world through the sponsorship of the Japan Foundation.
This exhibition starts today(25th from 11am) and will be held until 18th March. Please visit if you are in Varanasi or share this information to your family and friends in/around the city.
写真展がヴァラナシのベナレス・ヒンドゥー大学にて執り行われます。本日２５日から３月１８日まで同大学の視覚芸術ギャラリーにて展示されます。この展覧会は国際交流基金の主導で世界を巡回しており今回はヴァラナシの NGOであるIshitaとともにthe ONE ASIA projectがコーディネーションをお手伝いさせていただきました。[後援: 京都市]