Canorous Eyesores

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 21/08/2022 There are many songs which are a pleasure to not just hear but also see because they are delightfully picturized. So much so that the video plays in your mind when you hear some songs. There were some specialist directors who could work magic withContinue reading “Canorous Eyesores”

The Multifaceted Bhupinder Singh

Posted on 30/07/2022 on Trivia- The Spice of Life 8th April,1939-18th July, 2022 The year 2022 has been disastrous for the world of Indian music as one doyen after another has departed from this world. On 18th July, 2022, Bhupinder Singh an ace singer, musician and composer passed away at the age of 82. WhatContinue reading “The Multifaceted Bhupinder Singh”

Metaphors for the Lover in Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/03/2022 The strong oral tradition of India is acknowledged world wide. Be it the Vedas, the Ramayana or the Mahabharata, all of them were transmitted orally for generations before they were actually reduced to writing. Michael Witzel who has written on the oral tradition in HinduismContinue reading “Metaphors for the Lover in Songs”

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”

The Paper, Ink and Pen Songs

Posted on Trivia – the Spice of Life on 11/09/2021 I had recently written a post lamenting the fact that handwriting is soon going to become extinct because of the information technology revolution. This piece draws inspiration from the same post. While blog posts have been written (by others) about songs that speak of letterContinue reading “The Paper, Ink and Pen Songs”

The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 2

While writing my first post on terrace songs, I had mentioned that there could be two kinds of terrace songs; the first are those which are picturized on a terrace and the second where the lyrics mention the terrace. Part 1 of the terrace songs were songs of the first category. Here I present songsContinue reading “The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 2”

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