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Raga Aberi *****

Truly Music to the ears...Raga Aberi by L.Shankar has me going all ga-ga. I think its one of the few times ive been soo smitten by classical...and it looks like the trend will continue. Introduced by a dear friend of mine..he had to be awake all night streaming the song from his bro's machine and then get it onto mine ..phew..And to consider the fact that it took almost an entire day for me to actually listen to the songs. And now, there's no stopping...im really impressed. Right now, Raga Aberi rulz!!

Before anyone can think of me to be prima dona of classical music, let me make it clear...I have no clue of the Raga's of the very Raga Aberi that im raving about soo much. But yes, Im seriously developing a taste towards it. As a matter of fact, Im not totally new to this field. Eons ago, I did try my had or rather leg at Bharathnatyam. The end result, I wouldn't want to tell right now. I have plans and I have no idea when and exactly how Im gonna fulfill them. Nevertheless, at this juncture, I would say "Let action speak for itself."

Hmm..interestingly Im suddenly thinking...
"Action speaks louder than words."
"Silence is golden."
"Speech is silver, silence is gold."
"Empty vessels make the most sound."
"Still waters run deep."

Before you think that Im recollecting my primary school knowledge, let me explain. These are sayings which we have heard all our lives. But then, frankly, it really doesnt work.
Its not your work but how much you talk that matters in a career. Its not quality of work but your marketing skills that get you $$. Its not what you are but how you are that matters.

Most of the proverbs are the things of the past..and I have to admit cause of my own experiences. In contrast, these are just apt for the present day.
"The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
"Silence is gold, but you still need money to buy a beer."
"Empty vessels make most sound and are the only ones heard."
"Still waters undermine the bank."

Well, Im still thinking :D :D

I think its high time i cut the crap and tell you something interesting that happened a coupla weeks back. That was one helluva experience.



This 27 foot coconut tree that had been standing for 45 years in my house suddenly decided it had enough. The tree cut off from its roots, pushed through our main door and fell over the neighbours terrace. A portion of the tree came right into out house shattering the front door. And all this at 9.30 pm in the night.

We thought we will not be able to manage evena slight wink. But thank god for small mercies, there still are some decent police around. They helped us clear the mess and also volunteered to keep watch through the night (Remember, the front door was broken) Again, we do have some talent and quick thinking around the house..by joe, im referring to myself (ahem!..)..and my dad, we managed to close the entrance with the broken door along with some chairs, tables and a scooty pep to keep support.

Thankfully, we had a peaceful night's sleep.