Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: Naushad

Shamshad Begum — one of Hindi cinema’s first female playback singers & voice of many hits

With her lilting voice, Shamshad Begum was a favourite of top music composers like O.P. Nayyar, S.D. Burman and Naushad.

100 years of Naushad: 8 classics that show how he changed the landscape of Hindi film music

Naushad introduced classical music into mainstream cinema in a way that got Indian audiences hooked to his fusion compositions.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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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.