Spiritual (whether or not religious per se) offering to the group mind to inspire and strengthen our spirits. Thank you!

Save Some Time for Self

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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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A Touch of Class

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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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Mastery is a Process

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Consistency is key to mastery. I learned the importance of voice practise sessions in mastering the art of singing many years ago. Learning this was and remains one of the keys to success for me: Vocal Consistency developed from regular practise, doing pre-performance warm-ups, protecting my voice from polluted air, resting sufficiently, etc. As a practical example, say […]

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N. Bengal nature scene

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Courtesy of gifted photgrapher Dr F. Zaman, a taste of the north countryside in W. Bengal. People may guess that with such a large populace, all of India is overcrowded. Not so! Rural isolation still happens in India. It may take a fair amount of driving and hiking to reach, but many would insist it’s well […]

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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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Pahadi Dhun (for meditation)

A taste of Indian flute (bansuri) playing a lovely raag, as recorded on YouTube in two parts, performed by Indian classical masters. So peaceful!

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It’s more than Win/Lose

There is something to be said for lasting to the end of a film/match with dignity. Moral: Candy coins in baby’s sippy cup?

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“Janam Janam” feat. Kajol & SRK (Dilwale)

I’m so glad this song was approved. Pritam’s musical gifts, Arijit’s great vocal energy and Kajol’s beautiful picturising of my part (plus of course SRK’s usual magic) combined to make this one a delight for me. It’s also rapidly gaining on “Saree Ke Fall Sa” (R…Rajkumar) as our #1 Bollywood song lyric video! I’m so glad people […]

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