One of the things I miss most about India was the extensive array of inexpensive concerts. I only went to Classical Indian concerts which I found to be an amazing blend of sounds from instruments not typically seen in the West. The music is an acquired taste and, from viewing the crowds, a type of music appealing mainly to the elder generation.
I went to these at the invitation of my good friend Inayat. He was the first person I met from India when we started offshoring software development in 2006 and has remained a steadfast friend ever since. When I was asked to move to India for work, it was he I contacted first to make sure it was an idea that would be acceptable to our Indian teammates. (My wife calls our friendship a bromance.)
The picture above was from the Banyan Monsoon concert. I still don’t understand the allure of the monsoon season let alone why there would be a concert dedicated to a season of rain. But that did not stop me from enjoying the music.