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Happy Everything (not only one day)!

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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 I n […]

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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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The Comments Debate – I’d Rather Dance!

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Namaste, Dear Visitors, I have been researching the notion of allowing comments on blog posts (for this is a blog-site itself). There are at least two points of view on this issue, and this article represents itself as a fairly thorough explanation. Perhaps it will inform or persuade you or me to reconsider a point […]

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Patience Pays

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Every year around this time Monsoon arrives. While it has been known to “come in like gangbusters” and inundate roads and neighbourhoods (not to mention farms, homes, schools, businesses and gardens) with abundant rains, one seldom knows precisely when the rains will arrive. This year it seemed that the Monsoon would never reach us. We […]

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Arijit with Orchestra

This is video coverage of a great July 2015 concert in Mumbai. Maybe some day I will have a concert like this one!

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Harmonicity – Synchronicity of Singers?

By the way, this post blew up my web browser repeatedly while this was prepared by my web team; my longest post to date is LOADED with information, lol. As “the Internet changes everything,” the so-called commercial music industry is also undergoing a rapid evolution around the planet. I see and hear a number of […]

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MI Won a Tough Match over KKR

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As I’ve noted earlier, it’s quite a dilemma for me: I love both of India’s biggest cities, so naturally my allegiance was divided. Kolkata Knight Riders (with a Sharukh Khan/Juhi Chawla pedigree) has a special place in my heart. I think of it like Heroes of my Hometown. Mumbai Indians (with the other obvious film industry […]

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Life: Tasks or Celebration?

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Over the centuries, what we now take for granted in Indian cinema has been developed through a collaboration of music and dance (like Rahis Bharti’s BMO seen in this YouTube video), as well as storytelling. Storytelling could be factual or fanciful. I’ll refrain from editorializing here. I simply want to celebrate the celebrations that draw us […]

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