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Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/12/2021 A tune without words is a mere melody. But a song, I believe, is a melody adorned with words. If the tune is the skeletal framework, the words are what clothe the framework to make it presentable and likeable. Those who engage with music atContinue reading Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari”

Songs with Laughter

Posted On Trivia -The Spice of Life on 07/11/2021 The physical exertion involved in singing – filling of our lungs, the calibrated control of our vocal chords, the movements of our mouth and body – is among the reasons why it can lift our mood. Singing is an aerobic exercise (aerobic means in the presenceContinue reading “Songs with Laughter”

The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 1) – The Mangeshkar Sisters special

My last song blog post was on the various ways in which music – especially classical music has been depicted in songs of the golden era. When I was shortlisting songs for the post, I noticed that quite a few of these songs were sung by Manna Dey (or Prabodh Chandra Dey, 1919-2013). There isContinue reading “The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 1) – The Mangeshkar Sisters special”