It does not matter whether it reminds you of the Green Channel or Oscar Wilde; you are equally welcome.
The blogger is not someone who can share his expertise because he has very little–about the subjects that he touches on in this blog: music, literature, culture, society…of India. It is just a labor of love. Nothing to Declare, in essence means, nothing much to preach, teach, educate.
It is a labor of love, with the blogger’s daytime profession, research influencing the writing style heavily, and in some cases, even the angle of the topic. Unlike his other blog, shyamanuja.in, where he does offer his opinion in many posts, here the effort is to keep away from offering an opinion, though sometimes, a thin line divides analysis and opinion.
The choice of topics have one common thread. They are all about people, work, happenings, aspects which have not been celebrated enough, even though they are – and here comes the opinion bias – among the best and finest. It is not that Ravi as a music composer is particularly lesser-known, even though he may have been underrated. But what has been highlighted is one of the least known aspects of his composition, as a possible explanation to a specific observation. Similarly, some of the work – such as Rangabati and Man Dole – are among the most popular in their genre. What has been highlighted here are the lesser known aspects of people behind them.
This is not a blog that will educate or enlighten you. If it just informs you about a small aspect/piece of information, love’s labor wouldn’t be lost