It’s Time To Clap!

No no, it's not the blog's anniversary! But something interesting! A few years back I really enjoyed my post 'Hindi songs with whistling'. It was one of my favourite posts. I had a second part as well to fit my 90s series. In the beginning of this month, a fellow blogger, Anitaji on her blog, …

Geeta Dutt sings for Chitragupt

Geeta Dutt is one of my most favourite playback singers of the golden era. Though she is mainly remembered for her popular association with O P Nayyar, S D Burman and Hemant Kumar, her other associations are worth exploring! When I wrote my first post on Chitragupt, I covered his playback singers other than Lata …

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 …

Tumhari Qasam Tum Bahot Yaad Aaye – Remembering Minoo Mumtaz

I had just uploaded my post on Lata's non film songs, when I was hit by the news of the sad demise of yet another favourite dancer actress of old Hindi cinema. Her dance numbers have always enchanted me. Her vivacious presence on the silver screen is a reason enough to smile. Dancer, actress Minoo …

(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 …

(Part 2) Boat Songs

Last month I started the series on Boat songs. As I was not sure to complete the series in a month, I decided to publish the parts as per my convenience. As I went through the boat songs, I could think of dividing those into several categories. The first part was about the boat songs …

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