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Yeh he mehkadah yahan rind hain lyrics

(A note: I am transliterating ے as ‘e’ so words like ہے are transliterated as ‘he’, کے as ‘ke’, etc. I am doing this to standardize the lyrics going forward. 879 more words


Indian Music's Central Asian Connection?

While in school and also in some years of my college life, I used to play cricket on my building’s terrace. Buildings then were typically two to three floors in height and hence it was possible to play on terraces (much to the annoyance of the dwellers immediately below the terrace!). 1,294 more words


Dhrupad - Tracing an Ancient Indian Sound

It was somewhere in December last year. I went to attend Ustad Bahauddin Dagar’s ‘Rudra-Veena’ performance at the Karnatak Sangh Hall, Matunga. Notwithstanding my poor physical health that day, I made it a point to visit the venue. 738 more words

Indian Classical Music


is the traditional form of urdu poetry/Islamic song found in India and Pakistan.  The word qawwali is derived from the Arabic word Qaol which means “axiom” or “dictum”.  1,043 more words


A Tapestry of Sacred Music 2016

Oh, we had a divine time this weekend at The Esplanade’s current performing arts festival, A Tapestry of Sacred Music! I saw two ticketed performances, … 833 more words


Exploring Qawwali

I was treated like a formal guest and was given a seat in the first row, immediately before the qawwals. So it was like one to one, since the rest of the audience had disappeared in the background. 70 more words


Working it's Mehrangarh magic

One of the legacies of my enjoyment of the Rohail Hyatt years at Coke Studio is that I found that I enjoyed, amongst the range of fusions on offer, the Qawwali style of music and singing. 455 more words

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