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Apparently it’s the amusement night in Emperor Akbar’s lavishly decorated mirror palace but strangely all courtiers are sitting tense with bated breaths. The emperor is on his throne – looking agitated; the crown prince Salim is sitting nearby – looking downcast. The court danseuse Anarkali is performing tonight and her agenda is special. Tonight she is proclaiming her undying love for Prince Salim in front of everyone. A commoner falling in love with a Royal and expressing her emotions with unflinching courage, despite knowing the ultimately fatal consequences of her love story.
Jyoti Kalash Chhalke is a testimony to the musical genius of Sudhir Phadke who left for his heavenly abode on July 29, 2002. I still fondly remember meeting him last year at his Shivaji Park flat in Mumbai, when the great octogenarian and his ever so courteous wife Lalita – a fine playback singer of the forties, had regaled me with their musical reminiscences.

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Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar. It is a name that has gone on to become an adjective for what is the ultimate and the best in Indian popular music. more


Classic Revisited

In one of his interviews, octogenarian and yet evergreen Dev Anand went ballistic against any attempts to remake Guide and I could see his point. How else would you feel if your life’s best work is being tampered with? Even his seemingly boastful s...
Pyaasa is not just a movie- it’s a piece of celluloid history, an experience to behold. It’s a film that has influenced many a latter-day film-maker. Guru Dutt – the enigmatic genius who produced and directed this film made it into an engrossin...

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Lata - Voice of the golden era

Lata - Voice of the golden era

Bookganga.Com is running a special promotion on my book 'Lata-Voice of the golden era', a coffee-table styled hardbound book full of rare coloured and b/w photographs, analyzing the melody queen's illustrious musical career and her unique chemistry with major composers. The 400 plus-page book from Popular Prakashan, originally priced at Rs. 2995/- is now available for Rs.2000/- with free shipping. Check out the link and detailed reviews from major publications.
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Kishore Kumar's Interview by Lata Mangeshkar