Songs of Conversations

Posted on 25/06/2022 on Trivia – The Spice of Life The dictionary definition of conversation is an informal, usually private, talk in which two or more people exchange thoughts, feelings, or ideas, or in which news or information is given or discussed. Thus, by the very definition, to strike a conversation, the presence of a speaker and a listener is imperative. Conversations between people, especially those who share anContinue reading “Songs of Conversations”

Internet Suffering

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 18/06/2022 About a fortnight ago, I was interviewing candidates for filling the post of a clerk in office. I had imagined that the entire process would be rather monotonous and uneventful. That is what past experience had taught me. Usually, candidates who appear for interviews forContinue reading “Internet Suffering

Asad Bhopali – The Unsung Ghalib

(posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 12/06/2022) The other day while commuting to work, I heard a beautiful song from the movie Thakur Jarnail Singh, sung by Asha Bhosle; the song was Hum Tere Bin Jeena Sakenge Sanam. I kept wondering who the lyricist was. As one is wont to ascribe manyContinue reading “Asad Bhopali – The Unsung Ghalib”

The Sea Side Songs

Posted on 28/05/2022 on Trivia – The Spice of Life [ I have successfully completed two years of blogging. My family, friends and readers who stop by and comment have encouraged me to continue writing. Despite my busy schedule, I try and take some time out for my passion. ] One of the luxuries ofContinue reading “The Sea Side Songs”

The free wheeling two wheeler

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 22/05/2022 Riding two wheelers, by and large, is considered infra dig vis-à-vis riding four wheelers. Owning a four wheeler is a sign of upward social mobility. The bigger your car, the more prosperous you are, at least in India. But given the bumper to bumper trafficContinue reading “The free wheeling two wheeler”

Same Mukhda, Two Different Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 11/05/2022 Screen Grabs Courtesy :YouTube When I thought about this theme, I felt I would be spoilt for choice. But as I started looking for songs, I realized that I would have to dredge really deep. There are so many film songs that have been pennedContinue reading “Same Mukhda, Two Different Songs”

भला-बुरा

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 01/05/2022 कहते हैं – कर भला तो हो भला ; अर्थात् , अगर हम दूसरों का भला करेंगे तो हमारा भला अवश्य होगा। साथ ही ऐसी भी धारणा है कि ‘नेकी कर दरिया में डाल‘ ; यानी कोई भी अच्छा काम करो जिससे किसी और की मददContinue reading “भला-बुरा”

Songs of Education

Posted on 20/04/2022 on Trivia – The Spice of Life In the good old days when we were growing up, there was only Doordarshan (DD) to watch; on DD, there was one particular song – पढ़ना-लिखना सीखो ओ मेहनत करने वालों – penned by the playwright Safdar Hashmi which was frequently shown. This song emphasizedContinue reading “Songs of Education

When we are pleasantly surprised

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 10/04/2022 About five years ago, my then five year old nephew who lives in the United States had come on one of his annual trips to Mumbai. He was coming to visit us. The route he took had a big surprise in store. He was on theContinue reading “When we are pleasantly surprised”

The लेन – देन (give and take) Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 03/04/2022 Often at birthday parties of children, have you noticed how the entire focus is on the gift bought for the star of the day and the return gift received? It is all about give and take. It is almost a given that you have toContinue reading “The लेन – देन (give and take) Songs”

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