The Fuschia Tree
Editor's Note.
The melodies of our lives crisscross across the maps of our emotional terrain; they are the paths by which we chart our inner journeys.

If we peek between the notes, we find Time working its mysterious fingers through every tune. While rhythm imparts order to the musical experience, melody gives it a sense of continuity. It is the line that connects the dots, connects the performer to the audience, connects us to each other and to the transcendental experience of music.
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By Simone Dinshaw, Issue 24, Melody: A Different Tune
A bushy tailed ferret-like Mink and a soulful Madboy met at either a screen test or a party, depending on who’s telling the story. Each an eclectic, electric artist in their own right, Imaad Shah, a.k.a. Madboy, and Saba Azad, the Mink, don’t always agree on everything, but they do share a pure and unpretentious love of music. Shah had been producing his own tunes for a while when he first heard Azad sing at an informal late night jam session. He immediately enticed her to lend her vocals to his sounds with promises of doing the dishes, and a groovy kind of magic was born. With a debut EP and a string of tours in the pipeline, this fresh duo is all set to bring more of their trademark sound, guaranteed to incite even the most bashful wallflower to bust a move. Turn up the love.

Also in this issue

Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing
Meaning: In Search of Significance.
Melody: A Different Tune
Rhythm: Ordering Time

Dhrupadi Ghosh is an old friend of mine. We have often had long sessions of adda late at night, discussing her dream projects since her college days at Santiniketan, where she majored in Sculpture.