On my 73 rd Birthday

A birthday wish to me from my innumerable characters created over the last 3 years and 4 months Hey Rajen, Keep adding to the numbers Where family planning blurs; You are the God who created us, from oblivion, well crafted; You may realize your God , brother one day, but we will live forever Happy … More On my 73 rd Birthday

Restless

Taking a cue from the popular number “Breathless” I played an impromptu piece “Restless” November 15. Here is that piece played as a part of the popular zesty song “Aaye ho meri Zindagi mein tum bahaar banake”, replacing/ extending the original music score through the restless piece. My next plan is to post audio files … More Restless

Morning Raga

With the first rays of the Sun; I strain my eyes to lookout From my window, Overlooking a lush green field A group of sparrows appears, perched atop the branch of a tree; One of them starts singing Others pick up in a random chorus My heart leaps with joy; One of them must be … More Morning Raga

Loneliness betrayed

“Har taraf har jagah beshumaar aadmi phir bhi tanhaaiyon ka shikaar aadmi” Nida Fazli penned the lyrics of this soul searching gazal, so lovingly rendered by Lata and the immortal maestro Jagjeet Singh. My soul gets searched for each waking moment. It used to get distraught at the mere thought of loneliness. That was some … More Loneliness betrayed