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Indian (Music) History

Let’s limit this to MUSIC, okay? Lol.

A Touch of Class

Written by on in Film (Music) History, Inspiration

Some of the greatest joys in life reach at unexpected moments adding to recognition by those we admire. God knows I admire Sonuji! He is such a hopeful light in the world. When Sonu Nigam smiles with his eyes and a silent “Acha!“ (as he gave to Aditi Singh Sharma above) be assured that you did something exceptionally well! Life is good. This was […]

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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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Hungama Mini-Masala

Bollywood Bedlam Broadband Boss interviewer Faridoon Shahryar managed to draw me out a bit, lol. In our Musically Yours interview, I got to gush on Sharukh Khan‘s favorite Dilwale musical number (mine too): Faridoonji apparently got a kick out of my frank talk. I admit, a bit of frankness has never been too much of […]

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A Musician’s Life – Not Only Celebrations

Written by on in Indian (Music) History, My views

A Musician’s Life – Not All Celebrations Before I get sidetracked, thank you so much Global Indian Music Academy. What a memorable experience!! You were all so kind and considerate! I love and appreciate you so much, too. I am writing this after the recent tragic early passing of another American music icon, Prince. Such […]

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Mumbai, get your dance on!

Written by on in Dance (Film) Music

Whenever life’s got you bogged down and it seems like futility is masquerading as normalcy…

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Check your Tech, Kerala!

Written by on in Dance (Film) Music, Invitation, Kerala

I’m looking forward to singing with Pritam and the Coke Studio Ensemble at NIT Calicut in Kattangal, near Kozikhode in Kerala on Saturday, April 2, 2016. We’ll be performing many of Pritamda’s Bollywood hits for staff and students of this esteemed institute of higher education, as part of their 3-day NITC RAGAM 2016 festival. The […]

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Mohe Rang Do Laal

Written by on in Indian (Music) History, My views

Here are some of my personal faves: “Mohe Rang Do Laal” sung by the great Shreya Ghoshal and picturised by the also very great Deepika Padukone (fr. S. L. Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, 2015). Pure Bliss! Well done, ladies!! I suggest that we also support D.P.’s brilliant Live, Love Laugh Foundation site! Girl, you’re not alone ☻ ☺! (A […]

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Thrilled to be billed with greatness!

Written by on in Auckland, Film (Music) History

Bengali: আমি শুধু কাল্পনিক গায়ক-সুরকার সঙ্গীত পরিচালক প্রীতম চক্রবর্তী সঙ্গে একটি পর্যায় ভাগ সম্মানিত করছি? Hindi: मैं बस महान गायक-संगीतकार संगीत निर्देशक प्रीतम चक्रवर्ती के साथ एक मंच साझा करने के लिए सम्मानित कर रहा हूँ! English: I AM honored simply to share a stage with the great singer-composer music director Pritam Chakraborty! Thanks so much […]

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My Deep Gratitude continues!

I am quite delighted that 2015 turned out to not disappoint… as promised in 2014 right here on

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