Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Rhythm Pharma

What a surprise to find Greg and Aparna at my doorstep yesterday morning. The surprise element was not so much in the fact of their having turned up, as Vijay had called a couple of hours earlier, to ask if these friends of theirs, from the U.S. could visit me for a brief while. They were really interested, he said, in the work that we were doing at Basicindia. The surprise was more in the feeling of having known each other for ages in spite of the fact that we were meeting for the first time. Aparna incidentally, is the daughter of a former school friend of Nirupa's (Vijay's wife). Anyway, as luck would have it I did have the morning free so they came along with their kids, Anouskha and Uma (my namesake - kind of).

In the hour or so that we chilled out on the balcony, we discovered we had so much in common it wasn't funny. Talk about "coincidence". I told them about our involvement with Xanadu and Greg a percussionist who has worked with several major bands and also with Bikram Ghosh in India, described his work, which involves creating a space to explore consciousness, through the use of rhythms. Check out the site: Rhythm Pharm
You'll soon find some more info on them and on Greg's work on the basicindia site (Basic Reflections).

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