A tribute to SP Balasubrahmanyam (4 June 1946 – 25 September 2020)

This has been a post that has been long overdue and has been extremely difficult for me to write. The demise of S.P. Balasubrahmanyam on 25 September, even though not unexpected, considering his condition the days before, still came as a major shock. It was painful, to put it bluntly. A.R. Rahman’s heartfelt tribute to … More A tribute to SP Balasubrahmanyam (4 June 1946 – 25 September 2020)

Ilaiyaraja reprised – Same tune, different language…

A few days back, the FM channel was blaring “old” songs from the 80s and 90s – some passable tunes and some not-so-bearable. And then a familiar, much-forgotten tune wafted through the sound waves – bringing with it memories long forgotten; something seemed wrong to me. Here was an extremely popular Tamil song (from a … More Ilaiyaraja reprised – Same tune, different language…

Dalapathi (1991)

One of my favourite stories (or collection of tales) is the ancient Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. ¬†Like most Indians growing up in the 80s and 90s, my introduction to Mahabharata was largely through family¬†and then the amazing Amar Chitra Katha comic series. To add to this, was the epic B.R. Chopra TV series which aired sometime … More Dalapathi (1991)