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Her Legacy Survives! 

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Her Legacy Survives! 

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, How can I begin this post in order to best honor the memory of the legendary Lata Ma’am? Only one other musical genius of Hindustan it seems deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Lata Ji: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, whose 82-year career is seemingly one that may never […]

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Consumer-Driven Art

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Consumer-Driven Art

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Bollywood is more than another name for Mumbai. It’s a film (motion picture) industry—in fact, our film industry has been one of the most active and successful of our Indian businesses, with a basically global reach. As such, it not only provides gainful employment for creatives and technical staffs, it represents […]

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Finding Your Light

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Finding Your Light

Namaste,Dear Music Lover, In the entertainment field, there are many levels and areas to explore… whether one views oneself as a performing artist (actor, singer, dancer, etc.), or a host, DJ, TV reporter, writer, producer, director or talent manager—the list of occupations is endless. While nepotism has been said to be on the decline in Hollywood […]

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Happy Holi! (Please Be Safe)

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Happy Holi! (Please Be Safe)

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, May you enjoy a festive and pleasant Holi, as we celebrate Krishna’s love for Radha RESPONSIBLY, thank you! We need our film fans to begin to queue up ever so patiently for the gradual, safe reopening of cinema theatres across India. It won’t occur overnight, so we do appreciate your patience […]

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Practise/Warmup Fun

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Practise/Warmup Fun

Namaste, Dear Music Lover, In difficult times like these, I think one useful pursuit for any creative person is to at least try to have a healthy diversion or two… why not embrace a little fun in your life? 😊 😊 😊 So… what could I mean by a little fun? I’ve been called a very […]

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Mask-Mask-Mask UP! Please? Just “Rock That Mask!” Thank you!

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, Please… don’t tell me it’s inconvenient to wear a face-mask in places like (indoor or outdoor) shops and markets… really, anywhere people must be in close proximity to unknown others. Or if you must, just tell it to the hand because I’m simply not having more negativity these days. Full stop. […]

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Acting Naturally

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Namaste, Dear Music Lover, First, I must note that this post is not mainly about thespian (theatrical/screen) acting. It’s really about what’s termed as composure or how one carries oneself on stage (and of course, wherever else one performs). Other related terms: posture, carriage, stage presence and persona. Being “in the limelight” (in other words, […]

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Tech Talk/Update (a true rarity for me)!

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Tech Talk/Update (a true rarity for me)!

Namasté, Dear Music Lover, I remain so focused on Bollywood movie songs that I have delegated some “routine” activities like web site administration to Footman Joe (my manservant), who along with limited guidance from a few others at Team Antara/T–Mantra Music covers this aspect of my so-called online presence. Whereas generally it’s more like an […]

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Exploring Queendom (for fun)

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Exploring Queendom (for fun)

Namaste! Dear Music Lovers, Queens are keen… The idea of royalty is quite ancient. Recently I wrote about mothers as objects of our admiration. The much-promoted and press-covered British Royal wedding of

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Mothers Rule

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Mothers Rule

Namaste, Music Lovers, Each of us has a mother or we wouldn’t be here. So thanks to the annual celebration which in the modern era may have originated in Europe and was later commercialized in the United States but surely has a much older eastern origin, what we call Mother’s Day was expanded globally by […]

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Singers Need Good Air!

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Singers Need Good Air!

Namaste, Dear Music Lovers, Today is yet another smoky day in Mumbai. I hope that wherever you are, there is less air pollution. It almost seems like Los Angeles here (well, in terms of music/audio/film production facilities, but here in Mumbai we are second to none), if only in terms of crowded roads and hazy […]

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Happy Everything (not only one day)!

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Happy Everything (not only one day)!

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 in springtime. I […]

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