April 22nd, 2012


Prose and poetry....

Jerry Rao writing in the Indian Express:

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My response:

Very interesting....the elegance of good prose being as good as, if not better than, poetry. But Jerry, in general, the appeal of the two is very different. One address the readers' rational self, and the other, the readers' emotional self (like all generalizations, this one, too, is sometimes not true.). So why does one have to reject one for the other? Enjoy both!

Ballet....Swan Lake

I've watched Swan Lake being performed at Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Bangalore, performed by the Kiev Ballet, many years ago, under the aegis of ICCR, Indian Council for Cultural Relations(which seems to be a moribund organization now.)

I just watched this acrobatic version from China.

Of course, those of you who are new here may not know that I already have

a ballerina in the family

One day, I'll go to Moscow and watch the ballet...one day...one day....