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Enlivening our Space

  “An Indian Sthapati has to be A YOGI, he must feel the vibrations in the cosmos including the materials and users of that place”- Ar. BV Doshi   As human beings we started decorating our space and expressing the self into our space right from the Stone Age when we started drawing our hunting …

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Demystifying vAstu and associated myths- In conversation with Sashikala Ananth

South facing entrance will not kill you! Student 1: Sashikala Ma’am… there are so many vAstu theories being floated around that leave most people confused and scared. As a vAstu practitioner, trained under Dr. Ganapathi Sthapati as well as a practicing architect, which is a rare and unique combination, can you please shed some light on a few common …

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7 Steps to a More Aligned Existence – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on Saptaswara – the 7 Steps to a more aligned existence. The Saptaswara module we created has helped many people over the years reflect on their own individual journeys thus far and create a roadmap of sorts for their futures. In the first post of this series, we discussed the …

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7 Steps to a More Aligned Existence – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on Saptaswara – the 7 Steps to a more aligned existence. The Saptaswara module we created has helped many people over the years reflect on their own individual journeys thus far and create a roadmap of sorts for their futures. In the first post of this series, we discussed the …

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INNER SPACE AND OUTER FORM: Reflections on Vaastu workshop

The Vaastu Tutorial was conducted in April 2019 over 3 days with 5 participants. The whole intention behind the workshop was to train the participants to take my work and teaching all over the country. This was not something that I had particularly thought of, rather something that evolved from the participants who got in …

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7 Steps to a More Aligned Existence – Part 1

Searching for Equilibrium in an Ever Changing World Never before has the past been less reliable for steering oneself into a meaningful future.  In the last three decades almost all the practices for carrying out one’s everyday tasks have been replaced by completely new methods that have shifted the average person’s life into a new …

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Reinterpreting Vaastu

Last week, we featured a post by RASA member Anita Balasubramaniam, in which she dialogues with Sashikala Ananth, a renowned architect and expert on Vaastu Shastra. Sashi is the author of The Penguin Guide to Vaastu, and has been instrumental in bringing the ancient Indian tradition to an entire generation of architects and designers. Following …

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Temple Visits: A Dialogue

Sashikala Ananth and Anita Balasubramaniam anchor a program called Temple Tales; a unique Ritambhara offering that exposes participants to the history and social relevance of temples in our contemporary world. They weave stories about the history of the buildings and the science of temple architecture into the tangible physical experience of the modern day visitor, …

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Engaging with the timeless questions

  To live with awareness Each of us starts our life on this earth holding the hopes and dreams of our parents and other ancestors. We also pick up the hopes and dreams that life seeds in us along our journey. The innocent child mind is awake to its full potential as it wails its …

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