Art is the most fragile of all flowers. And yet, it makes us love the most, makes us tell the most, makes us express the most and makes us listen the most. It holds now even more beautifully than it holds the past. History and stories told in the most nonchalant manner so that the audience is captivated through and through.
Being gravitated towards the classical has been in my nature as long as I remember. I still remember the first time I sneaked into teacher's day celebration in my school for the first time when I saw Baratnatyam in person. I was, not being dramatic, enlightened! To this new world that is so old. And I wanted to know more, see more, experience more. Then realising that DD Bharti had a show every Sunday. And for that half an hour, I has saeance with the extraordinary varieties of arts that this great country created. This continued till the time I had to leave for college. Then in college, SPIC-MACAY GAVE me everything and more. Forever grateful for the curators.
This journey has had multiple milestones, this being the latest. 23rd rendition of Paramapra, annual festival of Dance and music. Maestros such as Shri Raja-Radha Reddy, Shri Sujata Mohapattra, Shri Shubha Mudgal and Trichoor Brothers; all adorned with multiple national awards for excellence in their fields made the two days I attended out of three an experience undescribable. Needless to say, I was proud of being and INDIAN.
What made me even more proud that my employer, IndianOil was one of the partners.
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