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Someone said, "Without music life would be a mistake", so TRUE!!!

The Festival au désert ("Festival in the Desert") is an annual concert in Mali, showcasing traditional Tuareg music as well as music from around the world. From 2001 until 2009 the festival was held in Essakane but because of security issues, from 2010 the festival has been held on the outskirts of Timbuktu.
This weekend the Mali Fest is going on in San Francisco and the best I feel is that how lucky we are that we get to watch all these people from Mali, who after suffering pain, atrocities yet bring out the happy music of all. Through music they are fighting their war for peace, equal rights and women empowerment.

To fall and rise like a true dawn!

This was the day when  The stream of strength Followed with me to walk When I was thinking "am alone"! A journey which I chose A journey she walked without knowing The trust brought us together To fall and rise like a true dawn! Feeling of togetherness A time well spent on relation Which made us best friends Only to grow together once again! I know the time will come To say goodbye in life But am sure she will carry the relay Being a living extension of mine!
~ Dawn

Happy Birthday to My Extension ;)

Today is an important day in my life, yes April 17th, 1999 I was able to deliver a much desired baby girl – Rhea. This day I became ‘VAMA’ – a WOMAN. I had her name decided even before she was born or rather even before I knew of having a baby girl. Somewhere in my heart, I was very confident about raising a baby girl as supposed to a baby boy. Naming my kid Rhea – also had a significance which I call as life is full of struggle yet how to make it a success is all up to us. I liked to call my daughter Rhea – which means “Stream” in Hindi – though it has many meanings in other languages. I wanted my daughter to be like that stream which flows smoothly no matter how the path is. Streams they make their way. This was my first teaching to my daughter, telling her the meaning of her name and why I chose one for her. I still remember the day April 17th 1999 at 3:00 pm the doctor asked me what would you like – a boy or a girl? And me being cautious said, ‘A healthy baby’. The doctors tried thei…

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life ;)

The weekend had begun in a classical science fiction way on Friday evening with the pure magic of Karsh Kale’s breaking the rules. Yes, he loves to break the rules and guess what? Music lovers love it more and more as each time he breaks the rule. I mean one can think of playing certain instrument based on the ragas and jam the session. But Karsh Kale is known for his mucianship who bridges between the time, space and era in one single round. Believe me, you got to experience it for once at least in life time.

I happen to watch him twice by now and last time even though it was an awesome composition and orchestration, the sound system wasn’t that good. This year, he totally turned things ups and down. I mean you got to give that chance to self to mesmerize a moment that is being created just for you. It was such an auspicious feeling as I just felt am just born now and its long way to go in this feeling to be nurtured forever.
A feeling one cannot put it in words, as something that one can…