Tag Archives: music
How Vāyu, both helps and hinders Śabdam
If it is the prāña from our lungs passing through the various ćakras that produces sound, what does the ear have to do with it? Why does one cover the ear while singing or shouting, or while raising one’s voice to be heard above the din, and why at other times it is not necessary?
Memories wrapped in melody
I have collected everything from pebbles to seashells to stamps to books, to sundry other stuff including carefully smoothed out candy wrappers over the years. I thought of them as hobbies, but all of them eventually disappeared – either given away, lost or simply discarded. But one collection has not only remained intact, but has […]
An ear for music
Teejan Bai, the rustic, unlettered folk artiste from Chattisgarh has the distinction of being the cultural ambassador of India having travelled round the world singing her own style of Pandvani of which she is the ‘director, actor, composer and singer.’
MTV, Brats and me
I never realised that I would ever miss the infernal MTV. After all those years begging the brats to shut the noise off, I should have been happy. But I felt miserable.The silence was getting to me….