Deepa's Jottings

Custard apple season…..

At the outskirts of Bangalore, many small-scale vendors try to beat the middlemen by selling direct-to-consumer…. First one sees one basket of custard apples… Then a few.. Then a few more… And if one takes

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Deepa's Jottings

Familiar or New?

Every classical music artiste faces, I think, the same dilemma after having finished the "AlApanai" of the rAgam. Will the audience be in a mood to listen carefully to the structure and lyrics of a

Deepa's Jottings

Auto-Messaging…..

All autos in Bangalore have things written on them; names of family members, loved ones, cinema idols, or at least the names of various cars that the auto-drivers hope their vehicles are like! So I