Ravi Shankar: LIFE With the Sitar Maestro

Here is my own humble tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar:

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Ravi Shankar: LIFE With the Sitar Maestro, 1956

Among the songs that he composed for Hindi Films, Hae Re Woh Din Kyun Na Aaye (Anuradha), undoubtedly, would be the one that would come up any time into my mind:

http://youtu.be/qhCXMb1NgOs

Here is  clip of of his one of the many classical performances, Raag Rageshwari:

http://youtu.be/wB1CkD8UzSc

Of course, he chose to play several other, usually not very poular, raags. That was his inner creative urge, and perhaps, his non-conformist core.

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Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV

In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging! One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems. So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation. At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships. I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator. And yet, The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

2 thoughts on “Ravi Shankar: LIFE With the Sitar Maestro”

  1. Two similar plants in seperate boxes were fed similar light, water etc except that one was subjected to loud pop music while the other to sitar vadan. The first plant died within days and the other bloomed. My son when I told him said,”I would have died in the second box, ” He will learn in his own time. Sitar is sure life giving.nbearable but this is l
    Thanks Ashoke Sahab. The loss of the Pandit is indeed unbearable but this is life. You have selected two gems from the sea of beautiful gems. well done.

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