30 Pandara Road: AM on Hiten Bhaya and the gang that used to gather and discuss at 30 Pandara road. Dharma Kumar also appears along with others.
Archive for February, 2016
I finally managed to read through Ram Guha’s Gandhi before India. For such a lengthy book, I did not find the interest even slightly waning throughout the read. Strongly recommended.
Attended Sanjay’s concert on Friday at Chembur Fine Arts; loved the Anandabhairavi, Kambhoji and Sindubhairavi especially. Today, from morning 6 am till about 5 pm we listened to Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rashid Khan, Rajam, Jayatheerth Mevundi, Satish Vyas, Ulhas Kashalkar, Devaki Pandit, Dilshad Khan and Gundecha Brothers at Shanmukhananda. Good weekend with plenty of good music. Mevundi’s Lakshmi Baramma and Rajam’s Vaishnava Janato will be remembered for a very long time!
Hindu reports on the passing away of Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan; I have heard him once on Doordarshan and enjoyed it too!
A very nice piece from Geoffrey Pullum in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Yes, I know that many lab directors in the physical and biological sciences add their name to the byline of every paper, even those to which that have contributed nothing but lab space and a grant number. That doesn’t mean it’s right.
Next time when I am teaching the communication course in our Institute, I will make this piece a must-read for the students.