Mehfil celebrates 5th Anniversary!

Today the blog completes five years and I'm on cloud nine. For the last couple of years, with the pandemic roaring around, it was difficult to celebrate. But now our lives are getting back to normal by and large, the tourist places and cinema halls are overflowing with visitors, I think now I am in …

Sun Bairi Balam Sach Bol Re – Remembering Rajkumari Dubey

Let me first wish everyone a Happy Holi This year I had planned to publish posts based on songs of the female playback singers of the 40s. Last month I wrote about Zohrabai Ambalewali, this month is reserved for Rajkumari Dubey. There was yet another Rajkumari in the Hindi film industry. To avoid confusion, they …

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, …

Mehfil announces the month of ‘Train Songs’

Trains, the train tracks, have been an important part of our Hindi cinema. There have been romantic songs on a train, or people separating from each other on a railway platform, singing soulful songs on the train etc. An equally popular scenario is of the hero traveling on the roads and the heroine traveling on …

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 …

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