A Song For The Day

Sharing a personal favorite today. It is a song from a huge musical hit of the 1960s. Asha Bhosle’s gorgeous playback, excellent picturisation and mind-blowing lyrics. A classic picnic song from that era. Considered by some to be a not so talented music composer, this one by Ravi is truly remarkable. For me the song stands for a sense of energy that accompanies longing and loneliness and infuses ephemeral pathos which depending on one’s mood may well turn out to be lasting. Non Hindi speakers too might love this one. Try n let me know!


The Best of Shammi Kapoor

Here are a few songs picturised on the Hindi film star Shammi Kapoor which otherwise get hidden under the huge ones like Yahoo! and Taareef Karun Kya Uski.

My playlist for the day would be something like:

1. Yala Yala 


Note the dance steps here and the continually shaking bodies!

2.Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujhpar


What a romantic song this one!

3.Tumse Achha Kaun Hai


Rafi and Shammi- two people and one voice!

4. Tune Mera Yaar Na Milaaya, Main Kya Jaanun Teri Ye Khudaai


Lovely lyrics!

5. Duniya Waalon se Door


Rare occasion where someone other than Rafi sang for him!

6.Sar Par Topi Laal



Have a nice day!


Asha, The Enchantress

The EnchantressAsha Bhosle, one of the most versatile playback artists turned 78 today. I can think of the following songs which I feel were her best and could definitely not make it to the popularity charts. Chura Liya Hai Tumne, In Aankhon Ki Masti and songs like these from the late 70s and early 80s often eclipse the larger corpus of her creative acumen. The pieces of sheer brilliance listed below are definitely worth an ear on her birthday.

1. Saba Se Ye Keh Do Ki Kaliyan Bichhaaye

This one with Madan Mohan has all what makes for a soft romantic song!


2. Jab Din Haseen Dil Ho Jawan To Kyun Na Manayein Picnic

What a picnic song this one is!


3. Shokh Nazar Ki Bijliyan 

With the accompaniment of Madan Mohan this one is brilliant once again!


4.  Yehi Wo Jagah Hai Yehi Wo Fizaayein

Simply wonderful!


5. Baagh Mein Kali Khili

Uniquely chirpy and joyous composition with Salil Chowdhury!


Wish you many many happy returns of the day Asha Ji!!