September 6, 2020
Ampex Multitrack Recorder

The Parable of the Magnetic Tape Hiss

Let me tell you the story of the Rishi who found a mouse and turned her into a girl. When the girl came of age he tried to get her married to the sun, but she felt that the sun was too angry. He tried to get her married to […]
January 5, 2018

Pt. Ulhas Bapat – The Maestro

A pall of gloom set in when I heard that Pt. Ulhas Bapat was no more. The man who played the santoor in each and every of R. D. Burman’s recordings from the movie, ‘Ghar’ in 1978 to ‘1942 – A Love Story’ in 1994, it surely was a quirk […]