[Music] Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani – Deewani Mastani

Sometimes a bit of levity is good to calm the nerves. Sanjay Leela Bhansali composed this charmer for the film Bajirao Mastani from 2015. Sumptuous listening in a time of hell.

Thanks to Ignatios for sharing this with me earlier as well. It’s a blessing to have friends who bring you a wide array of music.


[Music] aswekeepsearching – Sleep

A nice, mellow surprise out of India.  aswekeepsearching are a post-rock band out of Pune.  The band’s sound reminds me of something with a calming, cinematic feel which is complemented with a rock music structure underneath.  Quite enjoyable.


[Music] Jan Garbarek Group featuring Trilok Gurtu – Jazz & Wine Of Peace 2016 -Teatro Comunale Cormòns, 26 10 2016

Norwegian saxophonist and composer Jan Garbarek never disappoints, but adding Mumbai-born master percussionist Trilok Gurtu makes his sound that much richer.


[Podcast] Ottoman History Podcast – The Gardens of Mughal Kashmir

The Ottoman History Podcast is among the most intriguing weekly (or so) listens I indulge in.  In this particular episode, hosts Nir Shafir and Polina Ivanova discuss gardening with landscape architect Jan Haenraets about this history of the region’s famed gardens, the political implications of conservancy and so on.

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[Music] Madurai Mani Iyer – Sarasa sama Dhana

2017 is as good a year as any to start learning a bit more about Carnatic music, and any help which can be provided by friends would be most welcome.

This is a track by an acknowledged master in the field, Maduri Mani Iyer, from Madurai, Tamilnadu, in India.

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[Literature] Plans for a museum at George Orwell’s birthplace are under threat from an unlikely source: Gandhi — National Post – Top Stories

The Indian bungalow where George Orwell was born is under threat from an unlikely showdown between literary enthusiasts, government developers and Gandhi supporters. Orwell – real name Eric Blair – spent the first year of his life more than a century ago in a small compound in Motihari, Bihar, where his father worked as an…

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[Video] Ghazal – You Are My Moon

Ghazal are an Iranian-Indian supergroup of sorts comprised of Kayhan Kalhor from Kurdish Iran on kamencheh, sitarist Shujaat Khan and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, who both hail from India.