Music in the World of Noise

August 26, 2007

It’s Breaking News: The Excitement Begins

My first film It’s Breaking News is now ready and slated for release. The promos are out on internet and ETC channel. The movie should be out by the last week of September if everything goes well. The phrase ‘if everything goes well‘ has suddenly assumed the importance of what […]
August 9, 2007

The Making of Chaphyache Shimpan

For three years Mandar Karnik waited patiently for me to do this album and just for one song – ‘Manaat Maajhya’. The song, written by Kusumagraj appeared in ‘Madhavi’, a book of Kusumagraj’s lyrical poetry. The book has been edited by Smt. Shantabai Shelke. I remember having composed this song […]
August 8, 2007

Ase Janmate Gaane in The Times of India

THANE PLUS Here is the report of the ASE JANMATE GAANE in The Times of India. which was organised by Indradhanu. Indradhanu were one of the best and loving organisers that I have ever seen. Mahesh Varde would not really like to be named, but his contribution as member of […]
July 3, 2007

What I have been doing….

Here I am… back after a long time. I have been doing a lot of things during this interval, apart from gleefully watching the responses that have been pouring in on the post about Rahman. I have finished composing music for my first Hindi film – IT’S BREAKING NEWS. The […]
September 21, 2006
A R Rahman

Rahman, I, and the Sound of Music

After Rahman’s third film, his critics said he won’t be around for long. Fourteen years later, he is still here and is growing as a cult figure.
September 1, 2006

The Story Behind नको देवराया

By the time I had turned music composer, a variety of songs had become part of my system. Some of them were songs in my mother tongue. One of the songs was नको देवराया, an abhanga by Kānhopātrā.Although the Anandaghan version is quite exquisite in its own way, I always […]
January 16, 2006

Bodyline & Composing Vinda

Vinda Karandikar has won the Dnyanpeeth Award this year. It’s big news for Marathi. Vinda was a professor of English and he won the Dnyanpeeth for his contribution to Marathi. Some of his students will swear that Vinda was one of the best teachers of the English language. It just […]
January 5, 2006

Dilemma of the Better Son

Now, as I see the past, I must have been a pathetic son to my father. Now, that I have a son, I feel I, myself, could have done a better job as a son. Every time I look at my son and my chest is filled with warmth, love, […]
January 2, 2006

Of Remix & Ethics

As a music composer I have been asked innumerable times what I think about the recent spate of remixes. Now, the word ‘spate’ here poses some interesting possibilities. The dictionary meaning of the word ‘spate’ means a sudden flood, rush, or outpouring: “It issues a spate of words from the […]
January 1, 2006

An Introduction

Hello Reader, Music in the World of Noise appears to be a very Utopian title for a blog. As you read the posts subsequently, however, you will discover that it is more self talk than anything else. The noise, like the music is very much in my head. At every […]