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)”

Organized Mess – The Golden Mean

I love oxymorons, as they are a great way of providing a meeting ground for two diametrically antithetical concepts. There is no better way of getting two divergent ideas together; some of the oxymorons that would best describe our daily life would be minor crisis, working holiday or only choice. But according to me, organizedContinue reading Organized Mess – The Golden Mean”

Songs of the ‘Earthen Lamp’

Diwali is round the corner. Yet another festival that the Corona virus shall devour. The festivities will have to be low key this time round with all norms of social distancing in place. For me, the best part of Diwali has always been lighting earthen lamps (दीया in Hindi) with ghee or oil and cottonContinue reading “Songs of the ‘Earthen Lamp’”

The Kandangi – Chettinad’s (chequered!) pride

Magnificent mansions, a distinct spicy cuisine, a flourishing antique market and last but not the least its own weave – you must be wondering which place I refer to. Well, it’s not a quaint town in Europe that I describe but our very own Chettinad tucked in south east Tamil Nadu. Doesn’t it almost seemContinue reading “The Kandangi – Chettinad’s (chequered!) pride”

In search of sculpted serenity

Have you watched the movie ‘Dil diya dard liya‘? Loosely based on Emily Bronte’s work ‘Wuthering Heights’, this movie was made in the year 1966 with Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman playing the lead roles. There are several reasons to watch this movie – its melodious music, the gorgeous sarees worn by the leading lady and lastContinue reading “In search of sculpted serenity”

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