Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Carnatic Music performances coming up!

One of my cousins (a second cousin, actually) has now come into town for giving Carnatic Music concerts. She is a professional Carnatic Music singer, and is also very well-versed in Tamil and Samskritam (two Indian languages). It will be awesome to see her after again after so many years, and also attend her performances and listen to her sing.

For the benefit of those who have not heard about/don't know much about Carnatic Music, it is a form of South Indian Classical Music. I have put together some basic information about it, based on and my personal experience (I have been fortunate enough to have learned Carnatic Music from a number of amazing instructors during my childhood).

Some Basic Information about Carnatic Music )
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Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Gymnastics Stuff

Over the past month, I've actually had the chance to attend three separate gymnastics meets, all of which involved Stanford Men's Gymnastics. The main reason I attended was out of interest. Also, I have a friend who used to be on the team, who has encouraged me to attend if I can.

Just as a heads up, this post will not be an in-depth analysis of the meets, as I neither have the gymnastics acumen, nor adequate experience in the field to do justice to what had happened. Rather, I'll just focus on some highlights that made the experiences enjoyable and memorable for me. As always, please read/not read at your own risk.

Stanford Open )

Stanford vs. Cal and Japanese All-Stars )

Stanford Showdown )
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