Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shakespeare, Newton and Beethoven

"He who has Art and Science also has religion
But those who do not have them better have religion" said Goethe.

In April 1975 the legendary astrophysicist, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, delivered a lecture entitled Shakespeare, Newton and Beethoven, or Patterns of Creativity at the University of Chicago. In his lecture, he ranged over Shri Shakespeare, Shri Beethoven and Shri Newton - each representing the ne plus ultra of human accomplishment in their respective domains.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Eyewitness in Gandhiji's death

This is an interesting video about an interview of an eyewitness of gandhiji's death -

Thursday, May 10, 2007

I saw Lisa Gerrard in concert at the Concert Hall, 62 West, NY.
She was "Brilliant" - accompanied by the piano and the synth. The ambience itself was rather freaky. Her unique voice along with her grace was an unbeatable combination. She did sing a few Dead can Dance tracks. Though the Dead Can Dance concert (who i saw in 2005 oct at Radio City Music Hall, NY) was one of the best I have ever been to, lisa gerrard solo is an experience that is umnatchable.

Monday, May 07, 2007

I bought myself an organics grape shampoo from italian grapes extract and conditioner from whole foods, union sq.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

She, who has eyes like the water lilies (“jalajakshi”),
is exceedingly (“chala”) distressed (“marulu konnadi”)
because of her separation from you (“ninnu edabasi”)

You are her soul mate ("cheluvudaina").
Why are you not coming (“ravademira”) to claim your beloved (“chelia nela”)?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

oru dharam shiva chidaram yendru sonnal podhume.
paragathy pera veru punyam panna venduma?

Friday, April 06, 2007

Identity, Immigration, Tradition.

A lot transculture is happening around the world. Is it really hard for people to lose themselves and their belonging? Many express their origins with different methods - art, technology(?) and of course family.
The role of art in social change is becoming more and more popular as artists are using
so many ways to express their sense of confusion.

I came across Siona Benjamin who has an interesting form of expression; whos paintings portray the current self mixed with various cultures and striving to survive in them.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Adbhuta (Marvelous)
Hasya (Comic)
Srngara (Erotic)
Bibhatsa (Odious)
Vira (Heroic)
Karuna (Pathetic)
Bhayanaka (Terrible)
Raudra (Furious)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

"everything has to do with loving and not loving.
this night will pass,
then we have work to do."

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The sudden sense of "moral ambiguity" has been cast upon me. It's a struggle.

Yes, I'm thinking of this, yes I am
to hold the thought so close,
yet in the need to get rid of

Yes, I'm thinking of that, Yes I am
in the event of letting out the steam,
to forget..

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I have been listening to Lyudmila Zykina. I liker her style. Its rather nice. She’s one of the most authentic and best performers of traditional music.

its interesting how the violin doesnt play a major role in the orchestra. Ive also been listening to Russian fairy tales - these require a separate blog..

Monday, March 12, 2007

Ever close your eyes

ever stop and listen

ever feel alive

and you've nothing missing

you don't need a reason

let the day go on and on

Only take the time

from the helter skelter

every day you find

everything's in kilter

you don't need a reason

let the day go on and on

Sunday, March 11, 2007

In the lazy water meadow I lay me down. All around me golden sun flakes settle on the ground. Basking in the sunshine of a bygone afternoon Bringing sounds of yesterday into this city room.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Today was just another day. of course tgif.
ive been listening to Sigur Rós and some stevie ray vaughan.

i was thinking, why dont I have a language just for music; Create one perhaps. But what will the structure be? I wonder. its something i def want to think of doing...
"tarachi" - one of my original compositions way back in the 90's. which was more like gibberish then - I guess I did start of somewhere in the music-language area. I should think of this further..

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


i am looking for an rtp in amruthavarshini.
an interesting combo for my next concert should be amruthavarshini, hamsanadam, hamsanandi and patuvarali perhaps. im excited..

Monday, February 26, 2007

there are too many things on my mind. I dreamt of chavanprash medicine last nite..

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I need to..

i need to watch a live concert of either t v sankarnarayanan or eddie vedder or flute shashank or umayalpuram sivaraman or karaikudi mani. this is an absolute need in my otherwise contemplative introspective life at the moment.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Music Therapy

..there is an inborn musicality residing in every human..

I wonder why I did'nt think of Music therapy as a serious career earlier. I attribute it to my lack of exposure to it as a profession in India. As my days working as a Clinical Project Analyst in New York increase, I realize its something I definitely dont want to be trapped doing. There is something in me that tells me to pursue a career that has a direct impact on people, on humans, to better our lives.

Psychology, special education, and anatomy with specific core courses and field experiences are part of a course in music therapy. Science has proven that MT is something that can definitely assist many with mental disorders, depression and autism; through the use of improvisational music in which the individual's innate creativity is used to overcome emotional, physical, and cognitive difficulties. There is an inborn musicality residing in every human being that can be activated in the service of personal growth and development.

Listen, listen, what do you hear? (sound played on tape)
I hear an ambulance.

(I hear a baby cry.)
(I hear my mother calling...)