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”

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”

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”

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)”

Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’

I hope I have piqued your curiosity by the title of my post. I actually did not know how better to christen it. In this post, I refer to songs where the lyrics are first uttered or spoken sometimes in a poetic and at other times in a sing song fashion and then the sameContinue reading “Songs ‘Spoken and Sung’”

The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 1

In this pandemic, lucky are those who have a terrace for they can at least get a whiff of fresh air and pretend that they are not completely home bound. In fact, with the kind of multi storeyed structures that we live in, we are almost like Trishanku – neither is the earth ours norContinue reading “The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 1”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started