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”

Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special

There is a genre of songs which is unique and uncommon – where there is a prelude, which has both instrumental as well as vocal music. This genre of poetry is perhaps called Qat’a in Urdu and vilambit laya (introductory slow tempo) in Hindustani classical music. The prelude is slow when compared to the restContinue reading “Solo Songs of Lata – Vocal Preludes Special”

Songs of ‘Surrender’

The songs of ‘surrender’ are those where there is both inordinate faith and praise for the beloved – sometimes bordering on self-deprecation and subjugation. I have tried to make a playlist of these songs and believe me, they are all musical gems. However, I do have some reservations about some lyrics and the concomitant picturisation.Continue reading “Songs of ‘Surrender’”

Songs of another world

The songs of ‘another world’ convey myriad emotions – of hope, of playfulness, of escapism, of disenchantment, of inquisitiveness or of a never-ending search for the idyllic world. However, the songs that I shall enlist are not those of complete despair and surrender that border on being almost euthanasic. Also, I have limited myself toContinue reading “Songs of another world

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