Tag Archives: Tabla

The Return of the Lost Five

Do you remember these? Finally, after three months of waiting, our five barrels will finally arrive at our home. I can only just remember them leaving. Typically, after all this time, I won’t actually be home to see them safely … Continue reading

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An Unusual Bangalee Evening

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.” Jawaharlal Nehru Wifey and I like to take a little stroll around the walled-in grounds of LAMB’s compound where we live and work. Although we don’t eat as late as many … Continue reading

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Suffering for the sake of art?

I love playing the Tabla drums. You can be much more creative on them than you can on the Western-style Drum kit and the rhythms are every bit as difficult – in some ways more so. I have enjoyed learning … Continue reading

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Pohela Boishak, dancing and playing the Sitar

It has taken a little while to write this one but finally I get the chance to tell you about Pohela Boishak – at least the way it is celebrated at LAMB anyway. I also get to tell you about … Continue reading

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Protected: Minipost 6 – In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is king…

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