Hindi songs featuring Umbrella

Last monsoon, I had a song list with songs picturised in the rain. This time around, I thought something a bit different for monsoon, and anyway, it's too late for a rain song list ! But what exactly would be that 'different' thing? I let it simmer at the back of my mind. Then one …

Remembering Poet & Lyricist ‘Jan Nisar Akhtar’

Jan Nisar Akhtar is an important name in the history of Golden era of Hindi film music. As usual, many of his songs were popular that time, but people neither had an easy access (except while watching the movie) to the name of the lyricist, nor were they interested. No doubt, the final presentation of …

Hindi Songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’

I was thinking about this post for a long time. It slipped my mind for a while, until I came across its rough write up last week. This post is a nostalgia for my father's generation, who used to listen to a program called, 'अनोखे बोलवाले गीत' on Radio Ceylon. The songs played in that …

My Favourites by Shakeel Badayuni

I was reading about the Filmfare Awards last week, when I came across interesting information about the Hat-tricks in Filmfare Awards. That made me think of Shakeel Badayuni and his 102nd birthday in August. He was the only lyricist from that era to achieve a Hat-trick at the Filmfare Awards. Of course I will detail …