Art for peace

If music wakes you up, makes you heal then music is working – A R Rehman Let me ask you a question. Why are we all still alive? Everyday, we hear stories of love and peace inspite of the increase of budgets on weapons. We see, across the world, wars, hate crimes and bombs detonating […]

So how do the creative arts help inbuilding peace?

When we listen to a beautiful piece of music, poem , story or look at a magnificent work of painting , our brain releases what is known as the Angels cocktail. The Angels cocktail are hormones such as Oxytocin, Serotonin, Dopamine and Endorphins that are released in the brain when we engage with the arts.. […]

What do the arts really do to us?

Imagine for a moment that you are listeningto the sounds of a singing bowl and the sound stops. What do we experience? We realize that the mind had become still and was focusedon the vibrations. However, even after the sound stopped there was stillness which lasted for sometimeeven after the sounds had stopped.Music poetry storytelling […]

How can we bring peace in our community and neighbourhood?

Outward peace is useless without inner peace – Mahatma Gandhi We can foster peace in our neighbourhood through small activities. We can make an effective start by encouraging children to organize small shows of songs, dance, drama, recitations etc and then reach out to adults. Instead of holding competitions we can hold evenings of sharing […]

Music And Bridges

A song, a story about peace can replace a violent memory and make us feel alive. People will be seen rejoicing, singing and dancing for each other  because they are able to survive. Some choose violence and death over living and this may be their way of life. But only if we pause to remember, hat […]