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The article by Vidya Rao is indeed beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
Nice guest column by Vidya Rao. Bansuri is indeed a beautiful instrument and Vidya really brings out the mystical and historical underpinnings of its melodious and mesmerizing effect. In the hands of a Chaurasia, a Pannalal Ghosh or Saeen Ditta Qadri you can hear the potential of this humble, mellifluous instrument. I have always in my mind associated Bansuri with the pastoral landscape of Punjab which I imagine has similarities to Brindaban on the banks of the Jamuna where Krishna is said to have played the instrument in its iconic setting surrounded by gopis.
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