Saturday, 15 October 2011

Mesmerising moments..

Writing after a hiatus.. Truly impressed by the artists who I crossed by  today that I had to sit and write this post down..
While strolling after dinner with my sister on Ahmedabad roads, came across an amazing musician, playing "Ravan hattha", a small instrument made from wood, cocunut shell and bow's strings made from Horse hair...instrument looks little like ektara.
Though it looked easy to operate in the first go, but by seeing the artist play it for sure looked difficult to operate...

Raju bhai Jogi, Cheerful as he was , played brilliant, irrespective of whether audience was there or not, whether they appreciated or not...
-It made me fill with sense of wonder and yet contemplate that there are umpteen talents in this world which would go unnoticed..

-He was confident of his skills yet for his and his family's survival he had come all the way from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in search for money , playing outside a/c hotels to entertain those snubby people who might not even spot him.. 
- To me it seemed that if there was a commercial angle to his attitude, he might not have cherished his music in which he immersed himself while playing .. 
- Yet he was aware of the benefits of mobile technology in increasing his market potential and had his visiting card handy to share, to capture the market of the interested passerby..

Another instance to share was of a young Rajasthani couple, with rural tinge (it seemed to me), who may have been recently married.. with the guy singing merrily some pleasant songs for his wife ... and both cherishing each others company on a busy trafficked Ahmedabad road.

How many of us would be of such  'free' mind.. not so much bogged by the worldly tensions..??