Help Me! My Father is a Bhakt

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Help Me! My Father is a Bhakt

Illustration: Shruti Yatam



here was a point not too long ago when the most serious conversation my father had with me was about how kids these days need to stop listening to Beyoncé and appreciate some real music. This would usually happen before I’d be forced to sit through a 25-minute tabla solo. From music, the conversation would move into other things that kids today are bad at – not saving money, not waking up early – but it never really escalated into an argument, mostly because he referred to Beyoncé as “Bouncy” and no one can keep a straight face after that.