On a musical high

On a musical high

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Amir Khan’s movie Taare Zameen Par changed life for Moloy Ghosh, a patient of dysgraphia that affects the capacity to read words in spite of having normal intelligence.

Recorded: Moloy Ghosh with his wife Chandrani.And though he suffers from this learning disability, Moloy, an engineer and an MBA and now a resident of Indirapuram never lost his love for music. The movie inspired him so much that after watching it, he decided to start afresh and explore new employment opportunities through his first love -- music.

Moloy, a dedicated music lover is trained in Rabindra Sangeet with a sangeet visharad (senior diploma), was not ready to give up. He started converting old LPs into CDs and gave them a new lease of life. “The most important development that has happened this year is that apart from audio CD, customers now also opt for digitised collections from me that are economical and also saves a lot of shelf space,” Moloy informs.

He adds, “Songs by legendary artistes like Krishna Chatterjee and Noor Jehan need to be revived as they are lost somewhere and it also means we are losing our heritage and culture.”

The rates for cassette conversion in pen drives start as low as Rs 3 per minute of recording, provided all the tracks for cassettes are mentioned, whereas converting Indian LPs into CDs costs Rs 300 and for international LPs the cost is Rs 350.

Moloy says, “Apart from individual customers, I am trying to focus on archives of gramophone records/audio cassettes from various institutions all over the country. This includes leading music schools and various institutes for the blind who would like to digitise their private cassette collections.”

To pursue this dream of recapturing the olden days, Moloy got help from his wife, Chandrani who is also a classical singer. “We both love doing this as we are music students. She is an MA in classical music and we both share the same passion, dedication and love for music,” says Moloy who started this business in 2009.

“When I started this business, I had no money and I used to stick banners on walls in Chittaranjan Park area where I could attract Bengali classical music lovers,” says Moloy.
He adds, “I also remix the songs according to the new market trend and taste and even clean their sounds and music according to their musical instruments.”

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