RAJA MEHDI ALI KHAN’S HUMOROUS POEM: ADIB KI MEHBOOBA

I have already given you a blog – post on my second most favourite lyricist Raja Mehdi Ali Khan: ‘The Magic Of The Lyrics Of Raja Mehdi Ali Khan’. He paired with the great Music Director Madan Mohan to make some of the most memorable songs of Lata Mangeshkar. His song for the 1946 movie ‘Do Bhai’: Mera sundar sapna toot gaya reminds us that he was capable of deep […]

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INCREDIBLE NOSTALGIA (I.N.) SONGS – PART II

Guest Writers This is my second post that has inputs from a Guest Writer. The first one was ‘Incredible Nostalgia (I.N.) Songs – Part I’ which had Surekha Saini, my sister, who lives in Ambala, as the Guest Writer. She has given IN Song #8 here. Another sister of mine Evani Leela, also an Administrator of two of my Facebook groups, has abiding interest in Music and Old Hindi Songs. Her […]

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INCREDIBLE NOSTALGIA (I.N.) SONGS – PART I

Guest Writer This is my first post that has inputs from a Guest Writer. The Guest Writer in this case is Surekha Saini, my sister, who lives in Ambala. She is an Administrator of a few of my 15 Groups and Pages on Facebook. From a casual interest in music and old Hindi songs, she has come a long way. As she herself says often, “I just liked music and […]

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FITNESS FREAK

They look at my gaunt frame and ask: “What keeps you so fit and lean?” I tell them try to look inside the mask, And see all the running I have seen. When I was small I used to run, From poverty, violence and abuse, The taunts of my classmates were no fun, It almost made me a recluse. They teased me for my long hair, Since I was born […]

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BAADAL OR BADRA SONGS FEST ON YAAD KIYA DIL NE

Yaad Kiya Dil Ne (YKDN) is a Music or Songs Group on Facebook. Whilst there are hundreds of such groups on Facebook, this one is unique. Here is the description: “A group for serious music lovers who not just relish putting up and listening to songs but also identify these with Lyricists, Music Directors, Singers and Actors who brought the songs to us. The group pays tributes to these four […]

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MERI DUNIYA HI AUR HAI

  दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो दुनिया से डरते हैं, दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो रह रह के मरते हैं, दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो दुनिया का दम भरते हैं, दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो यह करते हैं और वह करते हैं. दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो दुनिया से दौड़ते हैं दूर दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो जीने से हैं मजबूर दुनिया उनके लिए नहीं जो अपने आप में हैं […]

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WHY DO INDIAN LAWYERS BEHAVE LIKE GODS?

Some of you will feel that the question is a meaningless one. For example, those of you who had to face the indignity of dealing with one or more Indian lawyers or the extreme misery and frustration of trying to find justice through Indian courts (Please also read ‘The Great Indian Judicial Circus’), will point out that no questions need to be asked; Indian lawyers are gods and devils rolled […]

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