Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Sound Of Music - Part I

If music be the food of love, play on... - William Shakespeare

JANFEST 2006

Yesterday at precisely 5.15 PM, I came to realize that Janfest 2006 was starting at 5.30 PM. Rushed as soon as possible to make to St. Xavier's. Made it at 6.30 PM. Tried to buy a ticket for the BAITHAK, but was told that all tickets are sold out...

Luckily I met an organizer I had met last year too... As we greeted each other, I explained to him my unfunny situation... And he managed to get the pass for me... Thanks man... I owe you one...

Entered the venue at 6.40 PM. Removed my footwear and sat on the diwans arranged on the sides...A vocal recital by Ashwini Bhide Deshpandeji was in progress... It was enthralling to say the least.... So melodious and the notes just kept flowing... By the time it ended, it was 7.40 PM.

A break of 10 mins was announced... In the break, I shifted myself from the diwan to sit on the floor close to the pillars to get a better view...

After the break came the piece-de-resistance... A mandolin performance by U. Srinivas(Mandolin Srinivas) and U. Rajesh accompanied by Anindo Chatterjee(Tabla), Tanjore. K. Murugabhupati(Mridangam) and S. V. Ramani(Ghatam).... They began with Mahaganapatim(Composition of Sri. Mutthuswami Dikshithar) and played compositions of Sri. Tyagarajar ending with a Sai Bhajan...

Pramadam....Nirmal Anand...

The hours just went by and when they finished I noticed that it was past 10.15 PM... Thanked the organizer and was coming out when I saw an old but not forgotten face... Senapati from Agrawal's...

This guy was the most gifted mathematician Iv ever seen... We were together in 12th Classes at Agrawal's and I have seen him solve calculus and parabola,hyperbola sums verbally.... Dude's done his stint at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore... Anyways chatted with him for sometime and made it back home...

Wanted to catch the morning performance of Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharmaji but since I was getting only 2 hours of sleep tonight, I decided to skip it... Hope to be able to see Panditji's performance very soon...Anyone comes to know of any events, do let me know...

Well, so long and so forth and seeya next time...

1 comment:

rapunzel said...

i so agree with ur prev post...people do stuff cos they think its cool...they think its playing the rebel...little realising that it isnt "different" to be doing it. these days the real different people are those who arent pressured into doing it, simply cos everybody else is