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The Worldly Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 08/11/2022 After love and life, I feel the world is a subject on which there are different takes in film songs. Duniya (दुनिया) or the world is commented upon, in many a song. This post is devoted to songs which analyse the world as it isContinue reading “The Worldly Songs”

Asad Bhopali – The Unsung Ghalib

(posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 12/06/2022) The other day while commuting to work, I heard a beautiful song from the movie Thakur Jarnail Singh, sung by Asha Bhosle; the song was Hum Tere Bin Jeena Sakenge Sanam. I kept wondering who the lyricist was. As one is wont to ascribe manyContinue reading “Asad Bhopali – The Unsung Ghalib”

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 of Betrayal

My last post on golden era film music was dedicated to songs of the unsure/insecure lover. From this sentiment emerges the theme for the present post – the songs of betrayal. In songs, betrayal is usually expressed by the words bewafa (disloyal) and bewafai (disloyalty). There are also songs where no such words are usedContinue reading “Songs of Betrayal”

Songs of another world

The songs of ‘another world’ convey myriad emotions – of hope, of playfulness, of escapism, of disenchantment, of inquisitiveness or of a never-ending search for the idyllic world. However, the songs that I shall enlist are not those of complete despair and surrender that border on being almost euthanasic. Also, I have limited myself toContinue reading “Songs of another world