Mehfil completes 4 years!

Today I'm ecstatic as my blog turns four. I can't believe it's been four years and this is my 165th post. Quite an achievement for me. Before I begin today's post, let me extend my gratitude to my family, including my eight year old daughter and my sister, Anagha. All of them help me directly …

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 …

Chhoti Chhoti Baatein (1965)

Last month I was fully busy with the Anil Biswas series and during the research, I came across the film. Motilal and Nadira are always acclaimed for their natural and effortless performances. I was very curious about the film and Anil da's melodious songs were icing on the cake. I of course liked the film. …

Anil Biswas – the concluding post

Today I'm presenting the fourth and the last part of the series. Till now we visited the glorious years of his career. He was very busy in the early part of the 1950s. But after 1955, he didn't get much work. But he was composing for Hindi films even in the 60s. But the period …

(Part I) Anil Biswas – The Maestro

(Remembering Anil Biswas on his 17th Death Anniversary) My posts are based on Marathi translation of Anil Biswas's biography by Sharad Dutt, 'Ritu Aaye Ritu Jaye'. The book was suggested to me by blog reader Dr Ravindra Shrikhande. He himself is a big fan of Anil da's music. He requested me to come up with …

Remembering Talat Mahmood

I was thinking about a post on Talat Mahmood songs for a long time. The singer was crowned as a King of Ghazals, with a number of soulful ghazals, both film and non film, to his credit. His expressive voice with its characteristic quiver was actually very apt for such songs. Though he has sung …

Mehfil celebrates ‘First Anniversary’

Today my blog completes one year. It is something like my kid’s first birthday, and I could publish around 30+ posts (This is 36th) till now, it feels unbelievable. It's like a dream come true !!!! OMG my own blog!!! But I hope I have maintained a standard! I never thought I would be able …

A Story of Broken Dreams

Everybody dreams. Every person chases the dream! My dream was to start a blog of my own. With the help of seniors in this field (mainly Madhulika Liddle from dusted off) who guided me, I finally gathered up my courage to begin. Though dreams are the visions we see or experience during sleep, the word …