It is week two of our fundraising campaign and we are close to 20% of our goal! Thank you to all those who've contributed so far. Your support is especially crucial as it motivates others to pitch in as well.
Malcolm Gladwell, in his New York Times bestseller, 'Outliers', arrives at the conclusion that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of effort to achieve mastery in a field. This is not just another hypothesis. Psychologists have found a direct statistical relationship between hours of effort and achievement. No shortcuts. Not natural talent. Not a matter of luck or chance.
This point is nailed home by Sanjay Subramanyan, the prodigal Carnatic vocalist and recipient of the Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from The Madras Music Academy. If you haven't done so already, please watch the video or read the summary on our blog. Sanjay provides a rare and delightful insight into his student life and the environment that he grew up in. According to Sanjay, several qualities should come together to elevate a performing artist to a level of mastery where she performs without inhibition and a spirit of freedom. It encompasses the environment and people that one grows up with, exposure to concerts, quality discussions, critical analysis, dedicated gurus, disciplined learning and training, personal interest, supplemental skills, and most importantly a platform to launch oneself and thrive through public performances.
Hamsadhwani not only provides such a platform for aspiring artists, but also brings families and students together to listen, dissect, criticize and analyze performances. It goes without saying that it is the community of rasikas that makes this possible. Pitch in with your support today! Donations can be made online or via postal mail too!
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