City Moment – The Kitchen Concert, Nizamuddin East
The beautiful Delhi instant.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One afternoon The Delhi Walla was at a third-floor apartment in Nizamuddin East when a young man entered the kitchen. He was wearing a blue kurta and a white shalwar. He was carrying a tanpura.
The young man thought he was alone.
Unaware that he was being watched, he started to play with the strings of the instrument.
The concert audience consisted of a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a tea kettle, a toaster and also a bunch of bananas.
The young man began to sing, too. Soon, the sentiments of his raga took over the expressions of his face.
After a few minutes, the musician stopped. Exhausted, he sat down on a low chair, put down the tanpura by its side and drank half a glass of water.
It was a beautiful moment.
The rest is noise
how did he think that he was alone if you were pointing your camera into his face? o_O
Because the delhiwalla is so transparent, he remains unnoticed pretty much wherever he goes.
lolz bhai … chaal jhoote … itni chotti si kitchen mein tu tha aur us ko pata hi nhi chala :p hurrrr hurrr
Lovely photographic essay; words more or less redundant though the turquoise kurta was essential.
the young man is indeed absorbed in his music. Lovely!! Good to see such absortion in this day and age. “If music be the food of love…….” Niz East must have some magic in its soil !!!!
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