It was in 2004 that Karan Bali, a filmmaker, first came to know of Ellis R. Dungan. Just the thought of an American making Tamil films, that too in the 1930s, was enough to excite me, he says. It felt too good to be true. But Bali, who was at the ... Outlook India, 4 weeks ago
We've been carrying Deepak Kirpalani's Punjab travelogue. (Read part one here) We begin from where Kriplani left us last -- in freezing cold in 'the city of the magician'. Much has been said about Abdul Hayee (1921-1980) -- popularly known as Sahir Ludhianvi -- arguably the finest lyricist to have written for Hindi films. A traumatic childhood followed by a resentful youth left him bitter, vulnerable, moody, difficult and deeply scarred for life. By his own admission, he poured all ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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