Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicRaj Kapoor

Topic: Raj Kapoor

‘Dil ki nazar se’ — Singers from India, Pakistan bring back a Lata-Mukesh classic 

Indian youtuber Paushali Sahu and Farrukh Javed, an amateur singer from Lahore record duet from Anari (1959). It’s a hit on Twitter, where users praise their ‘magical’ performance.

New book traces Ritu Nanda’s journey as an entrepreneur, far from the world of films

Published by HarperCollins India. 'Being Ritu: The Unforgettable Story of Ritu Nanda', will be released on 30 October on ThePrint's ‘SoftCover’.

Forget Dil Chahta Hai, Raj Kapoor-Nargis starrer Chori Chori was the first road trip movie

On Manna Dey's death anniversary, remembering how the song "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" is more popular than the film itself.

Shailendra — Everyman’s lyricist who turned into Raj Kapoor’s ‘Pushkin’

Shailendra's lyrics echoed the struggle & pain of poverty, but also held out a promise of love & hope for the future. He gave Raj Kapoor some of his biggest hits — ‘Awara hoon’ & ‘Mera joota hai Japani’.

Mukesh chose songs about heartache. His fans with broken hearts couldn’t ask for more

On the death anniversary of the singer with a 'golden voice', here's some of Mukesh's songs that listeners nursing their broken hearts keep turning to.

Owners of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor’s ancestral houses in Pakistan refuse govt’s property rate

They have sought Rs 25 crore for Dilip Kumar's ancestral house and Rs 200 crore for Raj Kapoor's home. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt has approved release of Rs 2.35 crore to purchase both.

Dilip Kumar shares photos of ancestral house in Peshawar that will be bought by Pakistan govt

The three-storey house situated in Pakistan's Peshawar was declared a national heritage by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013.

Hasrat Jaipuri, the former bus conductor who wrote some of Raj Kapoor’s best songs

Along with fellow lyricist Shailendra, Jaipuri was part of Raj Kapoor's dream team for more than two decades and wrote songs that are loved to this day.

Writer, filmmaker, journalist — Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was master of all trades

With 74 books, 90 short stories, 3,000 journalistic articles, 40 films and several plays to his name, Abbas was as prolific as he was progressive.

Raj Kapoor’s Awara is all the more relevant in the context of India’s migrant crisis

The movie, known for bringing Charlie Chaplin into Bollywood, is a gripping drama that shows the vicious circle of crime and poverty.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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