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A Chennaiite who loves the city very much. I can’t imagine living anywhere else!…. I am a very BIG fan of Mani Ratnam, A.R.Rahman, Madhavan, T.M.Krishna and Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Music is my passion in life….To know more about me, read my blog.

42 Comments

  1. chillpilgrim said,

    January 12, 2007 at 8:40 am

    Hi Aparna,

    I am a 25 yr old guy from Chennai. Like you I love Chennai as well, but I’ve had brief academic and work stints in London, Cologne, Bonn, Nice, Sardinia and Portofino. Went through your blog and I’d like to link your blog in mine so I can visit you regularly and so can the people who visit my blogs. Would you like to do the same?

    Ashok Govindarasu

  2. Deepa said,

    January 18, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Aparna,

    Don’t know how often you check here but I happened to come across your blog and read the Concerts series. This is quite an ‘aside’ but could you perhaps give me directions to Sivagami Petachi Auditorium? I’m itching to go see a play but I’m new to the place and need a bit of help. Mail me if you can – Will appreciate it!

    Peace,
    Deepa.

  3. Yuva said,

    February 8, 2007 at 5:42 am

    happen to land here somehow and notice very neat site. will bookmark to visit again. good show madam…

    /Yuva
    @ blogger = http://www.blogger.com/profile/14317831523155115391
    @ flickr = http://www.flickr.com/photos/iamyuva/sets/72057594132909538/

  4. Aparna said,

    February 8, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Yuva,
    Thank you!

  5. Arun said,

    February 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    Me landed here from yahoo groups, liked your site much and linked to it.

    neat site. keep up the good work.

    Arun
    http://kingofchennaii.blogspot.com

  6. Aparna said,

    February 18, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Arun,
    Thank you!

  7. March 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Great taste u got there yaar. Real good choice in songs and artists and films. i partly share ur interests especially mani ratnam and love of chennai. Long live the great city. C ya.

  8. March 5, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    Hey aparna.. chkd ur list of songs… there r a few i have been searching for a lng time… can u send me the link where i can find them ? the songs are “Naan Paadum Sandham from Duet “, and the banyan theme… Thanks a million .

  9. Aparna said,

    March 5, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Sudhir Eswran,
    Thanks….I don’t know any link from where you can get Naan Paadum. Try Uyirvani.com or Mohan Kumars. You can get the Banyan theme from Youtube.

  10. Prasanna said,

    March 5, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Hi

    saw a mention about carnatic chills in ur bog.how is it?is it available online?

    and have you listened to a track called ‘Dance of Shiva’.i guess its by Ganesh/kumaresh.will try to post a streaming link to it.

    ps:nice list of songs on ur blog, especially azhage sugama(rahman s best n sadly the least noticed)

  11. Aparna said,

    March 6, 2007 at 9:43 pm

    Prasanna,
    Ganesh & Kumaresh played some tracks from Carnatic Chills during its release function and those were awesome! Those were in raaga Nattai, Pantuvarali, Mohanasri, Karaharapriya (That’s all I listened to).
    I have no clue as to whether it is available online or not.

    //azhage sugama(rahman s best n sadly the least noticed)//
    Well there are some more excellent compositions of Rahman too that have gone unnoticed

  12. Aparna said,

    March 6, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    Prasanna,
    Forgot to add I haven’t listened to Dance of Shiva. Haven’t even heard about it.

  13. chillpilgrim said,

    March 7, 2007 at 2:40 am

    No reply to my message alone 😦

  14. Aparna said,

    March 7, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Ashok,
    I am sorry. I realized very late that I had not replied to your message. Since it was already pretty late, I felt there was no point in replying. If you want to, you can link my blog. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  15. harish kumar said,

    March 12, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Dear Aparna

    i happened to search for music of spirit of unity concerts and was directed to your site , what should i say ………. your site is cool, and i have no words to compliment u i have beocme a fan of shana ragam now i have down loaded the rail sneham title track ………. good to know that there are people arndd like u … can u also help me out with some more shana ragams ……….

    regards
    harish

  16. Aparna said,

    March 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Harish,
    Thank you! Great to know that you have also become a fan of Sahana!

  17. harish kumar said,

    March 23, 2007 at 9:20 am

    Dear aparna

    i would like to hear from u more on sahana and other good ragas so that i can get some good music to down load/buy, can throw some light upon some rare ragas used and songs on those ragas.,………

    regards
    harish

  18. Aparna said,

    March 24, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Harish,
    More on Sahana? Well, I hope you listened to all the songs that I had mentioned in the post. One more classical song that I can think of right now in Sahana is Dikshitar’s Kamalamba Navavarnam.
    Other good ragas? All the raagas are good. πŸ™‚ Maybe you can check out songs in raaga Karaharapriya (not a rare raaga though). Some songs are Chakkani Raja, Nadachi, Pakkala.
    Then, maybe raaga Kedaragowlai. The song Venugana in this raaga sung by T.M.Krishna is available in Musicindiaonline. One more song in this raaga is Saragunapalimpa.
    I will try to post some of my fav raagas and songs in it soon. This comment has already become veryyy lengthy.

  19. harish kumar said,

    March 24, 2007 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for your comments i guess it will take a while for me to complete all these ragas will check out the songs

  20. Aparna said,

    March 26, 2007 at 7:08 pm

    Harish,
    Welcome. Hope you like the songs.

  21. chillpilgrim said,

    April 6, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Aparna, I realize that you’re not amused with me. Sorry about it. But one thing is certain. You have a short fuse and a cattle-load of attitude.

  22. Arunachalam Soundar said,

    April 20, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    Hi
    i am trying to sort songs based on Ragam.
    If u have information abt that pl forward me.
    will be glad.

  23. Aparna said,

    April 20, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    Arunachalam Soundar,
    Welcome to my blog. You are trying to sort what songs based on raaga?

  24. saeid said,

    May 27, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Hi, Aparna,

    This is saeid from Iran.
    Few years ago, I traveled to your country and had lots of unforgettable memories there with your nice people.

    Today I was searching the web, looking for my friend’s blog. But I found your blog.
    You have a nice blog and a lot about Indian music and movies. And I remembered the days I passed in India.

    Here I have a request, would you please kindly write for me the lyric of β€œTanha Dil” or any other Indian song, with Urdu words. I remember when I was in India there was an Indian singer, his name was (I think it was) pankaj udast . His songs were very interesting, is he still singing.

    Any way it would be your kindness to write for me the song, or any other song.

    Thank you

    Saeid from Tehran/Iran

  25. Aparna said,

    May 27, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    Saeid,
    Welcome to my blog!
    Thank you!

    I will surely post the lyrics of Tanha Dil in maybe another couple of days.
    The singer you are referring to is Pankaj Udhas. I think it has been quite sometime since he released a new album.

  26. Aparna said,

    June 4, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Saeid,
    In case you are still visiting my blog, here is the link where you can find the lyrics of Tanha Dil: http://www.musicindiaonline.com/lr/10/54/
    I totally forgot about this! That’s why th late reply.

  27. Akshu said,

    June 22, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Hi Aparna .. just came acrros ur blod
    I Like Ur blogs..
    especially on music πŸ™‚
    Keep going πŸ™‚

  28. Aparna said,

    June 22, 2007 at 6:58 pm

    Akshu,
    Thank you! πŸ™‚ Keep reading πŸ™‚

  29. Divya said,

    June 27, 2007 at 10:28 am

    Nice blog !
    Keep going !

  30. Aparna said,

    June 27, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Divya,
    Welcome to my blog! Thanks a lot! πŸ™‚

  31. Anoop said,

    June 28, 2007 at 9:00 am

    This blog is simply awesome…I mean, the look and feel. It gives an Indian traditional impression. Havent read any of your posts but looking at the beauty of this blog, feel like reading sumthin. Gud one !

  32. Aparna said,

    June 28, 2007 at 6:11 pm

    Anoop,
    Welcome to my blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks.
    I should thank the creator of this theme for the beautiful look of the blog πŸ˜‰
    Hope you do read something here.

  33. July 4, 2007 at 8:25 am

    hey nice of you … allowed ppl to comment on “About me” also !

    So what can i write here ?

  34. Aparna said,

    July 7, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    Sreekrishnan,
    You have already written something here πŸ˜›

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    July 10, 2007 at 12:09 pm

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  36. Ramesh Natarajan said,

    July 18, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Aparna,

    Nice to read your blog.

    Cheers,
    Ramesh Natarajan, Dubai
    Fusions… Views and Thoughts of a Global Indian

  37. Aparna said,

    July 18, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    John & Ramesh,
    Welcome to my blog

  38. Swapnesh said,

    July 20, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    need more info on Manirathnam n his films and A.R.Rahman and his music contact me.. have got all movies by manirathnam and all compositions by ARRahman…

    Cheers

  39. Aparna said,

    July 20, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Swapnesh,
    Welcome to my blog

  40. August 16, 2007 at 11:54 am

    http://travelindiaphoto.blogspot.com/

    U can post more about u. what u dio? where you work etc.?

  41. August 22, 2007 at 3:51 pm

    Hello Aparna,

    You have a nice blog πŸ˜›

    -Prabhu

  42. Aparna said,

    August 23, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Hello Prabhu,
    Thank you πŸ˜›
    -Aparna


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