NEEND HAMARI KHWAAB TUMHAARE – BEST OF (LOST) NEEND SONGS – A ‘LYRICAL’ SPECIAL

Congratulations; so you are in love. It is the best feeling on earth. however, you can neither force it on nor get it off. Hindi movie songs are replete with tales of what happens to you when you fall in love. These range from being on top of the world and stepping into a wondrous world to being deprived of your sleep, rest and peace of mind forever. Some of […]

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WESTERN INFLUENCE ON HINDI MOVIE-SONGS, PART I

India had and has much to offer to the West as far as Music is concerned. Both the major forms of classical music: Carnatic and Hindustani were and are popular. However, when it came to Hindi films music, we were influenced in a big way by the Western style, score and beat. Until independence, because of Gandhi’s Swadeshi and Quit India movements, there was only sporadic influence of the Western […]

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GUNNERS TOO ARE HUMAN – PART II

A few decades back, we entered the Missile Age in Naval Warfare. The Gunners – or the Bang-Bang people – suddenly had to reckon with missile-firings and fire-balls approaching the ship. This demanded lightening speed responses. Fortunately, most of them were blessed with these, having honed these during their formative years. So, whilst an ordinary mortal would be thinking of what to do, a Gunner would have worked out what to […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – THE KING AMONGST LYRICISTS AND POETS – PART I

A Fifteen Days Tribute Leading Up To His Death Anniversary, 20 Apr 13 This tribute was done on both: a music group called ‘Dil Ki Nazar Se’ and on my page ‘Lyrical’ on Facebook. Why would I want to do that? Read on. In order to cut this to readable size, I shall be doing so in several parts. This tribute is not about his history or past, for example, […]

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