Lata Mangeshkar

परसतिश – A tribute to the golden voice of Lata Mangeshkar

“This is not just any musing that I have written about, it is a labour of my love for Lataji’s voice, an avid account of my admiration and adulation for her work and her career.  I have not seen God, but I have felt His or Her Divine presence in Lataji’s voice.  To me, that golden voice is the best manifestation I know of माँ  सरस्वती (Maa Saraswati), the goddess of the arts and learning.  This is therefore an offering of my love, my worship, my पूजा, my इबादत, my परसतिश – to the golden voice of Lataji!”

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The forbidden fruit

It looks like a hot day; a lot of water is splashing around and the view is not clear. As the splashing subsides a bit, a bunch of kids of varying ages are briefly visible, playing in water, and hold on, this is not a swimming pool, it looks like a lake or a river. Just as I am beginning to recognize the scene, it dissolves, and a new one appears, this one with a bunch of playing cards that kids are playing with.