Listening to Ann Patchett’s “storytelling” interview on Fresh Air with Teri Gross. Doing a storytelling lecture for a friend’s firm in a couple of weeks so prepping. Listening to Flamenco mixed with Bhimsen Joshi’s Mian ki Malhar on iTunes Radio– available in India, who would have thought? Drinking a fresh New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and an equally good Indian sauvignon blanc by KRSMA wines– again, who would have thought the day would come to compare these wines?
Reading “A life in three octaves– the musical journey of Gangubai Hangal.” Which has made me interested in Veena Dhanammal. These were ‘devadasi” women or courtesans who advanced and advocated music. Women of substance. Sitting across my Malu studying physics for her exams. She has just switched my iPhone docked in Bose to Hindi music.
The music program with Chitra went off well. Youtube clip here.
We hope to take this gig on the road!!