Tag: indian classical music
Descendants, Disciples and Discrimination : Is Indian Classical Music Ecosystem a Fair Ground?
He was sitting on the floor, in middle of a couple of craftsmen. The entire place was a bit overloaded with the hues of blue; some soothing and some provoking. With the clear blue sky on the top, one could start doubting the very existence of other colors. That being said, there were notable hues […]
Dear Indian Classical Musicians, Either Use a Tanpura Or Disassociate With Your Lineage!
In an ecosystem running on blatant lies and dogma, someone has to call a spade a spade. I am on that task today. If we make a list of fields where pride of tradition and culture of telling majestic stories of tradition and lineage prevails, Indian Classical Music would be in top five if not […]
21st Century Crises Hovering Over Indian Classical Music
In ecosystem of any art form, one individual can play multiple roles; for example, I am a student of Indian classical music, I perform very rarely and I am an avid listener. As a listener of this magical art form and after listening to musicians from past three to four generations, I have my views […]
It’s the time Indian Classical Musicians stop underestimating their own art form!
What’s art? Is it an activity that we do repetitively to entertain ourselves and others? Is it a vocation? Where we sing or dance or play with a few stretched strings to make a living out of it? Or is it a ladder to climb up the ever increasing heights of our own ego? More […]
The Circles in Life
Many times, it is quite difficult to evaluate the impact of work that you are doing. If one keeps throwing seeds around, the impact won’t be seen the very next day; may be it will take a decade or so to realise that the mere act of sowing seeds has transformed a barren piece of […]
Interview: Tabla Maestro Nishikant Barodekar
For a long time, I wanted to interview this radiant and joyful Tabla Maestro, Nishikant Barodekar. I heard him first when he accompanied Rakesh Chaurasia at a concert in Pune. What a coincidence it was! I, my wife Dakshayani, Rakesh ji and Nishikant Barodekar- all of us came out together from the parking area. As […]
Review: Pt. Mukul Shivputra Concert, 15 March 2015, Pune
As many other music lovers do, I also keep on waiting for some good concerts. A long time entry in my wish list was a concert by Pt. Mukuls Shivputra. In the last week of Feb, I was in Ahmedabad for some official purpose. I had been there for a conference. While going to the […]
Pt. Mukul Shivputra sings Raga Jaijaiwanti
He is whimsical and many people in the world of Indian classical music simply avoid talking about him. Still, many more miss him and miss his divine music. Mukul Shivputra quenched a thirst of music lovers which no other singer can. His concerts are now rare. Not many of his recordings are available in the […]
Milind Sheorey – The Divine Confluence
When I listened to Shri. Milind Sheorey for the first time, I remembered what Pt. Shivkumar Sharma said in ‘Antardhwani’, a documentary made by national film archives exploring the journey of this Santoor Maestro. He says- A Guru should not look at sculpting dozens or hundreds of disciples. Even if you are able to create […]
Ustad Zakir Hussain : Music hijacked by the divine
I have interviewed and written about many artists on this website till date. This is first time when I am writing something about Ustad Zakir Hussain. I have countless memories which resonate with divine music of Ustad Zakir Hussain. Infinite impressions are created both by his music and his being. As I have many times […]