August 16, 2014

या शुभ्र विरल अभ्रांचे…

मराठी चित्रपट आणि भावगीतांमध्ये प्रेमाच्या वेगवेगळ्या विभ्रमांना जे स्थान आहे, कदाचित तेच स्थान निसर्गाला आहे. अनेक निसर्गगीतं आपल्या परिचयाची आहेत. बर्‍याच निसर्गगीतांमध्ये निसर्ग हा मानवी भावनांसाठी रूपक म्हणून वापरल्याचं आपल्याला आढळतं. निसर्गाच्या रूपकांमधून मानवी संबंधांचा व्यवहार काव्यात्म पद्धतीने मांडलेला दिसतो. उदाहरणार्थ – फिटे अंधाराचे जाळे झाले मोकळे आकाश दरीखोर्‍यातून वाहे […]
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


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 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 15, 2013

मराठी अभिमानगीतामध्ये शेवटच्या चार ओळी का नाही घेतल्या ?

यंदाच्या २७ फेब्रुवारीला – मराठी भाषा दिनी मराठी अभिमानगीताच्या प्रकाशनाला ३ वर्ष पूर्ण झाली आणि पुन्हा एकदा यूट्यूबवर असलेल्या मराठी अभिमानगीताकडे लोकांचा ओघ वाढला. मराठी लोकांचा या गीताला भरभरून प्रतिसाद मिळाला. कौतुकाचा वर्षाव जसा या गीतावर झाला तसेच काही प्रश्नही उपस्थित केले गेले. त्यातला वारंवार विचारला जाणारा प्रश्न म्हणजे मराठी […]
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 […]
April 4, 2012

An Imperfect World

Shreya and I It was sometime last year that I got a call from one Mrs. Neeta Deolalkar. She said she was calling from an organisation called SWAYAM. I had a concert in Thane that day and she asked me if she and her daughter could meet me during the […]
January 31, 2010

रात्रीचा चहा

  मराठी अभिमानगीताच्या प्रकाशनाची तारीख जवळ आली तशी धामधूम वाढलीये. एखाद्या व्हिडियो गेममधे जसं शेवटच्या टप्प्यावर असतांना चारही बाजूंनी आव्हानांचा मारा सुरू होतो, तशी आत्ताची परीस्थिती झालीये! दिवसरात्र एक करून कामं करावी लागतायत, शरीर-मन एकमेकांना थकण्याची परवानगी देत नाही!  मित्र, सहकारी एकत्र आलेत आणि कामाला वेग आलेला आहे. बहुतेक वेळा […]
May 20, 2009

When Life Kills…

Water… what picture does that word create in front of your eyes? It’s such a harmless word… water… and ninety-nine times in a hundred we get a cool, refreshing feeling… even quiet and contented. Water is called ‘Jeevan’ in Sanskrit or Marathi. Jeevan also means Life… such a beautiful interpretation. […]