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 to “Loss of beat ….”

  1. solai

    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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