Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Paranjoti choir singing Hallelujah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRq9XSaco-g

Kaisi paheli zindagani from Parineeta, very 60’s, stylish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2pF4FadJo0

And elsewhere, a celebrity author is hounded on twitter.
And elsewhere, a bunch of thugs from a nationalist right party vandalizes a school and pulls off a nun’s headgear. Then puts up a Christmas do.
See why I abhor crowds?

10 comments:

AmitL said...

I abhor crowds everywhere and anywhere.:)

norrbu said...

Where are you? Are they parsis, nagas, meghs (??), amrikans? Surely one of the greatest one hit wonders, handel.

shiv said...

How are you?? you read, write,cook,work, and then think about a disappeared civilization and city 5000 yrs old, and a disappearing civilization and a battered city, attend a concert,and a script writing workshop ... wow.. you do such a lot!!! You know how to put your time to use ....do you need to learn to manage time anymore???

mago said...

The crowd can become an entity of it's own. One of the few things that "macht mir Angst".

austere said...

mago- you're right, perfectly normal, the best people, yet...

hey hey hey shiv- what a treat to hear from you, doc! Always need to manage time.. making the most of what this city has to give, while I can. And how are you?

Norrbu- me? in front of the comp, clapping and nodding. :) Such an ignoramus I am about western music. But such uplifting music!

Amit- smart!

Arunima said...

eh, pulling off the nun's gear is too sad.

PQ said...

I had not known about that chorus group - I find that its quite popular in mumbai...singing in a group gives me a big high from childhood :-)

And btw I hate crowds too...will go to any lengths to avoid :-)

manuscrypts said...

crowds vs mobs, they're different, aren't they? :)

AmitL said...

Well, what I meant was, I try to- like in Mumbai locals..if I ever work there(touchwood, I won't), I'll leave for work at 0430 AM, or, by bus at 6..:)claustrophobia..:)I panic even in Baroda's traffic jams,so, use all the nooks and crannies of the city that I can(and, heaven knows, I know quite a lot, though not all).:)

austere said...

amit- good luck... where would you find NO ppl in this city, dunno...

amnuji- do-panch ka farak- does not take a minute for a crowd to bare its teeth.

pQ- accha! yes, these ppl perform internationally too.

arunima- it is shameless.