Filmmaker Gita Desai’s documentary trilogy of Yoga, Ayurveda and Raga Unveiled traces the history of Indian spiritual practices and highlights the great Indian masters of Yoga, Ayurveda and classical music. “I wanted to bring the depth of these practices to the people who practise yoga so that they understand the higher level of transformation that these practices can enable. There was far too much being lost in translation and instant gratification, so I wanted to create these documentaries to preserve the real essence of India’s yoga schools,” says Gita.
“The sari both as a symbol and in reality has filled the imagination of the subcontinent with its appeal, its ability to conceal and reveal the personality of the person wearing it as well as those who encounter this presence in their everyday life.” In recent years, India has seen a revival of traditional sari weaves and drapes. Sari Historian and founder of Taanbaan, Rta Kapur Chishti, traces the history of the sari and explains its significance in mythology and feminism.