Monday, May 06, 2019

Seasons of joy


Tradition and ritual, especially unthinking ritual, hold little appeal for me. Those of us who grew up celebrating almost every religious festival there is on the Indian calendar would have also grown weary of the expectations attached – to cook, buy gifts or new clothes, visit the same set of ten to 15 people, rinse, repeat.

As an adult, I tired of the seeming emptiness of these rituals and wondered what exactly we celebrated. Those of us who are not farmers cannot experience the joy and relief of a harvest season in the physical or social way our ancestors would have. Those of us who do not rear sheep or chickens cannot expect to truly participate in a celebration of sacrifice.

The first festival that gave me a sense of homecoming had me standing beside my mother, along with thousands of strangers, gasping at the magic of Ustad Zakir Hussain’s hands on the tabla. The performance was free and open to all. We had no seats. It didn’t matter. The Ustad was playing at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, the year after his own father, Ustad Alla Rakha, had passed away. So we knew that he was playing in some grief. Under the cool night sky, we listened, marveled and felt quietly grateful.


Read the full article here in GQ Indiahttps://www.gqindia.com/content/open-season/

6 comments:

على جمال said...


تمتلك شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض افضل الطرق والمعدات في تنظيف الواحدات الداخلية والخاريجة للمكيفات توفر تنظيف المكيفات الاسبلت الفريون الكاست شركة غسيل مكيفات توفر خدمة تعبئة الفريون بسعر مميز شركة نظافة مكيفات تساعد علي رفع كفاءة التشغيل مرة اخري

شركة تنظيف موكيت بالرياض
نقدم خدماتنا مثل غسيل الموكيت والسجاد وغيرها فالهدف الاول هو راحة العملاء و اكتساب ثقتهم مهما تكلف الامر مع ضمان جودة الخدمات المقدمه و
سرعة انجازها بكل سهوله و امان و على احدث و افضل الاساليب.

شركة تنظيف واجهات زجاج وكيلادينج لديهم عمالة مدربة وادوات حديثة تريد خدمة ممتازة وبا اسعار مناسبة خدمة تنظيف عالية الجودة
شركة تنظيف واجهات زجاج بالرياض

افضل شركة لرش مبيدات بالرياض فنحن نقدم خدماتنا المتميزة في رش المبيدات الى المنازل والفلل والمحلات التجارية والفنادق المختلفه حيث تعتمد الشركة على مجموعه من المبيدات الآمنه والفعالة والموثوق فيها بإعتماد وزارة الصحة السعودية.

لذلك تحرص شركتنا ارخص شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض كأفضل الشركات الموجودة فى الرياض على التخلص من جميع الأفات الشرسه مثلا الفئران وغيرها من القوارض التى من الممكن ان تكون سبب فى تدمير اغراض اى منزل او قد تسبب بعض الامراض اونقلها.

BloggerWlogger said...

One of the best blog that I have read. Interesting blog with great facts. People will love this blog. You will also love our blog. Visit Here for more interesting blog.

wwwnortoncomsetup.com said...

I found this is an informative blog and also very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this blog norton.com/setup
www.norton.com/setup

activate-redeem.com said...

Nice blog, it's so knowledgeable, informative, and good-looking site. assignment is a great platform that has been performing astonishingly well mcafee.com/activate
www.mcafee.com/activate

thenortonsetup.com said...

Very nice article, I found it very useful .Even I have this wonderful website norton.com/setup
www.norton.com/setup

avg-retail.com said...

I'm so glad and enjoyed your BLOG , It is very informative on subject or topic and Thanks For Sharing this post. I have something to share here www.avg.com/retail

www.avg.com/activate

avg.com/activate

avg.com/retail

Tweets by @anniezaidi