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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”

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”