So you got your sitar, got your mizrab and even coaxed your feet into the slightly uncomfy position sitting like a pretzel. Now it all comes down to holding the sitar properly (aka getting a solid grip on it) and striking a note!The sitar has a longish neck that culminates in a rounded bottom. While... Continue Reading →
The sitar is a string-instrument which is primarily played in Hindustani and Carnatic modes. It has strings made with steel and the sound is produced by striking at the strings while wearing an implement called a mizrab and simultaneously flexing the right hand palm open or shut whereas the left hand presses down on a particular... Continue Reading →
I happened to speak to someone about relationships recently and that got me thinking about...DUH! relationships. The kinds I have with the people in my life. The kinds I see all around me and those I've been a part of vicariously, for whatever oddball reason there maybe. It struck me during my conversation that sometimes... Continue Reading →
Last Friday I went to a neighbor's house and saw a veena propped up in a corner. And it brought to mind the little time that I'd spent learning to play a sitar. It made me think of this series of blog post titled- The Sitar Diaries which will explore the structure and form of... Continue Reading →
First off- 0.5 points for having a slightly hatke theme on a creature flick aka a vengeful reincarnated shark. In all my years of watching dumbass movies where the sharks chomp through people like an all-you-can-eat buffet at a tapas bar, the notion of a shark who comes back from the dead to wreck revenge... Continue Reading →
There' s no denying the utter unspeakability of the things happening to the people of Gaza. And the families of the people who have lost loved ones to the Malaysian Airlines disasters. Tragedies in every sense of the word. The civilian casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the daily civilian casualties I mean.And yet when things happen... Continue Reading →
Once upon a time. A slightly borderline woman bought a nice camera. And promptly crossed the border.Here are things her eyes viewed.
The biggest irk about "healthy living" is when it's forced down your throat by someone who thinks they (meaning the rest of the family) ought to change their eating habits. Recently Red went on a road trip with a childhood friend who has embraced healthier options in his life vis-a-vis his eating habits. This individual... Continue Reading →
This is a post just because. Just because someone did something that benefited them in no particular way but added happiness to my day. Just because someone took a little bit of trouble so I could do something non-critical and non-urgent and insignificant to everyone else but relevant and significant for me. Just because. And... Continue Reading →
Travails of a mom to a rapidly growing kindergarten kid. Life will never be the same again.