By Barry Adams Wisconsin State Journal WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Few crops compare to American ginseng. The beige root resembles a cross between a carrot and a turnip and above ground a combination potato and strawberry plant. The complexity, vulnerability and price of ginseng, however, are unmatched compared to most produce grown in Wisconsin soil. […]
‘Dhrupad Days’ Indian music festival visits Seattle
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Dhrupad,” said Vibhavaree Gargeya, Director of the Western Region for the Dhrupad Music Institute of America (DMIA), “is an ancient style of Indian classical music.” The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual, seeking not to entertain, but to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener.