Prasad Sawkar

A life in music and drama.

The eminent vocalist and actor Prasad Sawkar is one of Goa‘s many sterling contributions to Art and Culture. I called on the doyen of the Marathi stage, now in his nineties, a week ago in Panjim. Check out the short video below.

Prasad Sawkar
5DS, 100-400L IS II



For the popular recording of the natyageeta by Ramdas Kamat, go here.


Banditji Lands Celestial Booty

International living legend and Ghatkopar Lions Club award winner Banditji is in the news once again.

“A minor planet, till now bearing the alphanumeric name 2006VP32, has been christened ‘Panditjasraj’ after him. Jasraj already has a constellation and a piece of the moon named after him.” All the details here.

Thanks to “SK” for bringing this to my attention.

Leave Harry Alone

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.

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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.