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...
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...
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* 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* Have you ever watched how a lullaby (लोरी) works on a toddler? Even during those early days of cognitive development, soulful melody by the mother (or Nanny or grandparents for that matter)  registers on...
Sudhirendar Sharma* The prime reason for immense mass popularity of cinema has been its hold over the narratives that touch multiple aspects of our daily life. While the script has characters picked from ordinary existence,...
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* Modern day living has little place for ‘philosophy’, which is often considered a domain of those who view life beyond its daily ordeals. Yet, there is limitless flow of thoughts of the...
Sudhirendar Sharma* Lyrics are to music that heart is to the body, and that has what made film music endure. It is, however, another matter that lyricists (barring exceptions) have rarely got their deserving due...
*Sudhirendar Sharma A friend who often ignored my music notes got back to me to convey that gradually these notes have helped generate an interest in music. He generously added that with the help of...

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