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Packed auditorium except for a few seats waiting for a few VIPs! I loved this wideangle
Packed auditorium except for a few seats waiting for a few VIPs! I loved this wideangle

The intense pilgrimage continues. The day was hectic and …

4:00 AM – 1:00 PM Yoga, Shramadan, Intensives
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and Troupe (Dastangoi) including story on Chattisgarh issue of Naxals
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Film Appreciation by Shri Girish Kasaravalli; screening of film Deepa and philosophy behind
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM Vid. T V Sankaranarayanan (Carnatic Vocal),
9:45 PM – 12:40 AM Shri Margi Madhu (Koodiyattam), Bali Vadham
10:30 PM Lights Out

I gave a complete miss on the intensives for want of time for updates. I promise to cover it on FRIDAY….

Here I am doing a quick report for the benefit of everyone. I will update it during the day. I apologize for not being very elaborate…

Dastangoi – Narrative story telling

Farooqi brought back this form of story telling from extinction. It is a narrative way but with amazing interaction between the two story tellers, who add value to one another.. This has caught the imagination of the nation..

Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and troupe, Dastangoi
Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and troupe, Dastangoi

 
 

Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and troupe, Dastangoi
Mr. Mahmood Farooqui and troupe, Dastangoi

 
 

Film Appreciation, Girish Kasaravalli, with screening of Dweepa,

Dweepa, an inspiring and thought provoking movie on developmental economics and people. How a dam that is coming up will submerge a village and how an elderly and his family fight the losing battle to stay on, even when the entire village migrates. It talks about all other ties – social, emotional, spiritual, psychological and not just the land… Girish has won national awards for 14 of his 18 movies, a critically acclaimed film maker.

Girish Kasaravalli, with screening of Dweepa,
Girish Kasaravalli, with screening of Dweepa

 
 

T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

Pitch, energy, intensity and stamina… Invite him to sing and he will stop only when you are satiated and would want to take a break!! He will not! His energy and stamina is phenomenal. He jolts people out of slumber. Every second matters. You want energy to take off, call TVS!!

T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

Just for starters, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
Just for starters, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

crowd in a trance, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
crowd in a trance, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

from the first seat, in the face, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
from the first seat, in the face, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

Souring high, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
Souring high, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

you are too good, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
you are too good, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

lighting the world, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
lighting the world, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

took breath away, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
took breath away, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

standing ovation, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal
standing ovation, T V Sankaranarayanan, Carnatic Vocal

 
 

Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

An assembly of gurus in the audience, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
An assembly of gurus in the audience, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

ACeremonial and ritual - Villaku, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Ceremonial and ritual – Villaku, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Rama, Lakshmana, Sugreeva and Hanuman, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Rama, Lakshmana, Sugreeva and Hanuman, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

: Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Rama promising Sugreeva; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
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Sugreeva explaining his predicament; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Sugreeva explaining his predicament;, Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Hanuman pitching in for Sugreeva; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Hanuman pitching in for Sugreeva; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

King Bali introduced;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
King Bali introduced; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Tara trying to dissuade Bali from fighting;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Tara trying to dissuade Bali from fighting; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Bali talking about his successes;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Bali talking about his successes; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Foresighted tara is feeling sad at Bali's going to fight;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Foresighted tara is feeling sad at Bali’s going to fight; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

I know what I can do;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
I know what I can do; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Bali and Sugreeva square it out in the battle;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Bali and Sugreeva square it out in the battle; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Bali falls to the ground, hit by Rama's arrow;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Bali falls to the ground, hit by Rama’s arrow; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

The Intense Bali, hit by Rama's arrow;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
The Intense Bali, hit by Rama’s arrow; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

Bali goes to heavenly abode - ritualistic end;  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
Bali goes to heavenly abode – ritualistic end; Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

The troupe of  Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam - Bali Vadham
The troupe of Margi Madhu : Koodiyattam – Bali Vadham

 
 
 

That is the end of the day 3 – 1 am – at Natcon, SPIC MACAY, Surathkal. Thanks to WIKIPedia and contributors for detailing….

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Next posting tomorrow… Love. Sreeni

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