Playlist

  • Birthday playlist: 24 of Gulzar's greatest hits of all time 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar started as a lyricist before turning into one of India's most original storyteller. Though he started as a song writer with 'Swami Vivekananda' but is name came into limelight after 'Kabuliwala' (1957). The strength of Gulzar lies in his depiction of reality which seems...
  • Birthday playlist: 85 of Kishore Kumar's greatest hits of all time August 4, 2014

    There were very few things that singer-actor Kishore Kumar couldn't do. The actor was a direct0r, actor, singer, screenplay writer, composer and what not. Interestingly he was never trained in music and his first stint in films was as a chorus singer in 'Bombay Talkies' which had his elder brother...
  • On RD Burman's 75th birth anniversary, 100 of his best compositions June 27, 2014

    One of the most beloved musicians of Indian cinema, RD Burman would have been 75 years old on 27 June 2014. The singer-composer who had an untimley demise in 1994, at the age of 54, had composed some timeless classics which remain popular to this day. Son of music composer...
  • Celebrating Gulzar: A playlist of his best songs April 12, 2014

    Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar needs no introduction. The man who has weaved magic with words for almost six decades now, has been chosen for the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2013. The multi-faceted Gulzar is a lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet. He is the 45th winner...
  • Playlist: 10 hit songs featuring Nanda March 25, 2014

    Yesteryears actress Nanda passed away on 25 March 2014 leaving behind memorable films and some popular hits behind. The actress who made a popular pair with actors like Shashi Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna featured in some of the biggest hits of 1960s. From 'Yeh Samaa' to 'Gulaabi Aankhen', the actress...
  • Bollywood party playlist 2013: The songs that you will need tonight December 31, 2013

    It was a musical year for Bollywood in 2013. While melodious, soft numbers ruled the hearts of people, singers like Yo Yo Honey Singh and Mika made sure that we got enough songs to dance on. As the year comes to an end, here are the top 20 party numbers...
  • Bappi Da ka gaan: Happy birthday and thank you for these awesome tracks November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: If there is one music composer in the Hindi film industry who should be credited for bringing western trends and music styles to Bollywood, it's Bappi Lahiri. There are contrasting opinions about Bappi Da's creative process, but one thing that nobody can doubt is that Bappi Lahiri was...
  • Manna Dey (1919 - 2013): A playlist of his finest songs October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Film commentators often describe Manna Dey as someone who didn't get his due which is not really true. So what if he couldn't become Raj Kapoor or Uttam Kumar's voice, he remained the reference point for the singers who eventually became those voices. And on top of everything,...
  • Hema Malini turns 65: A playlist of her popular songs October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Hema Malini was probably the first women superstar of the Hindi film industry. There were acclaimed actresses even before her but the way Hema Malini enthralled the audiences was something which was not seen before. The actress was born on October 16, 1948 at Ammankudi in Tamil Nadu....
  • Remembering Jagjit Singh: A playlist of his popular songs October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Born on February 8, 1941 Jagjit Singh was one of the most popular singers in the country. Ghazal industry was dominated by Pakistani singers when Jagjit Singh entered this arena. He soon became one of the most loved ghazal singers, even outside India. Apart from his music albums,...
  • Birthday Playlist: Lata Mangeshkar, the divine voice, turns 84 September 28, 2013

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it's Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 84; she was born on September 28, 1929. Lata started her classical music training from Ustad Amanat Ali Khan...
  • Birthday playlist: Best of 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The 'King of Pop' doesn't need any introduction. Even today, after more than four years of his demise, he rules the hearts, and is likely to do the same for many years to come. Born on August 29, 1958, Michael Jackson aka MJ actually holds the record of...
  • 'Raksha Bandhan' Playlist: Songs to dedicate your siblings August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Raksha Bandhan has always been an important festival for the Hindi film industry. Bollywood, which thrives on the drama elements, has encashed Raksha Bandhan since time immemorial. From 'Kaajal' to 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' to 'Agneepath', the brother-sister relationship has always been celebrated through melodious songs. Here is...
  • Remembering Kishore Kumar on his birthday: The big playlist August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Not many know that legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar had no formal training in music. Still he has innumerous melodious songs to his credit. The man who recognised Kishore Kumar's potential as a singer was music director SD Burman. Today is Kishore Kumar's birthday (He was born...
  • Happy 40th Birthday Sonu Nigam: The singer's best songs July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: He has ruled the charts for almost 2 decades. Singer Sonu Nigam rose to fame after a brief stint on television. While he initially began his career by singing Mohammad Rafi at various shows, Sonu first tasted success with the song 'Achha Sila Diya Tune'. Subhash Ghai's 'Pardes'...
  • Playlist: Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his first death anniversary July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Crowned as the Hindi film industry's first official superstar, Rajesh Khanna had a very distinct persona. He was never considered as the most handsome man of Bollywood but his charm was irresistible. Khanna's strength lied in his understanding of the popular mindset. He never presented himself as a...
  • Playlist: Birthday girl Katrina Kaif's best dance numbers July 16, 2013

    In her debut film, she may have appeared a bit awkward, but Katrina Kaif has had a meteoric rise to stardom in less than a decade. While many critics panned her acting prowess, Katrina has always been termed as a talented dancer and in the recent years surprised all with...
  • Bookmark, save, listen: RD Burman's best compositions June 27, 2013

    He would have turned 74 years had he been alive. But in a short span of time, Rahul Dev Burman was able to revolutionize the music scene of Bollywood. He ruled the charts with his foot tapping, soul stirring songs which are till date sung and celebrated. Son of Sachin Dev...
  • Playlist: The best of acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Today, Rituparno Ghosh is not with us. He died of a heart attack in Kolkata this morning. He had to his credit National Award as best director twice, an impressive eight times in the best feature film category and once in the best screenplay category. We have compiled...
  • Playlist: Has Bombay Talkies revived a Madan Mohan nostalgia? Listen to his 10 best songs May 7, 2013

    Filmmaker Karan Johar got the rights to four recorded classics composed by the late Madan Mohan for his production 'Bombay Talkies', a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. He is said to have got them free of cost. Karan wanted rights to four songs, one of which was 'Ajeeb dastaan...
  • Playlist: The best of Shamshad Begum April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: One of the initial playback singers of the Hindi film industry Shamshad Begum is not with us anymore. She died at her Mumbai residence at the age of 94. Shamshad Begum was born on April 14, 1919 in Amritsar, Punjab. She made her debut on Peshawar Radio in Lahore...
  • Happy birthday Lady Gaga: The queen of bad romance turns 27 March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Today is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's (Popularly known as Lady Gaga) 27th birthday. She was born on March 28, 1986 to Cynthia and Joseph Germanotta in New York. She is known for her popular music but her bizarre dressing sense is equally eye catching. Gaga's music is said to...
  • Birthday playlist: Pop sensation Justin Bieber turns 19 March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: He is just 19, but has become the most followed person in Twitter. This is a unique achievement for anyone under 20, especially when you have beaten people like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry in the race to the top. The hit singer is the heartthrob of millions...
  • Bookmark, save, listen: The award-winning Grammy playlist February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oscars of the music industry was a star-studded affair and the musical night was high on glamour and powerful performances. But more than the entertainment quotient, the 55th annual Grammy Awards celebrated the music and the musicians. While Fun managed to whisk away two of the leading awards,...
  • Birthday playlist: The magical touch of AR Rahman January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: He was born as AS Dileep Kumar but changed his name to AR Rahman when he was 23. Popularly known as 'The Mozart of Madras', Rahman started his music career with a bang in 'Roja' (1992). A journey started which made Rahman's name the most admired in the music...
  • Playlist: Pandit Ravi Shankar's best compositions December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Noted musician Ravi Shankar enthralled the audience with his great piece of works for more than six decades. The three-time grammy award winner, who began his career as a music composer for Satyajit Ray's 'Apu Trilogy', went onto compose some of the best classical renditions of all times. His...
  • Birthday playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it’s Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 83; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • Playlist: Amitabh and Filmfare go hand in hand September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmfare Award is among the most prestigious awards in the Infdian film industry. Not many actors get the opportunity of getting nominated, leave aside winning it, however the case is not the same with Amitabh Bachchan. Big B is among those actors who have won Filmfare Awards several times....
  • Playlist: Songs that Amitabh sang himself in films September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan may not have given as many hits as Rajesh Khanna, but his rise to superstardom was faster than any other superstar. Rajesh Khanna was the first official superstar of Bollywood but he had a very different fan base than Amitabh Bachchan. Young girls may have covered...
  • Birthday playlist: The best of Asha Bhosle September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Asha Bhosle has an unparallel status in Bollywood when it comes to playback singing. She and Lata Mangeshkar have added new dimensions to singing in films. Many of film pundits think that Asha Bhosle's entry into playback singing was a result of OP Nayyar’s keen interest in her...