INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Sitar Forum: any one kind enough to help

 

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Ananda
any one kind enough to help Aug 31, 2003 08:20 a.m.


i am a music enthusiast and have been learning sitar in india very seriously... also have developed quite well. But this winter i will not be able to further continue my classes from my guruji because i have not collected enough budget required to go there and stay. if there is anyone who can contribute in my accomplishing the musical enlightenment, please do so... i am really desperate to further climb the height in music...
Jette
Re:any one kind enough to help Aug 31, 2003 08:43 a.m.


Hi Ananda,

How much money do you need, in US dollars? I feel your first approach should be to ask family or friends for help,. A bit less chance than total strangers. If they cannot help, you may have to get 2-3 jobs these next few months and save up for next winter. If you want it bad enough, you'll do that, all the while continuing to practice until you get back to India. Also, perhaps you can find a teacher where you now live to fill the void.

Jette

Beenkarji
Re:any one kind enough to help Aug 31, 2003 10:45 p.m.


Hi, if your Guruji really cares about you and your progress he should help you out and arrange for some way where you may be able to work for him, or pay him back later for your studies. I think if you ask politely you can accomplish this.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
ananda
Re:any one kind enough to help Sep 02, 2003 02:34 a.m.



Beenkarji (Aug 31, 2003 10:45 p.m.):
Hi, if your Guruji really cares about you and your progress he should help you out and arrange for some way where you may be able to work for him, or pay him back later for your studies. I think if you ask politely you can accomplish this.

dear Beenkarji,
thanks for your suggestion.
yes my guruji really cares about me and my progress. This is what i feel and what he says. And also he is very kind... he doesn't take any money for my studies. The only expenses i should meet is the food and living.I have collected some money for the travel and also for a month's or more stay. I think i need to stay with him continuously for longer duration. Few month's stay and practice won't be fruitful . This is what i feel. I must at least somehow manage to stay with him for 6 months. and so i decided to go for some help.

ananda
Re:any one kind enough to help Sep 02, 2003 02:50 a.m.



Jette (Aug 31, 2003 08:43 a.m.):
Hi Ananda,

How much money do you need, in US dollars? I feel your first approach should be to ask family or friends for help,. A bit less chance than total strangers. If they cannot help, you may have to get 2-3 jobs these next few months and save up for next winter. If you want it bad enough, you'll do that, all the while continuing to practice until you get back to India. Also, perhaps you can find a teacher where you now live to fill the void.

Jette


i have managed to save my travel and few month's stay expense by working these months. i have approached some of my friends and they have also hinted me some help. And i will also go for other friends and families as you have said. Nevertheless i think i need some help from people who are in a condition to help or who are interested to contribute in such matters or some kind humans who feel happy to help. If someone is in a position to give away few dollors without any big problems and if someone's few dollors can make me a happy person, musically enlightened... and i can develop and contribute in music, why not i seek for such help? This is what i feel.
Jett i need 500$ more to stay in India for 7 months and to continue my ardent and rigorous practice. If i won't be able to manage it, i will only be able to go there, stay for one month and come back. That won't be fruitful. The more i stay in India, the more height i climb. The more musical enlightenment i get.

Jan
Re:any one kind enough to help Sep 02, 2003 03:56 a.m.


Ananda!

good luck in your endevor, money can be hard to come by sometimes. Many of us here in the forum can only dream of spending a month in India to play. I had to wait many years to be able to go and get myself a good instrument. To stay and get the teachings would be a loooong time dream come true.

But you shuld know, there is different Grants i guess you can apply to. How this is in nepal i really dont know, perhepa you shuld contact different ambasies (spelling!!!) or musical institutions to ask if they have the knowledge of this.

Best of luck

Jan

Ram
Re:any one kind enough to help Sep 02, 2003 04:35 a.m.


$500 for 7 months - phew, how do you manage to get time off for that long assuming you are in a profession of some kind. In any case, try the local religious ashrams (all over India) or 'Youth Hostels'.

I do not question your sincerety but it begs the question that this request could be a scam also. $500 is not exactly a few dollars is it?

Perhaps it may help if you care to mention your Gurugi's name, place and area, cost of living etc.

Good luck Anyway!

Beenkarji
Re:any one kind enough to help Sep 02, 2003 12:06 p.m.


Hey Ananda, best of luck in your pursuit of music. I am moving to Delhi somehow next summer, my current fund resides at $0 but I am selling my collection of instruments to get over there. The only difference is that I am planning on moving to Delhi and I was offered a job working for a particular maker so maybe you should also try the same if you are experienced in the repair aspects.
Beenkar Ted Ceplina
ananda
Help me if you can! Sep 05, 2003 02:03 a.m.


[quote]Ram (Sep 02, 2003 04:35 a.m.):
i don't mean 500$ is few dollors. i wanted to say that i need 500$ more (the money i don't have now). I don't think i have hinted that i want it from a single person or something like that. One of my friend has promised me 200$. I was just asking for few dollors, whatsoever be the amount 5 or 10 to add to my total budget. I belive there must be a lot of people who can contribute.
Ananda
Re:Help me if you can! Sep 05, 2003 02:17 a.m.


[quote]ananda (Sep 05, 2003 02:03 a.m.):
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Dear Ram,
the threshold expenses as per my last year's experience in kolkota is as belows:-
shelter expense = 30$/month
food expense = 30$/month
travel expense= 10$/month
Last time i stayed as a paying guest and used to have my monthly food from a caterer.
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