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Happy Human’s Day

I am not sure about how to define a woman. However, I think what makes us human beings is our ability to redefine whoever and whatever we would like to be.

I basked in the glory of that realization on March 8, 2015ย when for the first time, in front of an audience, I was introduced as a Pianist.

I am inspired to practice everything that gives me joy.


Everything penguinly possible…

Happy Feet is an awesomely cute flick! Great voice overs and hummable music and if i were to talk about hang-overs , i wanna learn tap-dancing now ๐Ÿ™‚

Catch it anytime!

Unexpectedly and totally unforeseen , i went for a supposedly blues concert by a band from Shillong called Soulmates. The female voice is the life of the band and the guitar sound is powerful. But hello…were not you supposed to play blues stuff..?? Other than few jazz -y songs in the beginning .. i still dont know why they had to shift to rock!(although the obvious reason was to cater to the new-year mood)

But the evening was fun for a change.. after this , no hard drinks (few sips are always permitted ;)) and for a change, i attended the whole show standing at the bar counter (there was a cover charge of 1500 bucks for taking a seat :|)! This came with a nice generally missed observation yesterday! I was closely watching the bar-tenders and it looked like a lot of fun wonder so many folks wanna do it, and one of my show-mates suddenly came up with the want to learn cocktail-ing!Was like a big deja-vu..heh!

I have just begun to listen to some of the jazz stuff (miles davis and Pat Metheny).. so my comments on the show are not important and looking at what they ended up playing.. They were good but not what i went for!

update: Some wrong notions led to the disappointment. Still digging through how blues and jazz differ and yet go together.

The drive back home was the weirdest ever.. I actually went blind and did not know if steering the car made any sense! Talk about fogs..whew!

I dont wanna do the new year rantings… if i still had to… well… what will i blog about then ๐Ÿ˜› !


A wonderful evening , totally unforeseen, thanks to some-one who just asked me at the nick of the hour and we landed at the venue to witness some un-glamourised names in the field of music, specifically the sufi style!

Ruhaniyat , one of the various events organised under the Banyan Tree Events, brought about the meet of some fabulous singers from various stretches of the country. Majority were the voices and styles from western rajasthan where sufi found a seat in india but it also had some people from Assam, West Bengal and my favourite singers of the evening from a small town near Ludhiana! Unfortunately , i missed their names (should be ‘the Nizam Brothers’).Most of the others were creating an aura of extreme devotion and spiritual atmosphere , what sufi stands for, while these guys were breathtaking in the terms of musical expertise they exhibited!

But for most, it was the Sabri Brothers who made their evenings memorable with their charm in Qawwali singing. They also rendered Chapu Tilak from the hindi movie Batwara. For me, they were fun and the play of words was very entertaining. I specially liked the way they brought the audience in their attempt to communicate,interact and let everybody get involved! I have been the lead singer in my school’s qawwali group and never was it so much fun as it was yesterday!

Add to all this, it was organised in The Garden of Five Senses, the perfect place for such concerts! I am bored of hearing rock shows being held in open air while this was just an ideal way of blending the chilly weather with the warmth of mellifluous Sufi noted phonic effects!

I have recorded one whole song by the Sabri Brothers on my camera on a special request , will put it up here if its worth it.

I am disappointed with the fact that i missed ‘Dakshinayan‘ , a dedicated carnatic festival organised by the same group in Delhi. Apparently, the group has a two days music festival every year in Mumbai, first held in the 1990s.