Bhakti Chevli









    Bhakti chevli
        Classical dancer

The Downfall :

at the age of five,
bharatnatyam wasn't a friend of mine,
after a lot of crying,
slowly and gradually,
it became a part of my life.

yet, when my kalaguru,
the person who introduced me,
to this new friend,
suddenly left me alone,
in this new world,
i was left with the unfamiliarity,
coursing through my veins.

the pressure of juggling,
the books of science,
in one hand,
with the ghungroos,
on the other,
there was no time,
left on my hands,
for my friends,
or my families.

i wrote the codes,
to my success,
countless projects,
going on in my head.
i danced to the tunes,
of my dreams,
a million melodies,
a million melodies,
singing through my feet.
but somehow,
forgetting to live for myself.

with innumerable sweat and tears,
through the competition,
the victory was finally mine,
but not without,
- the jibes,
from my competitors,
making me feel unworthy,
the knife of being underserving,
hanging over my head.

like a pendulum,
swinging back and forth,
i travelled from,
one place to another,
in tightly packed compartments,
always running low on time.
i tried to concentrate,
on just one thing.
still, i walked around the circles,
coming back,
to where i had started,
the world of academics and art.

then came the biggest conundrum,
to look after,
my body deteriorating,
my body deteriorating,
or to the tunes,
to which my feet used to hum.
i chose the path to good health,
with the loss of dancing spirit i dealt,
to my unfortunate fate,
i knelt.

the desire to win,
sometimes overpowering my mind,
filling me with,
unsure thoughts,
about my ambitions and myself.
still, i didn't let them,
break my confidence.

until one day,
i finally succumbed to failure,
all my hardwork,
drowning,
in the land,
i realised,
was filled with,
power and politics,
without any saviour.

The uprising :

Struggles and Sacrifices didn’t go in vain. They paid off with greater outcomes. My persistence became a weapon for me. In my college days, a bunch of compromises I have made but after coming so far, I don't regret any of them. In the end, if I didn't do that I wouldn't be here. When I lost the competitions for which I expected to win, deep down I broke at first but then soon accepted that I have to work harder. To keep my spirits up, I used to congratulate the winners and tried to find the lack that was missing in me to win. My kalaguru used to tell me - "It's your duty to give your best. Know that you're already the best. You are already the winner. These competitions are not the only thing that will define your talent and worth". And these became my all-time "I'm gonna do it" factor 🙂

Today, all the classical dancers and mentors of Surat knows me through the medium of dance though I didn't have any godfather in this field. It is all that I made and I am very grateful for all the breakdowns I faced because they became the stepping stone for me.

Achievements :

Winner of "Youth Fest" for the last 2 years organized by VNSGU in which 50+ colleges participate.

State level winner of Kalakumbh, invited for international level dance competitions in Singanpore, Gujarat, and won the Jury award at Nrutyamahotsav, Nagpur.

I have performed at Gopi Kala Utsav, International Gateway Awards(Mumbai), KalaVarso, temple performances on the divine occasion of Mahashivratri and the list is never-ending.






    Bhakti chevli
        Classical dancer

The Downfall :

at the age of five,
bharatnatyam wasn't a friend of mine,
after a lot of crying,
slowly and gradually,
it became a part of my life.

yet, when my kalaguru,
the person who introduced me,
to this new friend,
suddenly left me alone,
in this new world,
i was left with the unfamiliarity,
coursing through my veins.

the pressure of juggling,
the books of science,
in one hand,
with the ghungroos,
on the other,
there was no time,
left on my hands,
for my friends,
or my families.

i wrote the codes,
to my success,
countless projects,
going on in my head.
i danced to the tunes,
of my dreams,
a million melodies,
a million melodies,
singing through my feet.
but somehow,
forgetting to live for myself.

with innumerable sweat and tears,
through the competition,
the victory was finally mine,
but not without,
- the jibes,
from my competitors,
making me feel unworthy,
the knife of being underserving,
hanging over my head.

like a pendulum,
swinging back and forth,
i travelled from,
one place to another,
in tightly packed compartments,
always running low on time.
i tried to concentrate,
on just one thing.
still, i walked around the circles,
coming back,
to where i had started,
the world of academics and art.

then came the biggest conundrum,
to look after,
my body deteriorating,
my body deteriorating,
or to the tunes,
to which my feet used to hum.
i chose the path to good health,
with the loss of dancing spirit i dealt,
to my unfortunate fate,
i knelt.

the desire to win,
sometimes overpowering my mind,
filling me with,
unsure thoughts,
about my ambitions and myself.
still, i didn't let them,
break my confidence.

until one day,
i finally succumbed to failure,
all my hardwork,
drowning,
in the land,
i realised,
was filled with,
power and politics,
without any saviour.

The uprising :

Struggles and Sacrifices didn’t go in vain. They paid off with greater outcomes. My persistence became a weapon for me. In my college days, a bunch of compromises I have made but after coming so far, I don't regret any of them. In the end, if I didn't do that I wouldn't be here. When I lost the competitions for which I expected to win, deep down I broke at first but then soon accepted that I have to work harder. To keep my spirits up, I used to congratulate the winners and tried to find the lack that was missing in me to win. My kalaguru used to tell me - "It's your duty to give your best. Know that you're already the best. You are already the winner. These competitions are not the only thing that will define your talent and worth". And these became my all-time "I'm gonna do it" factor 🙂

Today, all the classical dancers and mentors of Surat knows me through the medium of dance though I didn't have any godfather in this field. It is all that I made and I am very grateful for all the breakdowns I faced because they became the stepping stone for me.

Achievements :

Winner of "Youth Fest" for the last 2 years organized by VNSGU in which 50+ colleges participate.

State level winner of Kalakumbh, invited for international level dance competitions in Singanpore, Gujarat, and won the Jury award at Nrutyamahotsav, Nagpur.

I have performed at Gopi Kala Utsav, International Gateway Awards(Mumbai), KalaVarso, temple performances on the divine occasion of Mahashivratri and the list is never-ending.

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