Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #18

The eighteenth day of songs in this series. In the last seventeen days, we have taken up songs of nine male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor, SD Burman and KL Saigal. We also took up songs of eight female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Uma Devi (Tun Tun), Suraiya and Zohrabai Ambalewali. Naturally, stage is […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #86

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Aapki yaad aati rahi raat bhar…. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Hinch Today is the eighty-sixth post in the series on Raaga Based Songs of the Day. As already palnned, I had kept Bhairavi for special treatment until the end after giving you the first song in Bhairavi on the 11th day: Babul mora naihar chhooto hi jaaye (Please see: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #17

The seventeenth day of songs in this series. In the last sixteen days, we have taken up songs of eight male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and SD Burman. We also took up songs of eight female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, Shamshad Begum, Geeta Dutt, Uma Devi (Tun Tun), Suraiya and Zohrabai Ambalewali. Tonight, we shall take up […]

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KUCHH SOYE HUYE ARMAAN

आधी रात को जब उसने बुलाया “honey”, बढ़ गयी तुरंत मेरी diabetes; सांस का तेज हो जाना स्वाभाविक था, दिल की धड़कन भी हो गयी increase. सब कुछ बढ़ चढ़ के उछाले मारने लगा, एक brain ही था जो हो गया था seize. पैंतीस साल हो गए हमारी शादी को, अभी भी हूँ मैं प्यार का मरीज़ I गर्मा गर्मी में वो अरमान भी जाग उठे, जो कल तक लेटे […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #85

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Duniya banane waale kya tere man mein samaayi…. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Kaherava A few days ago, I had mentioned that time had come for me to give you songs in the favourite raaga of Shankar Jaikishan (especially Jaikishan, who named his daughter Bhairavi, the name of his favourite raaga). Since then, I have given you, two of their compositions: Sab kuchh seekha hamane (the […]

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HAM BADLAAV LAA SAKTE HAIN

मुल्क को क्या बनना था, और अब क्या बना, यही वो नेता हैं जिन्हें हम सब ने था चुना । देश का विकास करेंगे, राम राज्य लेकर आएंगे, याद है चुनाव प्रचार में हम सबने था सुना? कोई अंतर नहीं है, सब एक ही डाल के पंछी हैं, क्या आज तक कोई शैतान देवता है बना? हम बदलाव ला सकते हैं, पार्टी का नहीं, क्वालिटी का, इसके लिए अपना लालच […]

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AANSU HAIN KE RUKTE HI NAHIN

कभी सोचा न था इक दिन ऐसा भी आएगा, माँ के बगैर जग में रहना पढ़ जाएगा I अभी तो माहौल – ए – मातम राज की माँ जी का था, क्या खबर नया दिन नया ग़म लेकर आएगा I क्यों नहीं हम होते इसके लिए कभी तैयार, के इक दिन माँ का साया सर से उठ जाएगा? और भगवान, इतनी भी क्या जल्दी थी तुम्हें, हम उदास ओ मजबूर […]

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MERE ‘CHHOTE’ NE BHI MAA KO KHO DIYA

दिल तड़प उठा फिर से, माँ की सुनके खबर, फिर से टूट पढ़ा है प्याला – ए – सबर I उन्हीं के आँचल में एहसास था जन्नत का, फ़िज़ायों की ताज़गी, उन्ही का था असर I रोतो को मुस्कराना उन्ही ने था सिखाया, चलने का हौंसला दिया, उनकी ही थी डगर I उनकी पकी चीज़ का स्वाद ही अलग था, हर लम्हा उनके साथ प्यार की थी नज़र I राज […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #16

The sixteenth day of songs in this series. I shall pause here to thank you for the overwhelming response that I am receiving on this new series. Even though enormous research goes into the making of every post, especially in this series, it is still a work of love. It is due to the fact that these are actually the songs that have moved me all these years and all […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #15

The fifteenth day of songs in this series. I am back after a few days break necessitated due to my course reunion at my home place: Kandaghat. In the last two weeks, we have taken up songs of eight male singers: Talat Mahmood, Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar, Mahendra Kapoor and SD Burman. We also took up songs of six female singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, […]

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HIMACHAL THE BEAUTIFUL STATE PART V – KANDAGHAT’S SURROUNDINGS

The last time I wrote about Kandaghat, my home place, was on 31 Mar 2012 (Please read: ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is – Kandaghat In Shimla Hills‘). As far as I am concerned, it is the most beautiful place on earth. In the month of June, my wife and I visited Rampur, Jhakri and Sarahan (all in Rampur Bushair district); Sangla Valley, Banjara Camps, Chitkul, Karcham, Powari, Reckong Peo, […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #14

The fourteenth day of songs in this series. And since we are finishing two weeks of the new – or not so new now – series, lets take stock of the songs that we have covered so far: We kicked off the series with Talat Mahmood’s: Raat ne kyaa kyaa khwaab dikhaaye. On the 2nd day we took up Manna Dey’s: Aye mere pyaare watan. On the 3rd day we […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #13

The thirteenth day of songs in this series. Today, let me begin by thanking those of you who have commented either here on the blog or elsewhere about how much you have liked this new series. Today, we take up a song by our fifth female singer after Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suman Kalyanpur, and Shamshad Begum: Geeta Dutt whose birth anniversary was day before yesterday. Surprisingly, as seen by […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #12

The twelfth day of songs in this series. Today, we take up a song by our fourth female singer after Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Suman Kalyanpur: Shamshad Begum. She was one of the first playback singers in the Hindi films industry. How early? Well, Madan Mohan and Kishore Kumar used to sing as chorus boys in her songs. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day […]

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Songs That Tug At Your Emotions – Song #11

The eleventh day of songs in this series. Today, we take up a song by our third female singer after Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle: Suman Kalyanpur. I have been giving you Raaga Based Songs of the Day (eg, ‘Raaga Based Song Of The Day #84‘) for the last nearly three months now. Many of you, who know your music well, have at times pointed out that a particular song, […]

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