In the dead of the night, the six-year-old in pigtails begins her riyaaz. While the rest of the world sleeps, she practises under the watchful gaze of her guru. “My father would cover the keys on the harmonium with a cloth and ask me to play the phrases of a raag. Then I’d have to sing the same phrases. That’s how I learnt the nuances of this great art.” Shyamala Bhave seems lost in her memories as she recalls the first five years of her music training, when she would practise from 11 at night to four in the morning every day. Read the rest of the article in the Hindu here.