Afsana Likh Rahi Hoon – Remembering Umadevi

I wanted to dedicate a post to Umadevi for a long time. But I am not so organized when it comes to the tribute posts. All of you must have noticed I always regret missing the birthday centenary years of the stalwarts of HFM. That's because I just do the post that comes to my …

Songs Addressed to Animals / Birds

As a blogger, I always keep on thinking of novel ideas for the posts. Such themes tend to be fresh and appeal to the readers. I hope I can fit today's theme in the category of novel themes. The idea of the post suddenly spurted in my mind. Though I was preparing for another post, …

(Part – 1 ) The Bicycle Saga

Last year in June I dedicated the entire month to the songs picturised on a train. I divided it into several parts as per my criteria and presented five parts. The series was well received. After that I published songs with Tonga rhythm and songs picturised on a Bullock cart. These posts were also welcomed …

1954 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar songs, I today present my favourites from the year 1954. Lata Mangeshkar was already ruling the recording rooms of all the major composers of Hindi cinema. She was the Queen of melody and all the composers were in awe of her voice. She was the favourite with the …

Special Duets

Last August Dustedoff published a post, 'Impossible duets'. In those songs the couple was far apart, not together physically. She compiled a song list 'in which the two characters shown singing the song are nowhere close enough for them to logically be able to sing a song together'. I have borrowed her own words here. …

Big B turns 80

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most popular actors of Bollywood. He came into limelight as an angry young man in Zanjeer in 1973 and maintained the image for a couple of decades. He started with the K A Abbas directed 'Saat Hindustani' in 1969 and subsequently featured in Reshma Aur Shera which was directed …

1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Continuing the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, let's celebrate today Lata Mangeshkar's 92nd birthday by revisiting a few of my favorite songs sung by her in the year 1953. She sang about 190+ songs in total from 45 films, with around 150 solos and around 40+ other songs including duets (34 with male singers …

My Favourite ‘Quartets & More’

I published the list of my favorite 'Trios' from Hindi films in March this year and was wishing to post 'Quartets and more' in April. But I got busy with other posts and it skipped my attention completely. When I was searching for incomplete posts in my folder, I found it. As I always say, …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

Trivia

The spice of life

Evergreen Indian film music

Great film music and great music directors

Conversations Over Chai

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

Songs Of Yore

A Journey Through Golden Era Of Hindi Film Music

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