I bought a new phone from Little India yesterday. It feels good to have a new phone that battery lasts for a day and efficient sound control! I met a Malaysian man before who had really old phone. His phone cuts the call all the time. He has to take the battery out and SIM card out and put all back in to continue the call. He did this process very fast, without looking the phone. It's amazing how long he kept his patience with his old phone.
14 years ago, the mobile phone was still expensive. I bought one NOKIA from second hand shop. It was sliding type. You slide the part of body to have the number bottoms. The curved shape of phone was great for talking. It properly connects ear and mouth like the classic telephone.
That time, there was no messaging. but there was messaging service and you can leave maybe up to 5 messages. It was sweet service because it allowed me to contact the messaging center anytime to hear the favourite message again and again.
Oh I remember that days in Ho Chi Minh city, 98-99. I wish I could go back there.
The photo is taken by Philipp Aldrup
When I play the music, there is always the influence of Drupad. I am amazed with their confidence to perform that music for hours long. If you do that in comtemporary music performance, they don't like you any more. You are expected to have whole story in 20 minutes now adays.
I would llike to have a chance to perofrmn music fr 4 hours and slowly develop it in
DRUPAD The Dagar Bani
There are four known schools or modes of Druphad namely Nauhar Bani, Guahar Bani, Khandar Bani and Dagar Bani. The Dagars come from the village of Ambetta in, Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. Musical research says that the Dagar Gharana has been in existence for nearly five hundred years. The present day Dagars are said to be largely descendents of the two great turn-of-the-century stalwarts Zakiruddin and Allah Bande Khan who had settled in Central India, i.e. Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
F.Wasifuddin Dagar (Vocal)
Mohan Shyam Sharma (Pakhawaj)
Nafees Dagar (Tanpura)
Asha Vishwanath (Tanpura)
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Lokesh Dhawan at Studio Synthesis. Delhi
Series Producer: Asharani Mathur
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Today, I am smelling the wood. Something fresh and red colour wood. It is very strong and it brings me back memories that I never experienced yet.
I don't know what is around my table that giving this smell. But it is really strong when I go somewhere and come back to this. it takes my mind out and I forget what I was going to do.
Or is it myself..
I am writing about Indian concert review which is my passion. I also write about zentai and other things but without occasional good indian concerts, I would have no air to breath. My wish is to be friend with Indian concert organiser in Singapore who can send me emails on occasions of every Indian concerts. I like both Hindustani and Carnatic, instrumental and vocal. I don't like fusion of Indian and some other things because they are normally not pushing the energy high but instead composing something 'different' in style. What I want is a level of consciousness.