Pikchar With Rita: Finding New Meanings in RD Burman’s Classic Song ‘Chingari Koi Bhadke’

If songs can be taken out of context, and perhaps only songs can be, Chingari koi bhadke to saawan use bujhaye/ saawan jo agan lagaye use kaun bujaye would be the best bet to do so.  Anand Bakshi’s lyrics, Kishore Kumar’s voice and RD Burman’s music make this song from the film Amar Prem one of the most precious musical gifts.

RD Burman’s Birth Anniversary: Here’s A Playlist Of Some Of His Iconic Songs

A little while after RD Burman’s sudden demise, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A Love Story released. The track list, including ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’- a throwback to a tender first love, ‘Kuch Na Kaho’, ‘Pyaar Hua Chupke Se’ and ‘Rooth Na Jaana’ set the box office on fire, and introduced a generation to the phenomenon called RD Burman or Pancham da as he was popularly known.

Pikchar With Rita: ‘Ghar’ Manages To Show The Sheer Difficulty Of Being Normal With A Traumatised Self And Body

Evocatively the song says, ‘Jab Bhi Khayaalon Mein Tuu Aaye/Mere Badan Se Kushbuu Aaye/Mehake Badan Mein Raha Na Jaaye’, which translates as ‘Whenever you enter the thoughts, my body gives out a fragrance, and the fragrant body is hard to live with. ‘ This is intense desire in a married couple that finds hard to have a dwelling in which love-making could find its full expression.

In The Eye Of A Storm: Chinmayi Sripada Talks Life, Music, Activism & Building A Brand Against All Odds

Not the ideal situation for a child born of parents from well-to-do backgrounds, but after Chinmayi’s mother Padmhasini was abandoned by and later divorced from her father, Chinmayi got used to a life where stretching a rupee was the norm, and where it was commonplace to graciously accept help from a generous periyamma (aunt) and grandfather. “We knew where our next meal would come from, but were never sure what would happen the next week.

Remembering Mohammed Rafi On His Death Anniversary

This melodious number captures the subtle romance between the film’s leads – Dev Anand and Sadhana.  Sahir Ludhianvi penned the lyrics for the song, while Rafi and Asha Bhosle added life to it with their voices.Filmed in the picturesque backdrop of Kashmir’s Dal Lake, the song sees Shammi Kapoor praising the beauty of his lover Sharmila Tagore.

The Outrage Over ‘Ek Do Teen’: Who Decides Creativity Is Great Only When Original?

Someone who merges creativity and cultural evolution is YouTube star Kutiman, whose videos include people mixing their work together and recording clips from solo performances of musicians across the city of Tel Aviv to produce new compositions.All pieces of art have been open to re-appropriation.  So bearing that in mind, there’s a need to acknowledge and defend the processes of cultural evolution that have existed for millennia, in which the practice we now call ‘remix’ has long played a fundamental role.

Point of View: Author Usha Narayanan Talks About Her Kind of Cinema

Gone with the Wind is a classic, she says, “Kaaka Kaaka was slick, the script was excellent and the real-life love between the stars made the movie sizzle; Moonram Pirai and Mullum Malarum were heartwarming and pure, Michael Madana Kama Rajan was ultimate in comedy, and Queen embodied a refreshing new attitude towards women.

Pikchar With Rita: Mili and the Tender Ode to Longing and Missing

The words of this song do not particularly stand out for their lyrics; except that some of us would know when a literal and metaphoric reference has come together in a line such as jab mein raaton mein tare ginta hun, aur tere kadmon ki aahat sunta hun (when I count stars at night, and hear your approaching footsteps)- it is both the lover’s longing at night who gazes at the star-studded sky and fantasises the motion, but it is also the narrative link that makes this song integral to the story.