Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicBollywood lyricist

Topic: Bollywood lyricist

5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, Hindi cinema’s romantic poet

Ahead of Shakeel Badayuni's 105th birth anniversary on 3 August, we look back on his remarkable career and his unabashedly romantic soul.

Anand Bakshi almost gave up on Bollywood. Then came Bhagwan, Bhala Admi, a ticket collector

In ‘Nagme, Kisse, Baatein, Yaadein’, Rakesh Anand Bakshi gives readers an intimate peek into the life of the soldier-turned-lyricist Anand Bakshi.

5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, who gave Hindi film music its best romantic poems

Shakeel Badayuni, the bard of love worked with the best of the best and delivered some of Hindi cinema’s most stirring love songs, in movies like Mighal-e-Azam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand.

‘Credit De Do Yaar’, sing Hindi movie lyricists as they call out music streaming platforms

In a video released Friday, 15 lyricists from the Hindi film industry have come together demanding they be credited properly for their work on music streaming platforms.

Veteran lyricist Yogesh, who penned songs for ‘Anand’ and ‘Rajnigandha’, dies at 77

Known by his first name in film circles, Yogesh Gaur worked with pioneers of 'middle cinema' like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee in the 1970s

Jan Nisar Akhtar — Bollywood lyricist who was ‘poet in a real sense’

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint explores the life and love of Jan Nisar Akhtar.

Jailed for anti-Nehru poem & celebrated for Bollywood songs, Majrooh Sultanpuri had it all

He may have written the most memorable Bollywood songs, but Majrooh Sultanpuri was a revolutionary poet first.

On Javed Akhtar’s 74th birthday, a pick of 10 songs that best define the lyricist

In his 30-year long career as a lyricist, Javed Akhtar has delivered several memorable songs. ThePrint selects 10 to celebrate him.

As India mourns legendary Neeraj, is the era of poetry over in Bollywood music?

Experts weigh in on the art of poetry in Bollywood songs

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.