Category Archives: music

Life is but a clockwork toy, it moves and moves around.

“JEEVAN KYA HAI CHALTA PHIRTA” Lyric by Nida Fazli, Sung By JAGJIT SINGH . From album :” Insight” On YouTube at : Here is the lyric in Unicode. jeevan kyaa hai, caltaa phirtaa aek Kilownaa hai do aanKoan mE aek … Continue reading

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The glistening stars crowd around their beau.

From the Telugu movie Aathmeeyulu. Madilo veenalu mroge . Lyric by Aatreya – rendered by P.Suseela – on YouTube: Here is a Unicode version of the lyric. madiloa veeNalu mrOgae aaSalenno chelaraegae madiloa veeNalu mrOgae aaSalenno chelaraegae kalanaina kanani aanandam … Continue reading

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Tyagaraja extolls Sabari.

She was just a hunters’ child. Sensitive and kind. Simple and innocent. It pinched her heart when her dad shot a dove. She cried when her mom cooked a terrapin. She closed her eyes in horror when her brother drove … Continue reading

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Durga as Saraswati.

The presiding deity for today in the ongoing Nava Rathri festival schedule is Sri Maha Saraswathi, my favourite deity . I still hold dear, the framed print of Her likeness painted by Prince Ravi Varma, which used to adorn the … Continue reading

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Lata Mangeshkar sings a Telugu song

Here is a nice Telugu song from the 1955 Telugu movie Santhanam, The pathos-laden song was set to music by the great Music director Susarla Dakshina Murthy. His nephew was a schoolmate of mine and his cousin, of my elder … Continue reading

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A cherished friendship is indeed an incomparable wealth

The poor young man had been in love with his friend. They had known each other since childhood. The change in fortunes, for the better, of the father of the girl (through some dubious means people say) did not dent … Continue reading

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The world has turned sweet. Why this rapture?

The 1960’s were a time of turmoil and anxiety to an young nation and its people particularly its youngsters. The country was faced with the debilitating effect of wars with its neighbours. Here is a cheerful and beautiful hopeful song … Continue reading

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