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trippy monkey

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Below is the link to the pics folder of which I'll be adding a few more later.
I'll talk about the visit to Dadpur area of Uluberia later too. But for now....

http://picasaweb.google.co.in/Indiapicsnick/Kolkatta?feat=directlink

ENJOY!!!!!!!!

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Lovely photos, Nick. Great to see all the shots of how these instruments are made and all the work that goes into them, rather than just falling off a conveyor-belt in a factory.
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Great photos... keep them coming.

I've never seen anything like the instrument in photos 7, 8, ,9, 10, looks something like a sursingar but not quite that either?? anyone know and have recordings?? Toomba, wood tabli, ebony jewari, steel fretboard...
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Only three in a bike without helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, they must have new restrictions????
Great pics Trippy, thank you for sharing, so how many Sitars have you purchased this time 3000?
Enjoy your Indian visit
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Thought you'd all enjoy them.
gillo.
I think the pics you mention ARE of a sursringar. They have wooden tablis. The bottom half is surbahar & the rest is sarod, only bigger of course. I wasn't happy with the ebony bridge & so asked them to try deer horn or bone as the wooden tabli needs driving harder than a sarod skin would. Some have taraf too but not this one.

Jaime. Yes, helmets NOT compulsory outside in the village areas. IN Kolkatta I've seen all bikers with them.
ONLY 3 on a bike!?!?!?!?! Actually you couldn't see his wife sat behind me with her sister in law hanging off the back too.

Haven't bought any sitars in Kolkatta but have been to Manoj Sardar's shop at Lal Bazaar & bought strings at ridiculously low prices, even 'GERMAN' ones. 3 gents Tanpura sets with strings I can use on surbahar, 20 mizrabs too & am due back there again tomorrow on the way to the train station to leave at 8pm, hopefully. Can't resist those prices.

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trippy monkey

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Just had a check of the folder & saw my captions for the Sursringar weren't saved. I redid them so it should be OK now.

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Those are amazing photos Nick, thank you!!!
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trippy monkey

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Thanks for the comp. One tries one's best.
I'm off back to Varanasi tomorrow night & there I'll sort out the videos & put a clip on Youtube too.

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Just putting more of the rest of the pics. Selected as I can't put them all on.
Will start doing the vid now I'm back in Varanasi.

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Hi Nick

Hope all is well, a favour...can you let us all know what areas you are visiting? I'd like to have a butchers on Google Earth, I don't suppose the Google car has got that far yet for a street view (probably a Google bike in India, with a Polaroid and some sticky tape to stick the pics together!), but it would be nice to check out the areas for those of stuck here in freezing blighty....

...any news on the Toombi

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Greg
Don't you mean VISITED if you refer to Kolkatta???
The part of Uluberia I went to is called Dadpur.

Re the toombi.
No Probs for my man. I showed him the pics. A natural gourd do ya?
I think it would work out at about
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dadpur yes.... I want road names....

toombi sounds good.natural gourd is what I would prefer..go for it...(p+p from UK....!)

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Road names I'll have to get.

P&P in UK, will have to find out when I get it back. Will send it registered post.

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