Thursday, February 11, 2010

Miyan ki Malhar

An "enemy combatant" at Gitmo refused to admit his guilt. So they subjected him to Indian Musical Maestro Bhimsen Joshi's "Raag Miyan Malhar" in which Bhimsen sings "Karim tero naam" (Karm is your name) over and over again for hours whilst imrovising on every note. The prisoner finally accepted that he was Karim, a key Taliban figure.

2 comments:

narendra shenoy said...

I've heard Mogubai Kurdikar singing a composition in Nayaki Kanada in which she kept saying "Mero Piya Rasiya" over and over again. I always wondered why. Now I know. Her boyfriend was Russian! Thanks for the insight.

Anonymous said...

Dam Narendra. ROFL