Raaga Based Song Of The Day #77

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Bole re papihara, papihara …. Raag Mian Ki Malhar, Tal Kaherava Having raaga based songs of the day, without these two Vs – that is Vani Jairam and Vasant Desai – sounds a bit out of place. They featured together in the 1971 Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie Guddi that starred Jaya Bahaduri in the title role with Dharmendra as film-star Dharmendra that she was fascinated by […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #76

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Tu jahan jahan chalega mera saya saath hoga …. Raag Nand, Tal Kaherava Some of Lata Mangeshkar’s best songs are picturised on Sadhana. These include: O sajana barkha bahar aayi, Mere mehboob tujhe meri mohabbat ki kasam, Nainon mein badra chhaye, Lag jaa gale  ke phir, Naina barse rimjhim rimjhim and Tera mera pyaar amar phir kyun mujhako lagata hai dar. Many of these […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #75

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Chham chham nachat aayi bahar …. Raag Bahar, Tal Tintal. Punjabi Theka, Kaherava Yesterday, I gave you one of Mohammad Rafi’s best raaga based songs: Nache man mora magan dhig dha dhigi dhigi. That got me started on other Nach (Dance) songs and then I realised that I haven’t given you, so far, any song in Raag Bahar, Basant Bahar, and Basant. I have […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #74

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Nache man mora magan dhig dha dhigi dhigi …. Raag Bhairavi, Tal Tintal/Kaherava I feel that I haven’t given you enough of what is known as the Queen of Melodies: Raag Bhairavi. So far I have given you just two songs: Babul mora naihar chhooto hi jaaye, one of the finest examples of this raag (Tal Kaherava; ‘Please see: ‘Raaga Based Song Of The […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #73

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Zindagi bhar gham judaai ka mujhe tadpaayega…. Raag Malkauns, Tal Rupaktal I have told you several times that I am basically a Lyrical man. On Facebook, I run a page titled ‘Lyrical‘ as tribute to the least remembered people in the making of songs: the Lyricists. For the Birth Centenary of my favourite lyricist, Shakeel Badayuni, I did a tribute to him on my […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #72

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Mushkil hai bahut mushkil chaahat ka bhula dena…. Raag Pahadi, Tal Kaherava Am I tethered to Raag Pahadi, the raaga of my place in the hills? It appears so considering the alacrity with which I revert to this raag every now and then. This one is special not just because it is a fine example of Pahadi; but, because its lyrics are so good […]

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MAA MUSIC FEST WITHOUT MAA

माँ के बगैर अब गीत भी न मुझको भाये, पढ़ने लिखने में भी बस आंसू ही निकल आये, कहने को तो उन्हीं के नाम का संगीत Fest है, क्या करे कोई जब उनकी याद फिर सताये? वह मासूम चेहरा, वह मंद सी मुस्कान, वह बचपन मेरा, वह मीठे मीठे पकवान, उन्ही की हौंसला अफ़ज़ाई के असर से, एक दिन हो गया मैं काबिल और जवान I उनके इशारे से, सब […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #71

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Chalo sajana jahan tak ghata chale…. Raag Basant Mukhari, Tal Kaherava One more song composed in Basant Mukhari. But, once again a reminder that films songs composers are not sticklers to purity of any raaga in their compositions. It is not their aim. Their aim is to come up with tunes for songs that would be popular. As far as popular tunes are concerned, […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #70

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Bemuravvat bewafa begaana-e-dil aap hain…. Raag Shankara, Tal Dadra Third consecutive day of another new Raag. Since the time I have discovered raaga based songs, I like composition of songs by various music directors in Hindi films. However, I am primarily a Lyrical man. On Facebook, I run a page titled ‘Lyrical‘. This song has been penned by Jaan Nisar Akhtar and is indeed […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #69

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Sanjh dhale gagan tale hum kitane ekaki…. Raag Vibhas, Tal Kaherava Well, another new Raag today. Three days ago, when I put up a list of Raagas, you would have noticed one spelt Vibhas at one place and Bibhas at another. That’s the raag that Laxmikant Pyarelal used for composing two of the four songs in the 1984 Girish Karnad movie Utsav, a Shashi […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #68

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Toote huye khwabon ne…. Raag Darbari Kanada, Tal Kaherava Today, 05 Sep, happens to be the death anniversary of Salil Chowdhury. A song by him, coming at the heels of the last post wherein we took up a delightful song in Raag Gara composed by Sachin Dev Burman and sung by Mohammad Rafi for Dev Anand, is only apt. Some of you would recall […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #67

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Aise to na dekho ke hamako nasha ho jaaye…. Raag Gara, Tal Dadra Sachin Dev Burman had a great affinity for his Dev Anand; so much so that the former used to say that his middle name Dev was for his favourite star, Dev Anand. Yesterday, the 3rd of Sep 2017, superstar Amitabh Bachchan praised Mohammed Rafi, SD Burman and Dev Anand, saying the […]

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ODE TO LYN, A WIFE, MOTHER, BAHU AND DAUGHTER

It is sometimes expedient to take women and what they do, for granted. However, it is high time that I acknowledge the enormous contribution made by Lyn (short for Marilyn), my wife, in my life and especially during the last few days of my mother. She is silent but sincere and dedicated (In a chorus, in the church, for example, she shyly stands in the rear row). On the day […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #66

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Kaise din beete kaise beeti ratiyan…. Raag Manj Khammaj, Tal Kaherava This song is from the 1960 Hrishikesh Mukherjee movie Anuradha. The movie had songs composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar on the lyrics of Shailendra. So important was this raag to Pandit Ravi Shankar that he composed two of the five songs of the movie in this raag. All were sung by Lata Mangeshkar. […]

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Raaga Based Song Of The Day #65

Raaga Based Song of the Day: Aa laut ke aaja mere meet…. Raag Madhmat Sarang, Tal Kaherava Just like Raag Kalyan, Raag Sarang has many variations. The first time I gave you a song in Raag Sarang was on the 9th day when I gave you a Shakeel Badayuni – Naushad Ali creation for the the 1966 movie Dil Diya Dard Liya: Sawan aaye ya na aaye (Please see: ‘Raaga […]

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