Raaga Based Song Of The Day #63

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Bhooli hui yaadon mujhe itna na sataao…. Raag Kalyan, Tal Dadra Yesterday, I brought out that I hadn’t even given you a proper (melodic) song in this favourite raag of beginners in Indian Classical Music as well as favourite with Hindi films music directors. I had brought out that I had given you a song in Raag Kalyan earlier on the 14th day (Lagta […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #62

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Youn neend se vo jaan-e-chaman jaag uthi hai…. Raag Shyam Kalyan, Tal Dadra None of you noticed it, but I haven’t given you a proper (melodic) song, so far in Raag Kalyan or any of its variations. I had given you a song in Raag Kalyan earlier on the 14th day (Lagta nahin ahai dil mera ujade dayaar mein) (Please see: ‘Raaga Based Song […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #61

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Taqdeer ka fasaana jaakar kise sunayen…. Raag Desh, Tal Dadra I had given you a song in Raag Desh earlier on the 15th day (Beqasi hadd se jab guzr jaaye) (Please see: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #15‘). However, even at that time I had clarified that it was anything but pure Desh and indeed was a cross between Desh and Khammaj. Today’s […]

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ZARRE ZARRE MEIN MAA HAI

कौन कहता है मेरी माँ अब मुझसे दूर है, हवाओं की खुशबु उनकी महक से मगरूर है I दिन के उजाले उनकी मौजूदगी की पहचान हैं, माहताब की किरण उनकी ही आँख का नूर है I कंडाघाट नज़ारों में जब नज़र दौड़ाता हूँ, यकीन आता है मेरी माँ इनमें ज़रूर है I मेरी क़राबत में जो भीगी शादाबी है फ़िज़ायों में, मेरी माँ की तबस्सुम का ही तो सरूर है […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #60

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Chalo chalen mitwa in oonchi neechi raahon mein…. Raag Gawati, Tal Kaherava Finally, our fifty-first raaga today: Raag Gawati, Gavati or Gavti. As you listen to the freshness of the song, you would be straightway reminded of Raag Pahadi’s songs, particularly: Tere mere honthon pe meethe meethe heet mitwa. But, we shall come to that later. We have completed fifty-nine days of Raaga Based […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #59

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Ai dil mujhe aisi jagah le chal jahan koi na ho…. Raag Adana, Tal Kaherava We have completed fifty-eight days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #58

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Naina neer bahaye…. Raag Bhatiyar, Tal Kaherava I am giving you a new raag today that I haven’t so far given you. That makes it 50 raagas in 58 days. We have completed fifty-seven days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #57 – Final Tribute To My Late Mother

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Tumhi ho mata pita tumhi ho…. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Kaherava I am in awe of Raag Bhairavi and its variations. On the eleventh day’s value added learning, I had told you about why Bhairavi is the first raag to be taught to beginners and why it is generally the last in a performance (Please read: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #11‘). On that […]

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MAA SE AGLI MULAQAAT TAQ

खो दिया अचानक मैंने अपनी माँ को, अब उसके बगैर जायूँ मैं कहाँ को I सारी ज़िन्दगी तो उसने पकड़ रखी थी, अब यकायक क्यों छोड़ दिया मेरी बाँह को I काश वह मेरे संग बैठी जब मुस्कराती थी, थाम लेता मैं उस दिलकश समां को I यहाँ से तो वहां बहुत जाते देखे हैं हमने, नहीं आते देखा वहां से यहाँ को I बादल बनके एक दिन वह मुझ […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #55 – A Tribute To My Late Mother

Raaga Based Song of the Day: O door ke musaafir hamko bhi saath le le re, ham reh gaye akele…. Raag Pahadi, Tal Kaherava I gave you the last raaga based song of the day on 31st Jul 17, which happened to be on the death anniversary of the greatest Indian playback singer: Mohammad Rafi (Please read: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #54’). I wasn’t able to put up […]

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MOM’S ANTIM ARDAAS

My mom’s Bhog (Antim Ardas) was supposed to be on the thirteenth day (tehranvi). However, that happened to be on Monday, the 21st Aug, and I thought of the convenience of  family and friends and had it on Sunday, the 20th Aug. On the Friday, 18th Aug 17, we started with the Akhand Path (continuous reading from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib) for her at about 1141 hours. My mamaji […]

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MOTHERS NEVER DIE, THEY OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE

            Now that, our mother, you reside with God, And physically are a world apart, There are voids in our home and life, And an unfillable hole in our heart. ‘Whispering Winds‘ was made with your blood & sweat, You made it a heaven on earth; Not just we, your children, family & friends, Even gods and goddesses know your worth. So, adieu, mom, in […]

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NOW THAT I HAVE FINISHED BURNING MY MOTHER….

Seven years ago I wrote an article on my mother titled ‘Seventy-Eight Not Out‘. The last three lines of the article were: “We are not going to be deterred by the steepness of the climbs. We shall gleefully look back after conquering each one. You are seventy-eight not out and you will be not out until the end of the match!” On the 9th of August, the match ended for […]

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