Namoora Santelli – Great Kannada Song

Truth be said, I’ve seen more Korean films than Kannada movies! The Kannada film industry makes the trashy Kollywood, Tollywood and Bollywood look like they produce nothing but masterpieces. Kannada films had their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, it’s been in precipitous decline. I present below one of my favorite Kannada songs […]

Is this the Greatest Kannada Romantic Song?

Many summers back, we were on a visit to Bangalore from Tamil Nadu. The morning’s Deccan Herald brought forth the unwelcome and distressing news that Kannada actress Kalpana had crushed some diamonds into a glass of milk and consumed the contents. Kalpana’s death was a great loss not merely to Kannada films but the world […]

Music We’ve Acquired Lately – 5

In these dark, cold winter days on the East Coast, what can be better than closeting yourself inside a warm room with a bottle of gin and club soda by your side and some nice music playing on the PC. Nirvana, eh? Yeah, baby. Yeah. And of course buying some music tracks now and then. […]

R.I.P. Nagarahaavu Ramachari a.k.a Vishnuvardhan

Veteran Kannada film actor Vishnuvardhan, who shot to fame with his memorable portrayal of the character Ramachari in the 1972 classic Nagarahaavu,died today of cardiac arrest in Mysore. He was 59. Although Vishnuvardhan acted in dozens of films in a 37-year career, he was best known for his role of the embittered young man Ramachari […]

Music We’ve Acquired Lately – 4

Music, as we’ve said often, is the solace of our autumn years. Here are some of the songs we’ve purchased from Apple iTunes over the last few months: * Dil to Pagal Hai, Dil Diwana Hai (Hindi) – Yes, one of our favorite songs from the Akshay Kumar, Sharukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit film Dil to […]

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