Ghulam Mohammad – A Tribute

A couple of years back, I published a post based on Ghulam Mohammad's rarely heard songs. I promised to come back with his popular songs. It's actually unconventional to talk first about the rarely heard songs, then of popular songs. But I did. And then I couldn't come up with the next post. But better …

(Part 5) Lata with Forgotten / Lesser Known Composers

I was thinking of the fifth part as the last part of the series. But interestingly enough, I still have a list of composers. So I can't call today's part as the last part. But I'll wait for a while and think about the next part later. We are taking an overview of Lata's journey …

The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – II

Last week, we had a look at Kaifi's songs with three of the composers, those could be said to have a long and successful association with him. But he has worked with nearly all the composers, right from S D Burman, with whom he started the Hindi film career, to Ghulam Mohammad, to Laxmikant Pyarelal. …

Hindi Songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’

I was thinking about this post for a long time. It slipped my mind for a while, until I came across its rough write up last week. This post is a nostalgia for my father's generation, who used to listen to a program called, 'अनोखे बोलवाले गीत' on Radio Ceylon. The songs played in that …

My Favourites by Shakeel Badayuni

I was reading about the Filmfare Awards last week, when I came across interesting information about the Hat-tricks in Filmfare Awards. That made me think of Shakeel Badayuni and his 102nd birthday in August. He was the only lyricist from that era to achieve a Hat-trick at the Filmfare Awards. Of course I will detail …

Songs of ‘Tanhai’

Feeling lonely is a prominent problem in 21st century. Though we are well connected with even our distant relatives via social media and messaging services, actually we tend to ignore our home. It's a horrible site to watch four people sitting in a room, all online, but absolutely no verbal communication. But such scenario is …