Friday, December 18, 2009

Ravi Shanker in Sydney!


Guys, i was so delighted to come across this poster when i was backstage at the magnificent Opera House, escorted by a charming guide - who, hello!!! just turned out to be my husband's old school mate from Kolkata! Call that a coincidence? Michael Johannes, an Armenian rugby player, left India decades ago, married an Aussie girl and has lived happily ever after. But his heart still goes dhak dhak for our desh and he misses tea and cakes at Flurry's on Park Street the most! By the way, the lady in the picture is Australia's gift to Opera, Joan Sutherland. Well... there we were tip- toeing into the innards of the Opera House when I spotted the great musician's poster. Raviji is ninety years old this year, and on a world tour with his lissome daughter Anushka. Old musicians never die, neither do they fade away. They are the true immortals. Jeeyo, Raviji, jeeyo.

17 comments:

Vinay. said...

welcome back.you are looking gorgeous and look your age-just sixteen. some people never grow old nor do they fade.

Preeti said...

ah !! you look lovely Ms.De... and welcome back after a marvellous trip of Australia ..

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Manjiri Kale said...

How lucky u r..........
u r lukng nice

gaelikaa said...

Had a wonderful time, didn't you? Lucky you......

ZB said...

wow, you are stunning in the photo.And you always get to do what you love to. Way to go. TC :)

Chanz said...

hey u look amazing... well, you always do actually.. :)

to Ravi shanker : muahh

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Alex Engwete said...

Wow!!! Well, I have to be honest here... I'm only looking at the second picture... and on the right corner of that picture. If that's you, Madame, then you're a dazzling lady!...

Theyoginme said...

Perhaps the false feeling of freedom in Australia seems a better lifestyle in minds of some of these young people who choose that over the asphixiation and slow death of self in poison polluted cities like Delhi and systematic destruction of moral conscience through systemic corruption in the society due to mounting pressures of achieving certain economic status. Perhaps being beaten up and bearing discrimination is a better alternative to that? Is that what our Dharma has become?

Mukesh Bhatia said...

Welcome back De maam! I never missed u n ur writing. Am sure it was a very good gala time for u there in Aussie. You are absolutely correct when u say Old musicians never die neither fade away. Its a kind of godliness which keeps them & their music alive.
Thanx for sharing ur trip, it was marvelous & picturesque, enjoyed a lot.

Maddy said...

So finally you have learned how to post pictures too blogdost!!

princess said...

Shobhaa...do something to your yucky yellow nicotine stained teeth!!
Stop smoking!!

By the way you dont look like a 60+
You are the evergreen beauty,rekha is a close second.

Death Pixie said...

That poster is really CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and Mz.De I didnt know that you smoke (????!!!!)

Love you and your blog!!
Cheers,
Death Pixie~

*Aham* said...

Bilkul! jiyooh ji!

mahatru said...

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