Category Archives: stalwarts

Nostalgia deburrs you memories.

Gulzar has turned 78 a few days ago. The songs in Bandini (his debut movie as lyricist) used to be the favourites of my elder brother. I liked the sensitive movies Aandhi and Mausam directed by him. Gulzar and Jagjit … Continue reading

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Sir Arthur Cotton

Here is a link to the story of a noble man who strived his best to relieve the suffering of the people over whom his own country ruled. http://yabaluri.org/TRIVENI/CDWEB/sirarthurcottonjul2005.htm He was regarded as a yogi and he was referred to … Continue reading

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To Flow or not to Flow , that is the question.

Here is the concluding part my attempt at trsnslation of the essay , “journey and Flow” by the Eminent Telugu poet, Sri Sri. ;– ‘If as you say, you like the Tree, why then aren’t you stable like a tree.?’, … Continue reading

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The poet wards off an intrusive cur.

Money and possessions mattered little to the great poet now, life was empty, it held no charm for him after his emperor had left this earth just a while ago But one has to continue to live,as long as one … Continue reading

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A grateful poet laments on the demise of a graceful emperor.

In a couple of poems sung by him as an eulogy on the demise of the emperor, Krishna Raya, Allasani Peddana rues that he lived still after the great king left. Here is my attempt at translating the two great … Continue reading

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The Emperor bids his poet-laureate to write an epic

The Stalwart Gets Supaari From The Supremo, To Do His Bidding. Peddanna vividly describes the mighty emperor Krishna Deva Raya and his court on the day the emperor requested him to write an epic about the Birth of Swarochisha Manu, … Continue reading

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The Gods have conspired to bereave the infant. It’s for Them to look after him.

In the last post I have written a bit about a poignant song seeped with the anguish of a hapless young widow, a happy-go-lucky music teacher living happily ( well, in her own simple way),with a doting husband and their … Continue reading

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