Pt Shivkumar Sharma's legacy, Pakistani Bharatanatyam dancer Sheema Kermani, and more Sunday Long Reads

Hindustani music has a history of experimentation that has shaped its course . Despite this, there is evidence to show that music experiments were not always encouraged and, in some cases, even mocked when they were conducted successfully .

To honor Pandit Shivkumar Sharma: The man who made the santoor classical Its history is brimming with examples of experimentation that have shaped its course.These experiments have taken place in the areas of performance theory, pedagogy, diffusion, and many other fields.Despite this, there is evidence to show that music experiments were not always encouraged and, in some cases, even mocked when they were conducted successfully.Many Hindustani music aficionados, who boast about the diverse repertoire and the abundance of genres, forms, instruments, and styles, harbour deep misunderstandings about these elements: pitting Dhrupad and Khayal against Khayal, rudra veena and surbahar against sitar and santoor, all melodic instruments against percussion instruments, the list goes on.

Sethis lyrics are layered with baglama (a long-necked lute used in Ottoman classical music) and electronic drums and octopads, with the lines Agg laavan teriyaan majbooriyaan nu(set fire to your worries), which he finds written on a truck.In the four months since its inception, Sethi and Zulfiqar Xulfi Jabbar Khan's composition has broken all boundaries and gained over 11 crore views on YouTube.Do you have friends who you can read about your emotional state at once And if you've been a total jackass, you can forgive you too.Because thats what deep friendship is about: strong and nourishing enough to pack up and leave home because they want to be independent and live No one else can.Once the puppy or kitty can fend for itself, it is turfed out of its parents' territory.

It's true that in some animals, like the girls, they remain with their mothers even after they are old, but they go out with roving boyfriends when necessary.Its easy for animals (and us) to migrate away, we just walk away.How can parents defray their often hundreds, if not thousands of children who are like them who are stuck in one place forever?They must, because some plant parents will not allow their children to mature if they stay close to them like helicopter parents who remain in helicopter mode all their lives.

So how can these seeds be removed from the soil?