• The legacy of Shamshad Begum

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    There was a time in the history of Hindi cinema when the singer was the song, when the persona of the singer did not exist;...

  • With Mehdi Hassan, there were no false notes

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Ahmad Faraz, the Urdu poet, told me an interesting anecdote. Once, he was very late in catching his flight back home from Delhi. The airport...