“The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.”
The solitude and sorrows helped me to learn, relearn myself and has moulded me spiritually to collaborate with the universe where all of us exist.
My passion to learn and devote myself in the best way possible has emerged the truth of my life which has related me scientifically and spiritually.
I do not distinguish science from other disciplines, instead I perceive fusing science with every domain that exists in the universe.
Our ray of hope, our way of dreams is driving me towards the infinite spirit of service in open science, as I hope to contribute oneself.
My tunes, my music, my soul, as a performer, an artist and ofcourse a researcher I seek high esteem of purity and principle that makes us an example for our mother land .
Mother, I salute thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving, Mother of might,
Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low, Mother, I salute thee!
Oh motherland you have enriched me with an inheritance of fauna-flora, geology, the legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of society, above all your LOVE. How do I serve you back?
I remember words of Swami Vivekananda, “Practical patriotism means not a mere sentiment or even emotion of love of the motherland but a passion to serve our fellow countrymen”
Thus, I would serve my fellow countrymen by enhancing science, indeed open-science in many ways.
Akshata Gad, OSDD Fellow at IISc