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”

Songs of Gratitude

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 31/12/2021 This is that time of the year when family, friends and acquaintances send messages expressing their gratitude. I don’t recall sending or receiving such messages ten years ago. This is a relatively nascent trend – gaining traction with the advent of various social media platforms.Continue reading “Songs of Gratitude”

Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/12/2021 A tune without words is a mere melody. But a song, I believe, is a melody adorned with words. If the tune is the skeletal framework, the words are what clothe the framework to make it presentable and likeable. Those who engage with music atContinue reading Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari”

The Mela Songs

Posted on 20/11/2021 on Trivia – The Spice of Life There are umpteen Hindi movies where siblings get lost in a mela only to providentially meet years later as strangers. The mela or the fair, thus, is infamous for being the venue for orchestrating such disunion. While a lot has been written about this trope,Continue reading “The Mela Songs”

Songs with Laughter

Posted On Trivia -The Spice of Life on 07/11/2021 The physical exertion involved in singing – filling of our lungs, the calibrated control of our vocal chords, the movements of our mouth and body – is among the reasons why it can lift our mood. Singing is an aerobic exercise (aerobic means in the presenceContinue reading “Songs with Laughter”

The Rendezvous Songs

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 23/10/2021 Courtship is the slow, systematic process of pursuing the other person. It is the romance of long and intimate conversations (as well as time) spent with a person before you decide to go for the long haul. It is the real process of wooing someone byContinue reading “The Rendezvous Songs”

Sanchari – Bengal’s invaluable contribution to Hindi Film Music

Posted by Trivia- The Spice of Life on 09/10/2021 The contribution of Bengal to Hindi film music is unparalleled. Ace music directors hailing from Bengal were pioneers in many senses. Their names and innovations are so many that it would be difficult to list all of them. When they started to compose music for HindiContinue reading Sanchari – Bengal’s invaluable contribution to Hindi Film Music”

The Paper, Ink and Pen Songs

Posted on Trivia – the Spice of Life on 11/09/2021 I had recently written a post lamenting the fact that handwriting is soon going to become extinct because of the information technology revolution. This piece draws inspiration from the same post. While blog posts have been written (by others) about songs that speak of letterContinue reading “The Paper, Ink and Pen Songs”

One Movie, Many Lyricists

Posted by Trivia – The Spice of Life on 28/08/2021 Some time ago, fellow blogger Anupji had written a post – Triad of Singers. The concept was very novel. It was an attempt to enlist songs (of the same movie) where three different voices sing for the same actor/actress. Taking a leaf out of hisContinue reading “One Movie, Many Lyricists”

Songs that Measure (⚖) Love

Posted on 14/08/2021 by Trivia- The Spice of Life Emotions can only be felt, never measured. Thus, when some one asks you how much you love them, it is rather difficult to quantify it – in fact impossible. I was thus trying to fathom how songs that speak of how much someone loves the other,Continue reading “Songs that Measure (⚖) Love”

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