Hallowed Be Thy Name

At the beginning of the summer I got the opportunity to write and record an episode of ‘Something Understood’, a long standing BBC Radio 4 programme which examines a really diverse range of themes from a spiritual perspective. I was … Continue reading

“You can work hard, you can do so many things, but unless there is grace, everything doesn’t come together.”

Last September I had the good fortune of interviewing some amazing Indian classical music artists for the Darbar festival. I am not quite sure how and why it was me that got to speak with them, but I felt very … Continue reading

Surrender With Your Hands Up!

I wrote this post almost a month ago, but in the haste and hurry of travel, couldn’t get round to finishing it. It’s about a deep topic so I didn’t want to post it hastily. At the end of March, … Continue reading

Hallowed Be Thy Name

September 12, 2017 | 0 comments

At the beginning of the summer I got the opportunity to write and record an episode of ‘Something Understood’, a long standing BBC Radio 4 programme which examines a really diverse range of themes from a spiritual perspective. I was really surprised to be asked to do it, since they don’t often take on new contributors. Funnily enough, nearly 10 years ago I wrote a radio script for one of my final degree projects, based on the format and style of this exact programme. Life moves in interesting ways!

I really enjoyed the experience of writing and recording it and was relieved that people seemed to like it too, once it was broadcast. Talking about faith and spirituality feels so opposing to the usual flow of mainstream media these days, that it’s refreshing to be able to share quite freely and broadly in this way.

You can listen to it through the link below.

“You can work hard, you can do so many things, but unless there is grace, everything doesn’t come together.”

July 18, 2017 | 0 comments

Last September I had the good fortune of interviewing some amazing Indian classical music artists for the Darbar festival. I am not quite sure how and why it was me that got to speak with them, but I felt very grateful. The interviews have been edited over the past 9 months and are just now being gradually posted up on the Darbar YouTube channel. This one with Aruna Sairam is a favourite, although all of the interviewees were great to talk to – honest, humble and full of insight. She was someone I particularly was excited to speak with, having listened to her for many years. She was warm, down to earth and full of enthusiasm for the music she has dedicated her life to.

I definitely recommend watching, and checking out her soul stirring music.

P.S. Check out her blouse sleeve – she was saying she gets “Sa Pa Sa” the basic anchoring notes of the Indian musical scale, embroidered on all her blouses. I found it charming 🙂

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