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  • When it came to a choice between acting and music, Kishore Kumar’s philosophy was simple. He had once publicly confessed to Lata Mangeshkar during a TV- interview, “Acting is phony but a song comes straight from the heart.”...
  • Jovial, smiling, always ready with a quip or a couplet to liven up the conversation and always eager to break into a song, Ravindra Jain proved to be an extremely interesting interviewee. Especially inspiring is his will-power and never-say-die posit...
  • Her life, her music and her unique achievement as a female composer have always fascinated me. So in my recent visit to Mumbai, I make it a point to complete the long-pending task of interviewing Usha Khanna....
  • It was camaraderie at its best. The fact that it created a creative team par excellence was an added bonus. A fond look-back at Shankar, Jaikishan, Shailendra and Hasrat's unique bonding!...
  • Reconstructing a personality behind a name is always a challenging task. More so if the person concerned left the world thirty one years back. Those early decades when S.D. Burman was most active as a musician, have only scattered footprints remainin...
  • In the forties Anil Biswas was a big name among the film music directors. Much to his chagrin, in all his recording sessions one young boy would just barge in to cheekily suggest, "I think that tune needs some change." Once the veteran composer los...
  • The cherubic face of the man did not offer much clue about the tremendous talent within. Looks didn't belie a man who could weave magical musical webs....
  • The man was frank and forthright, giving two hoots to conventional celebrity wisdom of speaking the diplomatic lingo. He used language that the purists would certainly deem un-parliamentary....

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