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Morning Raga


Rāga (Sanskrit, lit. “colour” or “mood”; or rāgam in Carnatic music) refers to melodic modes used in Indian classical music. It is a series of five or more musical notes upon which a melody is made. In the Indian musical tradition, rāgas are associated with different times of the day, or with seasons. Morning ragas are usually sung to wake the Gods. Some of the morning rāgas include Bhupala, Bauli, Desakshi, Bilahari and Dhanyasi.

Till last few months, these rāgas were the ones that donned the morning hours of many households in South India. But over the past few months, there are a few new rāgas that have made into the top list of rāgas that are to being heard in the morning hours. The rāgas in the order of popularity are listed below.

  1. Pink Slips / Lay offs
  2. Cost Cutting
  3. Recession
  4. Satyam scam
  5. Inflation

There are also some channels that serve these rāgas to us all through the day and some even act as a lullaby to us.

Recently there have been a set of new rock bands that have broken into the top 10 singles countdown. These include

  • “When will my salary be paid …” – Rock Bench
  • “Is my job safe …” – Management Mantra
  • “We are hiring …” – HR Park
  • “We are mobilizing funds … ” – Satyam screamers
  • “Rate Cuts and Rate Cuts …” – Reserve Ban(k)gers
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