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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 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* Don’t get me wrong if I say that ‘yodeling’ is nothing but ‘yelling’ albeit musically. It is for this reason I believe that the mythical character of Tarzan may not have been the first...
Sudhirendar Sharma Clouds, rains, birds and bees have had a significant share of poetic expressions. Bollywood music has captured these elements in nature to reflect connectivity to human emotions of love, romance and...
Sudhirendar Sharma Come rains and emotions pour. Nature’s unique physical manifestation may not have any language of its own, it evokes feelings that hold idioms and expressions of its own. Not many are able to express it...
Sudhirendar Sharma Poets are known to condense words in a manner that let people realize (later) that those were the words they were seeking, or were about to say to...
Sudhirendar Sharma I have come across quite a few musical compositions that are known more for their lyrics, and less for their musical score. In such cases, the power of lyrics seems to have overwhelmed...
Sudhirendar Sharma My obsession with understanding the nature of playback music/songs continues. The trouble is that there are no straight answers, and that is what makes it...
Sudhirendar Sharma* Let me put a disclaimer upfront that I am a teetotaller by choice but have no qualms about others indulging in it albeit within civic limits. Not sure why but alcohol consumption has...

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