Playlist

  • Celebrating Gulzar: A playlist of his best songs 12-04-2014 03:52 PM

    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 of...
  • Playlist: 10 hit songs featuring Nanda 25-03-2014 06:19 PM

    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 31-12-2013 11:06 AM

    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 27-11-2013 12:08 PM

    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 24-10-2013 09:56 AM

    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 16-10-2013 01:41 PM

    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 10-10-2013 11:40 AM

    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 28-09-2013 10:55 AM

    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 29-08-2013 02:40 PM

    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 21-08-2013 11:00 AM

    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 04-08-2013 11:00 AM

    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 30-07-2013 11:20 AM

    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 18-07-2013 12:08 PM

    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 16-07-2013 11:18 AM

    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 27-06-2013 10:39 AM

    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...
  • Playlist: The best of acclaimed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh 30-05-2013 10:29 AM

    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 07-05-2013 12:21 PM

    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...
  • Playlist: The best of Shamshad Begum 24-04-2013 03:27 PM

    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...
  • Happy birthday Lady Gaga: The queen of bad romance turns 27 28-03-2013 01:32 PM

    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...
  • Playlist: Pandit Ravi Shankar's best compositions 12-12-2012 10:20 AM

    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....
  • Playlist: 100 best songs of AR Rahman 06-01-2012 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: Nicknamed 'The Mozart of Madras' by the media, AR Rahman celebrates his 46th birthday on January 6, looking back on a magical career that includes two Oscars, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and four National Film Awards. Rahman has his hands full, composing the music...
  • Playlist: The best of Dev Anand's film songs 04-12-2011 11:03 AM

    New Delhi: Evergreen star Dev Anand, one of the icons of Indian cinema, died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest in London. Some of Bollywood's best music and playback singing came from Anand's films. Among the most memorable songs picturised on the hero are 'Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala...
  • DJ for a day: My playlist on World Music Day

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Being musical is always something one can handle with no stress, and it needs no care as music, however it is, whatever it is, it...

  • Tune In: Dylan's punk & Dor goes folk 24-09-2006 08:55 AM

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