Merbai ni Dehri

  Chapter 1 Early morning in the Dangs, even in the peak summer, fetches a cool breeze filtering through the tall trees lined around the village Navgam. The emaciated, wiry river Ambika, so playful and naughty in the monsoon, flows by the outskirts of Navgam in the summer, like a coy bride. Ramjibhai, the poojari … More Merbai ni Dehri

The monumental contribution of the great Composers of yesteryears in sustaining Indian Classical Music हिंदुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत को लोकभोग्य बनाने में हमारे हिंदी फिल्म के फन कारों का महत्त्व पूर्ण योगदान (Scroll down for Hindi version)

“I like to listen to classical music; it is so soothing but don’t understand it” Haven’t you heard such admission by a lot of your friends? The essence of classical music is embodied in structured melodious patterns. Before independence it was the royal patronage that sustained the great artistes through the ages. In the absence … More The monumental contribution of the great Composers of yesteryears in sustaining Indian Classical Music हिंदुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत को लोकभोग्य बनाने में हमारे हिंदी फिल्म के फन कारों का महत्त्व पूर्ण योगदान (Scroll down for Hindi version)

The finer nuances of Pratham Tarang “રામ કરે ઐસા હો જાયે” માં પ્રથમ તરંગમાંથી અલગ અલગ સૂરો કેવી રીતે ઉપજાવ્યા ? To read the Gujarati version scroll down the article

The instrument Pratham Tarang that you see me playing here is commonly called the Indian Banjo. It is a popular stringed instrument that one often sees in kavvalis (The Sufi prayers accompanied by rhythmic clapping by a group of people) and bhajans. Ever since I took it up, it has gone through several phases of … More The finer nuances of Pratham Tarang “રામ કરે ઐસા હો જાયે” માં પ્રથમ તરંગમાંથી અલગ અલગ સૂરો કેવી રીતે ઉપજાવ્યા ? To read the Gujarati version scroll down the article