Tu Hi Re – Hariharan Guitar Cover | Bombay

Recorded this post midnight on my classical Guitar yesterday for Varuna’s father’s birth anniversary. Lyricist : Mehboob | Singer : Hariharan | Music: A. R. Rahman | Movie : Bombay (1995) Here are the Guitar Chords for Tu Hi Re song. Enjoy the song! Gautam Dhar Himalayan Hermit · Tu Hi Re – Unplugged Guitar…

Kasar Devi Blog – Home to Mystics, Artists & Wanderers

On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary today, I would like to share this blog entry on Kasar Devi that is featured on varunaraina.com. Written by an adept mountaineer, trekker and solo traveler, Dr. Varuna Raina of Gurgaon, you will read about the spiritual significance of Kasar Devi, and why it brought luminaries…

Starry Starry Night – Tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput

On very special request by Varuna whose love for Vincent van Gogh, Starry Starry Night painting and this Song “Vincent” by Don McLean is known well to me for last 5 yrs. So I decided to record this before I slept tonight. I first heard this song in 2002 and have always liked the vivid poetry of…

Migrant Workers Walking Home – COVID19 Lockdown Crisis

This article was featured on Citizen Journalist website today: https://news.indiaonline.in/migrant-workers-walking-1000-kms-3150040 The COVID19 Corona Virus issue didn’t only create a medical issue but the resulting Lockdown has created a mass humanitarian crisis for the so-called lower class of India, how had nothing to do with the diseases, played no role in bringing the disease to India,…

A Google Employee’s Parody Song on Guitar on COVID-19

With Corona Virus COVID-19 gripping the whole world, and lot of us working from home (WFH), I wrote a Hindi Song to try and bring some cheer amidst fear and uncertainty for lot of us. During this unprecedented recommended WFH phase for all of us in Google, I have been reading about how folks are…

Tribute to Mirza Ghalib on 222nd Birthday

My tribute on Guitar (with a touch of Tanpura) to Mirza Ghalib on his 222nd birth anniversary that was 2 days ago. I’m singing Jagjit Singh’s rendition of 2 soulful Ghazals: Phir Kuch Ik Dil Ko Beqaraari Hai, Dil e Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai. Better late than never to continue my years long tradition…

Dil e Nadaan by Jagjit Singh on Guitar

Soulful compositions of Jagjit Singh of Mirza Ghalib’s Ghazals which I tried to cover on my Guitar with Tanpura in the background. Shot in Selfie Mode so audio is a bit low. Ghazal 1: Dil e Nadaan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai Ghazal 2: Phir Kuch Ik Dil Ko Beqaraari Hai Poet: Mirza Ghalib Music and…

VOTE for Varuna – Fjallraven Polar 2019

VOTE for Varuna – Fjallraven Polar 2019 Varuna says… Being from Kashmir (Himalaya), I look at myself as a mountain goat, doctor, amateur photographer, budding ukulele player, writer, yoga enthusiast, solivagant, and a bibliophile. I’m in love with wilderness. My heart leaps with joy at just a hint of an adventure. I am aiming to be a…

Shelter Of Your Eyes – Don Williams Guitar Cover

On a rainy afternoon in home garden, Don Williams came calling, and I dared to churn this song out that I grew up listening to, with my brother. A humble tribute to childhood favorite and the greatest country singer, Don Williams

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