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Suman Kalyanpur – the name conjures memories of lilting sweet songs, solos and duets that have gained immortality and enriched our music heritage. We revisit some of her evergreen melodies, enjoyed and cherished by generations of music lovers.

Musically Yours, 1963 - Part 4
Musically Yours, 1963 – Part 4
This is the final part in a 4-part...
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 3
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 3
This is Part 3 in a 4-part...
Musical Rhythms of the Running Train
Musical Rhythms of the Running Train
Trains have been integral to the lives...
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 2
Musically Yours, 1963: Part 2
This is in continuation...
Musically Yours, 1963
Musically Yours, 1963
Monica Kar pays a personal...
Madan Mohan with Lata Mangeshkar and Geeta Dutt at a recording from the film Baap Bete (1959)Pic: Madanmohan.in
Madan Mohan: The Composer of the Classes
There is something really sophisticated...
Sebastian D’Souza: The Master of Counter Melodies
Sebastian D’Souza: The Master of Counter Melodies
The “parallel tune for a song”...
Manna Dey: A Rare Voice That Excelled In All Music Genres
Manna Dey: A Rare Voice That Excelled In All Music Genres
Manna Dey's expertise in complex classical renditions...
Rhythms of Shankar Jaikishan
Rhythms of Shankar Jaikishan
Legendary music composers Shankar...
Chand Khan
Barsat Ki Raat Part 2: The Qawwali Duels
Monica Kar revisits the classic...
Chalo Ik Baar Phir Se: The Versatility of Ravi
Chalo Ik Baar Phir Se: The Versatility of Ravi
The trademark of music director Ravi's...
Khayyam: The Poets’ Musician
Khayyam: The Poets’ Musician
The earnestness, the depth and the...
OP Nayyar — Music Alchemist
OP Nayyar — Music Alchemist
Romancing The Song is a tiny Facebook...
Aawaz De Kahaan Hai: The Golden Music of Naushad
Aawaz De Kahaan Hai: The Golden Music of Naushad
Naushad's destiny was written in music, by music to...
The Uncommon Roshan
The Uncommon Roshan
What sets legendary composer Roshan apart...
RD Burman and His Lyricists
RD Burman and His Lyricists
Legendary music director RD Burman worked...
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – A Story of Love That Meandered to its Dead End
Teesri Kasam – the name given to Maare...
The Spontaneity of Nutan That Rose Above 'Acting'
The Spontaneity of Nutan That Rose Above ‘Acting’
Nutan amazed us with every role she did – she...
Main Kya Janoon Kya Jadoo Hai: K L Saigal's Magical Music
Main Kya Janoon Kya Jadoo Hai: K L Saigal’s Magical Music
K L Saigal, the first superstar singer-actor...
11 Everlasting Love Songs: Celebrate the Many Splendours of Love
11 Everlasting Love Songs: Celebrate the Many Splendours of Love
Celebrate Love and Romance: As a Valentine's Day...
Which Was the True Voice of Pancham?
Which Was the True Voice of Pancham?
It will be 23 years since Pancham (R D Burman)...
10 Most Loved Duets of Geeta Dutt
10 Most Loved Duets of Geeta Dutt
As a tribute to the Queen of Bhaav Gayaki,...
SD Burman knew the unique bhaav gayaki capabilities of his prodigy and manifested them with tailor made compositions only Geeta Dutt could render this way.
The Incomparable Music Of S D Burman Transcends Generations
S D Burman used his solid grounding in classical...
Evergreen Hits of Dev Anand-Hemant Kumar
Evergreen Hits of Dev Anand-Hemant Kumar
Dev Anand and Hemant Kumar together...
Mukesh (July 22, 1923 - August 27, 1976)
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye – Mukesh’s Hit Songs for Heroes
Silhouette takes you on a journey through...
Aye Dil Mujhe Bataa De - The Mast Nagmein of Madan Mohan
Aye Dil Mujhe Bataa De – The Mast Nagmein of Madan Mohan
In a first of its kind tribute, Peeyush...
Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Voh Kahaan Hain: Songs of Sahir
Jinhe Naaz Hai Hind Par Voh Kahaan Hain: Songs of Sahir
Sahir Ludhianvi was one of those rare talents...
Hain Sabse Madhur Woh Geet: Melodies of Talat Mahmood
Hain Sabse Madhur Woh Geet: Melodies of Talat Mahmood
A tribute to Talat Mahmood, the velvet voiced,...
Khayyam: Making Poetry Come Alive With Melody
Khayyam: Making Poetry Come Alive With Melody
Khayyam's compositions were soulful and melodious,...
Ae meri zohra jabeen tujhe maloom nahin, by Manna Dey in Waqt has remained immortal.
Fifty Years Ago: Films and Music of 1965
As we reach the end of 2015, we rewind...
A consummate harmonium player during her glory days. Her stage shows those days were said to be magical.
Four Aces and A Queen
A world slightly...
Sahir Ludhianvi
(Pic: HamaraForums)
Sahir Ludhianvi: The Rebel, The Lover
Sahir’s literary genius resourced...
Suraiyya in Shokhiyan
Jamal Sen and His Music Legacy
In a career spanning 28 years Jamal...
Lata Mangeshkar, the Melody Queen (Pic courtesy: SMM Ausaja)
Journey Through Lata’s Melodies
Lata Mangeshkar's melodies have...
Simple, Soulful, Sublime: The Music of Hemant Kumar
Simple, Soulful, Sublime: The Music of Hemant Kumar
"Simplicity and generosity were his hallmark as...
Shankardas Kesarilal popularly known by his pen name Shailendra
(30 August 1923 – 14 December 1966)
Shailendra: The Spirit with a Mass Connect
Shailendra versified every human emotion, every...
RD Burman on AIR presenting Jaimala (Pic courtesty: From the collections of Pakanati Lakshmi Priya)
The Pathbreaking Non-conformist – The Music of RD Burman
'RD Burman’s music is eternal, universal...
Sandhya Roy plays the nautch singer/dancer Roshan who struggles through life but succeeds in ensuring a life of respect and prestige for her child.
Alor Pipasa (Thirst for the Awakening)
The brilliant use of music in...
Geeta Dutt had the unique ability to sing any kind of song with the authentic tone, feeling, passion and emotion as demanded by the composition and the situation it was being picturised in.
Geeta Dutt – The Skylark Who Sang From The Heart
Was there ever a playback singer who conveyed feelings...
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
Bahu Manorathe Saju Abhisare
The song is marvelously penned...
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi: The People’s Poet
Sahir Ludhianvi is probably the...
Talat Mehmood with Lata Mangeshkar and Madan Mohan at the recording of a duet for Suhagan. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was a special guest at the recording.
The Nightingale’s Everlasting Melodies
Having started her career in playback singing...
'Zindagi Ka Safar' Lives On...
‘Zindagi Ka Safar’ Lives On…
Kalyanji-Anandji’s music had a distinct...

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