Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vinova milk and Mandori raaga

We are driving to school with classical music playing in the background. (B Jayashree)

Junior: I want Naat raaga
(said raaga playing in the background)

J: Naata aada mele Mandori barutte
(after Naata, Mandori raaga will come)

Me: yes.. it is Mandaari :)

J: Amma which raaga is this?
Me: Begade
J: Ade nanna room idyalla Melgade (oh ... my room is top floor ... top floor = Melgade)
Me: ROFL .. It is Begade not Melgade
J: Are you sure? (in English)

J (listening to Kande Na Govinda na song) : Oh ide... snaana time (oh this is bath time)
Me : what? (suddenly light bulb flashes ... we say Govinda, end of bath)


J: I want Vinova
Me: What??
J: New Vinova
Me: What is that???
Cantaloupe: She means Vanilla milk


Cantaloupe has split her button collection and calls out
C: Sis,.... I need help
J: Rescue Ranger on the way
Me: WHAT???


R's Mom said...

Awww super cute...Cantaloupe and Junior identify!!

I really wish now at the age of 29 that I had learnt carnatic music when my mom had sent me to gives you so much a sense of peace :)

Swaram said...

Rescue ranger - ha ha ha!
Hw nice to read abt these two adorable sisters :)

She identifies Ragas so well! Wowww!

Bubble Catcher said...

Wow! Junior identifies raagas. Really impressive.
Govind and bath!I love how they make these little connection

K3 said...

Impressive!! Its so true that kids learn so much during their formative years than anything else.

Pixie said...

wow!! They can recognise the raagas.. you must be so proud of your little girls! :)


Pepper said...

Wow! They can identify the raagas!

And I love the way the big sis can understand the little one :)

smartassbride said...

lol! you have an official interpreter at home :D

and wow! they can identify ragas!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@R's mom: Classical music does have that soothing effect on the mind doesn't it ? :)
Its not too late you know ... you can still learn :)

@Swaru: Rescue ranger thing was hilarious ... madam is barely 3 ft tall and thinks she is a ranger !

@Bubblecatcher: Yep .. kids really make connections and it takes a while for us to get what they are saying !

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@K3: The formative years are the best .. and then they reach the "Know it All" teenage phase ... and mellow down later, only to realize, we haven't known a lot all the while ;)

@Pixie: I just love it when the girls identify the ragas ... hoping for a day when we go for a concert and debate on the nitty gritty details of talas / raagas ...

@Pepper: The big sister has always been our translator and she says everything as a matter of fact .... there is never a hint of doubt .. in fact I think she wonders why we parents are not getting what the sister is clearly saying !

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@SAB: Older sister has come to our rescue so many times ... I shudder to think of situations when the little one explains something and we don't get it ... she gets easily frustrated !

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@ALL : Regarding the ragas .. kids are familiar with only few ragas as of now.... Karadi rhymes has been influential in some ways.
For easy identification, I have used Karadi rhymes for raga identification

For Eg: Sa sings the sunflower is "Kalyani"
"Red is amma's bindi" is Mohana

and so on ... they may not identify a lot of ragas ... but I am hopeful someday they will :)


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