M.S. Subbulakshmi

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#1551 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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RSR wrote: 14 Oct 2019, 20:45 ( a quote from google book on Smt.MS)
" M.s. rendering of the MeLa Ragamalika of MahaVaidyanatha Sivan, was a rare achievement. She was then 78. (1994).
The ragamalika comprises 72 maLa-kartha ragams in a single kriti. There is just a hair-breadth difference between raga and raga and the ragas had to be distinguished. The ragamalika was rich in sanskrit words. In her declining years, M.S. learned this complex composition ,studied it, and rendered it beautifully and flawlessly.
It seems that when the Paramacharya of Kanchi listened to this Ragamalika,
he exclaimed " As long as the Sun and Moon, abide in the sky, this Ragamalika will be remembered".
MSS learnt it long ago, and sang two chakras each year from 1968 to 1974 at her Music Academy Concert. It was the first time it came out as a full recording from her. Apart from the Academy, she has sung selected chakras in concerts at other venues.

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#1552 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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@1551
@arunsri
True. I too have read about that. Full rendering of that single kriti would have taken one hour and evidently not suitable for a concert. That is why she sang it on different occasions, part by part. However, only the full kriti would do full justice. We can only wish that she had given the recording, as early as 1966, as is labelled in the release! .. Thank you, nevertheless for alerting.
( I was quoting from a google book)

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#1553 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Long back ( may be around 1970), Smt.MS had given an LP on National Integration ( There were 11 songs- Tamizh, Malayalam, Telegu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarathi, Bengali, Urdu ,Hindi and Sanskri and a punjabi song as well).
Later the same was re-issued as EP with ten songs. for Barathiya Vidya Bhavan.
Till last year, the wonderful songs could not be shared in public due to copyright issues.
Today, by chance, I found that all the ten songs in that release, have been placed in public domain by SAREGAMA. I cannot thank them enough.
Here are the links to those divine renderings.
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Provided to YouTube by Saregama India Ltd ---- Krishna Utsav ℗ 1975 Saregama India Ltd Released on: 1975-01-02 Auto-generated by YouTube.
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1)yaduvamsa (kannada)
https://youtu.be/ksMk-p7ZchE
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2)vasudeva kamalaasana (telugu)
https://youtu.be/skl68r3lxX8
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3)nenjukku neethuyum (thamizh)
https://youtu.be/rvBuNzeXAVU
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4)hari bola (marathi)
https://youtu.be/xqgwosSFxYU
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5)bajare yadhunatham (sanskrit)- Sadasiva Brammendram
https://youtu.be/qe0yDStG6Fg
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6)ISHRATE KATRA (URDU)-MIRZA GHALIB
https://youtu.be/HTWFtglMOdk
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7)Pathithoddharini Gange (Bengali)
(Dwijendralal Roy-father of Dilip Kumar Roy)
https://youtu.be/EbRcy2SW--E
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8)narayana nu nama ( gujarathi)
https://youtu.be/LzA7309_aik
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9)kandu-kandu (malayalam)
https://youtu.be/_PfE8lZ6vBE
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10)hari mai tho (hindi)
https://youtu.be/-oAYuKh0uOQ
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Lyrics and translations of a few of these gems have been given in
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2mssubbulakshmi
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nenjukku neethiyum
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... -neethiyum
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pathithoddharani gange maa
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... ini-gangae
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ishrathe katra
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... urdu-by-ms
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vasudeva kamalaasana
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2ms ... kamalasana
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#1554 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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kaNdu kaNdu
by
Poonthanam Namboodhiri
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rendered by Smt.MS
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https://youtu.be/y18nUIOtvlk
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@CRama
Kindly check up the lyrics, translation and rendering and ragams.
and confirm.
Thank you.

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Harikrishnan M in youtube
3 weeks ago (edited)

Lyrics & Meaning
The first stanza in Raagam : Bhageshrri

kaNDu kaNDaNN irikkuM janaNNaLe- kkaNDilennu varuttunnatuM bhavAn
raNDu nAlu dinaM koNDoruttane taNDiletti naTattunnatuM bhavAn
mALika mukaLERiya mannanTe tOLil mARAppaNNAkkunnatum bhavAN
kRSNa kRSNA mukundA janArdanA kRSNa govinda nArAyaNA harE

The second stanza in Raagam : Nadanamakriya

eNNiyeNNi kurayunnitAyussuM maNDi maNDi kkarErunnu mohavuM
ittamOrOnnu cinticcirikkavE cattu pokunnu pAvaM shiva shiva
kRSNa kRSNA mukundA janArdanA kRSNa govinda nArAyaNA harE

The third stanza in Raagam : Shubapantuvarali

kUTiyallA piRakkunna nerattuM kUTiyallA marikkunna nerattum
madhyEyiNNane kANunna nerattu matsarikkunnatendinu nAm vRthA
kRSNa kRSNA mukundA janArdanA kRSNa govinda nArAyaNA harE


Meaning:

People whom we see every day, God makes them disappear one day.

In two or four days, God changes the destiny of a man, and puts him from palace to prison.

A King who is rich and arrogant today, God makes him bear heavy burden the next day!

While you count, your life gets shorter and shorter in a fast pace and we die one day.

We were never together when we were born, and we will never be together when we die. Then why possess jealousy, enemity, etc and waste your life?

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#1555 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Sharing a nice article about Smt.MS concert
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http://srutimag.blogspot.com/2016/01/re ... -debt.html
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In 1976, a few friends interested in classical music started a cultural organization called Rasikapriya in Ernakulam, Kochi. I was the secretary and we arranged for several artists from all over India to come and perform in our sabha. The concerts were mostly held in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Hall in Ernakulam. In 1981 we decided to celebrate Rasikapriya’s fifth anniversary in a grand manner. We came to know that M.S. Subbulakshmi was visiting Anandawadi Asram, Malakara town, near Kottayam, sometime in April. However, by that time MS had stopped accepting sabha concerts, except for the two earlier commitments which she was to honour.

As my uncle S.Y. Krishnaswamy, ICS, was a good friend of T. Sadasivam, I suggested that we make use of his good services to request MS to perform in our sabha on her return from the Asram. The proposal was approved.

So I made a trip to Chennai to meet MS and Sadasivam and was fortunate to get an appointment to meet them. I informed them about our sabha’s activities and the special occasion and requested him to agree for a performance by MS for our sabha’s fifth anniversary. He accepted without hesitation but told me we would have to arrange a few things and explained them to me in detail.

Ramajayam, a student at the Palghat Music Academy, was a talented young man. M.P. Nair, father of eleven children including Ramajayam, was a low paid employee in the local self-government department in Tamil Nadu and could not pay his fees. The compassionate principal of the college approached Sadasivam to help Ramajayam who moved to Chennai. He would play the tambura for MS and she knew that his family’s debt was growing. Nair had lost his job following a debilitating disease. He had pledged his Koduvayur homestead to get a loan of Rs. 4,000 from a co-operative bank in Koduvayur village, near Palghat. The debt had doubled in 15 years.

Sadasivam told me that the collection from the MS concert in our sabha should be used to redeem the debt incurred by Ramajayam’s father more than a decade ago. He also wanted me to visit the bank in Koduvayur on my way back to Kochi and collect the details of the exact amount to be paid till the date of the concert in order to totally clear the family debt. I was happy that things were working out this way and that we could have the concert by MS for our sabha’s fifth anniversary. The date for the concert was fixed for 27 April 1981.

As discussed, on my way back I went to Koduvayur and visited Nair’s house. He took me to the bank and we explained the matter to the manager who arrived at the exact figure including the loan amount and the total interest till the date of the concert. I informed the bank manager that the full payment would be made on the day of the concert by MS at the venue before the concert began. I also invited Nair so that the amount could be given to him. Both agreed to come.

It was a great feeling on 27 April when our invitees – the bank manager, Nair and T. Sadasivam – came on to the dais, and we presented the draft for the collected amount to Sadasivam who in turn handed it over to the bank manager in full settlement of the debt of the Ramajayam family.

S.M. Sivakumar (extreme R) with MS and Radha
We had arranged for MS and Sadasivam to stay in the house of T.L. Viswanatha Iyer, President of Rasikapriya (his wife Rajini is my cousin) in Ernakulam. All the accompanying artists were lodged in Woodlands Hotel. Earlier when I went to receive MS and Sadasivam at the railway station I requested them, with apprehension, to allow us to record the concert. To my pleasant surprise Sadasivam said ‘yes’ and I assured him that it would be only for the sabha’s records.

The concert went on for three hours and 45 minutes before a jam-packed audience which included many from nearby towns. Towards the end MS began to sing Maitreem bhajata, with which she usually ends her concerts, but suddenly stopped after the two words. She sang one more song and took up Maitreem bhajata after that. Later I came to know from her daughter Radha, that Sadasivam had signalled to MS to offer one more song before concluding the concert. That was enough for us to understand that Sadasivam was happy with all our arrangements.

I used to call on MS and Sadasivam whenever I visited Chennai and later was in touch with them after I moved to the metropolis. On every visit, MS and Sadasivam would make my daughter Sangeetha Sivakumar sing for them. They encouraged her and blessed her to sing well.

(The author is an actor, a connoisseur of music and longtime Sruti subscriber)
Posted by Sruti Magazine at Thursday, January 07, 2016 Email ThisBlogThis!

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#1556 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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‘brUhi mukundEti rasanE’ by M S Subbulakshmi
in the Tamil movie Savithiri, 1941 !
https://youtu.be/ZTKtaSQzQ0Q?t=1

Check @ 26.08.
(upto the second charanam only)


Other songs by M S Subbulakshmi in this movie are :-

Maname Kanamum
Aggini Endrariyayo Karpudaya Mangayarai
Deviyai Poojai Seivai
Mangalamum Peruvar
Sollu Kulandaai

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#1557 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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There were about 8 songs in SEVASADHANAM , the first film by Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi . All of them were hits and MS became a super singing star of Tamil Cinema. That was in 1938 and she was 22 then.
Sri.K.Subramanyam, the famous director ( he was the director for Thyagabhoomi-1937- a reformist- Independence movement film, a short novel by Kalki. Papanasam Sivan acted in the film as Sambu Sarma, a Gandhiyan. Smt D.K.PTTAMMAL sang her first film song - a nationalist poem, in the film).
The synopsis of the film story of Sevasdhanam in English and Thamizh are given in
https://sites.google.com/site/rsrshares ... anam-songs

and also some songs .

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#1558 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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#1559 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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@1558
@cienu
A rare treat ....after SEVEN DECADES!
Thank you!

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#1560 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Shyama Sastry kruthi on Goddess Madurai Meenaakshi sung by Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi
https://youtu.be/UcM15J5pCDo
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mayamma yeni ne pilichite
Ahiri
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Lyrics and meaning by Sri.V.Govindan at
http://syamakrishnavaibhavam.blogspot.c ... ahiri.html

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#1561 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Three famous swarajathis of ShyamaSastry sung by Smt.M.S.Subbulakshmi
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Rave Himagiri Kumari-Todi--Swarajathi
https://youtu.be/fra0Tth-jeg
Lyrics and meaning at
http://syamakrishnavaibhavam.blogspot.c ... -giri.html

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Kamakshi Anudinamu-Bhairavi - swarajati -
https://youtu.be/_HtT6-bU7oE

Lyrics and meaning at
http://syamakrishnavaibhavam.blogspot.c ... inamu.html
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Kamakshi Ni Pada -YadukulaKambodhi- - swarajati-
https://youtu.be/3T30BqTAwVM
(sankar rajasekaran upload)
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Lyrics and meaning by at
http://syamakrishnavaibhavam.blogspot.c ... -pada.html

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#1562 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Devi Brova- MS SUBBULAKSHMI-Chintamani

https://youtu.be/hphWhnJiE-E

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#1563 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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Great eventful concerts are getting uploaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tawluRv0N3w

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#1564 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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An upload of a concert by SmtMS.Subbulakshmi in Thamizh Isai sangam.-1968
A great upload by Sri.Raju Asokan.

he has given details about the songs ( most of them in Thamizh) and ragam information and lyricist also


https://youtu.be/VZ9P9Tap_jU
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@CRama
speaks very highly of the Todi song rendered by Smt.MS in that concert. at 1968.
Having difficulty in copy/paste from mail. Will try and add his appreciation soon.

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#1565 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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I have posted the review of the above concert under Concert Reviews. Please see.

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#1566 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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ref:1565
viewtopic.php?p=366648#p366648
for concert review by @CRama

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#1567 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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M.S.Amma Photos was noticed in a recent movie:-

Just a thought to share something that I felt very happy (A moment for a rasika especially a die hard rasika when coming across the celebrity person in real or in photo or somewhere pass-by). Such was a moment. I was watching this movie "Soorarai Pottru", am not sure what was the coincidence or the reason of usage in the movie, but there was a scene in a Udipi hotel in 2000s and the entire two minute scene focused on the camera angle where we can see photos of M.S.Amma on the walls of the hotel in a huge frame. One was where Amma plays her veena and the other where she was on the stage during UN Concert. Regardless of the critics (should/should not be) a moment for a die hard fan (me) to live that moment pausing the video and having a joyful tears to see her on screen in an unexpected moment. Did anyone else noticed too?

Note:- Not sure if I could share this here. If not appropriate admin could feel free to delete this post.

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#1568 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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For a collection of songs from the 78rpm era, go to
https://shankarkrish.blog/carnatic-voca ... gs-part-2/

Scroll down and check out the 78rpm recordings by a young MSS followed by the mature MSS.

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#1569 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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@shanks
Wonderful post.
Would it be possible for you to kindly split the collection of DKP and MSS?
You can add the tamil songs thus split, in the 'we need more tamil songs' thread in general discussion. It is mostly for 78 rpm records .
You are invited to have a look at
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2mssubbulakshmi

and

https://sites.google.com/site/dkpattammalsongs

Congrats!
Last edited by RSR on 18 Nov 2020, 10:23, edited 1 time in total.

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#1570 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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@shanks
Wonderful post.
Would it be possible for you to kindly split the collection of DKP and MSS?
You can add the tamil songs thus split, in the 'we need more tamil songs' thread in general discussion. It is mostly for 78 rpm records .
You are invited to have a look at
https://sites.google.com/site/homage2mssubbulakshmi

and

https://sites.google.com/site/dkpttammalsongs

Congrats!


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#1572 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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@Cienu Dear Cienu,
I my association with the Parvathi blog I used to upload at Archive.org. I have discovered that they use a compression and storage technique that reduces audio quality noticeably.

I request you to use some other cloud portal. I strongly recommend either Youtube or SoundCloud. Both allow for very high quality uploads. Facebook does not allow for audio uploads but as we would in Youtube you can convert the audio into a video format and share via Facebook also.

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#1573 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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RSR wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 10:21 @shanks
Wonderful post.
Would it be possible for you to kindly split the collection of DKP and MSS?
You can add the tamil songs thus split, in the 'we need more tamil songs' thread in general discussion. It is mostly for 78 rpm records .
Congrats!
They appear to be a single track, but are actually individual tracks. They are on archive.org FYI.
In any case, I have them as independent tracks - I can drop them in Google drive and share it with you.

Shankar

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#1574 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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p-1573
@shank
Thank you. Just now, very hardpressed for time. In a weeks time, I will go through the great list of records and let you know how we can share them with rasikas here. Not only MS and DKP but others like Chembai ,MMI, and Musiri.
Thank you for the response.

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#1575 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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cienu wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 21:47 Some old recordings which I wish to share
In first pass i felt why is the great ms amma recording that is compressed and speeded just like a talkie movies from early 1930s being uploaded. Oh No Cienu i thought

But in second pass i felt ms amma is singing as brilliantly and open throated like say SG Kittappa , What a throw and fidelity with such sparkling brighas.

I am wondering if the mrudanga player played the dholak instead of mrudangam. I wish her later stock accompanist like TK Murthy played along with say VVS in this recording.

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#1576 Re: M.S. Subbulakshmi

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p-1568
@shanks
Dear Shankar,
I visited your wonderful blog last night. Yet to explore it fully.

A few requests.
1) In this section, there are threads meant for almost all the musicians whose 78 rpm records you are sharing.
I think, you have already grouped them and given the song titles . May I request you to post the link to the group of records in the thread for the respective musician? For example, DKP, MMI, MLV, CHEMBAI, MKT, MVI, and Dandapani Desikar? Needs much less work on your part. Just copy and paste the songs and links as they are in your blog post.

2) If this is part-2, what is the link for part-1, please?

3) May I suggest that your home page gives links to all your posts as an index? That would make it easier to reach individual posts.

4) I want to add my appreciation and follow your posts. Kindly give gmail option.

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