Tumhari Qasam Tum Bahot Yaad Aaye – Remembering Minoo Mumtaz

I had just uploaded my post on Lata's non film songs, when I was hit by the news of the sad demise of yet another favourite dancer actress of old Hindi cinema. Her dance numbers have always enchanted me. Her vivacious presence on the silver screen is a reason enough to smile. Dancer, actress Minoo …

(Part 4) Female Dance Duets

(Public performances other than stage dances) Welcome to the fourth part of the series of Female Dance Duets. I've enjoyed finding out about dances at the Royal Court, Mujra duets and dance duets presented as a stage performance. Throughout the series, some of you have suggested some songs, or more situations and scenarios. AKji from …

(Part II) – Remembering Mubarak Begum

Welcome all the readers to the second and the final part of the series. I started the series on Mubarak Begum's 4th death anniversary, and the part focused on the solos. Today's part focuses on the duets or trios by Mubarak Begum. Her first duet was with Lata Mangeshkar for the film, Aaiye (1949). Lata …

(Part 1) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

Today let's celebrate Lata Mangeshkar's 90th Birthday! I was struggling with the topic. Her musical life has so many aspects,I didn't know what to do. I had thought of her associations with popular composers. It certainly was a good idea but I wanted to do something different and suddenly there it was, her association with …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

Trivia

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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