Yeh Kaisi Ajab Dastan Ho Gayi – Remembering Suraiya

Suraiya, the queen nightingale of Hindi cinema, was a charmingly beautiful lady and an excellent singer of her times. Her fans were used to waiting for hours just to catch her glimpse, near her home at Krishna Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai. Her stardom and huge fan following made her the highest paid actress in her …

‘(Part 1) Boat Songs’

In the month of June this year, I published a series of posts based on the train songs, dedicating the entire month to it. A few months earlier, I published songs with a tonga rhythm. While all these posts were in progress, I was wondering what next? Keeping the thought on the back burner I …

(Part – I) Remembering the Mesmerizing Voice – Amirbai Karnataki

I was waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Last year I happened to miss her death anniversary. So I was keen this year. What should I say about Amirbai's voice! I was totally enchanted with her voice, when I started collecting and listening to her songs. Her voice was conventionally as per requirement …

Remembering a Forgotten Singer!

Today I will present a forgotten voice, who was among the most popular voices in late 1940s. She had a short career in Hindi Film industry, but nevertheless her name would always be remembered for her hit songs, including some wonderful solos and her duets with Rafi. Singing was neither her passion nor her hobby. …

Voice of Dev Anand

Dev Anand, an iconic, chocolate hero of Indian Cinema, with his trademark bangs (Gregory Peck would disagree of course!) charm and quirky walk is still an inspiration! So I thought, why not start my blog writing, on this legendary actor? And to top it all, my father is a huge fan of Dev Anand, and …

Rekha's Sousaphone

"Geet, beet, bazao baajaa!"

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The spice of life

Evergreen Indian film music

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Songs Of Yore

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