A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART IV

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of […]

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THE BEST FUNNY SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES

I have a Facebook Group called Yaad Kiya Dil Ne. It is 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/bring the songs to us. The group pays tributes to these four classes of people on their birth and death anniversaries. The group is also interested in sharing knowledge about all […]

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MAIN KADAM KADAM PE HAARA

तुम रूठो तो मेरी गलती, मैं रूठूँ तो मेरी I दोनों रुख़ से जीत हुई है, ऐ सनम अब तेरी I जीत के तुझे वह मिल गया जो हार के मुझे मिल न पाया I फिर भी लगता है तेरे दिल पे पढ़ा है कोई ग़म का साया I तुम चाहो तो चाहत है, मैं चाहूँ तो भूल है मेरी I दोनों रुख़ से जीत हुई है, ऐ सनम अब […]

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MEN WOULD BE MEN

I was posted for my watch-keeping certificate on INS Himgiri. Within three weeks of my joining, we sailed for a lovely foreign cruise to Russia (the beautiful port of Odessa, the port city having been designed like a ladies’ hand-fan. Legend says that when Queen Catherine was asked about what the city should look like, she just opened her fan to give herself some air and they (the city architects) […]

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THE MOST POWERFUL SEA-GOD: FRESH-WATER TANKEY

There is this story of a sailor who went on his first leave after having been recruited in the Navy and having served on his first ship. The next day, first his mother and then his sisters, brother, father etc noticed that Jagtar Singh was in such deep sleep – as the one that a person gets in the Punjabi proverb ghode vech ke (after selling the horses) – that […]

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