Music

Memories

Its 3 years today  that i got that fateful phone call at precisely 3:10 AM (PST or 3:40 PM IST)  on 29th July that i have been scared since the day i left home. It is  a phone call  probably every kid like me who had to move away from parents , knows has to take some day or other , is petrified to take and sincerely  hopes and prays it doesn’t come ever. Such is the irony of life. …

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Tomarey Pronam

Webster defines “Culture” as Integrated pattern of  human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for learning and transmitting knowledge to succeeding generations Key points out there are knowledge , belief ,behaviour that we try to transmit to succeeding generations .Simple words on the face of it but so difficult if we really think 🤔  about it . What is extremely curios is that “correct” knowledge helps us to  form our beliefs and executing the belief based on…

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Nothing else Matters

Back in Y2k when I first moved to Germany and started getting the taste of living in snow as a part of adult me there was a particular song which always came to mind when I saw snow for no apparent reason other than i probably heard the song most during the snow in Karlsruhe . I guess this is a classic example of Classical conditioning or Pavlovian as Debangana was telling me and reminds of the Consumer Behavior lessons from…

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E Jane Ojana Ek Poth …

Was listening to Shyamal Mitra golden collection whilst driving to work today  and honestly the melody in it is something which is totally missing in todays Bangla songs. Bengali music has such a history of excellent lyrics and music that even today every Bengali is seen all over India to have atleast some control of music . We come from a tradition which has given composers of the likes of  Hemanta Mukhopadhayay, Salil ChowdhuryGauriprasanna MajumdarPulak Bandopadhyay to name just a…

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