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Midstream In Situ

Gappers swim against the current. But it isn’t the call of Bohemia they heed.

Midstream In Situ
Tribhuvan Tiwari
Midstream In Situ
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Parveen Sabrina Khan had what every Indian student covets: marks to take her places. With a score of 89 per cent in the Arts stream, the student of the Maharani Gayatri Devi School in Jaipur was all set to sail into a bright future. Until she decided on a course correction. After graduating from the 12th standard last year, Parveen opted to take a year off from academics to pursue something she had set her heart on: Hindustani classical music. “I needed to devote a lot of time for riyaaz, which would not have been possible with a whole day spent in college,” she says. In that year away from textbooks and all-night study sessions, Parveen practiced her music for hours on end. She also travelled extensively; attending and participating in concerts, taking lessons from and watching legendary musicians perform their craft. A year later, she feels that in the gap year she learnt a lot more than just music. “I learnt to live on my own in different cities, became friends with people much older than I am, from very different...

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