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”

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”

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”

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

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”

The Omnibus Tales

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 18/03/2022 Here’s wishing all the readers a very Happy Holi!! Life has undergone a sea change in the last one week. A number of activities have resumed in their pre-COVID avatar; schools too have re-opened. Ever since offline school (as we prefer to call it now!)Continue reading “The Omnibus Tales”

Metaphors for the Lover in Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/03/2022 The strong oral tradition of India is acknowledged world wide. Be it the Vedas, the Ramayana or the Mahabharata, all of them were transmitted orally for generations before they were actually reduced to writing. Michael Witzel who has written on the oral tradition in HinduismContinue reading “Metaphors for the Lover in Songs”

The Other Songs of Kavi Pradeep

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 29/01/2022 The mention of Kavi Pradeep or Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi (06/02/1915 – 11/12/1998) at once reminds every music lover of his patriotic and didactic songs. No national festival is complete without patriotic songs penned by him being played. In fact, the inspiration to write this postContinue reading “The Other Songs of Kavi Pradeep”

Songs Praising Male Beauty

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 15/01/2022 [ The New Year began with COVID for me and my family. Life has been rather morbid and morose for the past ten days, surrounded by medicines, pulse oximeters, masks, thermometers and lab reports. I just did not have the stamina to sit up andContinue reading “Songs Praising Male Beauty”

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