THE BEST GUITAR SONGS IN THE HINDI MOVIES

These are not merely the songs on guitar. But, these are also the songs in whose scene the guitar is to be seen prominently. The curious thing about the instrument guitar in the Hindi movies is that the guitar is a fashion statement; the hero or the heroine swings it any which way – across the shoulder, left and right like a man gone berserk with his carbine, or even […]

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NEW YEAR EVE AND DIRTY JOKES

This incident happened half-way through my tenure on INS Himgiri, the first time I served on that ship, as an Acting Sub Lieutenant for my Watch-keeping certificate. We had a prim n propah CO: Cdr NN Anand, also known as Baby Anand since he was way ahead of his contemporaries. What they would achieve several years hence, he had already achieved. During those days COs gained reputation by how cool […]

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GODDAMN “HAPPY NEW YEAR”!

Happy New Year? I have lost count of the number of times I have been on duty in my ship or establishment on the New Year Eve. Somehow, my friends – my ‘good friends’, that is – have talked me into paying the price of having them as ‘good friends’ in a manner not dissimilar to what Eklavya (of Mahabharta) had to pay having Guru Drona (or his statue) as […]

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…..AUR KUCHH NAHIN

मेरी शाम से उसकी तन्हाईयाँ ना चुराओ इसके पास इसके इलावा और कुछ नहीं मैं यहाँ खुश हूँ मुझे वहां ना बुलायो ना शौक, ना ख्वाइश, और कुछ नहींI बेकसी की चादर ओढ़े सो रहा हूँ मैं बुझे अरमान तले राख है, और कुछ नहीं ये दौलत कभी कम न हो रो रहा हूँ मैं अश्क़ों का खज़ाना है, और कुछ नहींI मेरा हसीन आशिआना मुझे अब भी है याद […]

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ZINDAGI AB BHI HAI LEKIN…..

ज़िन्दगी तब भी थीज़िन्दगी अब भी हैतब नया सूरज उगा थातब जलते चिरागों की लौ मेंअँधेरे दूर भागते थेअब रौशनी को तरसते रात के साये बढ़ते ही जा रहे हैंसबेरा दूर है, बहुत दूरज़िन्दगी तब भी थीज़िन्दगी अब भी है   ज़िन्दगी तब भी थीज़िन्दगी अब भी हैचमन में फूलों की खुशबु सेफ़िज़ाएं मदहोश थी तबअब मुरझाये फूल गिरते हैं मज़ार पेसूखे पत्तों के संगलहर आई थी चले गयीहम साहिल पे […]

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