Category Archives: music

It doesn’t matter if you don’t love me, but it would be hurtful if you choose to love some rascal.

Here is an attempt of me to translate the Hindi song,”tum agar mujhko na chaahoto…” from the movie “Dil hi to hai” I do not mind it much, if you do not love me, But it would be difficult if … Continue reading

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With a dainty maiden besides me in a tranquil moon light.

Santanam ((1955) was a beautiful movie , that captivated a young boy yet to enter his teens then. And its sweet songs , though the lyrics were nothing more yet to him than a jumble of sweet sounding words , … Continue reading

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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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