3 January 2006
Tell me to sing our National anthem, I'll sing in one breath. Its drilled in my head from the childhood. It comes out mechanically. Its written in Bengali, All I know is all regions are mentioned there. I never realised how beautiful it is until Zubin Mehta conducted it in a concert in Delhi in the early 80's when Indira Gandhi was alive. I suddenly became aware and played it in my mind over and over again as the recording was not available. Zubin stuck to the basics. Not a note altered, as it is a National anthem and yet it was different and inspiring.
Homer was blind, he narrated stories which people knew already. Nothing new, yet people flocked to hear him, he mesmerised them by the sheer power of narration.
My mind is still blank