Raaga Based Song of the Day #2

Yesterday we started with a new series on this blog. The first post in the series was titled ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #1’ and the song was a Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar song from the 1970 Shakti Samanta movie Pagla Kahin Ka: Tum mujhe youn bhula na paoge. It is in Raag Jhinjhoti, Tal Kaherava. This blog has a number of posts on Raaga based songs in […]

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Raaga Based Song of the Day #1

This blog has a number of posts on Raaga based songs in Hindi movies titled similarly; for example: ‘The Best Raaga Based Songs in Hindi Movies – Raag Jaijaivanti’. Whilst sharing Raaga based Hindi films songs with you, it occurred to me that ancient Indians were very innovative people in various fields including music, literature, science, maths, and astronomy. It is just that we were poor in documenting our achievements […]

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PRELUDE TO AANSU SONGS FEST ON YAAD KIYA DIL NE (YKDN) GROUP

There are many Song and Music groups on the Facebook; but, ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne‘ is different. Most other groups simply have members putting up urls of songs from YouTube and other sources and then members congratulate the choice of the one who has posted by such comments as “Wow”, “I love this too”, “Really nice” and so on. ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne‘ is different and unique. It is a […]

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YKDN LIVE FEST AT KANDAGHAT – YET ANOTHER TRIBUTE TO SHAKEEL BADAYUNI

This year was one year when I failed to pay tribute to my favourite poet and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni on his Death Anniversary on 20th April. But, did I really fail? How can I? I live Shakeel and his poetry and lyrics. I have a Facebook group called ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne’ (YKDN). On 22 April 2017, we had the second Annual Meet of the YKDN group in my home […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART IV

I have so far given you three parts of this post: In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part I’, I gave you two dozen songs. Initially, I started with a favourite of mine: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne use bazaar diya, from the 1958 BR Chopra movie Sadhana. I soon settled with giving you his songs chronologically from Thandi hawayen, lehrake aayen (from 1951 movie […]

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – REMEMBERING DEVIKA RANI AND SAHIR LUDHIANVI

International Women’s Day (IWD) It started in early twentieth century. The industrial era had brought with it problems of aspiring needs of milling populations. Amongst these, the one problem that came to fore was oppression of women and gender inequality. For the first time in the year 1908, 15000 women marched through the streets of New York demanding equality with their male counterparts. This led to National Women’s Day being […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART III

In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part I’, I gave you two dozen songs. Initially, I started with a favourite of mine: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne use bazaar diya, from the 1958 BR Chopra movie Sadhana. I soon settled with giving you his songs chronologically from Thandi hawayen, lehrake aayen (from 1951 movie Naujawaan) to Ab woh karam karen yaa sitam main nashen main […]

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THEY ALSO SERVE WHO ARE IN NAVAL HEADQUARTERS! – PART III – A – BLOCK HUTMENTS

To the best of my knowledge Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never visited A-Block Hutments, Dalhousie Road, New Delhi. For, if he had, he would have surely revised his famous lines: “Dust thou are and to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.” Those who served in A-Block Hutments had even their souls drenched in dust. And to think that we in the Navy wore white uniforms in summers and black […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART II

In ‘The Best Songs Of Sahir Ludhianvi – Part I’, I gave you two dozen songs. Initially, I started with a favourite of mine: Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko, mardon ne use bazaar diya, from the 1958 BR Chopra movie Sadhana. I soon settled with giving you his songs chronologically from Thandi hawayen, lehrake aayen (from 1951 movie Naujawaan) to Ab woh karam karen yaa sitam main nashen main […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF RAJENDRA KRISHAN, THE RICHEST LYRICIST – PART IV

This is the final part of four parts of the Best Songs of Rajinder Krishan. In Part I of ‘The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist’ I gave you 25 songs. After the initial introductory songs, I gave you songs chronologically from the year 1951  to 1955, from Badi Bahen to Azaad. On the 2nd of Sep 16, since it was the first birth anniversary of Sadhana after […]

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BEST SONGS OF KAIFI AZMI, A GREAT LYRICIST AND POET – PART III

I have given you 44 songs of Kaifi Azmi so far. in two equal parts. In the first part of ‘The Best Songs Of Kaifi Azmi, A Great Lyricist And Poet’, after a brief introduction and giving you, as I usually do, three of my favourite songs of his; viz, Jaane kya dhoondati rehti hain ye aankhen mujh mein from 1961 movie Shola Aur Shabnam, his first ghazal that he […]

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SHRI KRISHNA BLESSED FACEBOOK GROUP YKDN!

We have a Facebook group called ‘Yaad Kiya Dil Ne’ with the following 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 classes of people on their birth and death anniversaries. The group is also interested in sharing […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF RAJENDRA KRISHAN, THE RICHEST LYRICIST – PART III

In Part I of ‘The Best Songs Of Rajendra Krishan, The Richest Lyricist’ I gave you 25 songs. After the initial introductory songs, I gave you songs chronologically from the year 1951  to 1955, from Badi Bahen to Azaad. On the 2nd of Sep 16, since it was the first birth anniversary of Sadhana after her demise on 25 Dec 2015, I also gave three songs of hers penned by […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF SAHIR LUDHIANVI – THE ‘MAGICIAN’ LYRICIST AND POET – PART I

I am fond of calling myself a lyrical man; words of the songs are often the most important part of the songs for me. Indeed, on the Facebook I have a page titled ‘Lyrical’ to honour and pay tribute to various lyricists. I have several (almost a dozen) posts on  my blog on my favourite lyricist and poet Shakeel Badayuni. The following posts about Sahir Ludhianvi have been reconstructed from […]

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THE BEST SONGS OF KAIFI AZMI, A GREAT LYRICIST AND POET – PART II

In the Great Lyricists series, we had started with our third lyricist (not in any particular order) Kaifi Azmi. In the first part of ‘The Best Songs Of Kaifi Azmi, A Great Lyricist And Poet’, after a brief introduction and giving you, as I usually do, three of my favourite songs of his; viz, Jaane kya dhoondati rehti hain ye aankhen mujh mein from 1961 movie Shola Aur Shabnam, his […]

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