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

A Touch of Class

Written by on 10th June 2016 in Film (Music) History, Inspirational

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

Written by on 6th May 2016 in Inspirational, My views

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

Written by on 27th March 2016 in Bengal, Inspirational

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!

Written by on 6th March 2016 in Film (Music) History, Inspirational, Proper Respects

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)

Written by on 6th March 2016 in Indian (Music) History, Inspirational, Proper Respects

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

Written by on 28th February 2016 in Inspirational, Music Historical Note

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)

Written by on 21st February 2016 in Film (Music) History, Indian (Music) History, Inspirational

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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“Gerua” feat. SRK & Kajol (Dilwale)

Written by on 6th February 2016 in Film (Music) History, Inspirational

“Gerua” (Pritam) – Dilwale (2015) © 2015 Sony Music Entertainment | Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.

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