Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors

The direct from the heart Dolly Patron penned this song, is inspired by her own childhood experiences. Dolly Patron made history with her talent and songs. Today in 2021 when I was strolling Pune city I came across these people.

The infants in the cart, staring at balloons and toys. It seemed like it was the most wonderful world of colors and balloons. As the cars zoom around it adds to the fun for these small infants who are fed in their baby cart which is fully decorated with balloons.

A baby smiles all day as they are lucky to be with their parents the whole day and their parents. It is not a luxury. It is a business compromised.

It was a very touching moment for me when I saw the kid opening their eyes to a wide sky with a balloon insight. Suddenly someone pats on my shoulder and asked about my business, he allowed me to take photos but one condition is not to share them with the press. I took his consent to share it online.

Really times have changed, people find online more real, authentic and touchy medium.

Shania Twain, a velvet voice sang the same song with her unique tone. There is no comparison but it is just patronage to the maestro who wrote this song and made aware humane aspect.

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all my readers

2021 many traders tried their best in Pune to showcase and offer options but buyers didn’t respond. It is really sad to mention after asking a dozen of business owners. Everyone echoed, there are no buyers. It could be seen that fewer firecrackers and few households have hung the Alash Diyas.

It could be read as an effect of Covid19.

Pune Parvati

Parvati has been the identity of Pune. It is also famous for God Karthik mandir. Many enthusiasts come every day for daily exercise and fresh air. There are many groups of varied age groups. Every year there is a grand festival. We can watch the complete spread of the city from Parvati top

Pune Parvati from Nilayam Talkis Bridge

The winter is coming

Morning mist was spread all over city, people were enjoying the morning walk and daily shuttle. The complete city has changed into winter. It inspired me click some photos and experience the beginning of winter.

It is a thrill to experience the minute changes the nature makes around us. Is pandemic which put us behind the walls, else it is mesmerizing the way this city changes its hues.

It is so wonderful to observe these changes and experience it. Poets has inked a lot over this winter. I recall the poem

Blow Blow Thou Winter Wind

By William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
  Thou art not so unkind
     As man’s ingratitude;
  Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
     Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
  Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
     This life is most jolly.

  Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
  That dost not bite so nigh
     As benefits forgot:
  Though thou the waters warp,
     Thy sting is not so sharp
     As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly…

Appears in As You Like It, Act II Scene VII.

The Bollywood Melodies

Bollywood films are incomplete with Bollywood film music. Song, dance, drama have been the pillars of India’s narrative for ages. The voluminous work of Bollywood films is really impossible to put in one book. Ganesh Ananthraman a non-writer and music enthusiast has done this major task.

Ganeshji has spent his life watching Bollywood films, reading a lot about Bollywood, and meeting Bollywood fraternities and music directors to render the exact history of Bollywood filmy music. Today, Bollywood music is considered an established genre. It was 1903s when sound came into cinema and it came to the era of Talkie cinema. This technological change opened many doors for music composers, playback singers, music directors and instrument players, sound recordists. This technological change builds the complete music recording industry.

It is mesmerizing to know which singes came first and then who were the early music directors. How each passing decade reflected its mark on music, How the Bollywood music industry has evolved over the years, how each music director created music with their own style and how the audience took it!

Technological transformations from analog to digitally altered the complete working style of music composition. Today when we look back and watch the films we find it a perfect blend of music, story, film, and society. It is a wonderful book for a film music lover.

The Beaches

The decade of 90s offered so many rock bands to the world. It was a particular decade which saw the rise and fall of audio cassette. The audio cd was launched as platform. CD players were costly but the sound was more sharp and clear. It soon picked up the market. Planet M was a popular chain across India. Music industry was booming.

Many promising groups were formed but with the passage of time they went in oblivion. The Beaches a Canadian rock band, who was rooted into classical rock is a rare fest to all music lovers. This band was earlier formed under the name ‘Done with Dolls’ later evolved as The Beaches’. It is 2019 Rolling Stone magazine applaud them, the recent achievement of this band is opening act of 107th Grey Cup festivities. The Kylie, Jordan, Eliza and Leandra make the band.

They are hitting giant crowds and all music lovers find the nostalgia of Nirvana, The Strokes, Amy Winehouse, St. Vincent, FIDLAR, and Blondie into their music.

If you are a true rock lover and looking for a classical rock. The Beaches will make a perfect choice.