Ghazal, Fame and Tragedy

I don't think any music lover would need the introduction of Jagit Singh and Chitra Singh. This duo was the most popular one in the 70s-80s in the world of non-film music; especially ghazal. Jagjit Singh is the man who simplified and popularized this genre of music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__uS4BJ9MK8 I don't know of any family who didn't … Continue reading Ghazal, Fame and Tragedy

The Never-ending Ghazal Wave of India

Ghazal is a form of poetry. It’s my favorite and I remember listening to this poetry form since my childhood; thanks to my father. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love; despite that pain. But a ghazal has several facets and has … Continue reading The Never-ending Ghazal Wave of India

The Only Friend I Asked For an Autograph

It was the first day of junior college in 1995. The college was a beautiful one near the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. I was quite anxious as college life was completely a new universe for me. I came from a low-income family from far suburb and the college was filled with children from the elite … Continue reading The Only Friend I Asked For an Autograph

Meeting a Living Legend — A Dream Come True

I'm an ardent fan of ghazal since my childhood. I've heard many but one song that takes my breath away is Chitra Singh. This legendary singer has been in my joy, pain, love, hate, stress, relaxation — in every moment, every emotion. She used to sing with her husband Jagjit Singh and they were a heart-throb of all music lovers … Continue reading Meeting a Living Legend — A Dream Come True