My former barber gives Carnatic music lessons over the web

S1 is learning the basics of Carnatic music, and to help him get the pitch right, the wife has him sing along with internet samples of the basic music exercises. I glanced over their shoulder and was surprised to see that the audio stream came from the homepage of "shivkuma" at RPI, aka my barber!

Shivkumar and I were in the same batch at IITM and were also graduate students at Ohio State at the same time.  One of the ways that we saved money as starving graduate students was that I'd give him a haircut and he'd cut my hair in return -- we saved a grand total of $10 that way!

Anyway, it was a nice surprise to see my former barber serving out Carnatic music lessons over the web.

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