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ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
Bollywoood, Asha Bhosle, Op nayyar, Lata Mangeshkar

Why there cannot be another Talat Mahmood

What makes Talat Mahmood's voice unique, beyond replication?

SPORTS

 |  6-minute read
Lata Mangeshkar, Smriti Irani, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli

Should MS Dhoni Walk or Not? How Captain Cool has now divided India into Dhoni bhakts vs Dhoni haters

Aam and khaas fans alike want MS Dhoni to not hang up his gloves. But, critics demand, he should take a break now. The divisive intensity of this debate takes it beyond the cricket pitch.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Bollywood, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, SD Burman

Why few people know it was SD Burman who made Asha Bhosle a youth icon

A tribute to the legendary music director on his 42nd death anniversary that fell on October 31.

ART & CULTURE

 |  12-minute read
Singers, Talat Mehmood, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar

Why Lata Mangeshkar's Dil Jo Na Keh Saka lost to Mohammad Rafi's version

A history of twin songs in Hindi cinema.

ART & CULTURE

 |  19-minute read
Playback Singing, RD Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle

Asha Bhosle: The bad girl of playback singing

[Book extract] With 11,000 and counting solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in over twenty Indian languages since 1947, Asha tai shows no signs of stopping even at 83.

ART & CULTURE

 |  10-minute read
Indian cinema, Mukesh, International concerts, Lata Mangeshkar

When 'ghost nightingale' Lata Mangeshkar swept an LA night with Saawan ka mahina

[Book excerpt] How would she sound at her first international concert?

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Lata Mangeshkar

When Lata Mangeshkar drove Georgetown frantic in 1980

Mohan Deora and Rachana Shah narrate the frenzy the singer generated on an international concert tour.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Asha Bhosle, RD Burman, Book Extract, Lata Mangeshkar

What Lata-Asha meant to RD Burman and OP Nayyar

[Book extract] There is the key difference between the two music composers as trailblazers.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Lata Mangeshkar, Cyber crime, India-Pak, Hackers

India-Pakistan hackers are at war: Lata Mangeshkar is in the middle of it

Whether it’s defacing government websites or turning the veteran singer into a trojan, cyber warriors have a field day ‘just for fun’.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Comedy, Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar, Tanmay Bhat

Outrage over Tanmay Bhat video just shows Indians are constipated

If we were in the India of yore, nobody would have gone red in the face as a fat comic spoofed two icons.