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Namaste! Dear Music Lovers, Queens are keen… The idea of royalty is quite ancient. Recently I wrote about mothers as objects of our admiration. The much-promoted and press-covered British Royal wedding of Harry & Meghan gives us pause to consider the implications and considerations applicable to Queendom (from antiquity to present). Because there is no universal agreement […]

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Namaste, Music Lovers, This is the first installment in what I hope is a new fashion series. Fashion/style is one fun part of life in a movie-production orbit that can a) take a detached producer’s view or b) be sought for a particular purpose like today’s show/event (or in my view only for fun). As you can […]

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Mothers Rule

Written by on in Kolkata, Mumbai

Namaste, Music Lovers, Each of us has a mother or we wouldn’t be here. So thanks to the annual celebration which in the modern era may have originated in Europe and was later commercialized in the United States but surely has a much older eastern origin, what we call Mother’s Day was expanded globally by […]

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Today is yet another smoky day in Mumbai. I hope that wherever you are, there is less air pollution. It almost seems like Los Angeles here (well, in terms of music/audio/film production facilities, but here in Mumbai we are second to none), if only in terms of crowded roads and hazy […]

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, In this article, I want to explore interactions of artists and society at large. Do art and society ever exist at cross purposes, or is art merely a reflection? This is a rather lengthy essay, and I will update it with illustrations and a few links to relevant background info. in the next […]

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Here’s a page about Mumbai’s largest botanical gardens. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. It doesn’t have to be one day a year when we appreciate flowers and plants of various types. Just in case you weren’t inundated with flowers from your admirer(s), I’m adding a video of flowers growing and being painted, presumably in springtime. I […]

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Mumbai is more than a concrete jungle! ‘though it seems I must sell the city as a destination to my West Bengal family and friends based mainly on visiting me and my wonderful Maharashtra-based artist friends, the city and its environs hold natural and cultural wonders that are second to none. While Indians in general […]

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The Value of Criticism

Written by on in Mumbai

As a thing that has often been associated with music and literature (including poetry, [screen]plays, etc.), criticism has been a part of Earthly society for eons. Here I will briefly de-construct the notion of criticism as a thing so often associated with music, from of course the point-of-view of a music performer, as that is […]

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With this post we at AntaraMitra.com wish you a very safe and enjoyable increment of day, month and year! Namaste… as always. (My spirit greets and blesses yours.) Goodbye with fondness to all we met and with whom we enjoyed time together in 2017, however brief it may have been! Actually, our own calendars are so […]

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It’s Worth It!

Written by on in Mauritius with 0 Comments

Namaste, Dear Music Lover/Visitor, I hope that you enjoy your visit here. We strive to give you a bit of positive energy and support in your life’s journey. While Indian film music is our #1 item, we appreciate your love and support for whatever we do. As I’ve noted here before, doing pro music is […]

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Namaste, Dear Music Lovers. I just want to send out a Hindu blessing to the universe and if you are also a person of faith, you’re welcome to accept it as part of our Indian religion, or in the greater realm of all spiritual practices used by humans on this planet. We call this symbol […]

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Singing is more than lyrics and music. It’s a physical process that demands training, preparation and the dedication to follow through on the composer’s notes and briefs. As promised, this is the first in my series on the art of vocal performance. I’ve been training my voice for decades, and have heard a lot of […]

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There are puzzles and challenges. There are easy puzzles—and occasionally some challenging ones. Some occasions call for easy games or puzzles. Others might suggest handcuffs and muzzles. Maybe you like some crossword puzzles? Maybe not! Do you like to play royalty, tigress, or perhaps an occasional game? Even children can use a little twist of the […]

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