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A Beautiful Sunday Evening | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
September 6, 2009, 5.30 pm. Smriti Diwas celebrated by Nisarga Academy to honor Pandit Bhatkande and Pandit Paluskar, two greats of Hindustani Classical Music. Vidur is a student with Mrs Murthy, a wonderful teacher (who also performed Raag Kalavathy). His friend Swaahili and he performed Raag Yaman together – a 35 minute treat it was. What an amazing difference from last year! I felt a lot of mommy-pride when people came up to say ‘wow’ what a performance. 🙂 What can I say? Last year he was shorter than me…now he’s taller 🙂 The hall was packed with barely place to stand – and we had a fabulous evening that went pretty far into the night. We left after guest artist Ms.Bharati Pratap’s performance – Raag Chhaya Nat – which was like being fed with honey, drop by drop. I wish I could upload Vidur’s video like his last year’s Brindavani Sarang solo performance – but my dear Canon could only handle 15 minutes of the performance after which it calmly informed me “memory card full”. I know what am getting this birthday – a couple of memory cards. A fitting gift. Sigh. But what I did record, turned out …