Carnatic musician Saketharaman tells us that it’s a huge dilemma for artistes to go back to virtual or continue with live shows. “I had a pretty good turnout this Margazhi until the time the restrictions were enforced. But now there is a huge question mark. I think the future is going to be a hybrid model. In these two years, people are conditioned to the luxuries of listening from home. I am continuing with my Thirukkural series in the virtual platform. Live concerts with restricted audiences will continue. There is no replacement for the energy of a live concert, as music is co-created by artistes, along with the audience in person. That said, the music fraternity has adapted well to the changing needs of the situation. The digital medium has to be embraced in a slightly different way - content has to be thoughtfully curated and presented using state-of-the-art technology. Let’s hope that things will be back to 100 per cent normalcy from the second half of this year,” opines Saketharaman.