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Arrant Moodiness Feeds Egomania

Written by on in Cricket, My views

I have somehow become convinced that it’s okay to ignore some fans I love when, like a petulant child, I may not get my way at all times on my own schedule. I sorry. I will do better. This post was much longer. I took the moody part out, now it’s not so long. We’ll see […]

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Patience Pays

Written by on in Mumbai, My views

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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A Touch of Class

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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Fashion is Fun

There are infinite ways to design infinite colours of fabrics with an infinity of accessories… no one could conceivably follow every trend and creative approach to fashions. While we in India often put colourful spins on fabrics and combine them in traditional or modern ways, I think some of our best looks are made from […]

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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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Mastery is a Process

Written by on 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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All My Friends Eat Well

Written by on in My views, Sport (Fitness)

Prescription pain killers? Shouldn’t they just be called Rx killers? First Michael Jackson, now Prince? One take-away from this interesting TED Talks video is the statement that one’s friends have the greatest impact upon one’s longevity. Also, being isolated is rarely an issue in our country, lol. It’s certainly not a problem for me. I surround […]

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