KAUN SAMAJHA HAI ISE?

ज़िन्दगी में कोई न कोई बात रह जाती है, दिन गुज़र जाता है तो रात रह जाती है । इश्क़ की गर्म ओ गर्मियां चार दिन की हैं, फिर तो सिर्फ यादों की बरसात रह जाती है । तेरी हँसी के फवारे थे मुखतसर लम्हों के लिए, उसके बाद ग़मों की बारात रह जाती है । हम ही हैं जो खुद को जहाँन समझते हैं, हमारे चले जाने पे भी […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #23

The twenty-third day of songs in this series. Happy Birthday KJ Yesudas 10 January In the last twenty-two days, we have taken up songs of twelve male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, SD Burman, KL Saigal, Pankaj Mullick, Jagmohan ‘Sursagar’ and Hariharan. We also took up songs of eleven female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, […]

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BAHUT DIYA DENE WAALE NE MUJHAKO

कैसे कैसे कभी इस दिल में अरमान थे, कुछ ऐसे जज़्बात जिनसे हम अनजान थे। शुरू शुरू में तो ऐसा लगता था हमें, क़दमों तले सातों आसमान थे I यह भी एहसास हुआ कई बार हमें, बाहों में अपने दोनों जहान थे I मिलने की खुशी चंद घंटों की थी, ना मिलने से हम कितने परेशान थे। हम मजबूर इस तरह हुए हालात के हाथों, कभी ग़मगीन और कभी हम […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #22

The twenty-second day of songs in this series. Happy Birthday AR Rahman 06 January In the last twenty-one days, we have taken up songs of eleven male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, SD Burman, KL Saigal, Pankaj Mullick and Jagmohan ‘Sursagar’. We also took up songs of ten female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Uma […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #21

The twenty-first day of songs in this series on the first day of the New Year 2018. In the last twenty days, we have taken up songs of eleven male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, SD Burman, KL Saigal, Pankaj Mullick and Jagmohan ‘Sursagar’. We also took up songs of nine female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, […]

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – LOOKING AT THE PAST WITH THE WISDOM AND CAPABILITIES OF TODAY

As Time moves on, there are instances when we would love to have frozen a past event or even a moment for posterity. On the other hand, we just let it go without (at that time) realising its true value. Lets say some sixth sense would tell us that a particular moment that we are uncomfortable about or even find detestable would bring us the greatest happiness in future, won’t […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #88

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Kuchh to log kahenge…. Raag Khammaj, Tal Kaherava Remembering Rajesh Khanna on His Birth Anniversary, 29th Dec Rajesh Khanna was born as Jatin Khanna in Amritsar on 29 Dec 1942. He died on 18 Jul 2012 in Mumbai. Millions of his fans were saddened by his death. He was born to Lala Hiranand and Chandrani Khanna but was adopted and raised by Chunnilal Khanna […]

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NA KHELO MERE DIL SE

ना खेलो मेरे अरमानो से, मेरे जज़्बातों से, मेरे उदास दिनों से, मेरी सुनसान सियाह रातों से, मुझे आदत सी पड़ गयी है रूखेपन की, ना उलझायो मुझे प्यारी और मदहोश बातों से। कुछ नहीं होगा, रहने दो मुझे तन्हा ओ बेज़ार, ना ललचाओ माज़ी की सुहानी मुलाकातों से। ज़िन्दगी सेहरा बन गयी है, और तुम अभी भी, दिल की धरती सींच रहे हो कल की बरसातों से मेरा कोई […]

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GEETKAAR NA BAN PAAYA TO KYAA?

काश तेरे लिए बन पाता शकील बदायुनी, ग़ज़ल लिख पाता कोई ताज़ा अनसुनी I चौदहवीं का चाँद कह के तुम्हें बुलाता, खुशियां तेरी कर देता दूनी चौगुनी I या फिर मैं रूप धारण करता शैलेन्द्र का, तेरे मन की गंगा और मेरे मन की जमुना का, मैं होता आवारा, और तुम होती अनुराधा, दोनों मिल के गाते प्यार हुआ इकरार हुआ I शायद तुम्हें पसंद आता, मैं होता हसरत जयपुरी, […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #20

The twentieth day of songs in this series. In the last nineteen days, we have taken up songs of ten male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, SD Burman, KL Saigal and Pankaj Mullick. We also took up songs of nine female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Uma Devi (Tun Tun), Suraiya and Zohrabai Ambalewali and […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #87

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Bedardi baalma tujhako mera man yaad karta hai…. Raag Charukesi, Tal Dadra Shankar – Jaikishan again today, in the eighty-seventh post on Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Actually, I should say: the genius of Shankar Jaikishan again. And this time, I have chosen a song from a non-Raj Kapoor starrer. Also, I have chosen a Raaga other than their favourite Bhairavi: Charukesi, that […]

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SHASHI KAPOOR – PARDESIYON KO HAI IK DIN JAANA

The whole country must be saying this about him now that at about 5:20 PM today, the 4th Dec 17, he lost his battle with liver cirrhosis at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He had been ailing for a number of years. However, ailing and battling for life is not something that we would want to remember him by. The song is one of his most popular songs. However, he wasn’t […]

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TUM HO TO SAB KUCHH HAI, TUM NAHIN TO KUCHH BHI NAHIN

फूल हैं बड़े सुन्दर और रंगीले, लाल, हरे, नीले और पीले I इनसे अलग एक है सबसे प्यारा, वह है सनम चेहरा तुम्हारा I तुम हो तो ज़िन्दगी है चमन, तुम नहीं तो ज़िन्दगी वीरान, फूलों को भी पता है जान-ए-बहार, तुम्ही तो हो फूलों की जान I भँवरे बाग़ में गुनगुनाते हैं, तितलियों संग मन लुभाते हैं I पर सबसे दिलकश है तुम्हारा गीत, जिसने मेरा दिल लिया है […]

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TERROR WAS ALWAYS THERE!

The other day, on the 28th November 2017 to be exact, when my wife and I went for the Families Day at Sea for the Veterans, we saw that the Naval Dockyard (wherein the ship we had to board was berthed) had been converted into a fortress with armed guards everywhere. On board too, wherever the sentries used to be there with batons (Please read: ‘Awkward Sentry’), now they stand […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #19

Before I begin today, let me tell you about the Annual Navy Veterans Lunch hosted by the C-in-C (West) that Lyn and I attended four days ago, on Sunday the 26th Nov 17 that is. I was pleasantly surprised to know many people access my blog daily for these songs and also those in Raaga Based Songs of the Day series. It also came out that people know me more […]

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