Aniruddha Bhattacharjee And Balaji Vittal

  • The Human Factor: Story of unsung musicians of the film industry November 18, 2013

    Indian films are unusual. For any song that we see on screen both the actor and the invisible singer get credit. For music composition, the Music Director's name features prominently in the credits, no doubt. But, what about the accompanying music? The way it colours the song situation, the way...
  • Remembering Manna Dey: The singer's journey in Bombay November 4, 2013

    The best way to pay a tribute is to give a person the status he deserves while he is still active. The tributes that gushed rapidly a few days ago through social, print and electronic media pipelines eulogized his greatness as a singer. One topic that shall be discussed to...
  • Hemant's last song for Dev Anand composed by SD September 26, 2012

    In 2008, a prominent matrimonial portal carried the song 'Na tum hamein jaano' as a part of its advertising campaign. The song could have fitted the ad campaign of a private detective agency much better, really. Here's why. A view into the storyline of 'Baat Ek Raat Ki' tells a...
  • Rajesh Khanna's rise & fall: What you didn't know July 19, 2012

    And finally on July 18, 2012, it's pack up time, lifes great leveller. Rajesh Khanna had arrived five flops later in his career. (Late coming was to become a permanent feature about him). But then his next 20 odd films, barring a few hiccups, make it look as if his...
  • 'Let's get on with music': Remembering Panchamda June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Baro mash tero parbon... this common Bengali phrase refers to the essence perennial celebration. The first harvest, the blossoming of spring, the invasion of summers, the norwesters , the spray of monsoon , the onset of autumn, the gentle fading of autumn into winter, .... the festivals are...