‘Twinkling Stars’ in Hindi Film Songs

Oh! I'm not posting nursery rhymes this time. Last week while I was strolling in the evening, my four year old daughter pointed towards the sky and said 'Look at that!' We looked up in surprise, to find a bright little shining star emerging out of the clouds. My daughter was delighted to find something …

The ‘Bedardi’ Songs

I am in habit of making a list of songs with a particular word in it. I've so far created lists of songs that have a certain word or phrase. Today I'm presenting a list having word 'Bedardi'. It means a heartless and cruel person, unaware that his actions could be agonizing to others and …

Songs Picturised in a Recording Studio

A few months back, while I was preparing my post 'My Favourite Eye songs', I came across a song that was picturised as a Radio song. By that I mean it was shown as being aired on a transistor. I got interested ( I mentioned so in the post that time as well) and looked for similar songs. That's when I discovered that majority of those songs are picturised in a radio station's recording studio. That brought me back to my original theme of Recording studio Songs. Further I gathered interesting bits of information about the recording studios and history of song recording in India.

Romantic Songs by Sahir

Whenever I think of Sahir, I remember his poignant social songs about women exploitation, corruption, hypocrisy and sufferings in the society, especially, the songs close to a woman's heart (I instantly remember, Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua). Many of his songs were actually from his book, Talkhiyan. Those were taken up as a film …

Songs in the praise of Nature

Mother Nature is an integral part of our day to day life. We can not survive without it. The rains, the cool breeze, colourful and fragrant flowers, beautiful butterflies, the moon, the twinkling stars, the twilight and so on........................................ Kalidas and other Sanskrit poets were heavily influenced by nature. Kalidas,in his epic 'Meghdoot' portrays heavenly …

Happy Birthday Suman Ji!

Today I am extremely happy to present this article about my favourite playback singer 'Suman Kalyanpur' on her 81st birthday. I was waiting for this opportunity since I started my blog. The word Suman means Flower and the fragrance of her songs always lingers around us! Suman Hemady was born on 28th January 1937. Her …

Lata sings for Chitragupt

In my post on music director Chitragupt in November, I mentioned about his charismatic and majestic musical association with Lata Mangeshkar. The duo has created wonderful master pieces in a magical way. The list of Lata's solos with Chitragupt is endless and for me, the gems are among the sweetest songs of Lata Mangeshkar. Today …

My Favourite Lullaby Songs

Lullaby songs always form a significant & popular part of Hindi film songs. I think, one of the first popular lullby songs from a Hindi movie is 'So Ja Rajkumari So Ja' sung by K L Saigal from Zindagi-1940 (Music by Pankaj Malik). The song is still considered to be an ultimate lori by old …