The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)

When I was shortlisting songs for a post on the various ways in which music – especially classical music – has been depicted in songs of the golden era, I noticed that quite a few of these songs were sung by Manna Dey (or Prabodh Chandra Dey, 1919-2013). There is no questioning the fact thatContinue reading “The lesser heard romantic duets of Manna Dey (Part 2)”

Songs of the ‘Earthen Lamp’

Diwali is round the corner. Yet another festival that the Corona virus shall devour. The festivities will have to be low key this time round with all norms of social distancing in place. For me, the best part of Diwali has always been lighting earthen lamps (दीया in Hindi) with ghee or oil and cottonContinue reading “Songs of the ‘Earthen Lamp’”

Duets of Subir Sen

The other day I was reading a post on the duets of Lata Mangeshkar and Hemant Kumar on Mehfil Mein Meri. It was then that I wondered that Subir Sen (1934-2015), who hailed from Bengal and whose voice was very similar to Hemant Kumar’s (1920-1989) also sang quite a few memorable songs in Hindi films,Continue reading “Duets of Subir Sen”

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