Songs of the Charmer – Jaadugar Special

This post explores those songs of the golden era that are dedicated to the lover, who is a charmer par excellence – almost like the Pied Piper of Hamelin. He is a jaadugar – a magician of sorts – who can cast a spell and mesmerize his beloved. There are so many songs dedicated toContinue reading “Songs of the Charmer – Jaadugar Special”

Songs of Defiance

A few months ago I had written a post on ‘Songs of Another World‘. These songs conveyed myriad emotions – of hope, of playfulness, of escapism, of disenchantment, of inquisitiveness or of a never-ending search for the idyllic world. This post inspired me to write the present one – where the search is not forContinue reading “Songs of Defiance”

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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