1952 – Lata Mangeshkar

Let's continue with the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs. Last month, for the 5th anniversary post, I compiled my favourite semi classical songs by Lata Mangeshkar. And I didn't publish the yearly review. Today we will have a look at her career in the year 1952 and listen to my favourites. In the year …

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 …

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 …

1949 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month when I started the yearly review of Lata Mangeshkar's songs, I was welcomed and adored by the readers. In addition to the comments on the post, some of the readers sent their responses on e-mail too. I'm thankful to all of them for their encouragement and good wishes. I was aware of the …

1948 – Lata Mangeshkar

Last month I started the series based on a yearly review of Hindi film songs by Lata Mangeshkar. Last post wasn't a planned one and featured her first Hindi film songs as a playback singer. As a result, I missed Lata's first duet with Rafi, Chal Ho Gayi Taiyar, which was for the film, Shadi …

Yeh Kaisi Ajab Dastan Ho Gayi – Remembering Suraiya

Suraiya, the queen nightingale of Hindi cinema, was a charmingly beautiful lady and an excellent singer of her times. Her fans were used to waiting for hours just to catch her glimpse, near her home at Krishna Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai. Her stardom and huge fan following made her the highest paid actress in her …

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 …

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