What has Ashtapadi, Caribbean music and ghazals in common? They were all integrated in a scintillating performance by the renowned danseuse Sobhana on the Durbar Hall Grounds.

The programme organised by the District Tourism Promotion Council won laurels for its novelty and mass appeal. The performance was a marvellous innovation that drew applause from the crowd. It was a pleasant surprise, an experience of its own for the audience.For those who lament that society lacks role models, Shobhana could well be a challenge. It was by no magic that the well-known artiste could invade the hearts of one and all.

It was through disciplined practice and sustained effort that she could give a commendable gift to Kochiites who will remember the magical moments for long.

R.Ramabhadran Pillai