"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion

Voice of the God…प्रभु अपने मुख से गायी…

On the occasion of Ram Navmi (re-sharing an old post)   Ram – just the name calms one down. Soothes the nerves and brings tranquility. Imagine what love for Ram can bring to his bhaktas! There are many reasons to love Ram! Every Ram-bhakt has his or her own special connection with some special aspect… Continue reading Voice of the God…प्रभु अपने मुख से गायी…

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion · Spirituality beyond Religion

हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day

कभी कभी जब मन कुछ विचलित सा होता है तो व्यक्ति कई उपाय खोजता है मन को स्थिर करने के लिए। ऐसा ही एक उपाय खोजते खोजते आज मैं अपने इस ब्लॉग पर एक वर्ष पूर्व की आज ही के दिन, अर्थात हिंदी दिवस के दिन की, प्रस्तुति तक पहुँच गई। उसे पढ़ा, उसके मूल सार पर, मुख्य भाव पर कुछ… Continue reading हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर…On Hindi Day

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Indian Religion

सुमिरन कर ले मेरे मना…

आज, १४ सितम्बर, हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर एक विशेष प्रस्तुति   चित्रकार: बिंदु पोपली संगीत जब उपासना की ओर ले जाए…कल सुबह के कुछ पल ऐसे ही थे… एक दिव्य अनुभूति थी जब गुरु नानक के भक्ति-भाव से भरे शब्द पंडित जसराज के भावपूर्ण सुरों में और डॉ एल सुब्रमण्यम के मनमोहक वॉयलिन की तारों… Continue reading सुमिरन कर ले मेरे मना…

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Two Lazy Mornings and A Way to Be More Conscious

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Photo by Narayan Dravid On a lazy morning last week I felt this deep urge to listen to some music of the legendary Ustad Amir Khan. After quickly going through a small list, I zeroed in on two pieces — one Rāg Malkauns and one Rāg… Continue reading Two Lazy Mornings and A Way to Be More Conscious

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections · Spiritual Significance of Flowers

The Voice that Quietens

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version.   Sometimes all you want to do is stay. Quietly. Stay with the memories. Of that face, that smile, that voice, that presence. Because in that staying is where you find the presence alive and living. Memories make you relive the moments, again and again.… Continue reading The Voice that Quietens

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Personal reflections

Of Homesickness, Hemant Kumar & Geeta Dutt

To see readers’ comments on this post, click HERE for its previous version. There is something about spending a few weeks in your hometown, not really doing much but just being in the home where you came of age, where you lived for about 18 years and which was always your go-to place even after… Continue reading Of Homesickness, Hemant Kumar & Geeta Dutt

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Indian Culture · Words of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Wondering about the title of this post: “His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!”? This message was conveyed by none other than the great Santoor Maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma at a special concert held in Pondicherry in March 2014. And this message was conveyed… Continue reading His Excellency, Stop – No Eating Here!

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter" · Beauty · Personal reflections

Beauty in Opposites

For readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. Sometimes you find beauty and meaning when you come across two absolutely contradictory things. Like this ghazal by Ghalib, in the young voice of Jagjit Singh from late 1960s. The feeling of Hopelessness, Lost-in-the-World is wonderfully expressed through the words as well as the singing.… Continue reading Beauty in Opposites