Vaalvi Review by Raja Sen

I wrote a review of the new Marathi movie Vaalvi a few days ago. Since I liked the movie a lot, I also recommended it to my non-Marathi speaking friends. Now the movie is streaming, along with subtitles, on Zee5 OTT platform since 24th February. A couple of non-Marathi speaking friends watched the movie and... Continue Reading →

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with David Epstein

My wishlist in Amazon contains a lot of books. However, when I have to buy a book, I often go with some other book which I would have heard about recently and thus the wishlist remains wishlist. One of such books on my wishlist is Range by David Epstein. It's been on my wishlist since... Continue Reading →

Harish Sivaramakrishnan, Agam and CRED

A couple of years back I wrote about the New Music that I had discovered. Surprisingly I somehow missed writing about another great song and a group - Padayatra and Agam respectively. Padayatra song, composed by Job Kurian and sung by Job Kurian and Harish Sivaramakrishnan is a wonderful, soothing song with a very distinct... Continue Reading →

RIP Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

The legendary Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (born: 13th Jan 1938) is no more. He passed away yesterday in Mumbai at the age of 84. Some people are so great that they are synonymous with the art form they are known for. In India, there are few such legends in the world of music... Continue Reading →

The Contents I Consume On Internet

Since COVID lockdown in India in March 2020, we all have increased the contents we consume online - be it OTT platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix et al, or Youtube, podcasts, learning courses or blogs/articles etc. The same is true for me. But in my case that proportion was high even before the lockdown. I... Continue Reading →

Aapki Yaad Aati Rahi…

I love listening to Music when I go out alone in the evening for a walk. Most often I do not like surprises and randomness. So I have meticulously created playlists of various songs according to genres. It doesn't mean I don't like listening to new songs, new genres or new anything...I do try and... Continue Reading →

100 Years of Satyajit Ray

Today is 100th birthday (born: 2nd May 1921) of legendary Indian film director, scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker, author, lyricist, editor, calligrapher, and music composer Satyajit Ray! He won Bharat Ratna (the highest civilian award in India), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (the highest award in India for film making) and an honorary Oscars for the lifetime contribution in... Continue Reading →

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