It will be 29 years since Mohammad Rafi arguably the best playback singer ever died at the age of 55 on July 31, 1980. However, the thespian with the magical voice continues to dominate radio programmes and his songs are still amongst those frequently played on various programmes and channels.
Rafi was no ordinary singer. He was a legend in his lifetime and I never tire listening to his voice. Read more
Last week I wrote a blog about Ameen Sayani, a legend of the broadcasting world. The overwhelming response I got has prompted me to share with you how I feel about the way people have started speaking. There is no chasteness in speech and it is a hybrid mixture of thick, heavy and sing song accents. There is no purity of either language or pronunciation. It appears that each word has been chewed and flattened. Read more
Ameen Sayani will always be known amongst lovers of hindi film music as the King of Broadcasting.
Any Radio listener in the sub continent is familiar with one name that has become synonymous with hindi film music and broadcasting of the highest calibre. Yes I am talking about Ameen Sayani who shot into fame with his presentation of the Binanca Geet Mala show on Radio Ceylon in the fifties. Read more
I was never a big fan of Michael Jackson but I always acknowledged the fact that he was the greatest entertainer of his times. He was very original and he was the master of both music and dance, a rare combination that catapulted him to unparalleled fame. The way he danced had inspired a whole generation of actors even in Bollywood and when one sees earlier movies of Govinda, Mithun Chakravarty and Prabhu Deva and now Hrithik Roshan, this legendary performer influenced them all. Read more
The much delayed submission of the Liberhan’s commission brought back memories of that fateful day when the disputed structure of Babri Masjid was brought down by Kar Sewaks belonging to the Sangh Parivar in the presence of some leading BJP leaders on December 6,1992. Read more