Bhijalele Kshan

भिजलेले क्षण

ते क्षण भिजलेले
थोडे तुझ्यातले
थोडे माझ्यातले

चोरट्या स्पर्शातले
कधी हातातले
कधी ओठातले

अबोल एकांतातले
कधी मिठीतले
कधी रुसव्यातले

ते क्षण मनातले
मनाच्या कोपऱ्यातले
फक्त .... आपल्या  दोघांतले

Jidhar Dekhoo Teri Tasveer Nazar Aati Hai

Jidhar Dekhoo Teri Tasveer

Some time in the early 80’s I had been to Mumbai with my friends and we went tosee Mahaan at V Shantaram’s Plaza. They had installed a new sound system. I can still remember the clarity and crispness of the sound. This song Jidhar Dekhoo stuck with me since then. Kishore’s majestic vocals supported by RD’s outstanding music and Anjaan’s simple words that set the tone of the film. This was the first song in the film that a young Amitabh sings for his wife Wahida Rehman.
Below is picture tweeted by Amitabh where RD is explaining him the song

T 2183 - RD Burman 'Pancham', rehearses me for 'Mahaan' song ..'jidhar dekhoon ..' — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 22, 2016

The main instruments are Accoustic guitars, Bass guitar, Dholak, Tabla, Resso, Santoor, Mandolin, Violins and electronic keyboards. This is a short song (only two interludes) and a fairly uncomplicated composition. The music is simple and patterns a…

Kuchh Na Kaho Kuchh Bhi Na Kaho

This is one of my favorite songs. It seems to get better every time I hear it. 
Movie - 1942 A Love Story 

The movie has the backdrop of India's freedom struggle. The song is picturised on Manisha Koirala (as Rajjo, the shy daughter of a poor freedom fighter) and Anil Kapoor (Naren, the uber stylish son of a pro-British zamindar). Naren is wooing Rajjo. She is aware of the societal pressure and the divide between their families. The song is picturised on the set of a drama.

The main instruments are Bhanu Dasgupta's Accoustic Guitar, Ronu Majumdar's Bamboo Flute, light percussions for the beats, Cello and the best accompaniment of Violin's for harmony.

In this song, the Violin's have a duet with the main vocal's of Kumar Sanu. They compliment his singing tone for tone. Sanu has sung very well but how I wish that Kishore Kumar was alive to sing this song. If Sonu Nigam was used we may have got a few high notes too! 
The song starts with Rajjo teasing Naren. The pearl…

Ya Mustafa Has Seventeen Versions!

Ya Mustafa Has Seventeen Versions!

It was in early 80’s that my romance with RD Burman’s music started to peak. It was during those days that I heard the classic from Sanam teri kasam – Dekhta Hoon Koi Ladki Haseen sung by Kishore Kumar. Amazing song with contemporary feet tapping music.

A decade down the line in 1994 came a terrible film called Aaatish starring Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon. It had equally forgettable music by Nadeem Shravan. There was one song that somehow stuck - Meri Muhobat Ka Tu Gawah. It was sung by Jolly Mukherjee, Mukul Aggarwal & Alka Yagnik .This was very similar to the one from Sanam Teri Kasam.

Nadeem Shravan are well known for lifting Pakistani songs. So I started my own research and I was absolutely amazed at the number of versions of this song! So sit back and read along to discover that this song has not one or two but 17 versions!!
This is the story-
It started in 19…


बैठा हूँ कुछ लोगोंके साथ
कुछ जाने .... कुछ अजनबी हैं
दुश्मनी तो नहीं है ....  मगर
जज़्बातों की कमी है

सवाल और जवाब हो रहे हैं
किस्से भी सुनाए जा रहें हैं .... मगर
बातें नहीं हो रही है

सभी मंज़िलोंकी तलाश में दौड़ रहे  हैं
साथ सफर भी कर रहे हैं .... मगर
कोई किसी का हमसफ़र नहीं है

मैं इस भीड़ में उस अनजाने को ढूंढ रहा हूँ
जो जीना सीखा दे
ज़िंदगी न सही ... जीने की वजह तो बता दे

Airtel mala tujhyavar bharosa nay

AIRTEL मला तुझ्यावर भरोसा नाय 

In April I got an SMS from Airtel saying they wanted my conformation to get 10 Gb FREE for 3 months. I accepted their offer. That was a blunder. I still have 9 Gb balance of that 10 Gb's. For the past 2 months I have not recieved any bill from Airtel on my registered email address.When I checked on their website I was shocked to see internet charges of  Rs.23000.

Then started the painful process of calling their call center on 121. The call center guys kept on promising that they will resolve this and call me back. So far there have been 4 empty promises and no call backs.

This is the treatment they give to a person who has been with Airtel for a very long time. Here is a copy of the mails that I have sent to Airtel.

From:    Unmesh D Patil
Cc:    "Unmesh Patil" <****>
Date:    08/26/2017 01:45 PM
Subject:    Abs…

Aye Muhobbat Tere Anjaam Pe Rona Aaya

I have rediscovered a lost song from Mughal-E-Azam written by Shakil Badayuni and sung by Begum Akhtar.