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 …

My favourite ‘Lata – Hemant Kumar Duets’

Last year on Lata Mangeshkar's 90th birthday I started a series based on Lata's association with forgotten and lesser known composers. It continued for a few months, I covered around 100 composers in a series of eight posts. I tried to cover till the late 1980s. Though I could have continued it in the 1990s, …

Paisa Paisa Paisa – (II)

In the first part of the post, we enjoyed the songs praising the money, describing the power of money, its eminent stature in the society. Some of the songs were philosophical, some comical. I was planning the sequel right from the beginning. And here I'm with it. In today's post let's enjoy the songs 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 …

Hindi songs with Sapera (Been) Dhun

Whenever I think of the movie Nagin, the Been dhun starts playing automatically in my mind. It's like a reflex action. The tune and the film are indeed inseparable. The film, Nagin was released in 1954 and was a huge musical hit of the year. 'Man Dole Mera Tan Dole' is an iconic song. It …

The ‘Bedardi’ Songs

I am in habit of making a list of songs with a particular word in it. I've so far created lists of songs that have a certain word or phrase. Today I'm presenting a list having word 'Bedardi'. It means a heartless and cruel person, unaware that his actions could be agonizing to others and …