MAD and DIVINE women - Mystic saint poets of India and beyond
Natya Darshan Seminar -
Evening Performances


Dear Dr. Ratnam

Thank you very much for inviting me for the conference.  Working on a new subject was a thorough learning experience.  But there is some more which I can say.  You have set a benchmark regarding organizing conferences/conclaves.  The opening of door, the stage arrangements were something which I can think of implementing in my place.  Please let me comment, the sarees and jewellery complimented each other and indicated your level of involvement in this Conference. It was a feast for the mind and eyes with a range of speakers and performers. 

The staff was very helpful and co-operative.  I can understand, the sleepless nights they underwent. 

Thank you for the hospitality and the lovely dinner. Maitreyi thanks you and remembers the lovely cake.  She has written about three pages on the conference, experiencing the refreshing sea-breeze at the Fisherman's Cove.

Madhavi Narasalay
(Dec 28, 2011)


This December in Chennai with the 'Mad-n-Divine' group was an unforgettable, beautiful, exhilarating, beyond-this-world (I can go on and on!) experience. The support and encouragement that I received from all of you and especially Anitaji, was unforgettable. I am eagerly looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thanking you
Culturally yours
Rajashree Shirke
Director, Lasya
(Dec 29, 2011)

The three days of "madness" and "divinity" were wonderful! I so enjoyed the sessions and the performances. I believe that the entire event was a huge success, and Anita with her usual professional capabilities has made yet another significant mark on the Chennai scene.

The coverage by was commendable as it is such an important site for Indian dance and we all diaspora folks really appreciate reading it.

Ketu H Katrak
(Jan 4, 2012)