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Our Recent Performances in Apollo Foundation

Breezy Sunday evening it was, when we reached a pleasant, cute little area amphitheatre in Apollo Hospital. Cute because it was a compact one having the occupancy (stairs) of may be just 100 people. The venue did not disturb any other architectural aroma of the well-built hospital. I reached to see my students already seated grabbing the… Read More »

Therapeutic Effects of Indian Music in Acquired Brain Injuries

Music Therapy is the prescribed use of music and music related techniques to assist and motivate a person towards specific, nonmusical goals. Music therapists use their training to effect changes in the cognitive, physical, communication, social, and emotional skills”. Music Therapy is basically sound energy therapy. NMT or neurological music therapy is defined as “the… Read More »

Why Raga Music is more Therapeutic than other Music-Cultures?

Music in India has great potential in this study because Indian music is melodic and has somewhat different pitch perception mechanisms. Western classical music which is based on harmonic relation between notes versus the melodic mode (raaga) structures in the Indian Classical Music System (ICM) within the rhythmic cycle music may demand qualitatively different cognitive… Read More »

Folk Music: Concept and Connection

Folk Music:  Man has gazed with awe and wonder at sea, earth, thunder, cloud, and rain. Standing before the endless ocean he has felt small; he has bowed. He could not embrace the clouds but has sung malhar. He could not climb vast mountains, but has played their haunts- Pahari dhun has echoed the mountain’s… Read More »

When Death is Ahead- Kishori ji’s Last Performance

Recently I met my Ma’am (Guru ma Dr. Soma Singh) in Delhi, and we both enveloped ourselves in the huge, never-ending musical discussion. She is the ocean of musical knowledge and incidences. And her way of expressing how to practice or what to exactly listen to while listening classical is too sovereign and pure. There… Read More »

Rahul Ajay, winner of Kids Golf World Championship

When the desires penetrate the line of passion, When the plethora of hobbies are sidelined by a special one, When the sentence, “I want….” turns into “I won…” When emotions of wishes voyages to actualization Three cheers to Rahul’s triumph and consummation. Rahul Ajay, winner of Kids Golf World Championship 2016,deserves these words above.  This… Read More »

Re-introducing Dhrupad

Pursuing the music therapy course these days, is making me listening to every music according to that perspective. My mind subtly enters into the questioning zone while listening to any music, whether this piece is healing or not. The other evening, I was listening to Pt. Uday Bhawalkar’s raga Bhimpalasi Dhrupada piece, and I felt… Read More »