Due to an enormous amount of restricted activity, as a result of several unmentionable factors; the contents of the course video lectures are brought to you, in a setting that is perhaps not what I wished to bring out, when viewing it from a professional angle.
It is more like a sister’s display of her teaching skills for her own colony of students in the homes of her sisters and brothers and has a homely feel.
This is however, nice and in a way, you can relate to everything said or done here, as it comes to you, not only from what a mentor can teach, but what a mother, sister, daughter and friend can teach, in her own simple and natural way, using all of the resources, she has in her hands, making the most of it; giving the maximum by using the minimum.
The result has thus, possibly been a more serene and ironically more energetic one, fuelled by purpose and perseverance in completing each course, I begin.
Both for the free courses and the paid ones, for which students will receive an Udemy certificate, in addition to the learning material, that is available for no charge in the free courses, that I had brought out previously from another instructor account, by the same name, last year, an effort has been taken to put in as much as is possible, into an online course for such a vast subject, that is Indian dance.
Whatever is done here, is of course never sufficient and for an earnest learner wanting more, will only wet their thirst for additional information and lessons.
This is of course natural and understandable. Hence, the more number of courses brought in each month.
All of this can still only scratch the surface of a very deep well of knowledge. I, therefore ask you to comprehend this undisputable fact, that if a student feels only this much has been possible, for a paid course to bear with me and request all of you all here, to be with me, in supportive encouragement to do more.
As you will or may not know, I also do voluntary free classes for the deaf and blind, as well as bringing you these courses, the duality of effort for which is to say the least, far from easy.
For personal reasons, I can say no more on this but I hope you will all understand, what is unsaid
For the free courses, done previously, comments that were not in good taste were seen and this is deplorable.
As a student, what is your foremost duty is to come here and learn with your instructors, rather than try to judge them.
They, who have themselves been students too and by the dint of their hard work, become the teachers of today’s world require what is called in India, the Guru shisya, or teacher-student tradition revived where the Guru is placed on the same standing in a student’s mind, as their own parents.
Their past has thus made this present possible.
If a pleasant future is to be welcome with open hearts, acknowledgement of this is necessary.
This is not to say that questioning is prohibited, in fact I encourage it.
Criticism, on the other hand that is not constructive and just for the sake of saying something negative is a fictitiously portrait of the speaker’s own failings.
On that note, I wish you well along your path to learning with me. It is possible and my earnest wish to see those of you, who take the course now become the teachers of tomorrow.