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#CatchFlashBack: When Bollywood nearly lost out on its lyrical...

Main akela hee chala tha janibe manzil magar... Log saath aate gaye aur carvan banta gaya! (I set off alone towards the destination but, people joined by and by and lo! Soon it was a caravan!) Not many know that this, but these popular verses from Urdu ... catchnews.com, 1 month ago

Profiling legendary lyricist Shailendra

Hindi film lyrics thanks to stalwarts like Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Majrooh Sultanpuri and others of their ilk, who dipped their ink in Urdu and Persian was written in a language not commonly used by the masses. It was Shailendra who broke ...
 FilmFare.com1 month ago
DNA India

From 'Pyaasa' to 'Paying Guest', the many moods of Hindi film songs

Pyaasa released in 1957. The film was the first of Guru Dutt's tragedies and was followed by Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). For Pyaasa , Guru Dutt changed the composer-lyricist duo, who had worked on Aar-Paar (1954), Mr. & ...
 DNA India1 week ago Bollywood Retrospect: Top 10 film albums of Hindi film superstar KL Saigal  DNA India3 weeks ago
The Hindu

A terrible but honest attempt with a Lata top 10

Imagine being bombarded on some Facebook or WhatsApp group with this question: What are your top 10 Lata Mangeshkar solo numbers? Some 25 others have already posted their esteemed opinion. Not wanting to be overlooked, you type what comes to mind.
 The Hindu2 weeks ago
DNA India

Javed Akhtar revisits the magic of Manna Dey's voice and his unforgettable songs

Mukesh, Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar have earned the lion's share of credit for being the three most dominant male playback singers from yesteryear Hindi cinema. While Mukesh was recognised as Raj Kapoor's voice, Rafi could sing for just about ...
 DNA India2 weeks ago

The Punjabi contribution to cinema VII

With their skill in Urdu, Punjabi story and script writers were prominent in Calcutta and Bombay and, of course, Lahore. We have already discussed in previous articles the genius of Kidar Sharma (born Narowal 1910 died Mumbai 1999) who wrote film ...
 The Friday Times2 weeks ago
Times of India

Writing poetry for the common people and film superstars

By Vikas Datta One problem a layman has with appreciating Urdu poetry is that their vocabulary may not encompass its ornate richness drawn from a variety of languages. Many gems are thus fated to remain mysterious to them unless decoded and ...
 India New England2 weeks ago Writing poetry for masses and classes  The Statesman1 month ago Book review: Writing poetry for the common people - and film superstars  Times of India1 month ago
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Bollywood Hungama

Generation gap in music-or food for thought

Asha Bhosle's recent critique of the song 'Kolaveri Di' can be so easily dismissed as a standard diatribe by the older generation about succeeding ones. But some impartial rumination on what the veteran singer has to say about many aspects of music today ...
 Bollywood Hungama2 weeks ago
Asian Lite

The Parsi Queen of Ghazal

There are only 70,000 of us Parsis left in India: Penaz Masani … .reports Biswajit Choudhury There is something highly moving when a woman, whose people face extinction, sings of unrequited love. Love, not just for a mortal beloved but also of ...
 Asian Lite4 weeks ago Tryst with a Parsi Queen  Asian Lite1 month ago
Oman Observer

There are only 70,000 of us Parsis left in India: Penaz Masani

New Delhi, April 2 There is something highly moving when a woman, whose people face extinction, sings of unrequited love. Love, not just for a mortal beloved but also of the mystic kind as in ghazal singing, that is a male dominated art. Take a ...
 ProKerala.com1 month ago There are only 70,000 Parsis left in India: Penaz Masani  Oman Observer4 weeks ago
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