Reunion in US

Hello folks!!

How have you guys been?? What are you upto??

I really apologise for not being around for such a long time. I was really occupied with a few errands.

Well, this June I took a 20 days trip to US and gallivanted across 15 states incl(D.C) which is not a state for sure… if you say that in D.C, you are lookin’ for trouble.

Anyways, the trip was fantastic, I really enjoyed my time there and was with my friends; some of the most finest people on earth 🙂

We took a road trip which began in Baltimore, Maryland and onwards to New York. Then we travelled further mid-west covering West Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri & Kansas. We took a detour in Ohio, we got down in Zanesville and took a motel for a night (Best Western) it was really good.

Btw, I learned how to swim 🙂 Yah… I didn’t know how to swim before… But now I DO!!!

Also, we stopped by to say hi to my Grandpa who is a famous Sitar player from India, who now lives in St.Louis,MO, he is a maverick and dexterous too.

Celebrated 4th of July in Dallas and then I left Dallas on 07th early morning; heard there was shooting goin on there in Dallas, feel sorry for the folks out there.

All in all it was an adventurous trip. The most exciting part of the trip was…..

I met a girl and I fell in love 🙂 Oh god it was so wonderful… I’m planning on visiting her next year and will take a trip to Park city & Heber city, Utah 🙂

 

Love
Alan

 

 

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The Journey with Sitar

Love is an inevitable evasion. Thus, it conquers all!!

My love for this instrument was actually just an infatuation … because I was marveling at the complexity of the music it could produce.

Knowing that it was in my blood and I’m carrying a 800 yrs old legacy made me proud however, I was not satisfied with it, I had to search for an instrument that really spoke my mind and then transform me… Take me to ecstasy.. Seclusion is always better than crowd…. Staying aloof and researching on the instrument finally led me to culminate my love for sitar.

I began working on the instrument and techniques, and was soon accepted to the ever-glorious gharana of India, Emdad Khani Gharana/ Etawah. Was very proud to have been accepted as a student of Sitar or servant of Sitar.

I started learning the basic techniques and soon thanks to my teacher I started mastering it..

Indian Classical music: Of course it means belonging to a class; speaking of the Kings and Connoisseurs… It was never meant for common public…

As most of the rasiks won’t even understand what it was… So it was obvious they didn’t know, how to appreciate it….

But today, I’m glad that this instrument came in my life and made me the happiest living creature on earth. :)…

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My new sitar, bought a week ago…

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