तेरा नाम लिया……

200th post on the blog It's a big achievement for me to present my 200th post on the blog and I am proud to achieve this landmark. I thank the readers and of course my family for their constant support and encouragement. And to celebrate the occasion I'm going to present a song list based …

(Part 7) Boat Songs

So far I've covered boat songs under various categories. But there were songs which were kept aside as 'not fitting' into any particular category. I tried to sort that list into subcategories to present for today's post. I want to call it atypical boat songs or Miscellaneous Boat Songs Some of the songs were also …

Remembering Zohrabai Ambalewali

A post on Zohrabai Ambalewali's song was on my wish-list for a couple years now. But last year I missed the opportunity, and was very keen to grab it this year. I had thought of today's date, when I found another date mentioned as her death anniversary. A date that was already passed. I let …

(Part 3) Lata – Non Film Songs

I welcome readers to the third part of the series. Previous part of the series covered Lata Mangeshkar's non-film songs (NFS) till 1975. Her NFS continued at full pace though her film songs were going on as usual. In today's post, I'll cover a period of 20 years, till 1995. If we take a look …

Remembering Faruq Kaiser

Lyricists form an integral part of a song, though they are also the most neglected angle of a song. A general music listener hardly cares for the lyricist, the major attractions being the singer and the tune. This is true for the old Hindi songs as well though majority of the songs had meaningful and …

(Part 3) Boat Songs

Continuing the boat series ahead, let me present today my next subset. Since the beginning of the series, I came across songs sung by boatmen. So far all the songs in the initial couple of parts were sung by the passengers on a boat. I strictly avoided songs sung by boatmen. Finally I am here …

‘Not Quite Usual’ Songs

Before you get confused with the title, let me explain what I mean by a 'usual song'. In a song picturised on two characters, both receive a separate singer's playback and if a character sings alone, only one singer sings it. For the majority of the songs, this rule is followed. But for a few …

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