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*Sudhirendar Sharma Bengaluru-based columnist Pragyan Mohanty, believes one Rafi song a day keeps doctor away. To me, this could be the greatest tribute to Rafi sa’ab for gifting us with several soulful numbers based on...
Sudhirendar Sharma* Come summer holidays and people head north/south (relative to one’s position) in search of recluse from the so-called urban chaos, much of which is of their own making though. In fact, ‘escape’ is the new...
Sudhirendar Sharma Those who think that analyzing popular songs is anything but a frivolous pastime may need to think again. School and College syllabi have chapters devoted to films,...
Sudhirendar Sharma* In my sustained engagement in understanding the impact of popular songs I have come to realize that popular film music has a long and layered history of engagement that cuts across cultural and...
Sudhirendar Sharma Many seasons ago, actor-director Sanjay Khan was interviewed on Doordarshan following the launch of his ambitious venture ‘Abdullah’ in 1980. On being asked why our films are loaded with songs, his response was that...
Sudhirendar Sharma If there is anything worthwhile I am doing through my music notes, some readers say, is to erase the collective disrespect for songs as a frivolous pass time worthy of...
*Sudhirendar Sharma Music is an integral part of nature. Every action in nature has its own rhythms. Be it day or night, music remains eternal to all that occurs in nature. There is music in...
Sudhirendar Sharma*  Howsoever disturbing it is, break-up between couples-could-be is the new normal. In the so-called fast-moving world, break-ups have emerged as another opportunity to ‘celebrate’. Come to think of it, it may not be a...
*Sudhirendar Sharma Why retro music has retained its mass following over what is called the millennial music? Why with changing times the music of yore has endured? While individual choice and taste could be one reason, it...
Sudhirendar Sharma* I often wonder if we value a ‘moment’ (पल) as much or more than every other aspect of existence! While time does hold due importance, पल disappears before we even think about it. But...

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