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Adnan Sami: “This Is God’s Way Of Saying, ‘Slow Down,You’re Going Too Fast’.

 Singer-musician Adnan Sami had a lucky escape from being  exposed  to the Corona Virus. “I was to travel to Spain and  Germany where my sasural(wife’s home) is . But we  cancelled at the last moment. It was providential , or now my wife,daughter and I would be in  quarantine.”

Adnan without naming anyone,says every Indian specially celebrities must set  the right example during these times of  crisis. “If you are travelling ,please  notify the  Indian authorities on  your return.Do not be selfish or unthinking.And please  do  not party when the country is facing a lockdown.”
Adnan is  relieved to be home. “I’ve been doing concerts all  over the world  almost non-stop for  the past five years. It’s a blessing to be home with my wife Roya and daughter Medina. I’m letting the two ladies in my life take charge of  everything.Of course I’d always take them with me on my concert tours. But travelling and living  out of suitcases, and being at home with them are  two entirely different experiences.”

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Adnan sees the enforced lockdown as a chance  to  re-charge his batteries.  “This  is  God’s way of telling  us, ‘Slow down, you are going too  fast.No matter how  gung-ho life seems  I can change it in seconds.’ Rather than  see the current crisis as a time to freeze work it’s time to change  your work patterns. There are so many meetings that are happening on Skype now.And I’m wondering ‘Why was I travelling for this when  I could’ve done  it from home?’   It’s time to stop travelling so  much. Working from home is  so much more relaxing and  comfortable.With my daughter running around I feel  more confident, rejuvenated.”

How has  daughter Medina taken to  Adnan’s  home confinement? “She is a little puzzled and a little  overwhelmed to suddenly see so much of me. I want to be with her 24 hours. But she  knows how to guard  her space. When  I  get too pushy she says, ‘Papa,Go!’I meekly leave her for a while and come back when she is ready.”

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Adnan has also been  spending the time at  home sorting out his DVDs, “I’m a DVD collector. I buy thousands  of  films. But I  don’t get  a chance  to see  them. I’m taking my time  indexing my DVDs and watching some  of them. I saw Wes Anderson’s  Contagion which foretells the current  virus epidemic. Art, including music, has to be visionary. When I sing I want my voice to be carried to  future generations.”

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