Merry Christmas! 

Christmas now surrounds us,

Happiness is everywhere                

Our hands are busy with many tasks 

As carols fill the air -Shirley Sallay

 
Merry Christmas to one and all! Have a lovely festive season ahead 😀 Best wishes, Raashi_HD 

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The Anchor

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To be grounded or to set sail,
To get aboard or just stay still,
To remain afloat or hop on the wagon,
To hold on, or let go the lagan,
It is you,
And only you.
The Anchor to your life.

Own up to the decisions that went wrong,
Own up for the efforts of the mother who made you strong.
Owning up is the only key to growth,
Owning up not just for you, but the stakeholders aboard.
Own up cause it is you,
And only you.
The Anchor to your life.

Prepare yourself as the sea gets cold,
Prepare for the dream, watch it unfold,
Prepare as life happens in a flash too quick,
Prepare to treasure the memories you click.
Prepare as it is you,
And only you,
The Anchor to your life.

Believe in you
Admire the bold
Innovate yourself
You’re never too old
Because it is you,
And only you,
The Captain of the ship.
The Anchor to your own life.

– Raashi Metkari

Kerala Unlocked

#KeralaUnlocked consisted of a photo series that ran on instagram.com/raashi_hd that aimed at capturing the essence of the enthralling escapade I had while touring the State of Kerala, in India.
Its mesmerizing beauty and breathtaking landscapes coupled with the timid backwaters have catered to the taste of masses. The vacation was just what I needed, in order to rejuvenate my senses and the trip came into my life just in the right moment! So, here’s presenting to you…Kerala Unlocked.

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*the photos are in monochrome purposefully to be left upon the viewer to color for themselves in their minds.

Exquisite Art promoted by Colleen Shakti

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Colleen is a young and vibrant classical dancer from California. As a child she trained herself in belly dancing. She learned the Indian classical dance form of Odissi for two years in the USA, followed by her arrival in India in 2001.

She trained under Padma Cheran Dehury in Orissa and then went to Pushkar, Rajasthan.
Here, she met a local tribe named- Khalbelia ‘Gypsies’ who captivated her attention by their wild and natural expression of tribal existence. They let her research about their folk dances and helped her understand the rhythms and movements of various folk styles across Rajasthan.

Her friendship with this tribe has strengthened over the years. So much, that along with their support she was able to fulfill her dream of setting up a sacred dance space dedicated to her art.

In 2004, she established the Shakti School Of Dance, within a famous Vishnu temple of Pushkar. Various classical dance forms along with belly dancing and many fusions are taught here. Her tribal mates are found teaching their own folk styles too.

Colleen has performed at numerous international and national festivals and programs along with these dancers throughout the years that followed. Not just this, her success has also led to the creation of “The Pushkar Temple Dance Festival”, an annual music concert focusing on the Odissi Classical art form, in one of India’s most sacred cities, Pushkar.

It was an honour for me to be able to capture such a strong persona. She has very beautifully bridged the gap between Eastern and Western cultures. A very humble person within, Colleen, your inspirational 🙂

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