At dawn, after a three-hour discussion, Parikshit rushed ahead of an old man in his sixties carrying his bag. As they reached the green Hindustan Ambassador waiting for them near the entrance of the music school, the old man wearing a white dhoti and dark green angavastram entered the car after Parikshit placed his bag in the back seat and opened the door for him.
As they exchanged smiles, the engine roared before the master left. After the car reached a distance, Parikshit adjusted his shirt, took a mouth freshener before getting started on his next interview.
The cold wind and the sunset enhanced Parikshit’s perception of the music school’s beauty. Entering the two-floored building, painted in light orange with classical instrument motifs on it, Parikshit reached the tutors’ chambers on the second floor.
Walking by the rooms named after ascending musical notes, Parikshit reached a dark green door. Taking a deep breath and checking his pockets, he knocked on the door before he heard a response to enter.
Behind the door was a twenty-eight-year-old violinist. A young woman with broad eyes, thick black hair flowing till her waist, honey-hued complexion and lean appearance stood up from her chair as he entered the room.
Approaching each other, they shook hands. Gesturing him to sit down, Diya settled across the round table. In the square room filled with white light, Parikshit pulled out his recorder and placed it on the dark green table.
Glancing at the empty room which had nothing more than a dark green table with three chairs along with a film magazine, a cup of coffee and a violin case on the table, Parikshit took another deep breath of the cold air gushing through the open window behind the violinist.
Observing her silky hair dance and feeling her soothing vibe, he turned on the recorder before stating, “This Christmas, I’m getting to know the journey of violinist Ms. Diya Snyder. My name is Parikshit Hegde and I’m from The Coastal Times. Firstly, let me congratulate you on your most recent endeavor of scoring the thriller movie Vichitram.”