Tad-Bharatham is a dance production that features highly cherished aspects of India and her glorious culture that has spread out in a time span of around six thousand years. In Tad-Bharatham, India’s nature, culture, customs, and achievements will be presented in an aesthetic and entertaining manner, offering a lasting experience of beauty but rooted in truth.

Our ancient scriptures have visualized India as a culture that spread its joy between the Mighty Himalayas and the Deep Ocean. The dance production is presented as conversation between the Himalayas and the Ocean.

Tad-Bharatham takes you on a journey through nature and culture using the artistic media of music, dance, and literature. Performed by a brilliant team of ten dancers, the production features elements drawn from India’s classical literature including the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata along with Sanskrit poems such as the Raghuvamsha and Shakuntalam of Kalidasa exploring various sentiments of love, valour, anger, laughter, and celebration.

Vijay Prakash is a versatile and renowned Indian playback singer and film composer from Mumbai. His proficiency in Carnatic and knowledge of Hindustani has made him a formidable name in the Indian Music industry.He is one of the main singers in the song “Jai Ho” which won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song also won Grammy Award in the category ‘Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media’ Besides singing hundreds of songs in South Indian languages, he has also sung in Hindi films such as Cheeni Kum, Yuvraaj,Swades, Blue, Kaal, Lakshya, Matrubhoomi, Tere Naam, , Raavan,Force and a few others.

IAGB invites writers, chefs, artists, photographers and dreamers to submit entries under various categories listed below. IAGB editors will select and publish. We strongly encourage you all to avail this opportunity and participate in the 74th India Day celebrations in your own way!!!

– #bhaagiagbbhaag Virtual Walk/Run was one of IAGB’s successful fundraising events that brought people together, virtually, to get up and get moving! In this mission, people were reminded to do their physical exercise, especially during these unusual times when everyone is working from home and it is very difficult to get physical activity unless an event of this kind is organized.

IAGB is pleased to invite nominations for the prestigious “IAGB Community Youth Excellence” award. Anyone – including parents, friends and relatives – can nominate a student. Students can also nominate themselves. The deadline is July 31, 2020.

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As the COVID-19 crisis deepened, the local pantries were flooded with more people needing the basic food items while the food and monetary donations dried up, and they were in dire need of food supplies. India Association of Greater Boston(IAGB), partnered with SEWA international – Boston to help raise funds for local pantries and shelters. We are grateful to the Sewa team for providing a platform for everyone to come together, volunteer, help each other, and give back to the community during these challenging times. The funds were distributed to five local pantries in the New England region, including Nashua Soup Kitchen, and People Helping People / Burlington Food Pantry.

IAGB has extended and continues to offer free online live tele-yoga sessions, specifically designed to
help well-being during this stressful time. We are partnering with NationalInstitute of Mental Health and
Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) and its Integrated Centre for Yoga (NICY) located in Bengaluru to offer the
yoga sessions. Initially, the yoga sessions were offered 5-days a week for four weeks in April. We saw
upwards of 65 people attending these sessions regularly, and people from all over are benefitting from
these sessions.

As American poet Robert Frost said, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”.

Often while rushing through the humdrum of life I’d find myself repeating the lines. “What is this life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare” by WH Davies.

What else would aptly define the busyness of the day, when to-do lists were longer than the arm, yet life silently begged for us to stand a while and just be?

My love of poetry started in middle school, where English teachers made poetry come alive – the passion they infused the class with, the debates they encouraged that kept me engaged