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)”

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’”

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