If anyone deserves to be called Ustad, it`s surely Zakir Hussain, the musician who has raised the tabla to the rarefied status of a solo instrument.
Come and listen to him — not perform, but speak — about music on the occasion of the launch of the book Zakir Hussain, A Life in Music which is in the form of an extended conversation between him and the well-known London-based writer Nasreen Munni Kabir. Both of them will be speaking to me at the next Literature Live! Evening on Tuesday, January 9, at NCPA`s Tata Theatre at 7 PM.
I am sure you will agree that this is a wonderful way to start the new year. Come early — seating, as usual, is on a first come, first served basis.