Kaif Irfani – A Forgotten name

The situation today is really very challenging, more so for we, doctors. We are continuously working under stressful situations, and we are taking our duties very sincerely and caring for the patients. We doctors work continuously for 6 hours in a PPE kit wearing N 95 masks. We are supposed to take every possible precaution …

Remembering Indeevar – II

(Celebrating 150th post on the blog) Last month I presented a song list covering lndeevar's association with major composers. Indeevar had a long, successful and most popular association with Kalyanji Anandji. As there are many songs to consider, I proposed to have a separate dedicated post in the honour. Kalyanji Veerji Shah, the elder brother …

Remembering Indeevar – I

It's been more than one and half years since I published a post on a lyricist. So I was very keen about this one. Though general music lovers don't care much for a lyricist, my opinion is that he/she forms an important and integral part of the process and should be given due credit. Today's …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – II

Last week, we had a look at Kaifi's songs with three of the composers, those could be said to have a long and successful association with him. But he has worked with nearly all the composers, right from S D Burman, with whom he started the Hindi film career, to Ghulam Mohammad, to Laxmikant Pyarelal. …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – I

This year, we have a number of birth centenaries, Shamshad Begum was one, the other one is Kaifi Azmi. And as with Shamshad, his exact date of birth is also not known. But we find mention of 14th January 1919. So it was difficult to celebrate birth centenary, but I thought, at least we have …

Remembering Kedar Sharma

(A tribute to Kedar Sharma, on his 20th Death Anniversary) Kedar Sharma or Kidar Sharma (as he was popularly known) was a well known film producer and director, who has a number of films to his credit. He was the one, who gave break to famous names of Hindi cinema. The names include Raj Kapoor, …

Bharat Vyas – The Prolific Lyricist – III

We have reached the third & the final part of the series (Did I hear a sigh of relief?) It was a wonderful experience going through the career of legendary lyricist, Pandit Bharat Vyas. It was very unfortunate and total injustice to remember him or label him for mythological or historical films only. He has …