Why has Bollywood music lost its melody these days?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Think of all the melody songs in Bollywood. Now think of the way they were picturised. What do you see? Scenic locales. Two people in love. Or somebody pining for a loved one. Dreams. And so on. Well, cinema was inspired by actual society back then. It was an exaggerated…

Have you ever had an “Out of a movie” moment?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I think I did. And it was right out of a Bollywood flick 😀 At least that’s what I felt it to be 🙂 This happened during my first year of college. I had just joined for my engineering degree program at a very prestigious college in Tamil Nadu, India….

What Hindi song(s) gives you goosebumps or makes you cry?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. For a song to give me goosebumps, it has to have lyrics that hit me right in the feels. There are only a handful of those… Maa… – Taare Zameen Par Jab koi baat bigad jaaye… – Jurm Aye ajnabi… – Dil Se Tu hi…

Which are thought- provoking songs?

This is less about great thoughts like “media makes us dumb”. It’s about songs that leave your wondering as they finished- the meaning of life, why we suffer or why we must take a dump daily. Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: So many songs have come and gone. There’s this one song that still hits…

What is the best sensation you’ve ever had?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I’ve had a few 😀 And I’ll share them here. The first time I went on a ropeway I was around 19 then we were at Malampuzha Dam in Palakkad. The picture I’ve shared is of the ropeway at Malampuzha. The ropeway moved over the river and the park several…

What songs from 2000-2016 will become classics and be listened to far into the future? (let’s say 30 years from now)?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: I guess all Keralites would vote for the songs of ‘Premam’(2015) 😀 All the songs were enormous hits and have the potential to become all-time classics…particularly ‘Malarey…’ And then you have some other melodies like ‘Kalabham tharaam…’ from ‘Vadakkumnathan’(2006) There is also ‘Kolakkuzhal vili ketto…’(2007) from ‘Nivedyam’ The song ‘Picha vecha…

Who are the most beautiful female singers from around the world?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: There was a time when it was hard to find a beautiful face and a beautiful voice go hand-in-hand. But now, there are so many drop-dead-gorgeous singers. In no particular order, here are my favorites along with my favorite songs sung by them… Kanika Kapoor Favorite song…   Ariana Grande Favorite…

What is the best environment for long, effective reading?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal Thank you for the A2A. I know my answer might be quite different from many of the answers on here. For me, personally, a comfortable place with constant rhythmic sound in the background is like the best environment for long, effective reading. I have no clue as to why it is…