When I recently decided to revive this blog, I was not sure what I wanted to write about. Hindi movie songs – especially the ones between 1950 – 1970 are a passion. But there are so many wonderful blogs existing in the blogosphere on this topic. All these are amazing reads and have contributed a lot to … More Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se – Gumrah (1963)
Some months back, I decided to digitise all my old cassettes (Cassettes – remember – from those gone-by days?) I have a massive collection of old cassettes – some that belong to my parents and some that I collected over the years. Well, the project of digitising them got stuck – come to think of it, it … More Chin-O-Arab Hamara (Phir Subah Hogi – 1958)
Okay, I am not really that much of a Lata Mangeshkar fan – yes I belong to the other camp! However, having said that, since I do love old Hindi film songs and her contribution to that genre can’t be ignored either. And to be honest, despite loving Asha Bhosle to the core, there are … More Happy Birthday, Lata ji
26th September happens to be the birth anniversary of the evergreen romantic hero Dev Anand. It is also the day when the legendary singer Hemant Kumar passed away, years ago in 1989. I was thinking first of separate posts for the two legends – both of whom I had watched / heard back in those growing up … More Remembering Dev Anand and Hemant Kumar
I am a die-hard Agatha Christie fan. I love her books and have read each one of her books – especially those featuring Poirot and Marple. A confession – I do not view the current trend of resurrecting and recreating literary figures favourably. I avoid reading such books simply not to spoil the original world of words created in my mind … More The Monogram Murders – A review
Yesterday was the 81st birthday of my favourite singer – the legendary and versatile Asha Bhosle. And there were many websites and blogs that featured something or the other about her.. (Yes even the ones who belong to the “the other camp” usually have a post on Asha on her birthday) No this is not … More Thank you for the music and memories, Asha ji!
This morning, I heard a song from a to-be-released movie (Khoobsurat). Instead of just changing the channel, I actually listened to this song…with a smile on my lips as it brought back many memories. Memories of another song and another time. It was after all a recap to that achingly lovely Lata Mangeshkar classic – Mohe Bhool … More Of a long-forgotten melody – Mohe Bhool Gaye Sawariya