The music season has started with a bang and the newspapers are full of reviews of performances of well known, little known and unknown artistes. Some critics have expressed their candid opinion without mincing words as to how young artistes, especially NRI’s want to reach the top in their profession within a short time without labouring to acquire the standard or quality that is required in their field. A performance or two in one of the mushrooming sabhas might make them qualify as Singers but certainly not as artistes or musicians like their seniors who have taken years of hard work to reach the top. Just as a lark does not a summer make, a single performance by an NRI with an F’ Tag (especially those from the U.S.) in their home town does not make them artistes!
N.MEERA RAGHAVENDRA RAO