Where everything happens for the good...
There is this unending debate. Is it good to be a specialist? Or, does it pay to be a generalist? To be precise, is it alright to be a jack of all trade? Well, both have merits. And, both have certain disadvantages. The fact of the matter, however, is that perfection in more than one domain indeed helps. Ask this musician sisters. They will readily vouch for it. Well, a chance visit to the blog siste of sisters Ranjani and Gayatri reveals a realistic answer to this debate.
Writes Ranjani thus in their blog: "What makes the life very interesting and meaningful are special moments when you give your best and everything clicks to make the moment so memorable. These moments stay with you for a lifetime.'' She goes on to add: "After a very long gap of two years, we performed a violin duet concert for Brahma Gana Sabha due to a very bad throat infection. We were to sing on the 16th of December 2009, but all the medication and salt water gargling could not cure the sore throat. We called the secretary up, told him about our inability to sing and asked him to fix up someone else. But the secretary explained that he would not want to look for a suitable replacement in two days time and requested us to play violin instead. We were quite hesitant, as we were honestly out of practice and were not sure if we could play to our satisfaction. But surprises of surprises!! All those years of practice and passionate involvement stood us in good stead. I felt very comfortable with the violin as if I have played on it almost everyday. Gayatri said that she felt the same way too.We were very happy with the performance that day, our accompanying artistes Manoj on the mridangam and Guruprasad on the Ghatam did a fantastic job. I could feel my late Guru T.S. Krishnaswamy smiling and blessing us!''
Well, as Ranjani herself goes on to write "everything - even throat infection - happens for the good!''