Open Talks, Words&Roots

The Age of Emotional Innocence

How  does a young human being go about learning of its inner self? In this era of the new "great depression," seeking answers too often resembles standing in front of a shattered mirror with a pile of fractured and broken pieces and no reflection. Whilst outside booms the 21 century. Seeing no reflection, one just… Continue reading The Age of Emotional Innocence

Open Talks

Exclusivity Excludes Peace

78 years ago, on the verge of a world catastrophe, a famous poet sat down and wrote: "We must love one another or die" ...and not being able to come to terms with these 7 words, erased 100 lines from his collected works.  To the modern ear this sounds on the brink of too much… Continue reading Exclusivity Excludes Peace

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Cupping Time

Years ago, growing up and doing a lot of reading, I would quickly get bored with long monologues . Not having the heart to skip them, I would just skim over them, which I found to be a more conscience-friendly way of helping them out that other ear. Today, I'm very picky about what I… Continue reading Cupping Time

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Classic meets urban myth

I am a firm believer in language. And roots. Rooted language. And I've been wondering lately about the word "classic" that in my opinion, is one of the words most under attack today. There's  a real prejudice against "classic" {read: old, boring} as opposed to "modern' (read: real, normal}. But -  if you care to… Continue reading Classic meets urban myth

Open Talks, Travel and Life Journals

Of Santa, Kids, and Astrophysics

"Santa exists, but he definitely doesn't bring presents!"  - I was all of a sudden struck by the philosophical repercussions from this remark of an 11 year-old student of mine. What a way to rephrase the eternal grown-up complaint of existence! And then, suddenly, in a typically adult postscriptum of self-doubt: "He exists, doesn't he?"… Continue reading Of Santa, Kids, and Astrophysics

Open Talks, Uncategorized

Music Outside of Caste

One question keeps ringing in my ears, a simple one possible to be answered only by you, dear friends : what feelings,words, emotions do you associate with classical music? Tell me honestly. And now I will tell you why I need to know. As a performing classical musician,  I've often wondered - is the lack… Continue reading Music Outside of Caste