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S. MOHINDER by Darkndusky Hoon

Making of this article

S .Mohinder

S .Mohinder

In a brief senseless moment I mentioned that I would like to write something for GHZ sometime. What was a joke initially became serious and I found myself with a couple of articles on S.Mohinder sahab. Just like every GHZ episode, I felt not an iota of interest and avoided it for weeks.

I hadn’t heard a single song except “Guzra hua zamana” and didn’t relate to his music at all. Soon the approaching deadline started feeling like the school annual exams…perish or pass I told myself … I felt thoroughly incompetent, knowing I couldn’t add any knowledgeable insights on someone I clearly knew nothing about. Did I mention one of the articles was in Hindi which felt like Russian in every sentence? I imagined myself sending apology letters to Aditya & Archana and deactivating my FB account …till a brilliant plan came to me.

I would just be myself as on every GHZ episode, bored , apprehensive and wondering how I’d survive this theme….I would listen to his songs and simply walk you through his movies “oohing and aahing” at the lovelies with much help from Pankaj Rag & Harjap Singh Aujla saahib… Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Articles


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zohrabai ambalewali’s interview

zohrabai ambalewali’s interview

दूरदर्शन के पुराने कुछ एक साक्षात्कारों को जानकारी के खजाने के तौर पर देखा जा सकता है, जहाँ एक फनकार खुद अपनी ज़िंदगी के अनछुए पहलुओं से रूबरू कराता था. चूंकि आज के दौर में इन्टरनेट भी जानकारी का अच्छा खासा खज़ाना लिए है और थोड़ा गोता लगाने पर कभी कभी कुछ दुर्लभ मोती हाथ लग जाते हैं. आज ऐसे ही एक मोती , स्वर निधि से आपकी मुलाक़ात कराएँ,  जिसने सिने  पर्दे के शुरूआती सालों में  हिंदी फिल्मो के लिए अपनी आवाज़ भरी . नाम था  ज़ोहराबाई  अम्बालेवाली .

पढ़ें  अनीता सिंह के साथ ज़ोहरा बाई अम्बालेवाली की इसी बातचीत के कुछ एक अंश .   Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Articles, info and facts


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shades of ‘Intizaar’

BY :Arun Mudgal

कहाँ हो तुम मेरी तन्हाईयाँ आवाज़ देती हैं

lata mangeshkar

lata mangeshkar

सुलगती रात की परछाइयाँ आवाज़ देती हैं
रख पाये तो रख ले आ कर लाज मेरी रुस्वाई की
मेरी उम्र से लम्बी हो गयी बैरन रात जुदाई की….

इंतिज़ारी में तेरी सारा सितम्बर बीता
ओ रोते रोते तेरी फुरकत में नवम्बर बीता
आहें भर भर के ये कहता है कैलेन्डर मूिहसे
हिचकियाँ लेते हुए सारा डिसेम्बर बीता ……
दिल तेरे हिज़्र में दीवाना बना जाता है
ठंडी आहों में बरफ खाना जाता है
दो ही अश्क़ों से हुआ उनकी गली में कीचड
मेरी अफसानी भी अफ़साना बना जाता है
अरे आ आ आ आ ,आ दिल का रोग मिटा जा रे
आठ रोज़ की छूटी ले कर आ जा रे.……

And then to
बाट तकूँ मैं तेरी कोठे चढ़ के
आजा मेरे बलमा बहन कर ………
The beauty of HFM is that it explores a concept , word or a state of mind in its various forms. And the concept of fruitless waiting is no exception to it. Though there are many ways in which this concept has been explored by the lyricists in HFM as is evident from the wonderful spread of the songs here today.
Therefore instead of going into much detail I have just chosen three shades of Intizaar , the sentimental, the funny and the normal ….
The first two songs are coincidentally rendered by Lata Bai , and I usually say that Lata Bai has some kind of an absolutely ‘Accurate Emotion Injecting Mechanism’ installed in her throat by the God Almighty which always releases the accurate amount of emotion in any and every expression in the song neither a micro gram more nor a micro gram less then required. And that is what makes these songs a delight to listen to. Feel this feature of Lata Bai’s voice in the first two songs expressing two diametrically opposite moods of Fun and absolutely sentimental respectively.
The basis for choosing the lead song is just going for a little ‘Funtertainment ‘ as the sentimental aspect of the waiting is spread all over here …. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 15, 2014 in Articles


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