A Chennaiite who loves the city very much. I can’t imagine living anywhere else! But circumstances have now made me move to Singapore. I am a very BIG fan of Mani Ratnam, A.R.Rahman, Madhavan, T.M.Krishna and Sanjay Subrahmanyan. Music is my passion in life. I love visiting temples and admiring their architectural beauty. To know more about me, read my blog.

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  1. chillpilgrim

    Hi Aparna,

    I am a 25 yr old guy from Chennai. Like you I love Chennai as well, but I’ve had brief academic and work stints in London, Cologne, Bonn, Nice, Sardinia and Portofino. Went through your blog and I’d like to link your blog in mine so I can visit you regularly and so can the people who visit my blogs. Would you like to do the same?

    Ashok Govindarasu

  2. Deepa

    Hi Aparna,

    Don’t know how often you check here but I happened to come across your blog and read the Concerts series. This is quite an ‘aside’ but could you perhaps give me directions to Sivagami Petachi Auditorium? I’m itching to go see a play but I’m new to the place and need a bit of help. Mail me if you can – Will appreciate it!


  3. M Sudhir Eswran

    Great taste u got there yaar. Real good choice in songs and artists and films. i partly share ur interests especially mani ratnam and love of chennai. Long live the great city. C ya.

  4. M Sudhir Eswran

    Hey aparna.. chkd ur list of songs… there r a few i have been searching for a lng time… can u send me the link where i can find them ? the songs are “Naan Paadum Sandham from Duet “, and the banyan theme… Thanks a million .

  5. Aparna

    Sudhir Eswran,
    Thanks….I don’t know any link from where you can get Naan Paadum. Try Uyirvani.com or Mohan Kumars. You can get the Banyan theme from Youtube.

  6. Prasanna


    saw a mention about carnatic chills in ur bog.how is it?is it available online?

    and have you listened to a track called ‘Dance of Shiva’.i guess its by Ganesh/kumaresh.will try to post a streaming link to it.

    ps:nice list of songs on ur blog, especially azhage sugama(rahman s best n sadly the least noticed)

  7. Aparna

    Ganesh & Kumaresh played some tracks from Carnatic Chills during its release function and those were awesome! Those were in raaga Nattai, Pantuvarali, Mohanasri, Karaharapriya (That’s all I listened to).
    I have no clue as to whether it is available online or not.

    //azhage sugama(rahman s best n sadly the least noticed)//
    Well there are some more excellent compositions of Rahman too that have gone unnoticed

  8. Aparna

    I am sorry. I realized very late that I had not replied to your message. Since it was already pretty late, I felt there was no point in replying. If you want to, you can link my blog. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. harish kumar

    Dear Aparna

    i happened to search for music of spirit of unity concerts and was directed to your site , what should i say ………. your site is cool, and i have no words to compliment u i have beocme a fan of shana ragam now i have down loaded the rail sneham title track ………. good to know that there are people arndd like u … can u also help me out with some more shana ragams ……….


  10. harish kumar

    Dear aparna

    i would like to hear from u more on sahana and other good ragas so that i can get some good music to down load/buy, can throw some light upon some rare ragas used and songs on those ragas.,………


  11. Aparna

    More on Sahana? Well, I hope you listened to all the songs that I had mentioned in the post. One more classical song that I can think of right now in Sahana is Dikshitar’s Kamalamba Navavarnam.
    Other good ragas? All the raagas are good. πŸ™‚ Maybe you can check out songs in raaga Karaharapriya (not a rare raaga though). Some songs are Chakkani Raja, Nadachi, Pakkala.
    Then, maybe raaga Kedaragowlai. The song Venugana in this raaga sung by T.M.Krishna is available in Musicindiaonline. One more song in this raaga is Saragunapalimpa.
    I will try to post some of my fav raagas and songs in it soon. This comment has already become veryyy lengthy.

  12. chillpilgrim

    Aparna, I realize that you’re not amused with me. Sorry about it. But one thing is certain. You have a short fuse and a cattle-load of attitude.

  13. Arunachalam Soundar

    i am trying to sort songs based on Ragam.
    If u have information abt that pl forward me.
    will be glad.

  14. saeid

    Hi, Aparna,

    This is saeid from Iran.
    Few years ago, I traveled to your country and had lots of unforgettable memories there with your nice people.

    Today I was searching the web, looking for my friend’s blog. But I found your blog.
    You have a nice blog and a lot about Indian music and movies. And I remembered the days I passed in India.

    Here I have a request, would you please kindly write for me the lyric of β€œTanha Dil” or any other Indian song, with Urdu words. I remember when I was in India there was an Indian singer, his name was (I think it was) pankaj udast . His songs were very interesting, is he still singing.

    Any way it would be your kindness to write for me the song, or any other song.

    Thank you

    Saeid from Tehran/Iran

  15. Aparna

    Welcome to my blog!
    Thank you!

    I will surely post the lyrics of Tanha Dil in maybe another couple of days.
    The singer you are referring to is Pankaj Udhas. I think it has been quite sometime since he released a new album.

  16. Akshu

    Hi Aparna .. just came acrros ur blod
    I Like Ur blogs..
    especially on music πŸ™‚
    Keep going πŸ™‚

  17. Anoop

    This blog is simply awesome…I mean, the look and feel. It gives an Indian traditional impression. Havent read any of your posts but looking at the beauty of this blog, feel like reading sumthin. Gud one !

  18. Aparna

    Welcome to my blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks.
    I should thank the creator of this theme for the beautiful look of the blog πŸ˜‰
    Hope you do read something here.

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  20. Swapnesh

    need more info on Manirathnam n his films and A.R.Rahman and his music contact me.. have got all movies by manirathnam and all compositions by ARRahman…


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