China’s Van Gogh’s: The Village That Paints Thousands Of Fakes A Year

China is synonymous with cheap - in both senses, low quality as well as low cost - unreliable and at times, even fake products. China developed a huge manufacturing monster that's producing things at 1/x cost of the other countries. Most of the multinationals have moved their manufacturing to China. In fact, Apple proudly mentions... 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 →

The Great Indian Kitchen – A Must Watch

I wrote about How I Spent Year 2020 and mentioned my new found interest in Mallyalam cinema. This year, I continue that journey and watched the first Mallyalam movie of 2021. The Great Indian Kitchen! The movie is just amazing! Slow burn that exposes the patriarchal Indian society and the disgusting entitlements of Indian men... Continue Reading →

New Music And New Music Show

In previous blog post I mentioned some interesting Youtube talks or web series which I enjoyed watching during the lockdown. In this post I want to mention some new music and a new music show which I watched recently. I recently discovered two South Indian bands - Thaikkudam Bridge and Masala Coffee. Both have some... Continue Reading →

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