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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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my village, my native place.

Here is an attempt by me to translate into English the great Telugu lyric of Sirivennela, ” yI gAlI, yI nElA, yI vUru selayEru….”. This breeze, this earth, this bubbling torrent coursing through this village Verily my parents are they, … Continue reading

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The east is bright now, the misty veil has lifted.

How do you like this lyric “It’s bright now, the veil has lifted. The east is bright now, the misty veil has lifted. The season is past , can it drizzle still? The rainy season is past, can it mizzle-drizzle … 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 port of destination waits forlorn for the vessel adrift.

Here is an interesting YouTube video clip which juxtaposes vivid, nice visuals on to a great song from the great movie, ‘Mutyala Muggu’ Here is my attempt at translation of a beautiful lyric penned by Gunturu Seshendra Sarma evidently in … Continue reading

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An iineffable beauty awakens from her slumber, within his bosom.

The young man seems to be in a trance. He is rich, for his widowed dad is rich.But his life has been a long saga of disappointments with, whatever he loved or craved for slipping inexplicably away from him. So … Continue reading

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A war where everyone wins

When we were in school we studied a few poems about war. Ammanni, my sister had a poem, ‘Home they brought her warrior dead. ‘ .I had a poem ‘ The Battle of Blenheim‘. They were nice poems about the … Continue reading

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