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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”

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”

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”

Songs with non-musical sound effects

Here’s wishing all the readers a very Happy Diwali!! Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 24/10/2022 While writing the post on Songs of echo and reverberation, it occurred to me that there are many songs where onscreen action is expressed through non-musical sounds that are not masked by the song but goContinue reading “Songs with non-musical sound effects”

Songs with echo and reverberation

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 08/10/2022 Stills from songs of Madumati and Jhumroo (Courtesy : YouTube) Echo and reverberation is a subject which a technical expert would deal with at a completely different level, explaining the nuances of sound designing and editing – the difference between reverb and echo and soContinue reading “Songs with echo and reverberation

Songs of wishes, desires and expectations– fulfilled and unfulfilled

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 11/09/2022 Screen grab Courtesy : YouTube As long as we live, we have desires. Our entire life is devoted to chasing one wish after another, one desire after another. Gautama Buddha in fact said that desire is the root cause of all misery. Be that as itContinue reading “Songs of wishes, desires and expectations– fulfilled and unfulfilled”