Happy Birthday, Vyjayantimala ji

An accomplished actress, a Bharatanatyam danseuse par excellence, a Carnatic classical singer and a parliamentarian, Vyjayantimala has several feathers to her cap. Her influence on Hindi cinema has been far-reaching. It is because of her, primarily, that training in classical/ semi-classical dance has become a necessary part of a heroine’s resume in Hindi cinema. The […]

Sabhi Kuch Lutakar (Singer – Mohd Rafi, Movie Indrani, 1958)

As I rummaged through my old cassette collection some months ago, I heard this romantic┬áMohd Rafi song that I used to like very much but had forgotten over the years. The song was: Sabhi Kuch Luta Kar Huye Hum Tumhare, Ki Hai Jeet Uski Jo Dil Aaj Haare. My pre-recorded cassette had no details about […]

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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 vintageindianclothing.tumblr.com

translations

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

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