Rajan Parrikar Music Archive

Site Update

This Music Archive has recently relocated to a new server. For the most part the move seems to have gone through seamlessly. If you find broken links or any other glitch, please report.

Marne ki Duaen – Kishore Kumar’s First Song

An impromptu rendition was uploaded to YouTube last week by his son. Kishore was not even 20 when he recorded the original, and wet behind the ears, he sounded unsure. On the other hand, this snippet from the mid-1970s reveals his voice at its most glorious.

Marne Ki Duaen Kyon Mangoon
Movie: ZIDDI (1948)
Lyricist: Professor Jazbi
Composer: Khemchand Prakash

An Old Recording of Mansur

Raga Kabiri Bhairav. Tabla support by Ganpat Parvatkar. A 1972 recording from a time when Rajshekhar* wasn’t around to soil the sheets.

* Mansur’s son and Professor of English Spelling.

Dhrupad Porn

The more self-righteous the pricks, the hornier they are. – Fifth Veda, Ch 11, Verse 6

A lot of sancari and abhog going on here. See this and this.

Site Matters

This morning the latest WordPress update disabled the plugin for ‘accordions’ used to navigate and access content here and in the Vijaya Parrikar Library. I have now restored the accordion tabs with another plugin but some of the styling (fonts, etc) needs to be reconciled with the rest of the site. Hopefully I’ll get to it in the coming days.