Manoj Muntashir – Beauty in every word
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by Rahul Das
16h ago
Manoj Muntashir is an Indian songwriter, poet, and scriptwriter born Manoj Shukla on February 27, 1976. He has written the scripts for the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? i.e., ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati.’ Also, “Galliyan,” “Tere Sang Yaara,” “Kaun Tujhe,” “Dil Meri Na Sune,” “Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga,” and “Teri Mitti” are a few among his hit Hindi film songs. Muntashir penned these song’s lyrics. All these songs have crossed millions of views on Youtube and still tops the chartbuster. Muntashir was born in Gauriganj, Amethi, and Uttar Pradesh (India), where he was born into a fa ..read more
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From Ammu to Amma: Reminiscing the Extraordinary Life Journey of Thanga Tharagai Jayalalitha
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by Aparna Iyer
16h ago
One of the most successful movie stars to ever grace the South Indian cinema and one of the prominent influential political leaders of the state of Tamil Nadu, the Thanga Tharagai Jayalalitha has left behind a rich legacy for her admirers. Today, it is Jayalalitha’s birthday anniversary and Saregama remembers her extraordinary journey of transitioning from dear Ammu to beloved Amma. Born on 24th February 1948, Jayalalitha was nicknamed Ammu in her childhood. At the age of 2, Ammu’s father who was a lawyer died. Her mother started working in films to support the family and Ammu was th ..read more
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Remembering the Shahenshah-e-Ghazal, Talat Mahmood on his 99th Birth Anniversary
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by Mayank
16h ago
Talat Mahmood is considered one of the most popular Ghazal singers who sang very soft and sombre Ghazal in his unmatched silky voice. Talat Mahmood was born on 24th February 1924 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Music had been Talat’s interest right from his childhood. He enjoyed many all-night concerts during his early years. He grew up in a very conservative Muslim family but wanted to enter the world of the film industry. Even after a lot of opposition, Talat left his family behind and moved to make a mark in Bollywood. It took more than ten years for his family to accept him back and by then Tal ..read more
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Happy Birthday K. Viswanath: A Master Film Director and a Veteran Actor
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by Rahul Das
16h ago
Kasinadhuni Viswanath is one of the most loved and highly acclaimed master film directors who redefined the rules of commercial cinema with his unique direction style, relevant stories and a special focus on the cultures and traditions of the place. In the latter part of his career, he forayed into acting and played some outstanding roles. Saregama wishes a very happy birthday to the living legend K. Viswanath as he turns 92 today and takes a look at his legacy. K. Viswanath, as he is fondly called, was born in Andhra Pradesh. Like many others in his place, he did his schooling and later compl ..read more
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Joy Mukherjee: Remembering the Bollywood Heartthrob of the 1960s 
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by Samir Anand
16h ago
When you look at the Bollywood industry throughout its history and the type of most successful movies, romance stands out. So did romantic heroes who delighted the audience. And in every decade or generation, few stars gave powerful performances that dazzled the young and captured their imagination like none before them. One among them was Joy Mukherjee, the Bollywood heartthrob of the 1960s. On Joy Mukherjee’s birthday anniversary, Saregama remembers the sensational actor. Joy Mukherjee was born in a family where his father Sasadhar Mukherjee was a filmmaker and his mother Sati Devi ..read more
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A Tribute To The Indian Music Legend Khayyam Who Composed Immortal Hindi Songs
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by Rohan Shah
16h ago
Equipped with classical flair and an innate fondness for Indian music, Khayyam saheb, the genius composer was a master at infusing intensely impassioned melodies and tunes to the beautiful verses. On the 95th birth anniversary of the legendary music composer, Saregama pays rich tribute and remembers how he contributed enormously for the evolution of Hindi music in Bollywood. Those who know the heart of Indian music would say in unison that Khayyam delved into the depth of cinematic sound and dwelled there till he found perfection. Only a few can match his subtle art of creating music that ..read more
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Remembering Madhubala: The Timeless Beauty Queen of Bollywood
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by Sakshi Deshmukh
16h ago
What was more magical – Her beaming smile or mischievous glance that left the audience gasping or her alluring personal charm and natural beauty that had an enchanting effect on people around her? Such was the aura of legendary actress Madhubala, who was one of the finest actors of her generation and the timeless beauty queen of Bollywood, who left the world too soon. But her rich cinematic legacy in a short career of 22 years and a life engulfed with turmoil, heartbreaks and physical pain is still etched in the minds of her admirers and fans, both in India as well as internationally. On her 8 ..read more
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Remembering the “King of Ghazals” Jagjit Singh on his 82nd Birth Anniversary
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by Mayank
16h ago
“Jagjit Singh” is a name that is synonymous with Ghazals in India. Born as Jagmohan Singh Dhiman on 8th February 1941; Jagjit Singh was a renowned singer, composer and musician responsible for reviving and popularizing the Indian classical art form of Ghazal in India. His style of singing was known as Bol-pradhan, which meant, one that emphasizes words. Jagjit Singh began his professional career by singing and composing assignments at All India Radio’s Jalandhar Station in 1961. His singing talent was noticed by his dad after which he learnt Indian Classical Music from Pandit Chagan Lal Sharma ..read more
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How Meditation Music Aids in Cultivating Inner Peace
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by Mayank
5d ago
In today’s fast-paced world, where stress and confusion appear to be unavoidable, the search for inner calm becomes an absolute requirement. Among different methods and practices, meditation music emerges as an effective start in one’s search for peace. This blog takes readers on a pleasant trip, exploring how meditation music can serve as a guide, relaxing the restless mind and paving the way to cultivating long-term inner serenity. The Science Behind Meditation Music: Meditation music is more than just an auditory delight; it has a profound impact on neuroscience. According to research, part ..read more
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Do you have to meditate while listening to chakra music?
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by Mayank
5d ago
Meditating has become a haven for all the chaotic souls who are searching for calm. Imagine a world where stress is replaced by tranquillity. Where focus sharpens like a laser and creativity grows like wildflowers. This is not a distant paradise; it is the truth of meditation. Imagine your mind as a messy room. Meditation is like opening a window and letting in fresh air.    Many people use the peaceful sounds of chakra music as an addition to their meditation practice to achieve inner serenity and total well-being. However, a prevalent misconception is that to get the advantages of ..read more
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