Friday, July 24, 2009

delusions of grandeur

Pigeon lands on lotus leaves, and struts around thinking he's a pheasant-tailed jacana. Dipping in for a gulp of water, he's startled by an enormous koi carp that surfaces to investigate. Delusions of grandeur flee in a whir of flapping wings.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

indra-kArmuka-gaNapatim bhajE'ham

indra-kArmuka-gaNapatim bhajE'ham

At the altar of Mayiladuturai Goddess

Review by G. Swaminathan of Smt. Kalpakam Swaminathan's concert on June 6, 2009, at Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

Singing along with the veena, Kalpagam Swaminathan presented Dikshitar’s Abhayamba Vibhakti kritis in all their grandeur.