Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Shailendra

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’.

Shailendra — the Leftist poet and Dalit genius whose lyrics define beauty of simplicity

Shailendra, the prolific lyricist, who straddled the worlds of communism and Bombay’s film industry, wrote over 900 songs.

Teesri Kasam: When Raj Kapoor played perfect foil to Waheeda Rehman’s heartbreaking grace

A commercial failure, Teesri Kasam won National Award for best film but its heartbroken and financially broke producer Shailendra had passed away by then

On Camera


PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


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.