In the early 2000s, I tried my hand at playing the bamboo flute.
Here are some recordings, circa mid-2006. Sadly, all that is
The famous Sudhir Phadke song `jyoti kalasha chhalake', from the
movie Bhabhi ki Chudiyaan, based on a combination of Ragas
Bhupali(Mohanam)/Bhoop/Bhoop Kalyan, and Deskar
`vaishNava jana to,' Narasi Bhakt's famous bhajan,
which was also Gandhi-ji's favourite, based on
Raga Khamaj/Khambwaj(Hari Kambhoji)
...it comes back sometimes, in spurts. The cool breeze of the
Ganga on the Darbhanga Ghat in Haridwar on the evening of 02
December, 2017 also brought in the notes of a flute seller's flute.
I bought a flute, and also raised it to my lips.
`chandan sa badan', from the
movie Saraswatichandra, based on Raga Yaman/Kalyani
`pal pal dil ke pAs,' from the movie Blackmail, at a
slightly slower pace
Two miscellaneous occassions at home, captured by The Wife's cousin.
`ashar sravaN', Hemanta's song, with the original sung by
`Cheap Thrills,' a take on Sia's well-known song, with a slight
India classical twist, using a little gamakam
Sumantra Dutta Roy,
Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas,
New Delhi - 110 016, INDIA.