Songs of the Mist Book Reading at Leela Palace Hotel (Chennai)

An Evening of Art, Music and Writing

Swetha Sriram — Disciple of Bombay Jayashree opens the evening
 with her devotional songs Leela Palace Hotel and Perspectives along with Apparao Gallery created an evening of “Art, Music and Writing”, on 14thMay, 2016. In the program, I was invited to give my readers an interactive experience to my book “Songs of the Mist” — a reading of the Book, accompanied by the music of Swetha Sriram (Vocal), Vittal Rangan (Violin) and Thanjavur Praveen (Mridangam).

The attentive audience

The event was hosted by untiring host Sindhiya from Apparao Gallery, which also included unveiling of the cover page of my coffee table book.

Hostess Sindhiya of Apparao Gallery

In the cross disciplinary evening of Art, Music and Writing my good friend Timeri N Murari — author of 14 books including ‘The Taj’ as well as writer producer of the feature film ‘The Square Circle’ introduced my book ‘Songs of the Mist’, after which we were all transported to the exquisite realm of karnatic music, rendering the Leela Palace Galleria with devotion and melody. The ambience was highlighted by the surreal display of landscapes and soft hues of mist and natural earth colors by the artists — N Sriram (Chennai) and Bhavana (Mumbai)

Timeri N Murari — Introducing my book “Songs of the Mist”

Essence of the Divine Song

The Essence of Divine Song — Cover Painting
 by Keshav Sir 
 This coffee table book has all the 9 songs of the Monk from my book “Songs of the Mist” as well as some of the Haiku and thoughts from the book. The book’s cover page is by famous cartoonist of Hindu, Mr. Keshav -one of the finest Krishna Bhakta, I have come across in Chennai. The book is conceptualized by Krishan Kumar Sharma, which includes Photographs by Goutam Chakraborty, Suresh Thommandram and some of my pictures as well.

The team and some of the images from the book… 
 Here are some of the pictures from the evening…

The invites…

Some of the readers… And the people…

Selfie Time…

The Chennai Bloggers and the Family Gang

Media Blitz for the event…

Slides from my presentation… My experience in Himalayas
 over the decades…

Originally published at on May 17, 2016.

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