Monthly Archives: December 2013

I lose all sobreity, when you come near me.

The young couple in the park are in love, head over heels. But still diffident to express their feelings towards one another. There is yet another contender for the girl’s affections ( or more particularly for her father’s estate ). … Continue reading

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If the stars are cross at you dear,. don’t you fret,

Here is an inspiring song from the 1961 movie ‘Reshmi Roomal’ The sixties was a decade of introspection for the country and anxiety for its youth. There were wars and famines.The exalted moral perch the nascent country placed itself on … Continue reading

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The struggling young man, unaware of his legacy, sings gaily of his formidable Dil.

The happy-go-lucky-looking young man sporting the fez (roamy-topee) is an upcoming poet. He is, unknown to himself, heir to a large fortune, which slipped out of his hand when, in his childhood, he was switched away by a wily woman … Continue reading

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The teeny-weeny linnet in the gilded cage takes a fancy to the country wayfarer.

The rustics begin to sing lustily., boisterously.They are excited. The Great Indian Nautanki Company is going to perform in their village fair. The star attraction is the new addition to its cast. A city dame by the name Hira Bai, … Continue reading

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Bowing Your Head, You Stand Before The Master. And Await The Sentence

He is a bullock-cart-man. Rustic. Simple. God-fearing. He knew only the dark from the fair. No shades of grey for him, for they confuse the dormant bats within his belfry. Without a care in the world he is singing a … Continue reading

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Naastik, the story of an agnostic.

We were The Midnight’s Children. Well, not exactly. For we were born around the time, give or take a few years this way or that. The Fateful Midnight which was at once glorious and nightmarish. We were far too tiny … Continue reading

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Every crooner has his day.

He is a singer, a sweet one at thst, with a charming classical touch, with dreams of, one hazy halcyon day, dethroning the entrenched super singers of the Bollywood like, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Mohd. Rafi and Manna Dey, the … Continue reading

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