60’s – The GOLDEN Decade

” One after the other, so many gems were churned out in that era that it came to be known as the Golden Decade for Hindi music.The crème-de-la-crème of the major hits of the 60’s … Barsaat Ki Raat, Kohinoor, Chaudvin Ka Chand and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai –  all musicals, had at … Continue reading 60’s – The GOLDEN Decade

Yes They Do!

“ That’s what I would tell anyone who says “They don’t make songs like these anymore!”  I encourage all fans of golden oldies to listen to some of the great musical numbers from 90’s, and later.  Unfortunately, the “time filter” that makes good numbers survive (and leave mediocre ones forgotten) hasn’t done it’s part yet.  … Continue reading Yes They Do!

Hindustani Raagas – A Foundation of Hindi Film Music

“ Simultaneously providing structure and texture to the music, raagas have been the life thread running through the rich tradition of Hindustani and other classical Indian music.  Not surprisingly, these same raagas have been the foundation of Hindi Film Music, especially in the early decades through the 60’s.  Some were formally based on the raag, … Continue reading Hindustani Raagas – A Foundation of Hindi Film Music

Madan Mohan & Lata Mangeshkar – Songs with Healing Powers

“ Did you know that nine out of 10 doctors prescribe listening to songs composed by Madan Mohan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar as the cure for many ills?  And that six of these doctors claim these songs even cure cancer?  Just joking of course, but, please do try a course of these nine prescriptions. And … Continue reading Madan Mohan & Lata Mangeshkar – Songs with Healing Powers