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Mata ke Bhentein


You’ll never ever realize the advantages of living close to a temple if you haven’t had first-hand experience. For years, I have lived (between commuting from city to city for concerts) in a small flat close to the Jhandewalan temple in Paharganj, New Delhi. For...

The Status of the Harmonium


We are in the midst of celebrating 60 years of independent India and since we always celebrate with fanfare, there have been the usual concerts, aka Azadi Express, with a turbaned actor-cum-truant-MP Govinda doing his characteristic dance moves, TV clips on almost every channel with...

Jahaji Music by Surabhi Sharma: a film on chutney soca music


Published earlier in my fortnightly column for Mint. Jahaji Music