My first exposure to Bharatanatyam was with a video DVD where as the first form i learned was Odissi. For me bharatanatyam is like my father accepting, easily consolable (accessible ) and Oddissi as my mother Tough, challenging yet assuring to satisfy my zeal of learning and soul feeder. while i chase for learning Bharatanatyam , Odissi hold my had and said i am with you .Probably these analogy is so deep because of the gurus who hold me time and then reminding me of what i was up-to .If you ask a young kid , do you love your mom more or dad he would be stumble tucked. same do i . we see many yester year dancers like Sonal Mansingh ji and Leela Samson ji who are true source of inspiration .