Over Easter weekend Eric and I drove to Cleveland to participate in the huge Thyagaraja festival being held there. This event caters to lovers of South Indian classical music and dance and drew a crowd from all over North America. We were happy to put our Ponnivala story materials on display and attendees showed a lot of interest in the story. Kids were especially drawn to the animated video we showed, featuring the first three episodes of our 26 episode series that was playing from our new DVD. The full frame shot shows me with B. Roger Natarajan, one of the festival organizers (wearing a blue kurta).