(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 …

(Part 2) Lata – Non Film Songs

Welcome to the second part of the series dedicated to non-film songs (NFS) by Lata Mangeshkar. Last part had songs till 1965. Today I will take up the next 10 years, up to 1975. It was a sort of an era of transition. Shankar Jaikishan were slowly losing their magic, Kalyanji Anandji had few hits …

‘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 …

Remembering Bulo C Rani

There are a few music composers of Hindi cinema, who never made it to the first rung. The reasons would have been many. But some of the composers were really unfortunate. In spite of having talent, they couldn’t make a mark of their own. Perhaps the era which they were composing in, already had popular …

Kaif Irfani – A Forgotten name

The situation today is really very challenging, more so for we, doctors. We are continuously working under stressful situations, and we are taking our duties very sincerely and caring for the patients. We doctors work continuously for 6 hours in a PPE kit wearing N 95 masks. We are supposed to take every possible precaution …

Triad of Singers

Let me first explain my idea behind the title Triad of Singers. Usually a single playback singer sings all the songs for a particular character in a movie. There are instances where a couple of singers lent their voices for a single actor or actress. This is relatively common and usually doesn't evoke an interest …

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 …

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