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From the Web (FTW) #5: How OP Nayyar was one of the original disruptors of Hindi film music

March 22, 2023


From Scroll: ‘Almost all Hindi film songs have beat patterns which are straight and regular. But OP Nayyar had other ideas.’ Rhythm king The poor sarangi! Hindi film music had accorded it a rather limiting role – either in the kothas or as mournful accompaniment to melancholic songs. No music director had violated the rule. […]

From the Web (FTW) #4: The wives who discovered they were gay

March 12, 2023


From today’s Hindu Sunday Magazine: These women left socially secure marriages with men to find love, respect, and authenticity away from the rigid family structure. “Why is it that I can’t be someone at 20, someone else at 30, and someone quite different at 40? Sexuality is exploration.” The year I turned 40, I decided […]

From the Web (FTW) #3: Ananthu, about himself, SPB and MSV

March 9, 2023


From the Web (FTW) #2: Sivaji Ganesan, interviewed in the 1980s

March 9, 2023


One of my new year resolutions has been to stay away from the deadly trio of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram — with the exception of posting my work/links, and maybe re-tweeting or liking something that catches the eye while I am in there. I have been fairly disciplined about this, and have found more time […]

From the Web (FTW) #1: Rahul Gandhi and Kamal Haasan in conversation

January 3, 2023


Starting a new series of stuff from the web that I think will generate some interesting comments…