Monday, January 28, 2013


In the interim:  I listened deeply at the Kabir festival, recorded fragments of a concert by Mukhtiyar Ali at Shri Suresh Wadkar’s music academy, took a bus to a concert in distant Borivali and listened to the greats – Shri Prahlad Tippaniya, Shri Mooralala Marwada and Shri Mukhtiyar Ali sing from the heart ,the simple words the poet saint Kabir wrote all those centuries ago.

One weekend I trailed along with the Tree Appreciation Walk, gaping at the palms in Hiranandani Heritage Garden, touching the textured bark from time to tine and listening to stories about them.

This weekend I was back home, watching a young one get engaged in much opulence, wondering how a simple ceremony that traditionally was marked with the sharing of jaggery and coriander, become as formal, big ticket.

And I’m becoming much better at jumping on and off buses and trains.
I still haven’t sorted through all the photos from Jaisalmer- Jodhpur, I’m still shocked at how many there are—but I will.

Thank you for your patience. Am reading and writing, head above water and just as determined.


5 comments:

Beth said...

The Kabir festival sounds amazing. What I would give . . .

shooting star said...

I am curious about the tree walk..i love nature and heritage walks....do post pics of the walk if i got any :)


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icyHighs said...

Aah the jumping off trains and buses. And boarding them while moving. I don't think I'll ever get used to that. The Tree Appreciation Walk sounds brilliant.

austere said...

will put up pics and jumpy video in some.

PQ said...

Jumping off and onto trains...Austy lots of stunts? Be careful :)