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It doesn’t matter if you don’t love me, but it would be hurtful if you choose to love some rascal.

Here is an attempt of me to translate the Hindi song,”tum agar mujhko na chaahoto…” from the movie “Dil hi to hai” I do not mind it much, if you do not love me, But it would be difficult if … Continue reading

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With a dainty maiden besides me in a tranquil moon light.

Santanam ((1955) was a beautiful movie , that captivated a young boy yet to enter his teens then. And its sweet songs , though the lyrics were nothing more yet to him than a jumble of sweet sounding words , … Continue reading

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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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