Musical war

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXIk2KJtms] Rock music does not really match the psyche of Indian kids… they can never be as rebellious and stoned in life as these singers. We can copy it, but cannot ‘be it’. I once attended a ‘groove metal’ performance, and saw the headbanging boys and girls, shouting obscenities in chorus. This should form a good research topic. The cultural roots that rock originates from are unknown to us… in our social matrix. The problem exists, is severe, but the direction, the outlets are choked from all sides. Aerosmith is a cultural fit :–) ...
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Apne hi dil se poocho tum!

Poor Shammi Kapoor. I happened to see him in his old age in a hospital. Someone called out a doctor’s name several times, and a girl by that name happened to be in the room. She would look around every time the name was called. Shammi Kapoor, seated on his wheelchair, then remarked — “There are many [name] in the world!” He launched Yahoo.com in India in the 90s and was one of the first internet users. ...
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An instrument called Sarangi

Music instantly hits our emotions and transports us to a sweet world of peace and harmony. Surprisingly, it comes in national flavours. Indian music has its own unique musical heritage, and one of its quintessential instruments is the sarangi, whose melodies never fail to captivate me. Sarangi is a string instrument played over the lap with a bow, and resembles a violin in many respects. The voice of sarangi, to me, represents the soul of India, and is used in movies to create a typical Indian ambience, especially for medieval and British periods. It can be heard in the film Gandhi, where it creates a mesmerising Indian ambience full of pain and sorrow. The sounds of sarangi convey grief and sorrow like no other instrument. Unlike the other famous Indian instrument sitar, whose sounds more faithfully record moments of happiness, sarangi represents the voice of pathos. It does not play or sing; rather, it seems to cry from the depth of its...
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