The Other Songs of Kavi Pradeep

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 29/01/2022 The mention of Kavi Pradeep or Ramchandra Narayanji Dwivedi (06/02/1915 – 11/12/1998) at once reminds every music lover of his patriotic and didactic songs. No national festival is complete without patriotic songs penned by him being played. In fact, the inspiration to write this postContinue reading “The Other Songs of Kavi Pradeep”

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”

‘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”

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