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Songs of Education

Posted on 20/04/2022 on Trivia – The Spice of Life In the good old days when we were growing up, there was only Doordarshan (DD) to watch; on DD, there was one particular song – पढ़ना-लिखना सीखो ओ मेहनत करने वालों – penned by the playwright Safdar Hashmi which was frequently shown. This song emphasizedContinue reading “Songs of Education

Songs of the Charmer – Jaadugar Special

This post explores those songs of the golden era that are dedicated to the lover, who is a charmer par excellence – almost like the Pied Piper of Hamelin. He is a jaadugar – a magician of sorts – who can cast a spell and mesmerize his beloved. There are so many songs dedicated toContinue reading “Songs of the Charmer – Jaadugar Special”

‘Sporting’ Songs

A welcome change in Hindi cinema in recent years has been sport-centric films. The list is quite impressive – Saaheb (1985, Football), Awwal Number (1990, Cricket), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992, Cycling), Lagaan (2001, Cricket), Iqbal (2005, Cricket), Chak De India (2007, Hockey), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013, athletics), Mary Kom (2014, Boxing), M.S.Dhoni: The UntoldContinue reading “‘Sporting’ Songs”

The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 2

While writing my first post on terrace songs, I had mentioned that there could be two kinds of terrace songs; the first are those which are picturized on a terrace and the second where the lyrics mention the terrace. Part 1 of the terrace songs were songs of the first category. Here I present songsContinue reading “The ‘Terrace’ Songs – Part 2”