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Blowing their own Horns


Two Indian musicians play traditional shehnai flutes at a cultural event.


While all of this is wonderfully exotic and esoteric, I can't abide this kind of music myself, lacking as it does, rhythm, form and any discernible form of a conclusion. But as a press colleague of mine who disdains modern western music recently pointed out: this is exactly what makes it so attractive.


"Western music to be too abrupt and unpredictable," he said.


To each his own, clearly.


Artists try to sell their paintings at the Bangalore International Centre (BIC). While speaking to them, I realized how difficult and challenging their chosen careers were. Several hinted that even interest from the public in their works was a thing to celebrate, much less a sale.

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