हमारी दिवाली में भी खुशियां थीं

ऐ दिवाली तू क्यों मुंह मोड़ आयी, हमारी माँ को कहाँ तू छोड़ आयी? उन संग हंसी के फवारे बुलंद थे, तू तो दामन को ही अब निचोड़ आयी I हमने रंग रंग के पटाखे इकठ्ठे फोड़े थे, तू तो किस्मत ही हमारी फोड़ आयी I कहाँ तो खुशियों के कारवां यहाँ निकलते थे, अब तो ग़मों से रिश्ता तू जोड़ आयी I उनका हाथ क्या थामा भरी महफ़िल में, […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #8

The eighth day of songs in this series. I have been giving you songs by only male singers so far and even though some of the best, such as KL Saigal’s and Pankaj Mullick’s, are yet to come, I have decided to interject songs of female singers too. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #78‘) for the last […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #7

The seventh consecutive day of songs in this series. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #83‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have at times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the chosen […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #6

The sixth consecutive day of songs in this series. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #82‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #83

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Tukade hain mere dil ke ai yaar tere aansu…. Raag Pahadi, Tal Kaherava This is the eighth time I am taking up a song based on Raag Pahadi here, the raaga of my place in the Himalayas. I believe that in everyone’s musical life a little Pahadi must fall like a gentle rain. I took up, for the first time, a song in this […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #5

The fifth consecutive day of songs in this series. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #82‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #4

The fourth consecutive day of songs in this series. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #81‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #82

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Jaane kyun log pyaar karte hain …. Raag Nattakurinji, Tal Kaherava A new raag tonight and that too from Carnatic Music. The song in this raag is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, also known as S-E-L, standing for the Composer Group of Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa; Shankar Mahadevan is the vocalist, Ehsaan Noorani is the lead guitarist and Loy Mendosa is a multi-instrumentalist […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #3

The third consecutive day of songs in this series. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #81‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #2

Thank you very much for the enthusiastic response to the new series. Here is how it started: I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #80‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions -Song #1

I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #79‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have many a times pointed out that a particular song, though ostensibly close to one raaga has traces of other raagas or has deviated substantially from the chosen raaga. I have readily admitted that, pointing out […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #81

Raaga Based Song of the Day: O shama mujhe phoonk de …. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Kaherava The favourite raag of Shankar Jaikishan again for the simple reason that there are dozens of beautiful songs composed by them in it and I haven’t given you anywhere close to enough. The 1962 movie Aashiq had something in common with the 1959 movie Anari in that both were directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Both […]

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