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The glistening stars crowd around their beau.

From the Telugu movie Aathmeeyulu. Madilo veenalu mroge . Lyric by Aatreya – rendered by P.Suseela – on YouTube: Here is a Unicode version of the lyric. madiloa veeNalu mrOgae aaSalenno chelaraegae madiloa veeNalu mrOgae aaSalenno chelaraegae kalanaina kanani aanandam … Continue reading

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Lata Mangeshkar sings a Telugu song

Here is a nice Telugu song from the 1955 Telugu movie Santhanam, The pathos-laden song was set to music by the great Music director Susarla Dakshina Murthy. His nephew was a schoolmate of mine and his cousin, of my elder … Continue reading

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Nostalgia deburrs you memories.

Gulzar has turned 78 a few days ago. The songs in Bandini (his debut movie as lyricist) used to be the favourites of my elder brother. I liked the sensitive movies Aandhi and Mausam directed by him. Gulzar and Jagjit … Continue reading

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A cherished friendship is indeed an incomparable wealth

The poor young man had been in love with his friend. They had known each other since childhood. The change in fortunes, for the better, of the father of the girl (through some dubious means people say) did not dent … Continue reading

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The world has turned sweet. Why this rapture?

The 1960’s were a time of turmoil and anxiety to an young nation and its people particularly its youngsters. The country was faced with the debilitating effect of wars with its neighbours. Here is a cheerful and beautiful hopeful song … Continue reading

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The port of destination waits forlorn for the vessel adrift.

Here is an interesting YouTube video clip which juxtaposes vivid, nice visuals on to a great song from the great movie, ‘Mutyala Muggu’ Here is my attempt at translation of a beautiful lyric penned by Gunturu Seshendra Sarma evidently in … Continue reading

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An iineffable beauty awakens from her slumber, within his bosom.

The young man seems to be in a trance. He is rich, for his widowed dad is rich.But his life has been a long saga of disappointments with, whatever he loved or craved for slipping inexplicably away from him. So … Continue reading

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