Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicHindi music

Topic: Hindi music

K.L. Saigal to Ilaiyaraaja—Nalin Shah knew them all. He was Hindi music’s master chronicler

Nalin Shah was Hindi film music industry's 'fact-checker'. His fortnightly column in Mid-Day changed how India saw the subject.

Gangubai Hangal championed tradition to excel in male-dominated world of Hindustani music

A woman from a socially backward community, classical musician Dr Gangubai Hangal became one of the greats of Hindustani classical music, writes her grandson on her 106th birth anniversary.

Lata Mangeshkar’s 15 rare gems that belong on her crown

For every Ajeeb daastaan hai yeh and Lag jaa gale, there are hundreds of Lata Mangeshkar songs that have disappeared into obscurity.

The history of independent India told through Bollywood songs

In Note by Note – The India Story 1947-2017, the authors weave an engaging narrative around history by picking one song from each year.

Mukesh: The untrained voice that made you wonder if your life was well-lived

The singer was Raj Kapoor's "voice" -- the man behind hits such as Mera joota hai Japani and Jeena yahan marna yahan.

From Aandhi to Slumdog Millionaire, Gulzar has given Hindi cinema something new always

Gulzar has brought a different dimension to Indian cinema, not just through his lyrics and dialogues, but also through a range of critically acclaimed films.

Favourite Mukesh songs contest: The winners and their picks

ThePrint has shortlisted five winners who sent their entries on the birth anniversary of singer Mukesh. Each get gifts worth Rs 5,000.

Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’ dies at 93: Sixteen songs to remember the legendary lyricist by

From Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari to Madan Sehgal’s Kanyadaan, poet and lyricist Neeraj wove his magic in a raft of films.  New Delhi: The death...

R.D. Burman’s magic can make everyone from a grandma to an expat sing along

‘Pancham’ unites generations, ethnicities, and musical tastes—a lingua franca that most of us speak, or sing.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.