Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Khayyam

5 songs and 5 moods to remember Khayyam, Bollywood’s versatile music composer

The musical maestro did merely 57 films but his output was stellar and versatile. The songs of Kabhie Kabhie and Umrao Jaan are some of his timeless musical compositions. 

Umrao Jaan’s captivating music is a lasting testament to Khayyam’s musical genius

Khayyam masterfully blended ghazals, shayaris and classical Hindustani music to create melodies that made the story of Umrao Jaan.

Katju on how UK’s ‘anti-India’, Karkaria on `universal’ identity crisis, Muzzafar Ali on Khayyam

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Khayyam ⁠— Man who composed Kabhie Kabhie, Umrao Jaan & other musical gems

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar said the death of Khayyam, who passed away Monday night after a prolonged illnesses, marked the end of an era in music.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.