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 …

Hindi songs with Tonga (Ghoda Gadi) beats

Maharashtra state is experiencing the second wave of covid. Tension is building up and once again we find ourselves in need of a stress buster. While I had tribute posts for a few weeks, I was not in a mood for another. While I was churning these thoughts in mind, I absentmindedly opened the music …

(Part 3) Female Dance Duets

(The Stage Performances) Before I start today's post, I want to thank you all for encouraging me with your kind words of appreciation. There have been suggestions about the future parts as well. I'm working on it. I just want to state my perception of the title of the post. For me it includes the …

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 …

(Part – I) Remembering the Mesmerizing Voice – Amirbai Karnataki

I was waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Last year I happened to miss her death anniversary. So I was keen this year. What should I say about Amirbai's voice! I was totally enchanted with her voice, when I started collecting and listening to her songs. Her voice was conventionally as per requirement …

C Ramchandra – The 50s (Part II)

Celebrating the 100th post on my blog. Today I'm presenting the fourth part of 'C Ramchandra' series. I will highlight his films from 1956- 1960. In comparison to the previous half of the decade, where he had thirty films to his credit, the last half had only sixteen. The percentage of hit songs or popular …

C Ramchandra – The 1940s

(C Ramchandra : 12th January 1918 to 5th January 1982) Welcome to the second part of the series. It's his 37th Death Anniversary today and he surely deserves to be remembered. In today's post, let's take a look at the early years and the first decade of his career, the 1940s. Born on 12th January …