I want to go back to my original theme of ‘master of my destiny’ from my first blog . This time it is the favorite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi – ‘Vaishnav Jan’ – by the great poet-saint Narsinh Mehta. It encapsulates the qualities of a virtuous man. The poet pens his bhajan sans any … More The Mahatma’s Hymn: Music for Action
The weather today here in Melbourne, termed as miserable, will qualify as an exhilarating day in India. Nice, overcast, cloudy; freedom from oppressive heat that otherwise seems to tag along the whole year around in most part of India “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden, Along with the sunshine, there’s … More Rain, Sun and Rainbow
At times, my Pratham Tarang behaves like a sulking partner. If I show signs of obsessiveness while trying to play a near impossible gamak, it sulks and teases me. While playing the melodious song Mohe Panghat Pe, Kirit Bhatt – a music lover in the audience – wondered aloud how I was able to coax a meend from this obstinate instrument. My immediate response was: … More My escapades with Pratham Tarang, being inspired.