Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicAsha Bhosle

Topic: Asha Bhosle

O.P. Nayyar, the untrained musical genius who was more than just a hit machine

O.P. Nayyar was considered the biggest threat to Shankar-Jaikishan by the late 1950s. And though he and Lata Mangeshkar admired each other, they never collaborated.

How did Laxmikant-Pyarelal end Shankar-Jaikishan era in Bollywood? Happier, cheaper music

In 'Music by Laxmikant Pyarelal', Rajiv Vijayakar traces the journey of the composer duo in their musical universe.

Ijaazat is a strangely poetic take on divorce that was rare in 1980s Hindi films

Naseeruddin Shah and Rekha's portrayal of a divorced couple in this Gulzar film is more loving and honest than many marriages that do last.

Meena Khadikar, the least-known Mangeshkar sister whose birthday is just before Asha Bhosle’s

Meenatai, who turned 89, is a singer and composer just like Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle and her other two siblings. She has also written a book on older sister Lata.

On Camera

YourTurn

A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

Quiet conviction of 26/11 mastermind Sajid Mir shows Pakistan’s flimsy terror crackdown

LeT’s 26/11 operational head Sajid Mir was secretly tried and convicted last week, days before Pakistan’s fate is decided by terror-finance watchdog FATF.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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