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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

 |  4-minute read
Shammi Kapoor, Bollywood, RD Burman

How Teesri Manzil changed Hindi film music for good

[Book extract] The film marked the marked the beginning of Nasir Husain's collaboration with RD Burman.

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.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Music, RD Burman, Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan's tribute to RD Burman will tear you up

Thank you Pancham da. You added that spice my life needed.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Bollywood Music, Hindi Films, RD Burman

Why RD Burman gave his best songs to Lata Mangeshkar, not muse Asha Bhosle

While the nation dances to 'Monica, my darling', most would probably rate 'Naam Gum Jaayega' as the better song.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Music, Bollywood, RD Burman

My 10 favourite RD Burman numbers

Remembering Pancham.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
RD Burman, Bollywood Music

How RD Burman transformed Hindi cinema music not once but twice

Pancham Da would be one of the few creative geniuses who would be equally at home in the 'late bloomer' category.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Book Extract, Asha Bhosle, SD Burman, Pancham

When SD Burman paid his son Pancham the biggest compliment of his life

[Book extract] The acknowledgement of his talent by his parents gave RD immense satisfaction.