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Music in the World of Noise

September 18, 2014

Scotland Picture Diaries: Music in Interesting Times

We live in interesting times. These are times of political and civil unrest. Not just in India but in the whole world. Today, on the 18th of September, Scotland goes in for a referendum. There are some moments which define history, some moments that change its course. Tomorrow will be […]
August 18, 2014

Sampooran Singh Kalra and Shrikrishna

  On August 18, 1934, a boy was born to Makhan Singh Kalra and Sujan Kaur in the Jhelum District (now in the Punjab province in Pakistan). He was named Sampooran Singh. Sampooran (meaning Complete) had a flair for writing but initially worked as a car mechanic in Bombay. He […]
August 12, 2014

Staying Alive

The morning began on a surreal note. I woke up to find twitter abuzz with the hashtag of #RIPRobinWilliams and hushed mentions of suicide. Suicide is always disturbing. May it be beautiful Jiah Khan or Viveka Babajee or even the forlorn Gurudutt, or the anonymous boy who jumps off from […]
August 5, 2014

The Bond with Kishore Kumar

As a child, I don’t remember having cried at anybody’s death or funeral. Death was, perhaps, beyond comprehension. Then as one went into teens, it was quite common to be imprisoned by the stereotypical theory of ‘Boys don’t cry’. So tears were resisted. But on the 13th day of October […]
July 29, 2014

The Religion is Love

I was the chief guest at a CD release function some time back. Dr. Shashank Inamdar, a music loving doctor from Goregaon composed music for an album based on the Ganapati Atharvashirsha. The songs were sung by veteran music composer Shridhar Phadke and sung by the supremely talented Sadhana Sargam. […]
September 3, 2013

Pyarebhai!

It is the birthday of Pyarelal Sharma today. I don’t know how old he turns today. The music of Laxmikant-Pyarelal (LP) however refuses to turn old. I can talk a lot about LP’s music but I’ll reserve that for some other time. One blogpost is not going to be enough […]
August 23, 2013
Two Obituaries

Two Obituaries

20th August 2013 was a bleak day for Maharashtra. Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, crusader against superstition was assassinated by unknown assailants near the Omkareshwar temple in Pune. And Jyotirbhaskar Jayantrao Salgaonkar breathed his last at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. The quirk of destiny (for loss of a better word) and […]
August 19, 2013

Dayaghana Re… A Prayer from PITRUROON

As I type this post I am sitting in Susmit’s Limaye’s music room in Goregaon. We are in the middle of the 3rd reel of composing the background score for PitruRoon, a movie being directed by Nitish Bharadwaj. Nitish is directing his first movie and his enthusiasm is infectious. We […]
March 19, 2013

A Clean Sweep

From L to R: Kalyani Salunke, Aanandi Joshi, Jaydeep Bagwadkar, Madhura Kumbhar, Kaushal S. Inamdar, Kittu Myakal Ajintha made a clean sweep at the first Radio Mirchi Music Awards – Marathi held in Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai winning 8 awards. The domination was unmistakable. I am happy… very happy. But […]
March 9, 2013

Nominations Galore!

18 nominations for Radio Mirchi Marathi Music Awards for AJINTHA! 6 music related nominations in Zee Gaurav! Phew! I really hadn’t expected that. Prior to this I had received only one nomination and only one competitive award! Frankly speaking, I haven’t had much of a love affair with awards. Awards […]