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Sudhirendar Sharma It is often said that ‘melody was queen’ in the 60s, 70s and 80s. I would say that it was ‘queen’ because the words (or lyrics) ...
Sudhirendar Sharma* Bollywood songs have long lasting impact, casting unbelievable and often magical impact on listeners. It does what perhaps no other form of art does. I still...
Sudhirendar Sharma Think of झूठ (lie) and what comes to mind is झूठ बोले कौवा काटे, काले कौवे से डरियो. With झूठ now being the सच of our times, Anand...
Sudhirendar Sharma A young reader/listener has asked me if I could help him get a better sense of a patriotic song by placing it in perspective among songs of...
Sudhirendar Sharma My obsession with understanding the nature of playback music/songs continues. The trouble is that there are no straight answers, and that is what makes it...
Sudhirendar Sharma Those who think that analyzing popular songs is anything but a frivolous pastime may need to think again. School and College syllabi have chapters devoted to films,...
Sudhirendar Sharma Such has been the turmoil in Kashmir for the past four decades that we have long forgotten that it used to be a place everybody longed to visit,...
Sudhirendar Sharma A majority of music lovers like me are learning finer nuances of ‘music’ through film songs only. This means that it is...
Sudhirendar Sharma Many seasons ago, actor-director Sanjay Khan was interviewed on Doordarshan following the launch of his ambitious venture ‘Abdullah’ in 1980. On being asked why our films are loaded with songs, his response was that...
Sudhirendar Sharma* On my first visit to Bareilly** I was keen to locate the street where the elusive pendant (झुमका) may have been dropped, and lost. I am sure no one has ever...

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