"Ninād" combines the Sanskrit words "ni" (within) and "nād" (sound).
"Ninād" is the "sound within" that denotes the origin of all Creation.
We strive to evoke that same spirit of innovation in our Composition and Training services
Music * Movement * Mind
We celebrate Durga Puja and Navaratri leading up to Deepavali and Kali Puja
with Sri Aurobindo's 'Hymn to Durga' (Durga stotra) in Sanskritised Bengali.
Sri Aurobindo wrote this 'stotra' in 1909 invoking Mother Durga to make Herself manifest in India, giving us the courage, strength, and knowledge to fight the powers of darkness that keep India in bondage. Originally written in Bengali, here is the English translation by Shri Nolini Kanta Gupta.
created at Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry, August 2016
a short film by Arnab B. Chowdhury & team Ninād
tracing symbolic gestures
that celebrate Divinity
Masi Magam (Pondicherry)
Durga Puja (Kolkata)
Premiered at Auroville Film Festival 2013
in memory of a conversation with William Greaves
~ pioneering African-American film maker, Emmy award winner
obituary at New York Times, August 26, 2014
'Spandan' - live composition-performance by Arnab B. Chowdhury as the final artist of the Opening Ceremony
evoking Empathy via a recurring theme based on Raga Kafi for a live 1,500 member audience
at the 14th World Congress for Music Therapy,
co-hosted by University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and IMC University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria, July 2014
© Ninād, last update, 20th October 2016