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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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #18

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

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #86

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Aapki yaad aati rahi raat bhar…. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Hinch Today is the eighty-sixth post in the series on Raaga Based Songs of the Day. As already palnned, I had kept Bhairavi for special treatment until the end after giving you the first song in Bhairavi on the 11th day: Babul mora naihar chhooto hi jaaye (Please see: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #17

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

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KUCHH SOYE HUYE ARMAAN

आधी रात को जब उसने बुलाया “honey”, बढ़ गयी तुरंत मेरी diabetes; सांस का तेज हो जाना स्वाभाविक था, दिल की धड़कन भी हो गयी increase. सब कुछ बढ़ चढ़ के उछाले मारने लगा, एक brain ही था जो हो गया था seize. पैंतीस साल हो गए हमारी शादी को, अभी भी हूँ मैं प्यार का मरीज़ I गर्मा गर्मी में वो अरमान भी जाग उठे, जो कल तक लेटे […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #85

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Duniya banane waale kya tere man mein samaayi…. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Kaherava A few days ago, I had mentioned that time had come for me to give you songs in the favourite raaga of Shankar Jaikishan (especially Jaikishan, who named his daughter Bhairavi, the name of his favourite raaga). Since then, I have given you, two of their compositions: Sab kuchh seekha hamane (the […]

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HAM BADLAAV LAA SAKTE HAIN

मुल्क को क्या बनना था, और अब क्या बना, यही वो नेता हैं जिन्हें हम सब ने था चुना । देश का विकास करेंगे, राम राज्य लेकर आएंगे, याद है चुनाव प्रचार में हम सबने था सुना? कोई अंतर नहीं है, सब एक ही डाल के पंछी हैं, क्या आज तक कोई शैतान देवता है बना? हम बदलाव ला सकते हैं, पार्टी का नहीं, क्वालिटी का, इसके लिए अपना लालच […]

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AANSU HAIN KE RUKTE HI NAHIN

कभी सोचा न था इक दिन ऐसा भी आएगा, माँ के बगैर जग में रहना पढ़ जाएगा I अभी तो माहौल – ए – मातम राज की माँ जी का था, क्या खबर नया दिन नया ग़म लेकर आएगा I क्यों नहीं हम होते इसके लिए कभी तैयार, के इक दिन माँ का साया सर से उठ जाएगा? और भगवान, इतनी भी क्या जल्दी थी तुम्हें, हम उदास ओ मजबूर […]

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MERE ‘CHHOTE’ NE BHI MAA KO KHO DIYA

दिल तड़प उठा फिर से, माँ की सुनके खबर, फिर से टूट पढ़ा है प्याला – ए – सबर I उन्हीं के आँचल में एहसास था जन्नत का, फ़िज़ायों की ताज़गी, उन्ही का था असर I रोतो को मुस्कराना उन्ही ने था सिखाया, चलने का हौंसला दिया, उनकी ही थी डगर I उनकी पकी चीज़ का स्वाद ही अलग था, हर लम्हा उनके साथ प्यार की थी नज़र I राज […]

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