Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Dancer

The Dancer, originally uploaded by visithra.

Yesterday was the 5th arangetram, which means 2 more to go. She was so lovely - and did such a good job. I've known her since I joined the school 17 years ago (i'm no longer there though). I'm so happy she did so well ;)

Simhasaneshwari....

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I surrender

I surrender, originally uploaded by visithra.

…. The ever playful Krishna remarked, I would have come sooner if you had trusted me fully. You hailed me but kept one hand on your saree. Lord Krishna saved Paanchali’s dignity by magically sending a stream of colourful sarees to cover her as Duriodhana tried to strip her.

I had the privilege to watch Kalaimamani Urmila Satyanarayanan perform her piece de resistance “Paanchali Sabatham” again.

All my life as an avid dance viewer, her performance of this very same piece in Chennai was the only performance that has moved me to tears – that’s how strong her portrayal of Paanchali is. She brought each character to life as she changed her expression and body movement effortlessly. With all that great knowledge and talent she remains such a humble person.

“Paanchali Sabatham” tells the story of how the Pandava queen ends up cursing the death of all the Gaurava’s after her dignity is saved by Lord Krishna when the Gaurava Prince Duriodhana tries to strip her in public. She vows to leave her hair unbound till she is avenged.

She was left to his predictment when her husband the Pandava king loses her in a game of dice in an attempt to win back his wealth, kingdom, brothers and his own self!

The Pandava’s went on to win the great war with the help of Lord Krishna and Paanchali’s vow was fulfilled. This is the core and driving force behind the epic Mahabharatha.

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Monday, May 25, 2009
Mersmerising dance
Laveenia mesmerised the whole auditorium with her performance yesterday. As Kalaimamani Urmila Satyanarayanan our guest of honour said in her speech “She was so confident, innocent and showed such freshness. All her hardwork and practice was evident at every point.”

Arangetram brochure - Lavin - front

I designed her brochures few weeks back and had been waiting to share it with you guys. Her photo shoot inspired me and I am totally in love with my own work. ;p hehhehe talk about being vain.

UPDATE: I AM NOT A DESIGNER - please do not contact me about designing your sisters, daughters, second removed cousins arangetram brochure design - please contact me if you need a photographer or would just like to comment something. THANKS.

Photos by me and Kervin Chong  ;)

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Friday, May 22, 2009
Walking

Walking , originally uploaded by visithra.

I had an amazing time on saturday - dropped our brochures at KLPAC, walked around the current exhibiti, bought tickets fro a show in June because of their amazing poster, then drove around kl, got some lovely shots while stuck in traffic, then headed to annexe, bumped into friends, introduced to them this other world - arts gallery, viewed the klphotoawards exhibition, went to the arts for grabs festival twice, bought a book, got it signed by the author (incidentally she was launching it), drove home, got inspired by the sun rays, drove around shooting, accidentally knocked lightly into a car (no scratches), went for a wesak day procession, phew.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Jumping in Joy

Jumping in Joy, originally uploaded by visithra.

There was another arangetram last night. Altogether 7 gals and 1 boy will be doing their arangetram.

I loved the speech by the gals father, it was heartfelt, personal and super humorous. He had us laughing in stitches.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Lost in thoughts ....

Lost in thoughts ...., originally uploaded by visithra.

,,,,, as she wrote a letter to Vadivela

The second arangetram dancer from the batch. I was sitting quite far away, planning to go sit on the floor tonight. I don’t like what they’re doing with the lights – they put too much blue light on her. Removed all and hence you see a black background the actual background was a bright blue – you can manipulate light to make it look otherwise or just remove blue as in this shot’s processing.

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Portrait
An ever growing collection of portraits of families, people, lovers and more

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2+2=love
A tale of two
Baby Shravan
The way you make me feel
From India with love
Sweethearts
Saved
Shadows dancing 
Gorgeous
U
4th Time's a Charm
Daughters
Sneak Peek
Funny Shoot
Shorty Shoots
Baby Sharvesh
Rockstar Baby
Water Shoot
Play Time
Warped
Bored
Shield
Yellow and Red
A Day in School
Glowing
Sweet Deepavalli
Selamat Hari Raya
Curious
Princess
Daicon 2009
Four for Company
Kervin
Would you care for a stone
Curiosity
Cheeky
Lullaby
Peeking
Popcorn
Hey
Walking
Sweet Munchkin
Kiddy Time
Daddy don't kiss me

Beautiful

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Counting down

Counting down, originally uploaded by visithra.

... in just a few more days it will be her turn. we're all getting excited and tensed. So pray for her will ya ;)

But she's been giving us comic relief - we've been instructed to use specific colour sarees, matching bangles that must be the same colours and combination on both sides (I have been instructed to make sure my mom complies), we must wear flowers (at first it was jasmine now its roses), she will be inspecting us on the day - and we're to stand in a row ;p lol

ps : she's not happy we've been telling her demands everywhere ;p

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Monday, May 18, 2009
Peace

Peace , originally uploaded by visithra.

There’s a buddhist centre near my old house – the Nalanda – a centre based on sri lankan teachings. Different budhist practices from different countries have slightly different styles of workship – the Tibetian one is more similar to hinduism where Buddha is portrayed in various forms and devi plays a major role. I never found the time to go there till on Wesak Day, last Saturday.

It’s a very new centre and I was told it was started to offer students in the local univ (I live in a univ town) a place to workship and bond. What I liked about the place was they were very welcoming. Lights and flowers and food was given to all.

I’ve always loved the serenity of Buddha, I fell in love with one particular statue in chiang mai last year and was sitting in front of him forever. I’m also prone to sit and enjoy the chants of the workshipers – very soothing.

Few years back we had the opportunity to perform in a dance drama on Sidharta. Upon seeing our performance, the main buddhist vihara in KL invited us to perform again on the steps of their temple on a full moon day. It was one of our most memorable performance as there was just an amazing serenity to it facing the moon and performing to the world. Ps : was recovering from flu yesterday – feeling much better today


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Friday, May 15, 2009
Grace

Grace, originally uploaded by visithra.

The arangetram season begins well at this school at least – 8 students will be doing their arangetram in the next 2 weeks. Yesterday was a real turmoil for the dancer as her venue was changed 5 times, the last was on Tuesday. The family was pretty tensed when I got there. I used to teach music to this kid a long time ago.

Congrats darling ;)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
June 1 - 14, 2009

in/Visible, originally uploaded by visithra.

You're invited to our photography exhibition in June. Now you know what I'v been busy with.

We often breeze through life seeing things without connecting to our surroundings. The duality of our surroundings is revealed, only when we stop, for a moment, and view through unclouded eyes.

Shot in various places across Malaysia, using Canon point and shoot; and DSLR cameras, the exhibition aims to capture the spirit of the photographers, Visithra and Kervin who have found a convergence in photography through a shared passion in life.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009
Travel
A list of all previous posts related to travel in Malaysia and overseas

Blue Buddha

Slideshow of previous travel images

India
Blazing corn
Kings Matriculation
Bored
Golden Wedding
Shield
Durge
Yellow and red
Cute
A day in school
Baggage Drama
Glowing
Sweet Deepavalli

Cambodia
Priceless Moments - an exhibition of photos shot in Cambodia

Malaysia
A Journey
On reuters
Kumbabhishegam
Syawal menjelang tiba
Thaipusam 2010
Urban Rain
Thaipusam Guide
Inniya Ponggal Nalvalthukal
Selamat Hari Raya
Lotus
Rain
Towards the dark
Sunrise at Kuantan
Imagine
Oh KL
Curiosity - exhibition of photos shot in Malaysia
Walking
Peace
Thaipusam Journey


Indonesia

Singapore
Hello Singapore


Rings of time

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Dance
Waiting
List of posts related to Dance - this will be updated every now and then ;)


A Slideshow of numerous dance performances

Nine Days
Raghava Yadhava
Enchanted Lover
In Motion
Dance: Gelombang Baru
Painted Face
Garlands of Offerings
Thrilling Zombies
Navarathri 2009
Natya Prasath
Mirror
Merchants of Bollywood part 2
Daicon 2009
Merchants of Bollywood part 1
Gather the energy
Light
Dance Potraits
Serene
Music in the dark
I'm innocent my love
Getting ready
The dancer
I surrender
Mesmerising Dance
Jumping in Joy
Lost in Thoughts
Counting Down
Grace
The invite - back
The invite - front
Fear
Paal Vadiyum Mugam
Navarathri 2008
Pole Dancing Competition

Paal Vadiyum mugam

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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Photoblog awards ;)

My beloved city - KL, originally uploaded by visithra.

If you love my blog and my photographs - vote for me please ;)

Thanks a million ;)




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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The envy of the bird world

The envy of the bird world, originally uploaded by visithra.

..... brilliant blues and greens

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Achievements
Some of my achievements and milestones

women 100: kakiseni

2016
  • Featured in Fotografika, Issue 31 
  • Honorable Mention in PX3, Paris, France 
  • Published in Inspired Eye 
2015
  • CWC 6 Photography Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India 16 – 22 November 2015
2014
  • Exhibition for the 3rd Guerilla Photography Exhibition in April, 2014 at Publika
  • Exhibition for the 4th Guerilla Photography Exhibition in October, 2014 at Jaya Shopping Centre
2012


2013
  • Published on cover and as feature story in NST 

2011
2010
2009

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Achievements
Some of my achievements and milestones

women 100: kakiseni

2016

  • Featured in Fotografika, Issue 31 
  • Honorable Mention in PX3, Paris, France 
  • Published in Inspired Eye 
2015
  • CWC 6 Photography Exhibition, Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India 16 – 22 November 2015
2014
  • Exhibition for the 3rd Guerilla Photography Exhibition in April, 2014 at Publika
  • Exhibition for the 4th Guerilla Photography Exhibition in October, 2014 at Jaya Shopping Centre

2013

  • Published on cover and as feature story in NST 

2011
2010
2009

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Jeweled

Jeweled, originally uploaded by visithra.

Inspiration at 4 am in the morning - I think it looks androgynous.

What do you think?



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Monday, May 4, 2009
The invite – back

The invite – back
Originally uploaded by visithra
I dabble in design every now and then - here's what I've done for the invitation card for a dancers arangetram - images were shot by me.

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The invite – front

The invite – front
Originally uploaded by visithra
I dabble in design every now and then - here's what I've done for the invitation card for a dancers arangetram - images were shot by me.

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