“You’re up?! Why don’t you get dressed? The first tour starts at six thirty!”

Ashish awoke with a start and sprang out of bed.

“We have to find the Brahma Lotus today”, he said. He reached for his plug of tobacco and cigarette papers, rolled a cigarette and lit up, rhythmically with a morning raga performance.

“What’s that?” she said as she handed him the coffee.

“No time, please Google it on your Blackberry!!” he replied rushing into the toilet, gulping the coffee down in one beat of the raga routine, emanating clearly now from his smartphone.