Delhi to witness baithak-style music concert

When legendary musicians Baba Allauddin Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Mallikarjun Mansur performed, music concerts were enjoyed best in ‘baithak’ style—under the shade of trees, inside courtyards or parks and even on the terrace of a bungalow. These evening gatherings which included a small group of people—20 to 50 in total—was a treat to music connoisseurs. These days, however, with fancy stages, large cameras, studio lights and glorified ‘concerts’, baithak-style performances have become a thing of the past.