Confluence of the Pandits

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पंडित जसराज व पंडित हरीप्रसाद चौरसीया Yesterday I witnessed a live joint performance by Pandit Jasraj and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Pandit Jasraj is a distinguished artist from the Mewati Gharana (मेवाती घराणा) of vocal music and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya plays the bansuri, an expertise of lord Krishna. The concert was at Shanmukhanand Sabhagruh, Sion, Mumbai. Accompanied by the eminent Pandit…

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Commuting every morning (Part 2)

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Sequel to previous post: 7:21 AM: As we see the arriving train from a distance, people start moving around, adjusting to their positions. Bags and purses are fastened, and dupattas are tucked in. I always take the third first class compartment (video coach) and pretty accustomed to all the regulars there. As the first two I class dabbas pass you…

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Sahi re Sahi

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सही रे सही a very popular Marathi play, and I watched its 1256th show yesterday. Its a record of all sorts. Here’s what theatre-lover Jayant Prabhune has to say about it: Sahi re sahi is a marathi play which oscillates between a comedy, social, family and drama simultaneously. One industrialist, Madan Sukhatme catches his 2nd wify with her beau, his…

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Commuting every morning (Part 1)

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Typical scene, daily- 6:55 AM: ‘Oh God, I’m late again’, I say, barely managing a shabby shave, washing the brush and engaging the razor back in place. I rush to the kitchen and greet mom ‘Good Morning’. My sister is peacefully busy doing her favorite activity- looking at the mirror. I try to find something to say and annoy her,…

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Happy Birthday to me

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Happy? Well, yeah, it was 24 years ago that I came to this world (thanks mom n dad) in this incarnation as a human. Existing on planet Earth for 24 years. In this big bad evil world, this feels like an achievement. From primary to secondary school, and then from junior college to senior college. Life was throwing challenges one…

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