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Imagine a fatwa against Rafi

In today's crazy environment, Mohammed Rafi, Naushad, Shakeel Badayuni and Dilip Kumar (Yusuf Khan) would have been proscribed by fundamentalist clerics for having crossed Islam's red lines The ongoing controversy over Bharat Mata ki jai is ... New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
The Hindu

On the queen of ghazals

This evening, singer Sangita Nerurkar will take audiences through the legendary Begum Akhtar's musical journey There was something so special, unique and magical about her singing style. At times, her voice was filled with pain, sometimes it ...
 The Hindu4 days ago
The Hindu

Voices that created wonders

Rewind to timeless film songs where chorus made the compositions captivating. Like many poetry lovers, Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard happens to be one of my favourites too. While the entire poem resonates with an eternal ...
 The Hindu5 days ago
DNA India

How 'Mughal-e-Azam' and 'Chaudhvin Ka Chand' brought poetry to Hindi films

Swami Vivekananda once said, Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is ...
 DNA India1 week ago

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 month 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 Hindu1 month 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 England1 month 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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The Indian who archives mushairas, music on YouTube

In 10 years, Mirza Jamal has uploadĀ­ed almost 2,000 videos with a combinĀ­ed view count of 29m In 10 years, Mirza Jamal has uploaded almost 2,000 videos with a combined view count of 29m. DESIGN: SOBIA KHAN KARACHI: Whether youre looking ...
 The Express Tribune1 month ago
Asian Lite

Tribute to Allama Arzoo Lakhnavi

Vikas Dutta pays tributes to one of the Urdu poets from India Syed Anwar Hussain Arzoo Lakhnavi in his weekly Column: Bookends Arzoo Lakhnavi One problem a layman has with appreciating Urdu poetry is that their vocabulary may not encompass its ...
 Asian Lite1 month ago

A tribute to Manoj Bharat Kumar

Zafri Mudasser Nofil The Dada Saheb Phalke award for Manoj Kumar is a tribute to the veteran actor-director who is best known for his films with patriotic themes and called by fans as Bharat Kumar. Hariyali Aur Raasta, Woh Kaun Thi, Himalaya Ki God ...
 Daily Excelsior.com1 month ago
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