Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2016 – The Beginning

Feb 06 2017

A beginning of exhilarating, informative and adventurous series of write up on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (250+ kms trek on foot) lasting 3 weeks – that my wife, Varuna undertook last year in July. I’m sharing it verbatim from her website. The original article is at her...

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Young Cowboy from the Rodeo

Nov 23 2016

Back in Michigan, around 10 yrs ago, my CEO shared a song his mother wrote in 1960s..about 10 yrs later I revisited the song and tried my hand at it… The song was written and composed by Norma Fitzpatrick in 1960s. This is my rendition of it Lyrics: Was a young cowboy from Butte Montana With a stetson hat and a red bandana With a yippe yayi ye and a yippie...

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Edelweiss on Guitar

May 16 2016

My first time ever trying to pluck this legendary ballad from the movie, ‪Sound of Music‬. Thanks to Varuna for introducing the song. Feels good to hold the guitar back in my hands again… Lyrics: Edelweiss, edelweiss Every morning you greet me Small and white, clean and bright You look happy to meet me Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow Bloom and grow,...

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Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me

Nov 12 2015

This is my rendition on Guitar of Sahir Ludhianvi’s Nazm, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me from the Urdu Play “Ek Mulaqaat” that I recently saw starring Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman. Honestly, I liked this version better than the movie version.

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You Don’t Love Me Anymore

Oct 03 2015

She walks over to him and she says “do you remember me?” I think we might have met somewhere before… Tried to learn an old favorite of mine and that too on a fasting stomach! Tim McGraw’s “You don’t love me anymore” kept me company on many icy highways of Michigan back in the days. Recorded using Fender CD-60CE and Tascam...

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Storms are Knocking

Sep 20 2015

I sat down to write a short story this afternoon as I’d promised someone, but ended up with some verses instead. I’d written the first two verses in July and the rest of the song just came calling.. July is winding down its show And it hurts me as I watch you go Laden with these tears of sorrow Feeling as if there’s no tomorrow But I too am by your side Even...

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Sep 15 2015

I wrote this short story in 2004 in my cramped yet cozy apartment in Lansing (US) during my student days. My notepad and my pen used to be my only companions those days (before Guitar joined up!) The plot is based in the Kashmir valley. My father was kind enough to offer his editing advice.  ABOUT SIX MONTHS AGO a strange incident occurred, which I  am about to...

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