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 – II) Anil Biswas – The Maestro

Welcome everybody to the second part of the series. I hope you all are following the safety rules for covid-19 and staying safe at home. As per my original plan, I was going to overview the next ten years of his career. I think 1946 to 1955 can be taken as the peak of his …

Remembering Talat Mahmood

I was thinking about a post on Talat Mahmood songs for a long time. The singer was crowned as a King of Ghazals, with a number of soulful ghazals, both film and non film, to his credit. His expressive voice with its characteristic quiver was actually very apt for such songs. Though he has sung …

दास्तान- ए – हाल – ए -दिल

It seems, this month I would get more opportunities for theme based song lists. And obviously I find it more interesting! I find the phrase ‘Haal e Dil’ enthralling. It's usually reserved for sad and soulful songs, though sometimes, songs are happy, romantic as well. It's actually nothing but what a person feels on a …

S D Burman – Early Days

Sachin Dev Burman was born on 1st October 1906 in Comilla, (Now In Bangladesh) in a Royal Family. He was good at studies, though since childhood, he was inclined towards singing as well. He was attracted to folk music, more so to Bhatiali and बाउल songs. He at times even bunked his classes at college …

Mehfil celebrates ‘First Anniversary’

Today my blog completes one year. It is something like my kid’s first birthday, and I could publish around 30+ posts (This is 36th) till now, it feels unbelievable. It's like a dream come true !!!! OMG my own blog!!! But I hope I have maintained a standard! I never thought I would be able …

My Favourite Piano Songs

The songs sung while playing the piano, used to form a significant part of old Hindi films.The lavish interiors, a stylish winding staircase, a chandelier, and to top it all, a shining lustrous, grand piano! This scenario appears to be a prerequisite for such song. We were sure to have a piano song, sung at …