‘The Jungle Song’: A part of virtual school play in times of corona.

‘The Jungle Song’ arrangement by Ashmi and Avanti Kshirsagar. All credit goes to the original hindi poem written by Ramanuj Tripathi and composition by Vikas Bhave. This song is a part of a skit presentation done by the twins’ school. The whole programme was streamed live and was presented by more than 200 kids of class 3. This is the song presented by the twins.

Guitar/rhythm: Ashmi Kshirsagar (Electric guitar)

Drums: Avanti Kshirsagar (Alesis TurboMeshKit)

Vocals: Ashmi and Avanti

Special thanks to: Boiha Glaz Fanai (Music teacher & Owner, Glaz Music Academy, Pune) for All the guidance and help.

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Exploring the Goan Cultural Significance of the famous Konkani lullaby – ‘Dhol Mujhea Bai’

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

‘Dhol Mujea Bai’ / धोल मुझ्या बाय is an evergreen and beloved konkani lullaby, which every Goan grew up listening. First released in 1966 from the movie ‘NIRMON’. Originally sang by Shalini Mardolkar, Lyrics by C. Alvares and Music Frank Fernand. In this article I have tried to explore the cultural significance of this song and the movie.

The Konakani movie ‘Nirmon (1966)’ was Frank Fernand’s second production. It had story and direction of A. Salam and music by Frank Fernand himself, dialogues by C. Alvares, screenplay and editing by R. V. Shirkhande. The film stars Shalini Mardolkar, C. Alvares, Anthony D’Sa, Jacint Vaz, Antonette Mendes, Ophelia, Jack Souza Ferrao and J. P. Souzalin.  The film won two National Awards. C. Alvares (Celestino Alvares), known as the “King of Duets” received the award for best actor. This film won the Certificate of Merit for regional films at the 13th National Film Awards, the first of its kind for Konkani. Nirmonn is based on Lord Tennyson’s character from the 1864 poem Enoch Arden. It follows a story of a, destitute woman with three children, who after believing that her husband has passed away is forced to marry a wealthy male she dislikes.

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VANDE MATARAM | Guitar & Drums | National song of India|@Raising Twins Blog

Vande Mataram’ (वन्दे मातरम) played by 7 year old twins Ashmi and Avanti Kshirsagar on the occasion of India’s Independence day (15th August).

Guitar/rhythm: Ashmi Kshirsagar

Drums: Avanti Kshirsagar

Background score: Boiha Glaz Fanai (Music teacher & Owner, Glaz Music Academy, Pune)

Audio Recorded at: Glaz Music Academy Video Recorded at Home 🙂



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BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS | Green Day | American Idiot|Ashmi & Avanti Kshirsagar | @Raising Twins Blog

“Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day from album ‘American Idiot’ Arrangement by Ashmi & Avanti

*Original voice all credit to the Official Green day Band (Vocals extracted)

Guitar/rhythm: Ashmi Kshirsagar (Acoustic Guitar with (Zoom G4X effects with acoustic guitars / electric guitar)

Drums: Avanti Kshirsagar (Alesis TurboMeshKit)

Intro Guitar: Tushar Kshirsagar (on Zoom G4X) Audio

Recorded at: Glaz Music Academy Special thanks to: Boiha Glaz Fanai (Music teacher & Owner, Glaz Music Academy, Pune) for All the guidance and help.

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST | Queen | Rock & Pop | Avanti Kshirsagar | @Raising Twins Blog

Drum cover of a classic ‘Another bites the dust’ by Queen played by Avanti Kshirsagar on electronic Drums. Please use headphones for better sound quality.

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GOLD LION | Yeah yeah yeahs | Rock & Pop | Avanti Kshirsagar

Drum cover of Gold Lion by the ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs’ – Trinity Initial Drums play by Avanti Kshirsagar on electronic Drums. Please use headphones for better sound quality.

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YELLOW | Coldplay | COVER by Ashmi & Avanti Kshirsagar | @Raising Twins Blog

YELLOW by ‘Coldplay’ cover played by the twins. Ashmi on Guitar and Avanti on drums. Please use headphones for better sound quality.

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Art Appreciation: Akbar Padmasee’s Metascapes

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

“…colours expand and contract, colours travel on the surface of the static painting… colour trajectory is strategy… A colourist needs to master the art of silencing some colours, so as to render others eloquent.” – Akbar Padmasee

Akbar Padamsee, India Myth and Reality, Aspects of Modern Indian Art, Oxford, 1982, p. 17

My twins who are 2nd graders now, have this interesting chapter in their art book called ‘Splish-splash’. This chapter explores different textures and colour combinations. There is also this interesting concept where they are asked to imagine a topsy-turvy world; a world with jumbled up colours. How does it make you feel? It is a very fascinating way to expose the children to think ‘out of the box’, to make them understand an impressionist’s view of the world. How an object is seen through a different perspective by an artist.

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FROZEN 2 I “Show Yourself” I Home Video I 6 year-old Ashmi Kshirsagar

“Show Yourself”! Frozen 2 Elsa Song (Cover) by Ashmi Kshirsagar! This a home video done without any sound editing or voice training. Video made at home during Christmas break.

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FROZEN 2 I “Into The unknown” I Home Video I 6 year-old Avanti Kshirsagar

“Into the Unknown”! Frozen 2 Elsa Song (Cover) by Avanti Kshirsagar! This a home video done without any sound editing or voice training. Video made at home during Christmas break.
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