Vidwan Dr BalaMuraliKrishna

 

Vidwan Dr BalaMuraliKrishna is no more. I am not capable enough to say if he is one of the greatest musicians who lived on this earth. Though his ever smiling face while effortlessly rendering vocal music ( I didn’t see him play Mridangam or Violin yet, which knowledgeable people say he had same mastery over), his establishment of definition of classical music – in terms of the music that passes the test of time, his voice full of emotion as if the God indeed is surrounding us and encouragement to find him within us through the sound, and above all a symbolic of beautiful river that flows between tradition to innovation, south to north, smile to bliss, composer to singer, performer to discoverer, and sound to spirituality with ease, will always keep inspiring us. Being a percussionist myself, Dr BalaMurali  has been the factor in my life to start searching for sound in my throat and motivating me enough to allow this sound to happen and follow the same. Incidentally this has taken me to be born again few days back, this time as a classical singer myself. Bowing down.

 

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Up North My Vehicle Moves

We  completed our journey from Bangalore-Tumkur-Shivamogga-Gokarna-Murudeshwar-Karwar-Ponda-Konkan and returning to Murudeshwar.

RNS -Maruti workshop at Murudeshwar (Maruti -K series engine and Castrol engine oils) are backing us to go till Delhi(Pune-Ahmedabad-Jaipur-Delhi-U.P.-M.P. and Karnataka) and agreed to  replace the half engine from K series to advanced K series :-).

 

Steve will be traveling with his family from Murudeshwar to Delhi (back to Murudeshwar) with his drums- on my car.

Plan to close this by 1st Nov at Murudeshwar.

Journey is sponsored by Maruti Suzuki-Castrol initiative at Murudeshwar- RNS motors and shown at Suvarna TV (Kannada)-our media partner.

 

 

 

 

Mohabbat pare hai khushiyon se ..mohaabaat pare hai har tarah ke gamon se..

Pip bahati hai galate hue naasuron se..

Chaand dharati per aata hai pichwade ki khidkiyo se..

Kartab kartab karwati hai..yeh mohabbat apne jamuron se.

Mohabbat pare hai khushiyon se ..mohaabaat pare hai har tarah ke gamon se..

Revisting Relativity

Ek lamhe main simat gaya hai sadiyon ka safar..

Zindagi tej..bohot tej chali ho jaise..

Ummeed se jyada hi mila hai aksar

Haathon se sab kuch choo liya ho jaise..

Kyun nahi milta sukoon-e-dil tu bataa e NOOR magar..

Fir bhi bohot sara jeene ki kwahish ho jaise…

 

Yesterday i just demonstrated over a discussion on relativity-how scientific and aestheticallyt beautiful are the objects (living and non living equally) surrounding us, only if we have a flavor and passion(should i say time as well) to look and observe them.

Much has happened in he last couple of years. i realized myself that -world is so unassumingly beautiful. It almost has made me believe that life is all about just that – Art and Beauty. But only almost, because during my lifespan , I have met more human mediocrity than I have had managed to have deep breathes. This dichotomy between the sublime and the unbearably mundane is too much to handle.

This! This I think must be the reason why I feel that I have just spent the fastest year-and-a-half of my life;-).

Feels like a lot and absolutely nothing.

Love..and cheers

Pressed and Provoked

Last few days(or shall i say months), i was relatively glued to television for various serial events that have taken place.India-England test match(just one of them),Ramdeo Baba, Anna Hazare and his team , Sri Sri Ravishankar, Brahmakumaris,Chidambaram, 2G scam has taken most of my television time.To the extent that i have made a riyaaz sitting in a place in front of the TV.

Well T.V is no more now-thanks to the Squirrel and my focused riyaaz time is increasing .Though  -Champak,BrainWave,Business India,Business Today, Health & Nutrition,Linux For You,Economic Times,Outlook Traveler -editions are piling up needing my attention for a read finish.

i am in solace now- though it has pressed and provoked me to think without distractions and without getting biased  on Ramdeo Babara, corruption, black money , Anna Hazare and R P Singh/Ashish Nehra’s future.

Why do our existing cases take so long to resolve? Is investigation of murder, violence less important than corruption? Or will all crimes disappear once we catch a few corrupt? In fact, simpler social issues like divorce, property disputes, probably cause more pain and anxiety to many, many people. Do they not deserve a reasonably quick resolution? If corruption cases are fast-tracked, would the resolution of the others not get further delayed. Isn’t it obvious that not the laws but it is the delivery of justice which needs repair.

In fact, I find it ironic that the “biggest scam” of India – the 2G scam – has probably made more people’s lives far better than anything else in India!yes i ventured to say this-even though i am a musician and artist at heart and dislike usage of technology/electronics in art .  It is amazing to see the impact of cell phones on India – especially, the non-affluent, e.g. the rickshaw pullers, the vegetable hawkers, the plumbers. The list goes on.

I am going to my routine music riyaaz.May be that will help understand why the interactions between not so smart people makes democracy work:-) .

The new year: New hope

I am promoter of freedom and peace around the world!!I have always thought it’s the greatest feeling when people smile when they have looked at some thing I have created!I hope you smile at my creations, and the following link is a beautiful step in that direction.
http://www.youtube.com/swapsap1

Just finished my tour of West India, that was prominently about meeting some great people.
I would definitely mention my meet up with Toshiyuki Takatao, who some 2 years back has discussed with me about learning the Indian drums.I was just mesmerised by the energy level of Toshi and always wanted to meet, greet and hug him.Fortunately we personally met at Pdt.Suresh ji’s place at Pune.
In the meantime I also started to setup a music studio with the assistance of Shashi at Yash Classic.Some videos and audios have been recorded and editing is still pending.

In France, Laurentz and his wife are doing really great by spreading the Indian Classical Music(Tabla & Sitar) in Mercelie.My friend Maxim Brune is also improving as a performer day by day and soon I wish to play a jugalbandi with him in France!!!

My artist -india profile is active, thanks to Milnd Kulkarni .
http://www.artists-india.com/resume/swapan_gurudass.php

After celebrating the Gudi Padwa, I can sense and feel the new joy and refreshment for the coming year.