Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se – Gumrah (1963)

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 […]

Chin-O-Arab Hamara (Phir Subah Hogi – 1958)

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 […]

Remembering Dev Anand and Hemant Kumar

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 […]

The Monogram Murders – A review

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 […]


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Sai Scribbles

From the Author of Abhaya

Evergreen Indian film music

Great film music and great music directors

Delightful Children's Books

Find a book to delight a child.

Novel approaches

From academic history to historical fiction virtual conference

Vintage Indian Clothing

A Brief History of the saree blouse and Indian fashion before 1960 with an occasional excursion after. All images are credited but if they are here by accident please do let me know and I will take it down. All posts also on


translations of contemporary, modern and classic bengali fiction and poetry by arunava sinha []

Joanna Kouna

Transitioning into my next 50 years