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All about going up and down

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 29/01/2023 With increasing concretization of our urban agglomerates, the only scope for expansion is vertical, as there is little scope left for horizontal expansion. The logical fallout of that is sky scrapers with elevators to negotiate the ever increasing number of storeys. Elevators, thus, are now aContinue reading “All about going up and down”

Songs of Anger

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 22/01/2023 This is a post that is dedicated to the emotion of anger (krodh) – which all of us display – as espoused in film songs. Anger is considered to be one of the 6 enemies of man (षड्रिपु), the others being Kama (desire), lobha (greed), Mada (Sense of I), moha (Attachment), and matsarya (Partiality).Continue reading “Songs of Anger”

The Tyagaraja Aaradhana – A Unique Musical Tribute

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 15/01/2023 [ Here’s wishing all the readers a very Happy Sankranti!] Tyagaraja Image courtesy : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyagaraja Those who are familiar with Carnatic music are sure to know about the Tyagaraja Aaradhana – an annual commemoration of the poet saint Tyagaraja – which is usually held inContinue reading “The Tyagaraja Aaradhana – A Unique Musical Tribute”

Bhabhi Songs Part 1: With the Devar

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 08/01/2023 When it comes to describing kinship ties which arise by marriage or descent, Indian languages definitely score better than English. Kinship terminology in English is rather limited. Uncle, aunt, cousin et al are rather umbrella terms which can subsume different meanings depending on the personContinue reading Bhabhi Songs Part 1: With the Devar

Sarodia Zarin Daruwala Sharma and Film Music

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 24/12/2022 Image Courtesy : https://anchor.fm/sm-irfan [ Here’s wishing all the readers Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!] Think of the sarod and the names that come to mind at once are – Ustaad Allauddin Khan, Ustaad Ali Akbar Khan and the living legend Ustaad Amjad AliContinue reading Sarodia Zarin Daruwala Sharma and Film Music”

Consecutive Melodies

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 11/12/2022 In Indian films, songs appear at regular intervals sometimes to break the monotony or develop the plot and at other times for no rhyme or reason. Irrespective of this, a melodious song with meaningful and topical lyrics, picturised tastefully is always a pleasure to watch andContinue reading “Consecutive Melodies”

Tempus Fugit Songs integral to the plot

Posted on 03/12/2022 on Trivia – The Spice of Life The importance of Songs in Indian Cinema cannot be overemphasised. The famous archivist P.K.Nair says that for the Western critics who had little understanding of Indian cultural moorings, all films were ‘musicals’. However, a film song is an integral part of the movie; it can beContinue reading Tempus Fugit Songs integral to the plot”

To Mollycoddle or To Let Go

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 26/11/2022 Image courtesy : http://www.mamamia.com & ibpf.org/let-go I am sure all parents would have been told that life will be less stressful, once the children grow up and become more independent. The truth is that there are challenges at each stage of parenting. It is justContinue reading “To Mollycoddle or To Let Go”

Songs of good and ill wishes

Posted on 19/11/2022 on Trivia – the Spice of Life We wish our dear ones the very best in life. In fact, Indian culture lays emphasis on seeking the blessings and good wishes of our elders. Touching the feet of one’s elders to seek their good wishes is a way of life. Similarly our friends,Continue reading “Songs of good and ill wishes”

The Worldly Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 08/11/2022 After love and life, I feel the world is a subject on which there are different takes in film songs. Duniya (दुनिया) or the world is commented upon, in many a song. This post is devoted to songs which analyse the world as it isContinue reading “The Worldly Songs”