Konaseema Tourism – Waves, Weaves and Much More

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 25/06/2022 As children start growing up, a family vacation is rather challenging to plan and execute. However, determined to steal some quality time and explore an area which is akin to a hidden treasure trove, we set off to Konaseema (coastal Andhra Pradesh) during the Ganeshotsav breakContinue reading Konaseema Tourism – Waves, Weaves and Much More”

Book Review : P.K.Nair’s Yesterday’s Films For Tomorrow

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 18/09/2022 My curiosity about Paramesh Krishanan Nair was piqued after I read an interview of his about How the staircase played a starring role in Indian cinema which helped me in writing my post on Songs of Stairs some time ago. The interview was very impressive;Continue reading “Book Review : P.K.Nair’s Yesterday’s Films For Tomorrow

The National Museum of Indian Cinema A delight for the senses

Posted on 24/07/2022 on Trivia- The Spice of Life It is rather disheartening that even in the city where cinema has blossomed and flourished, there are not many who know about the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC). The mention of the museum leads many to think that it is the National Museum at Janpath,Continue reading The National Museum of Indian Cinema A delight for the senses”

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”

Similar Tune, Two Different Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 19/12/2021 This was a post I had wanted to pen for more than a year. However, I was not able to get the fifth pair of songs. The other day, when I was commuting to work, I heard a song on Vividh Bharati which made myContinue reading “Similar Tune, Two Different Songs”

Songs of  Age

Posted on 25/09/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life Many believe that age is just a number. Abraham Lincoln said, “And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count; it’s the life in your years.” Pondering over these thoughts, I felt there was potential to come up with a postContinue reading “Songs of  Age

The Substitution Effect

Posted on 19/09/2021 by Trivia-The Spice of Life Readers who have a knowledge of economics will be extremely disappointed when they read this post. Substitution effect in economics is defined as the effect on demand of a price change caused by a switch to, or away from, a cheaper or more expensive alternative. However, IContinue reading “The Substitution Effect”

Title Tracks of Old Doordarshan Serials A Journey Down Memory Lane

Posted on 22/05/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life Cable television revolutionized the small screen. Not only did it offer choices, but also the content of the programmes changed considerably. A barrage of daily soaps started and then there was no looking back. However, there was a time – about thirty to thirty fiveContinue reading “Title Tracks of Old Doordarshan Serials A Journey Down Memory Lane”

Songs of the Unsure/Insecure Lover

If you read my blog posts on a regular basis, you would notice that I have often tried to thematically explore love songs of golden era Hindi films. This post is a playlist of yet another shade of love – that of the unsure/insecure lover. There are a few songs where there is a declarationContinue reading “Songs of the Unsure/Insecure Lover”

The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)

When I was shortlisting songs for a post on the various ways in which music – especially classical music – has been depicted in songs of the golden era, I noticed that quite a few of these songs were sung by Manna Dey (or Prabodh Chandra Dey, 1919-2013). There is no questioning the fact thatContinue reading “The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)”

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