My new house never fails to surprise me. It has these little, sweet gitfs to offer me every now and then. The other day, I spotted this colorful dude from my bedroom window. My friends, Yogesh and Reema, rushed down to meet him and click a few pictures. He is a "Vasudev". That's a traditional, Maharashtrian Folk form, the followers of which dance and sing while presenting anecdotes from Lord Krishna's life, in exchange for alms.
The striking headgear and the unusual accessories make them striking enough to be the central theme on a designer's inspiration board. Believe me, this gentleman is an amazing singer. He sings with such passion and zest that hearing his voice just makes my day. He doesn't visit every day, but when he does, it's a happy morning.
Indian culture has so many rare treasures to offer the world. It's unfortunate that the "Vasudevs" are now a rare sight. They bring such joy to the world with their soulful singing and nimble dancing. I am indeed lucky to see this gentleman near my house.