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Sudhirendar Sharma* Bollywood songs have long lasting impact, casting unbelievable and often magical impact on listeners. It does what perhaps no other form of art does. I still...
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*  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* 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 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 Think of झूठ (lie) and what comes to mind is झूठ बोले कौवा काटे, काले कौवे से डरियो. With झूठ now being the सच of our times, Anand...
Sudhirendar Sharma* The more people I meet, the more I realize how anxious and stressed they are for a variety of Blow your misery in smoke reasons best known to them, meaning...
Sudhirendar Sharma A majority of music lovers like me are learning finer nuances of ‘music’ through film songs only. This means that it is...
Sudhirendar Sharma* Like literature, cinema also holds a mirror on society. Whilst entertaining the viewers, it rarely misses a chance to reflect views from the margins as ‘objectively’ as possible. It also draws 'lessons' for its...
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...

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