MOTHERS NEVER DIE, THEY OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE

            Now that, our mother, you reside with God, And physically are a world apart, There are voids in our home and life, And an unfillable hole in our heart. ‘Whispering Winds‘ was made with your blood & sweat, You made it a heaven on earth; Not just we, your children, family & friends, Even gods and goddesses know your worth. So, adieu, mom, in […]

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NOW THAT I HAVE FINISHED BURNING MY MOTHER….

Seven years ago I wrote an article on my mother titled ‘Seventy-Eight Not Out‘. The last three lines of the article were: “We are not going to be deterred by the steepness of the climbs. We shall gleefully look back after conquering each one. You are seventy-eight not out and you will be not out until the end of the match!” On the 9th of August, the match ended for […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #54

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Yaad na jaaye beete dinon ki…. Raag Kirwani, Tal Kaherava Today is the death anniversary of the greatest Indian playback singer: Mohammad Rafi. Yesterday I had brought out that the best of old Hindi songs featured Mohammad Rafi, Shakeel Badayuni, Naushad and Dilip Kumar together (Please read: ‘The Best Of Old Hindi Songs: Rafi, Shakeel, Naushad and Dilip Kumar Together‘). However, the fact is […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #53

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Madhuban mein Radhika naache re……. Raag Hamir, Tal Tintal Tomorrow is the death anniversary of the greatest Indian playback singer: Mohammad Rafi (Please read: ‘The Best Of Old Hindi Songs: Rafi, Shakeel, Naushad and Dilip Kumar Together‘, as is the case with this song). I have saved this song and raaga for you for this occasion. Indeed, I was tempted to give it to […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #52

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Hum kisi se kam nahin……. Raag Kalavati, Tal Kaherava We have completed fifty-one days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge. It is […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #51

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Bhor bhaye tori baat takat piya……. Raag Gujri Todi, Tal Tintal We have completed fifty days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge. […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #50

Raaga Based Song of the Day: O basanti pavan paagal… Raag Basant Mukhari, Tal Kaherava We have completed forty-nine days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge. It is […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #49

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Balma anaadi man bhaye… Raag Hemant, Tal Kaherava Yesterday, I introduced the music instrument Veena to you but didn’t give you a song with that. The reason was that I was still giving you songs on Mukesh’s Birth Anniversary four days ago, on 22 Jul. I make up for that now and today’s is a remarkably beautiful song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. We have […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #48

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Hamne tujhako pyar kiya hai jitna… Raag Tilak Kamod, Tal Kaherava The other day, commenting on my post on Mukesh, a friend remarked that he hasn’t sung many raaga based songs. This is not really correct. Shankar Jaikishan have composed hundreds of raaga based songs and in most of these the male voice has been that of Mukesh. These also include their (Jaikishan’s) favourite […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #47

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Manmohana bade jhuthe… Raag Jaijaiwanti, Tal Ektal We have completed forty-six days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge. It is in Raag […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #46

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Sawan ka mahina pawan kare sor… Raag Pahadi, Tal Kaherava Yesterday was the Birth Anniversary of singer Mukesh (this post was meant to be published on 23rd Jul but I broke my reading glasses!) and I gave you one of his best raaga based songs; in Raag Maru Bihag, Tal Kaherava: Matwali naar thumak thumak chali jaaye, a song put together by all the […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #45

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Matwali naar thumak thumak chali jaaye… Raag Maru Bihag, Tal Kaherava Today is the Birth Anniversary of singer Mukesh and even though, so far, I haven’t repeated a raaga so far except the raag of my home place: Pahadi, I am giving you Mukehs’s popular song in Raag Maru Bihag (the earlier song in Maru Bihag that I gave you was some eight days […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #44

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Saaz ho tum awaz hoon main… Raag Patdeep, Madhuwanti, Kafi; Tal Tintal, Punjabi Theka (Sitarkhani), and Kaherava We have completed forty-three days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #43

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Daya kar he Giridhar Gopal… Raag Multani, Tal Tintal (by Ustad Amir Khan) We have completed forty-two days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #42

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Prem jogan ban ke… Raag Sohani, Tal Dipchandi (by Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan) We have completed forty-one days of Raaga Based Songs of the Day. Our first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn […]

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