Author Archives: Rajan Parrikar

Smt. Sahasrabuddhe passed away on June 29 in Pune. She was 67. We never met in person although I understand she frequently sojourned in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1995 I accompanied her brother Kashinath Bodas on the harmonium in a couple of baithaks; I clearly remember his fond references to his sister (two […]

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He lives.   In the first clip, Ramrang discusses Raga Nat Nagari –     The clips below are excerpted from Ramrang‘s concert at the Kala Academy in Panjim, Goa, on December 4, 2001. Harmonium: Rajan Parrikar, Tabla: Tulshidas Navelkar. Composition in Raga Nat Nagari. In a separate conversation, Ramrang relates how the antara eluded […]

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Find your inner Tyagaraja in the Land of the Grizzly. Cruise the Inside Passage with Dikshitar. “Access to celebrities” (on and off the ship) and idli-vada-pongal included in the price. Photo credit: Denali National Preserve.    

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Although the option of a smartphone-friendly version of this site was available to me years ago, only very recently has it been enabled (i.e., only recently did I acquire a smartphone). The menu choices are somewhat different when viewed on a smartphone but all the content available on the desktop version is accessible. There may […]

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