Thursday, May 24, 2007

The new magicians

Sometime last week, saw a photo of P C Sorkar passing his magic wand to his daughter, apparently a passing on of the baton to the next generation...
A long long time ago, i think a couple of decades back, i had gone for one of his shows, in my hometown... that was still a generation that was eager about magic.. i even had tapes of david copperfield, doing much more complicated stuff... and yes, magic did leave me wonderstruck then...
A few months back, i saw a show on axn which revealed the tricks of the trade, they also mentioned that there were a lot of stores that sold magic kits... but i wonder how many kids would be interested in them... aren't the days of pc sorkar and co. over?
the new kind of magis is perhaps being created by a different kind of pc.. and thats just the bottom of the chain.. for there are much more advanced and specialist comps that are making break throughs indifferent kinds of technologies at a much faster rate than ever before...and like many other things, an innocent old art that has been entralling generations is in the process of getting relegated by the wonders of technology....
and we become part of a world which has no time for magic... or maybe its just that even magic aint what it used to be...
until next time, abracadabra.....

6 comments:

Kavi said...

I remember going to sit through PC Sorcars show too. But these days, i guess kids are more satiated with the indifference that TV brings !

I remember reading a Kabir verse, ( I think).."the magician is true, but the magic is false"

The 'false' had a charm to it. A charm that could hold a childs attention and imagination

Alien said...

Isnt it more so that what we did not understand we looked on in awe and that was magic.. much like it is today..

The awe remains, the magician has changed!!!

Louie said...

Magician have always struggled keep up with technology. For example when silent movies entered into vaudeville. Many magicians became movie star. The first Robot ever in a movie was in one of Houdini's films.

Then TV came along and people went to the moon, but people still flock to magic...there more we know about world the more amazing good magic is!

austere said...

The is an element of wonder, awe in magic.. if that goes, sad.

manuscrypts said...

kavi: bang on !! indifference, thats it...

alien: okay, lets put it this way, arent you still curious about magic, a lil bit, though you understand?

manuscrypts said...

louie: but older people, not children?

austere: sad it is