Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Rain. Amrithavarshini. And a chill December.

The severe monsoon has had its effect on preparations for the 'season'.
Perhaps the spring cleaning in auditoriums, the most.

Rasikas too who have begun attending concerts at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mylapore ( its fest was launched on Nov.20) stayed away on a few days when rain battered the city. Though some hard-core ones who live close to the venue made it - wading through knee-deep water.

At Kanyakumari's violin concert on Tuesday evening, a rasika stood up at about 8.35 p.m. and asked the artiste to play on though people were leaving the hall fearing another outbreak of rain though the sun shone well that day.

"Keep playing madam…I just went out and there is no sign of rain and we will stay on!", he said.

Kanyakumari smiled and assured the rasika she would play till 9. She closed at 9.10.

Rasikas on social media are wondering if artistes will ever play the amrithavarshini raga this 'season'. Chennai has had record rain in a short time, repeatedly flooded and says enough is enough!

The monsoon will fade out but December could be chill.

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