Raga Svara's first MOOC

Raga Svara's first educational offering, a MOOC on "Indian Kitchen Herbs for Respiratory Disorders: Ayurvedic and Modern Perspective", was a great reminder that learning brings people together in ways that few other things can. It further strengthened my belief that learning is at the centre of Raga Svara Approach. We…

Porosity of Boundaries

One major objective for Raga Svara is to create, what I call, “Porosity of Boundaries”. I want to make the solid walls between apparently different ideas more porous, more accommodating. One such boundary is between western medicine and our traditional medicine. I have thought for quite sometime about Indian traditional…

Aesthetic Well-being with Vincent

We often feel lost. Unable to express ourselves. We try many different ways. Some write, some paint, some dance and some photograph. Some find true expression in the work they do. But very often we find ourselves unable to express our true selves. We need “symbols”, that is works of…

Making of Mandala at Raga Svara

An incredible feeling to look back just a few months in the past when we began construction for Mandala at Raga Svara. Like all built spaces the transformation of the landscape feels overpowering to me. Everything we have built whether at The Northstar School or now at Raga Svara, is…

Anahata at Raga Svara

Introducing Anahata at Raga Svara. The architecture and landscape of Raga Svara is purposeful and beautiful. I have shared other spaces that we’ve designed on the campus earlier. Each space has its own character and ambience which is primarily directed towards creating a sense of belonging and peace. Our…

Post Cards from Gandhi's Rajkot

The first part of our "By the Window in Rajkot" series is a tribute to one of the greatest leaders of the world, Mohandas Gandhi (known as Bapu). Rajkot is fortunate to have been the home of Mahatma Gandhi in his early days. Bapu graduated from Alfred High School of…

Bodhi - The Meditation Centre at Raga Svara

Each and every space Raga Svara is carefully thought about and designed. Each space is its own unique experience. While each space is unique, they all have a common design philosophy: to create a sense of belonging and purpose. One of the key experiences at Raga is meditation. While designing,…

Trees and Us

I call her Smarana. She belongs to Ficus Benghalensis family, the Banyan Tree. She is strong and wise. Older than I am. She has been here in this spot for decades and seen things. From scorching sun to 3 years  droughts to torrential rains breaking century old records. She has…