Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.

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Vande Mataram  – Vande Mātaram – literally – “I bow to thee, Mother” – is a poem from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1882 novel Anandamath. It was written in Bengali and Sanskrit. It is a hymn to the Mother … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raag Kedar

Kedar, also known as Kedara, is a Hindustani classical raga. Named after Lord Shiva, the raga is placed on a high pedastal in the realms of Indian classical music. It is characterised by … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raag Malkaush

Malkaush (also spelled Malkauns) is a raga in Indian classical music. It is one of the most ancient ragas of Indian classical music. The equivalent raga in Carnatic music is called Hindolam, not to be confused with the Hindustani Hindol. … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raag Desh

Desh also Raag Desh is a Hindustani classical raga. The raga is of Audav-sampurna nature, i.e., in its arohana (ascent) only five notes are used, whereas the avarohana (descent) uses all the seven notes. Shuddha Ni is used in the … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raag Asavari

Asavari is a Hindustani classical raga. This morning raga is the representative of the Asavari That. The overall mood is perceived as either a sad raga or just a serious raga. RagaAsavari shares a very similar scale … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raag Bilawal

Bilawal is a raga and basic thaat (musical mode) in Hindustani classical music. It is equivalent to the Western Ionian mode (major scale) and contains the notes S R G m P D N S’ (see swara for explanation). The … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment


The gazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment