Apsara aali

Being one of only three of the dozens of major Indian languages I can claim to know, I’ve always been curious about Mara

Tum pukar lo

Hemant Kumar, while never gaining the sort of insane popularity as other playback singers of Hindi cinema during his time, alw

Trapped

As a band, the major members of Indus Creed had been creating and putting out music since 1984, albeit under a different monik

Na jaane kyun hota hai yeh zindagi ke saath

Chhoti Si Baat is one of my favourite romantic comedies, if not one of my favourite films of any kind in any language. So, it

Ajnabi, tum jaane pehchane se lagte ho

Most songs in any language end up being about love. Perhaps love provides some extra creative impetus for the penning and sing

Sajna ve sajna

The smoky confines of bars, the garish halls of old brothels, and such houses of mostly ill-repute have long been a great excu

Aise to na dekho

The girl at the window or the balcony is a classic romantic trope, probably tracing back to ancient theatre, lost in the mists

Naam adaa likhna

In 2005, Yahaan arrived and went by without anyone noticing, for the most part. The undervalued Jimmy Shergill might have had

Farishton ki nagri mein main

I vaguely remember watching Hamari yaad aayegi in a scratchy video copy when I was younger, and only minor impressions remaine

De de mujhko

In the mid 90s, shortly after the economic liberalisation of India and the influx of new things like satellite television and

Tum saath ho jab apne

By the end of the 70s, Amitabh Bachchan was the undisputed king of Hindi cinema and he had settled into a comfortable niche of

Konjam nilavu

As teenagers in the 90s, we had started to assert our tastes in music beyond our parents’ choice of old Hindi film melod

Indian Song