Kindness costs us nothing

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Kindness costs us nothing

Kindness costs us nothing. Why bother hating—if it’s far too difficult to prosecute or defend? Which it usually is. Kindness. Let’s keep it in mind. I want to add a sort of quick “disclaimer” here and let everyone know that I had no intention to jump into the fray over whether Sonu-ji one of my dear […]

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On People Pleasing Dysfunction (Amy Morin/PT)

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Namaste, Dear Music Lovers, One aspect of being “in the public eye” is the tendency of artists/performers to fall into some variation of “people pleasing behaviours” and I’ll admit it’s practically a given for singers. If we’re not already overloaded with pressure to produce excellence by a music director or composer, we can find ourselves […]

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Exploring Queendom (for fun)

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Exploring Queendom (for fun)

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

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Style is Open Territory

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

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Mothers Rule

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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Singers Need Good Air!

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Singers Need Good Air!

Namaste, Dear Music Lovers, 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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Happy Everything (not only one day)!

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Happy Everything (not only one day)!

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 Getaways are Possible!

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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

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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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