It was on June 13th 1997 that "Ragakairali", my ragam-wise
listing of Malaylam flm songs, went online for the first
time. That makes today the 10th anniversary of it coming
into existence in cyberspace. Here is the URL for the
Ragakairali is the first URL of its kind. Since then many
music portals and TV shows have started dealing with
raga-based film songs. Identifying ragas of film songs have
become a big hobby among serious music lovers. I have to
say that its not as easy as identifying the raga of a
classical music composition (Film music directors tone-down
the raga signatures a lot for mass appeal). But its definitly
an interesting puzzle to solve!
I take this opportunity to thank so many people who wrote
encouraging e-mails, identified ragas of songs that I
missed and also pointed out mistakes in the listings.
Please keep on contributing...