Thursday, September 13, 2012

Music teaches ....

I was watching the archived performances by Carlos Klieber and two things that he said has stuck with me the entire day. And its moot to say the music is ethereal ....

1. While you are playing as a group, always wait for your neighbors to start first ....... that ways the more courageous ones start sheepishly and pick up tempestuously!

2. True individuality of a piece is displayed when even the chorus is different every time.... and if you cant visualise that, imagine a beautiful woman, only every time its a different position.

Words that have profound meaning...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

They say!

"If You look into the Abyss, the Abyss looks back into You"

Monday, January 9, 2012


It started with Crime and Punishment, the greatest crime novel ever written (they say!). I have always considered myself as a mystery ant; I cant keep my hands off a good  detective story. Having devoured the abridged versions of Sherlock Holmes, Feluda, Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christies and every other mentionable sleuths of yesteryear during my childhood, I presumed that I will leave this penchant behind as I move into my 30s. Adventures, Romance, Science Fiction and Classics did carve their niche in the last decade but reading the first 14 pages of Fyodor Dostoevsky's C&P pulled the wool off my eyes :-) Who was I trying to  fool! I remain a Plebeian in the Order of Mystery Enthusiasts and as I mentioned to a very close friend recently, C&P just made me yearn madly for some traditional, straightforward mystery plots. So, to brush my basics, I went back to being Sherlocked! {Term referenced from BBC1's Masterpiece: Sherlock (S2:E1)}

So, currently, my mystery reading list (hard & soft versions) comprises: 

  • The Complete Collection of Sherlock Holmes stories and novels
  • Untold Stories of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Mammoth Book of Great Detective Stories
  • A Mind to Murder
  • The Moonstone
And boy! am I hooked to the new season of Masterpiece: Sherlock! A Scandal in Belgravia lived up to its name and the Hounds of Baskerville did measure up to the challenge of taking so much liberty with the plot. After all, 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle : The Hound of Baskerville : Sherlock Holmes : Sacred

Friday, November 11, 2011


Rishton ke neele bhanwar kuch aur gehre hooye...
Tere mere saaye the paani pe tthehre hooye ....
Phir pyaar ka moti geera.... 
Banne lage daayre .....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Feeling has begun ...

I can feel the tingle on my fingertips,
the blood coursing through my veins,
the adrenalin pumping and 
my heart thumping ....

There are butterflies in my stomach
and ideas broiling in my mind.
One thing I have promised to myself today
I may lack the intelligence but not the determination and the diligence.