Songs based on Raag Puriya Dhanashree

There have been some really great songs in Marathi movies in last 4-5 years. All songs of Sairat, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali were simply amazing! But there have been many other Marathi movies which had some melodious songs. One of them is "Chand Matala Chand Matala..." from movie Laal Ishq (produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali), composed... Continue Reading →

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How To Write Like Gulzar…

This is absolutely hilarious! P.S.: No offense meant to Gulzar fans...😄

On World Photography Day

Today is World Photography Day. I recently wrote in a blog that I am not particularly fond of celebrating such days, and yet I keep on blogging about them...yes, those who know me would know: I am full of contradictions. So...I read somewhere that today is World Photography Day. And found out more about it... Continue Reading →

मै शायर क्यूॅं नही…

Just listened to this amazing song from new movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu... When you getting Gold why go for तांबा When you getting गब्बर why go for सांबा When you getting Rambo why go for रांझा - Lyrics of a song from new movie Batti Gul Meter Chalu (बत्ती गुल मिटर चालू) Lyrics by... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Mile Sur Mera Tumhara…

The iconic song "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara" was released on Door Darshan (National Television) on 15th Aug 1988 and completed 30 years this year! Surprisingly nobody in media seems to have noticed it... Beautifully composed by Shri Ashok Patki and sung by Who's Who of Indian music industry at that time (leading from the front, Pt.... Continue Reading →

What is a Foley artist?

What is a Foley artist? Here is a very nice clip of a prominent Foley artist in Bollywood/Indian Hindi Film Industry. It would be interesting to see foley artist from Hollywood in action and how they create their sounds/tones

Old Kishore Kumar song from movie Adhikar (1954)

Someone forearded me this interesting song from movie Adhikar (1954) In the era of Badshah and Honey Singh this song seems very meaningful! And relevant even today... But I am sure that in those day the likes of Anil Biswas, Naushad, Sajjad Husain etc would have expressed “concern” about the kind of degradation happening in... Continue Reading →

Cooking, Gordon Ramsay and Indian Cuisines

I like cooking. In fact the very first prize in my life which I received in kindergarten was for cooking (पाकशास्त्र). I had made, actually helped my teacher make, दडपे पोहे (Dadpe Pohe).  And the prize I had received in the Annual Day function was a hanger  . Yes, my school was famous for giving such totally... Continue Reading →

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