Ek Din Hum Ko Yaad Karoge – Remembering Raja Mehdi Ali Khan

Earlier this month, I published a post on a rarely remembered lyricist, Asad Bhopali. I was planning a post on Raja Mehdi Ali Khan for a long time. Last year I'd planned it, but at the last moment I cancelled the plan and instead went for duets of Rafi and Geeta Dutt. So I was …

Mehfil celebrates 5th Anniversary!

Today the blog completes five years and I'm on cloud nine. For the last couple of years, with the pandemic roaring around, it was difficult to celebrate. But now our lives are getting back to normal by and large, the tourist places and cinema halls are overflowing with visitors, I think now I am in …

Jana Pehchana Sa Ajanabee

(Remembering lyricist, Asad Bhopali on his 101st Birthday) There were a few lyricists in Hindi films who penned popular and meaningful songs for a few decades, yet unfortunately couldn't get their due. Asad Bhopali was one of them. His career spanning over four decades saw him writing songs for various composers, and a few of …

1951 – Lata Mangeshkar

It was a wonderful journey going through the early years of Lata Mangeshkar's career so far. 1947 to 1950 was a delightful experience. I was a bit nervous as I approached the 50s for the first time. For the year 1951, there were around 225 songs for 49 films to consider in total. It included …

Remembering a Genius…..

There was a genius composer who composed around 100 songs for Hindi films. Unfortunately he could compose for 16 films only in his career. He could have achieved grand success and reached the heights of popularity in no time. But that wasn't to be. He was a short tempered, outspoken and boastful person. He never …

O Nigahen Mastana – Remembering Nutan

I was planning a post on Nutan's songs for a couple of years. But wasn't able to actually get around writing it. This year I was waiting for her Birthday to publish my post. And today let's celebrate it. Image Courtesy - Conversations Over Chai Nutan was known for her natural acting and fabulous facial …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

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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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