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Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (and a painting at home)

  I have this lovely, vibrant, colourful painting at my home. This water colour titled “Love Blooms” is done by my sister. It looks exquisite in a white simple frame, and comes with its pair titled “Samadhi.” The other day I was dusting in the room where these two paintings are, and as I reached… Continue reading Filmy Musings: Amar Prem (and a painting at home)

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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

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An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture

Ellora caves, Photo by Suhas Mehra   Sometimes channel surfing on TV actually does yield some good results. Like that afternoon in Delhi, while passing an idle hour and randomly clicking buttons on the TV remote I came across a song I had almost forgotten. And this is a song I used to very much… Continue reading An Old Song and the Greatness of Indian Sculpture

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

Those Quiet Memories

A new post in the series – “All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter” A quiet, lazy summer afternoon. A mother and a daughter sitting side by side on comfortable chairs. Sitting quietly. The daughter is idly browsing through some files on her cell phone, looking for nothing in particular. The mother is… Continue reading Those Quiet Memories

"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter"

The Sweet Sounds of Silence

 “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter;”   Yes, after that post about that beautiful photograph I have been reading a bit of John Keats  off and on. And perhaps I may still do a sequel post about the film, Bright Star. But for some reason, today these beautiful lines from Keats’ poem ”… Continue reading The Sweet Sounds of Silence

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Love Immortalized, in Stone and Song

Sometimes all you need to make the best of a lazy afternoon is a beautiful picture and a beautiful song…. A monument in marble meant to immortalize a king’s love. “The Taj is not merely a sensuous reminiscence of an imperial amour or a fairy enchantment hewn from the moon’s lucent quarries, but the eternal… Continue reading Love Immortalized, in Stone and Song