The Hyderabad beatniks

Families engaged for generations in making tablas now struggle to preserve their craft amid falling demand, cheaper industrial products and a disinterested GenNext

After a minute, he rises to fetch a Metro Tuner. In the process he has to step over and around piles of ropes, a few bowls of black paste, ready-to-sell tablas and a few old ones in various stages of repair. He places the Metro Tuner against the tabla and repeats the procedure to get a numerical value for the pitch. His brother and nephew are at work at the other end of this small space, which functions as a sales outlet-cum-workshop....................Read more


Source: BusinessLine

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