How is that you are back so soon? Asked my husband seeing me return from the music concert within minutes.
I could have just stayed put in the house, I said.
Why, wasn’t the concert good? He said.
Horrible, I said. The musician fell short of everything that is expected of a good singer, I said.
Aye, since when have you learnt to evaluate a performance? He said surprised.
Well, I know enough to distinguish between a good and bad performance.The musician had no sense of sruthi and added to it the few minutes I heard there was more apaswara than swara in her performance. It was obvious that she lacked practice, I stated.
Did anyone notice you exiting from the hall? He said sounding a little worried. You know it’s bad manners to do so before the completion of the song, he added.
The audience comprised just a handful but I slipped out when the musician turned back to the lady playing on the tanpura, probably to ask her to come closer so that the sruthi was more audible, I said .
Hope you were not sitting in the front row? He said and I knew he was sympathizing with the singer.
Thankfully not, I assured him.