By Tirtho Banerjee
While on the way to school and back, my young intriguing mind would be invariably drawn to an ‘adult’ poster of The Deep at a cinema hall on Rajpur Road in Dehradun. There was also another poster of the Hindi movie Gharaonda (1977), which appeared staid to a seven-year-old’s eyes. However, one of its songs, Tumhe Ho Na Ho Mujhko To, was so full of zing that I often used to hum it (and still do). Sung by Runa Laila, the track holds a timeless appeal. But few know the man who scored the iconic music for it. Jaidev Verma might have won three National Awards in his career that spanned almost four decades, yet he never got his due and his name has slipped into obscurity.
Continue reading Remembering a genius who made music his soulmate
By Rohma Sadaqat
What do you do when something that formed an integral part of your childhood re-emerges 25 years later? Well, you go and watch it, of course.
Continue reading Roaring down memory lane with (the original) Lion King
By James Jose
Indian cricket and Bollywood, and perhaps even politics, have a lot in common. There is a plot, oodles of drama, suspense and a happy ending, of course. In short, they follow a similar trajectory. They are strange bed fellows, minus the song and dance.
Continue reading Why Kohli is backing Shastri for coach
By Rituraj Borkakoty
In her own words, Heena Sidhu’s love for guns began in her childhood days. It would have been a surprise if she hadn’t fallen for it having grown up in a family that was passionate about guns and shooting. But a teenage Heena never knew shooting could also be a sport because she always saw cricket on television.
Continue reading Gunning for glory, one shot at a time