The Unrivaled Poet Kaifi Azmi – I

This year, we have a number of birth centenaries, Shamshad Begum was one, the other one is Kaifi Azmi. And as with Shamshad, his exact date of birth is also not known. But we find mention of 14th January 1919. So it was difficult to celebrate birth centenary, but I thought, at least we have …

Remembering Poet & Lyricist ‘Jan Nisar Akhtar’

Jan Nisar Akhtar is an important name in the history of Golden era of Hindi film music. As usual, many of his songs were popular that time, but people neither had an easy access (except while watching the movie) to the name of the lyricist, nor were they interested. No doubt, the final presentation of …

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 …

Snehal Bhatkar – A Tribute

In the history of Hindi films, many people had pseudonyms & got so popular that their original name was forgotten. My post today talks about a song composer, who took a pseudonym and no one recognizes him by his real name any longer. I'm talking about Snehal Bhatkar. With his very much simple attire, white …

A Story of Broken Dreams

Everybody dreams. Every person chases the dream! My dream was to start a blog of my own. With the help of seniors in this field (mainly Madhulika Liddle from dusted off) who guided me, I finally gathered up my courage to begin. Though dreams are the visions we see or experience during sleep, the word …

My Favourites by Prem Dhawan

Prem Dhawan was a multi-talented personality. He was basically a poet and a choreographer, but also a lyricist, a good dancer and a competent music director too. For me, he is one of the most underrated personalities in Hindi film industry. People love the songs penned by him, but majority of them are unaware of …