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देश प्रेम की भावना जगाते फ़िल्मी गीत

देश प्रेम की भावना जगाते फ़िल्मी गीत

देश में हिंदी फिल्म निर्माताओं में देश प्रेम और राष्ट्र भक्ति की भावना सर्वदा प्रवाहित रही है और यही राष्ट्र प्रेम की भावना उनकी फिल्मों से जुड़े विभिन्न गीतकारों के राष्ट्रीय भावना से ओतप्रोत उनके द्वारा रचित गीतों में भी स्पष्ट रूप से परिलक्षित होती है। देश प्रेम फ़िल्मी गीत: राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेता बाल फिल्म ‘हम पंछी एक डाल के’ …

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25 Bollywood Friendship Songs

Bollywood Evergreen Friendship Song ये दोस्ती हम नहीं तोड़ेंगे

Today, as everyone celebrates Friendship Day across the world, we bring you top 25 Bollywood friendship songs in Hindi that define the bond you share with your friend for life! Time to relive the memories with friends with these tracks for background score. We are sure you and your best friends will resonate with these dosti songs. Happy Friendship Day! …

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Hindi Filmi Songs on Women Empowerment

Hindi Filmi Songs on Women Empowerment

On the occasion of Women’s Day, tune into these empowering songs from Bollywood… Every year March 8 is observed as International Women’s Day. The whole world takes this to celebrate and appreciate the contribution of women towards the society. This day is dedicated for all women be it a daughter, sister, mother or wife. There are numerous live examples of …

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Non-sexist Bollywood Women’s Day Songs

Non-sexist Bollywood Women’s Day Songs

Enough has already been said about the misogyny and sexism that have defined the lyrics of Bollywood songs over the decades, and the damage they have done to ideas of consent and love among Indian youth. Though mindless item songs / atrocious remixes are still touted as the USPs of films, attitudes are changing. The recent Gaana rewrite competition and …

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I’m Still A Vidyarthi When It Comes To Music: Yesudas

I’m Still A Vidyarthi When It Comes To Music: Yesudas

His name is synonymous with music, and his mesmerizing voice has been tugging the heartstrings of music lovers across the world for decades now. However, KJ Yesudas (Kattassery Joseph Yesudas) isn’t stopping. As we walk in for this interview, he is busy practicing a kriti in Raga Bilahari for an upcoming concert. Does he practice rigorously even now? “Decades ago, …

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Honouring Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ustad Bismillah Khan

Over two decades ago, shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan heard a young woman singer, Soma Ghosh, at the ISKCON Auditorium here, and invited her to a musical ‘jugalbandi’. Almost petrified by the unexpected invitation from a towering personality like Khan Sa’b — as the world addressed him — Soma didn’t dare take up the gauntlet. Six months later, Khan Sa’b, …

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India’s rock capital Shillong celebrates Dylan’s music, Nobel Prize

India's rock capital Shillong celebrates Dylan's music, Nobel Prize

Shillong, often described as “India’s rock capital”, is leading the way in honouring the American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan for winning the Nobel Prize in Literature. On Sunday, the Meghalaya capital reverberated with Dylan numbers — “Mr. Tambourine Man”, “Blowin’ in the Wind”, “The Times They Are a-Changin” and many more at the downtown Café Shillong and Cloud 9. …

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Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016

The much-awaited 8th edition of the Chandigarh Arts and Heritage Festival 2016, organised by the Chandigarh Administration, is all set to provide unlimited entertainment. The festival will give an insight into the rich cultural heritage of the region through musical, literary and visual art presentations. The curtain rises on the mega cultural bonanza on October 6, which is Le Corbusier’s …

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Remembering Shakeel Badayuni (100th birth anniversary)

Remembering Shakeel Badayuni (100th birth anniversary)

Among the boldest lines in Hindi film songs from a landmark epic where an imperial courtesan, who has already dared the monarch with her declaration of loving without fear, goes on to question curbs on women — remember the bewitchingly defiant Madhubala ask “Parda nahi jab koi Khuda se, bandon se parda karna kya?” It comes from no radical revolutionary …

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