A housekeeping note: this site has now been upgraded to a responsive design. The Vijaya Parrikar Library will follow suit shortly. There may be a cosmetic glitch here and there but I’ll let those slide.
I hear that a photo circulating showing Harry Chaurasia (of SILSILA fame) paying his respects to Annapurna Devi has the custodians of “Hindu culture” up in arms. Harry’s great violation, claim the apostles of purity of all things Hindu, was to have his footwear on while bowing to Ms Devi.
Yes, the choice of hideous white Bata sandals does grate, but so far as I can tell, Harry means no disrespect. Quite the contrary, in fact. His facial expression suggests reverence.
Lay off Harry, you douchebag-marinated bums.
A few years ago I received a precious gift from Tejpal Singh-ji, of the Singh Brothers duo and a pupil of Amir Khan, in the form of his books. These are some of the photos from his work Sangeet ke Dedipyaman Soorya, Ustad Amir Khan (translation: The Radiant Sun of Music, Ustad Amir Khan), co-authored with Prerna Arora.
I have retained the original captions as they contain some more detail.