Loss of beat ….

Can you make out what are those “flat plate like” things? The second picture would aid your answer.

Yes the skin of the “thavil” (the percussion instrument of this part of the country) being dried post rains. They need to be taut for getting the real bang while playing this instrument, hence even a little bit of rain / dampness would reduce the rhythm. So the need for it to be dry is high.

Seen at Arcot road, Near Vadapalani.

3 comments on “Loss of beat ….”

  1. great ya…wonder how u come across such stuff…


  2. I hnestly never would have known if you hadn’t explained!

    It’s Sculpture By The Sea time in Sydney, and I’m taking my visitors on the coastal walk. Today we’re in Wonderland. Sydney Daily Photo


  3. remember the days when we wuld get small such things to beat around during pongal…it used to have just one right side to make noise pollution..became sort of nostalgic…

    Ram: Yes …. still have those memories vivid ….


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