Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music–August 2014–Part II

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Welcome to Part II of August, 2014 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

We had broken down the present edition in the two parts to make the posts reasonably presentable.

In the first part of the article, we have has a d detailed look at arrange of sols under a range of music directors across the entire spectrum of Mohammad Rafi’s active career as well his duets with S D Burman.

We now move on…….

We take up one more post which looks at Mohammad Rafi’s solo songs, from the archives of Dusted off, for a detailed listing of the song..

Rafi in Ten Moods showcases the breathtaking versatility of this man and his voice in these ten songs.

Cynical: Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye Pyaasa
Devotional: Man tarpat Hari darshan ko aaj Baiju Bawra
Exuberant: Duniya paagal hai ya phir main deewaana Shagird
Patriotic: Yeh desh hai veer jawaanon ka Naya Daur
Romantic: Deewaana hua baadal Kashmir ki Kali
Comic: Jangal mein mor naacha Madhumati
Melancholic: Dekhi zamaane ki yaari Kaagaz ke Phool
Seductive: Aaja re aa zara aa Love in Tokyo
Philosophical:  Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare Chitralekha
Empathetic: Tukde hain mere dil ke Mere Sanam

Part I spurred Rafi in Ten Moods – Part II, which also needs to be tied up here:

Philosophical: Aaj puraani raahon se, Aadmi
Gloomy/Sad: Aye mere dost aye mere humdum, Meherbaan
Devotional: Insaaf ka mandir hai, Amar
Lovesick: Aanchal mein sajaa lena kaliyaan, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon
Classical: Madhuban mein radhika naache re, Kohinoor
Heroic/Royal: Hoshiyaar! jaanewaale zara hoshiyaar, Raj Kumar
Praise/Taareef: Salaam aap ki meethi Boyfriend
Adoring: Yeh teri saadgi yeh tera baankpan, Shabnam
Patriotic: Jahaan daal daal par, Sikander-E-Azam
Romantic: Door reh kar na karo baat, Amaanat

We now again turn back to Mohammad Rafi in duets with female as well male singers in The Legends: Mohammed Rafi – Part 2. Each of the song is supplemented by a second choice as well, to which we have added choices by the readers.

With Lata Mangesgkar
Aansoo Husnlal Bhagatram Sun meri saajna re 1953
Maya Salil Chuadhary Tasveer teri dil mein 1961
Piya Milan Ki Aas S N Tripathi Tune Chhal Kiya
Dil Tera Diwana Shanker Jaikishn Mujhe kitna pyar hai tumse 1962
With Asha Bhosle
Banarasi Thug Iqbal Quereshi Aaj mausam ki masti 1962
Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon O P Nayyar Nazneen bada rangeen hai 1963
Chah Cha Cha Iqbal Quereshi Ek chameli ke mandve tale 1964
Kashmir Ki Kali O P Nayyar Deewana Hua Badal
Tu Hi Meri Zindagi Rono Mukherji Jidhar bhi main dekhun 1965
With Geeta Dutt
Aar Paar O P Nayyar Arre na na na na na na tauba tauba 1954
Mr. & Mrs. 55 O P Nayyar Udhar tum haseen ho 1955
Bade Sarkar O P Nayyar Jahan Jahan Khayal 1957
12 O’clock O P Nayyar Dekh idhar ae haseena 1958
With Noorjehan
Jugnu Feroz Nizami Yahan badla wafa ka 1947
With Shamshad Begum
Chandani Raat Naushad Chheen ke dil kyun pher li aankhen 1949
Kaise baje dil ka sitar
Sindbad The Sailor Chitragupt Adaa se jhoomte huye 1952
Sawan Hansraj Behl Bheega bheega pyar ka sama 1959
Rail Ka Dibba Ghulam Mohammad La de mohe balma aasmani 1953
Aag Ram Ganguly Solah baras ki bhayee umariya 1948
Wih Suraiya
Dastan Naushad Ta ra ri a ra ri 1950
Shama Parwana Ghulam Mohammad Beqarar sa koi 1954
With Suman Kalyanpur
Black Cat N Dutta Nashe Mein Hum 1959
Shagoon Khayyam Parbaton ke pedon par 1964
Jee Chahta Hai Kalyanji Anandji Ae jaan-e-tamanna
Bheegi Raat Roshan Aise ta no dekho 1965
Mohabbat Isko Kahete Hain Khayyam Thaheriye hosh mein
Brahmchari Shanker Jaikishan Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche 1968
With Sudha Malhotra
Detective Mukul Roy Aankhon pe bharosa mat kar 1958
With Lalita Deolkar
Saajan C Ramchandra Humko tumhara hi Aashara 1947
With Aarti Mukherjee
Boy Friend Shanker Jaikishan Aigo Aigo yeh kya ho gaya 1961
With Usha Khanna
Daku Mangal Sinh Usha Khanna Sone ke tere 1966
With Talat Mahmood
Sushila C Arjun Gham ki andheri raat mein  1966
With Kishore Kumar
Akalmand O P Nayyar Do Akalmand do fikarmand 1966
Chupke Chupke S D Burman Sa re ga ma 1975
With Manna Dey
Parvarish Dattaram Mama o mama 1958
Sachai Shanker Jaikishan Ae Dost Maine Duniya Part I 1969
Part II
Part III
With Mukesh
Do Jasoos Ravindra Jain Do jasoos kare mehsoos 1975
With Chitalkar
Sagai C Ramchandra Haseenon ki gaadi mein 1951
With S D Batish
Chand Ki Duniya S D Batish Hoke rocket pe sawaar 1959

We will also take a brief look at some more articles for the archives of several other blogs. Each of the article does merit a very detailed look in :

We do agree that what we have covered is hardly a drop from the ocean of facts, fictions and reviews written about Mohammed Rafi, during and after his lifetime.

That is the beauty of Rafi saga- after you have said everything you wanted to say, there is still so much left to say…….

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music–August 2014–Part I

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Welcome to Part I of August, 2014 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

31st July is the anniversary of Mohammed Rafi. So, we will devote this entire edition exclusively to what is published on the occasion.

For the present edition have three articles form that two of our regular blogs and one for the archives of another of our regular blog which have full length articles to commemorate the day. Each of these articles, and the discussions thereon, have been so rich in the selection of the songs that we will move away from our regular pattern of briefly visiting the content of the post, collate the songs form the post and the discussions and list of each of the song individually. However, for the other articles, we would follow our usual practice.

Our first call is The Legends: Mohammed Rafi.

The post has narrated each of the song in the descending order of the year in which the film was released. Therefore, we have added up and arranged the listing of the songs referred to in the discussion in similar fashion.

Year: 1947
C Ramchandra Saajan Humko tumhara hi Aashara
Year: 1949
Naushad Dulari Suhani raat dhal chuki
Year: 1954
Ghulam Mohammed Mirza Ghalib Hai bas ke har ek
Husnlal Bhagatram Shama Parwana Tu ne mera yaar
Year: 1956
Shankar-Jaikishen Basant Bahar Duniya na bhaye mohe
O P Nayyar Chhoomantar Garib Janke Humko Na Tum
Year: 1957
Hansraj Behl Changez Khan Mohabbat zinda rehti hai
O P Nayyar Tum Sa Nahin Dekha Jawaniyan yeh mast mast bin piye
O P Nayyar Naya Daur Aana Hai To Aa
Dattaram Ab Dilli Door Nahin Chun Chun Karti Aayi Chidiyan
Year: 1958
Salil Choudhary Madhumati Toote hue khwabon ne
S D Burman Kala Pani Ham bekhudi mein tum ko
Year 1959
Usha Khanna Dil Deke Dekho Hum aur tum aur ye sama
Year: 1960
S N Tripathi Lal Quila Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujde dayaar mein
Ravi Chaudhavi Ka Chand Ye Lucknow Ki Sar Zameen
S D Burman Bombai Ka Babu Saathi na koi manzil
Iqbal Quereshi Bindiya Main Apne Aap Se Gabhar Gaya Hun
Year: 1961
Khayyam Shola Aur Shabnam Jaane kya doondhte rehti hain
Naushad Ganga Jamuna Nain lad jai hein
N Datta Kala Samundar Meri Tasveer lekar kya karoge…
Salil Chaudhary Maya Koi Sone ke Dil wala
Year: 1962
Roshan Vallah Kya Baat Hai Gham-e-Hasti se beghana hota
S D Burman Baat Ek Raat Ki Akela hoon main
Year: 1963
S D Burman Tere Ghar Ke Samne Tu kahan ye bata
Pt. Ravi Shankar Godaan Pipra ke patwa
Laxmikant Pyarelal Parasmani Roshan tumhi se duniya
N Dutta Gyrah Hazar Ladkiyan Dil ki tamanna thi (solo)
Dil Ki Tamanna thi…. (with Asha Bhosle)
Year: 1964
Roshan Chitralekha Man re tu kahe na dheer dhare
Kalyanji Anandji Ishaara Dil beqaraar sa hai
Iqbal Qureshi Cha Cha Cha Woh Hum Na Thi Woh Tum Na Thi
Madan Mohan Haqueequat Mein ye Soch kar uske dar se utha tha
C Arjun Punar Milan Paas baitho tabiyat behal jayegi,
Madan Mohan Sharabi Kabhi na Kabhi Kahin na kahin
Jaidev Hum Dono Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala
S D Burman Ziddi Jaanu Kya Mera Dil
Year: 1965
Ravi Kaajal Choo lene do nazuk hothon ko
Chitragupt Akashdeep Mujhe dard-e-dil ka pata na tha
O P Nayyar Mere Sanam Pukarta chala hoon main
Shanker Jaikishan Raj Hath Aaye Bahar Ban Ke
G S Kohli Adventures of Robinhood Maana Mere Haseen Sanam
Year: 1966
Madan Mohan Dulhan Ek Raat Ki Ek haseen shaam ko
O P Nayyar Baharen Phit Bhji Aayegi Aap ke haseen rukh pe
R D Burman Teesri Manzil Deewana mujhsa nahin
Usha Khanna Shabanam Maine Rakha Hei Mohabbat
Chitragupt Oonche Log Jaag dil-e-diwana
Year: 1967
Laxmikant Pyarelal Chhaila Babu Tere pyar ne mujhe gham diya
R D Burman Bahaon Ke Sapne Jamaane ne maare jawaan kaise
Year: 1968
Laxmikant Pyarelal Mere Hamdam Mere Dost Hui sham unka khaya aa gaya
Roshan Anokhi Raat Mile na phool to katon se dosti karli
Year: 1977
Khayyam Shanker Hussain Kahin ek masum nazuk si ladki

And then we take up Rafi’s duets by SD Burman.

The total MF duets of Md.Rafi for S D Burman would be 39. Here is the break-up.

Pre 1957 – Lata Mangeshkar 1, Geeta Dutt 4, Total: 5
1957-67 – Lata Mangeshkar 6, Geeta Dutt 5, Asha Bhosle 17, Kamala Sista 1, Total 29
After 1967 – Lata Mangeshkar 4, Asha Bhosle 1, Total 5

In all, with Lata Mangeshkar 11, Geeta Dutt 9, Asha Bhosle 18, Kamala Sista 1, Total 39
One duet with Shamsad Begum for the unreleased film Sazaa not included.

We have rearranged the songs in the post as well as the songs in the discussions and grouped them with the accompanying female playback singer.

 

With Geeta Dutt
Naujawan 1951 Panghat pe dekho aayi milan ki bela
Zara Jhoom Le
Jeevan Jyoti 1953 Lag gayi akhiyan tumse mori
Pyasa 1957 Hum aapki ankhon mein is dil ko basa lein to
Kaala Baazar 1960 Rimjhim ke taraane le ke aayi barsaat
Ek Ke Baad Ek Batao kya karungi
Manzil Chupke se mile pyaase do dil
Miyan Bibi Razi Tune Le Liya Hai
With Asha Bhosle
Nau Do Gyarah 1957 Aaja panchchi akela hai
Kala Pani 1958 Achchaji Main haari chalo maan jao
Insaan Jaag Utha 1959 Chand sa mukhada kyon sharamaya
Bombai Ka Babu 1960 Deewana Mastana Hua Dil
Manzil Dil to hai deewana na
Baat Ek Raat Ki Jo hai deewane pyar ke
Sheeshe ka ho ya paththar ka dil
Kaise Kahoon 1964 Kisi ki muhabbat mein
Dr. Vidya Yoon hans hans ken a dekho
With Lata Mangeshkar
Ek Nazar 1951 Mujhe preet nagariya hai
Tere Ghar Ke Samne 1963 Dekho rootha na karo
Dr. Vidya 1964 Main kal phir miloongi
Jwel Thief 1967 Dil Pukare Aare Aare
Talash 1969 Palkon ke peechche se tumne kya
Ishq Par Zor Nahin 1970 Ye dil deewana hai
With Kamla Sista
Miya Bibi Raazi 1964 Paani hota doob jaati
With Suman Kalyanpur and S D Batish
Kaise Kahoon 1964 Manmohan man mein ho tumhi

We have two more articles which also deserve a similar full scale drill-down. However, in order to maintain the normal length of a post, we have taken up those two articles in the immediately following part -2 of this post.

Before we close, we would record some of the archived posts for this part of the article:

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – August 2014 Edition

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Welcome to August 2014 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We have had a fairly good look at the world of nonconformance in the previous editions of the blog carnival. [Blog Carnival Edition of March 2014) /: Blog Carnival Edition of April 2014), Blog Carnival Edition of May 2014, Blog Carnival Edition of June 2014) and Blog Carnival Edition of July 2014].

The next logical step is to address the nonconformance. Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action are the most usually traversed paths for this purpose.

We dedicate the present edition of our Blog Carnival to Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action.

Correction versus Corrective Action

Correction is taken to rectify a known non-conformance; Corrective Action is taken to prevent recurrence of said non-conformance.

Related Articles and Dictionary Terms:

Corrective vs. Preventive Action by Russ Westcott

[ISO 9001] section 8.5.2 says corrective action eliminates the cause of nonconformities to prevent recurrence, and section 8.5.3 says preventive action determines and eliminates the causes of potential nonconformities … to prevent occurrence.

One way to dispel these is by separating situations into … a patch (a single occurrence of a nonconformity that involves little risk and needs not be recorded), a corrective action (a more serious nonconformity involving some risk that requires action to prevent recurrence and must be recorded), a preventive action (a process that can be improved to prevent occurrence of a nonconformity and is to be documented) or a developmental action (a planned change to introduce a new process or product in response to strategic objectives, documented as a preventive action).

Corrective and preventive action (CAPA, also called corrective action / preventive action, or simply corrective action) are improvements to an organization’s processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations. CAPA is a concept within good manufacturing practice (GMP), and numerous ISO business standards. It focuses on the systematic investigation of the root causes of identified problems or identified risks in an attempt to prevent their recurrence (for corrective action) or to prevent occurrence (for preventive action).

Corrective actions are implemented in response to customer complaints, unacceptable levels of product non-conformance, issues identified during an internal audit, or adverse or unstable trends in product and process monitoring such as would be identified by SPC. Preventive actions are implemented in response to the identification of potential sources of non-conformity.

To ensure that corrective and preventive actions are effective, the systematic investigation of the root causes of failure is pivotal.

What is a Corrective Action Plan? – Definition, Procedures & Examples – A corrective action plan is a document describing exactly how a specific situation will be changed to better meet the goals of the company.

Monitoring corrective action – The table [in the article] illustrates the various steps that are taken by Electrolux when cases of non-compliance are found in our supply chain. Findings are graded in order of severity and range from Acceptable Findings to Zero Tolerance issues.

Corrective Action Challenge - How to construct a robust problem-solving process – R. Dan Reid

Recent data for ISO Technical Specification (TS) 16949 global certification audits show that clause 8.5.2, corrective action, is the one most frequently cited for major nonconformities, and it’s eighth on the list for minor ones.

In addition to the ISO 9001 requirements, ISO/TS 16949 requirements for this clause include sub-elements for:

  • Problem solving.
  • Error proofing.
  • Corrective action impact.
  • Rejected product test and analysis.

Clause 8.5.2.1 of ISO/TS 16949 requires that organizations "have a defined process for problem solving, leading to root cause identification and elimination."

Writing an Effective Corrective Action Plan

Step 1: Clearly state the problem or weakness, including the root cause.

Step 2: List the individuals who will be accountable for the results of the corrective action

Step 3: Create simple, measurable solutions that address the root cause

Step 4: Each solution should have a person that is accountable for it.

Step 5: Set achievable deadlines

Step 6: Monitor the progress of your plan.

One post of an edition of blog carnival cannot ever do full justice to a wide gamut of methods and issues related to Correction, Corrective Action and Preventive Action. So, we will take note of a few, additional, representative articles here:

We turn to our regular sections now:

ASQ Influential Voices bloggers are sharing their thoughts on the benefits of blogging and social media use–and where to start if you’re interested in doing the same, in Learning About Social Media With ASQ Bloggers. And for a deeper dive into the hows and whys of blogging, please read the article “Blog Boom” in July Quality Progress. It’s an in-depth conversation with ASQ Influential Voices bloggers Dan Zrymiak, Jennifer Stepniowski, Mark Graban, Jimena Calfa, and John Hunter.

In Establishing a Culture of Excellence: A Conversation With Arun Hariharan, is about key lessons in establishing a culture of continuous permanent improvement.

Blogger Round Up for July 2014, What’s the Purpose of Vision? is the ASQ’s Influential Voices bloggers’ response to a prompt about the clarity of focus at Volvo and Ikea and their thoughts on how to achieve and articulate an organizational purpose.

And then move over to ASQ TV Episode : Quality in Athletics examines the connection between quality, athletics and fitness

Related Video:

ISO 9001 Helps Soccer Team Improve All-Around – Monarcas Morelia, a team in the Mexican Football Federation, was finishing in the bottom of its league and losing money. In this video, learn how it turned things around by implementing a quality management system and becoming ISO 9001 certified. Read the full story

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is – Dr. Michael Noble

Dr. Michael Noble writes the Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant blog. He is a medical microbiologist within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Noble is a self-declared "medical qualitologist" actively involved in national and international standards development, and is a provider of quality-oriented education and laboratory quality assessment.

Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant is a “discussion site for folks interested in improving the quality of medical laboratories. Most will be the thoughts and vents of a long time player in the medical laboratory quality from many perspectives, complex and basic laboratories, developed and developing countries, research and new knowledge.” The site has

§ About Michael Noble

§ Clinical Microbiology Proficiency Testing program

§ Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management

§ Sites for Visiting

                                                                     pages.

We do not have a fresh insight this month in so far as Curious Cat Management Improvement Carnival category is concerned.

However , in such an event, we do pick up an interesting article posted recently. We pick up Children are Amazingly Creative At Solving Problems for our present edition.

“Preschoolers are curious about almost everything. Postschoolers are curious about almost nothing.” – Russell Ackoff

Related: Taking Risks Based on EvidenceNaturally Curious ChildrenLearn by Seeking Knowledge, Don’t Only Learn from MistakesEncouraging Curiosity in KidsExtrinsic Incentives Kill Creativity

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey …………….

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – July 2014

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Welcome to July, 2014 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

For the period of the current edition of the Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music, we have birth anniversaries of two music directors whose work apparently spans two ends of the spectrum of Golden Period.

We take up the first chronological end – Anil Biswas.

Remembering Anil Biswas, The SingerA tribute on Anil Biswas’s Birth Centenary (b. 7 July 1914; d. 31 May 2003)

“Songs of Yore heralded 2014 as the Year of Anil Biswas with Inaugural post by his daughter, Shikha Biswas Vohra – Anil Biswas: The Maestro and My Father. We have since had three more posts dedicated to him with his songs for Suraiya, Talat Mahmood, and his sister, Parul Ghosh…… Therefore, in our tribute to the Bhishm Pitamah in his Centenary Year, it is important to remember him as a singer too.”

The Maker of Mukesh: Anil Biswas’s opening paints a very vivid picture of the role of Anil Biswas – a Guru (of those days), in general, and the extent to which he would take pains for his passion – the music. While continuing the Centenary Tributes to Anil Biswas, SoY pays a very special tribute to Mukesh as well on his 91st birth anniversary (on 22nd July).

The Masters: Sajjad Hussain quite vividly portrays the nuances of Sajjad’s music. “According to his son, the principled musician had no regrets or bitterness. He had lived life on his own terms, and had been admired as a musician par excellence by his contemporaries. History deals with him kindly as well, recognising the talent that preferred to remain unused but would never compromise. The body of work that he left behind has delighted music connoisseurs for generations, and it will continue to do so for as long as there are people who listen to Hindi film music from the golden age.”

Bulo C Rani – Phoolon Se Hum Shikhenge , Fariyad Na Karana, Ro Lena presents a bouquet of songs by one of the highly meritorious music directors of the Golden Period who could never hit the commercial success. The article is in Gujarati, but that should not come in the way of enjoying the melodies presented therein.

Atul’s Bollywood Song A Day– With Full Lyrics has crossed a great milestones of publishing 10,000 songs. To commemorate the event, several regular guest writers have contributed a post on this occasion. Visiting these posts is a subject by itself, which we would take up separately.

Forgotten Melodies (Part 2) – Sweet Melodies From My Father’s Films.

“When I did my previous post I was more or less sure about the songs that I would select for this post. I decided then that my next post would be a selection of songs that have struck a chord in my heart and songs that I have just liked because of the sweet melody and of course the lyrics.” The first part of the article – Forgotten Melodies (Part 1) – My Favourite Dance Sequences From My Father’s Films – has appeared in June 2014 episode of our Blog Carnival.

Kamal Hai?! Bindiya Songs has five songs but all of them relate to period beyond the extended end of our time scale. But Anu Warrier (Conversations over Chai) has added Khanke Kangnaa Bindiya Hanse , Lata Mangeshkar – S D Burman – Dr Vidya [1962] among others in her comment.

Makeover of the filmi doormats lists of five filmi doormats – Jameela in Chaudavi Ka Chand (1961)[ Badle, badle mere sarkar nazar aate hai]; Simran in Dilwale Dulahaniya Le Jaayendge (1995); Anjali in Kuchch Kuchch Hota Hai (1998); Lalita in Parineeta (1953 ) and (2005) and Chandramukhi in Devdaas (1935 ), (1955 ) and (2002).

Music, fantasy and colour in V Shantaram’s Navrang narrates ‘over-the-top explosions of colour and classical music in Hindi-film history’.

A Song For The Day is “a personal favorite” in as much as “the song stands for a sense of energy that accompanies longing and loneliness and infuses ephemeral pathos which depending on one’s mood may well turn out to be lasting.” The song neing discussed here is: Jab Chali Thandi Hawa, Jab Uthi Kaali Ghata, Mujhko Aye Jaan-e-Wafa Tum Yaad Aaye – Do Badan (1966) – Asha Bhosle – Ravi.

Kyunki Ye Ishq Ishq Hai Ishq ‘discovers’ the quawaali by Mubarak Ali Khan – Na Tu But Kade Ke Talab. Nusrat Ali Hateh Khan has also rendered this quawalli in his very unique style. And now let us listen what we have always loved to listen – Na To Carvaan Ki Talaash Hai

SoY has also commenced Best songs of 1951: Wrap Up 1 – The article goes on to sum up contributions by the readers and then presents – Songs of Yore Award for the best Male Playback Singer of 1951 goes to Talat Mahmood, and the best song is Meri yaad mein tum na aansoo bahana. Mukesh is given Jury’s Special Honour.

To end the current edition we will take up 75th Birthday (26th June) tribute articles –

However, I would like to recall his first two films only:

The Second one ….Bhoot Bangala (1965 )

And the First.. Chhote Nawab (1961)

And you guessed it right… these songs are also our tribute to Mohammed Rafi as well…..

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – July 2014

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Welcome to July 2014 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We have taken up detailed look at the fundamentals of Nonconformity (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of March 2014) / Nonconformance (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of April 2014) and then converse of these to terms, Conformity (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of May 2014)and Conformance (ref: Blog Carnival Edition of June 2014).

We now take a look at these words for a more specific point of view of Quality Management. First, a few definitions.

Encyclopedia of Management: Non-conformity

Non-conformity is a failure to meet the requirements (3.1.2, ISO 9000:2005). Occurrence of non-conformity is not decrease of quality. It may be related to failure to meet the requirements of the standards, documentation, quality, regulations, requirements, contract requirements or customer and other interested parties requirements. A non-conformity can be treated only by what was actually found, or supported by objective evidence.

Business Directory.com defines nonconformity – Occurrence of a condition that does not conform to the specifications of the prescribed standards, drawing a fine distinction with Defect.

1. General: Frailty or shortcoming that prevents an item from being complete, desirable, effective, safe, or of merit, or makes it to malfunction or fail in its purpose.

2. Law: Lack of legal sufficiency due to incorrect or incomplete following of a required or statutory procedure. See also perfect.

3. Manufacturing: Non-conformance of a product with the specified requirements, or non-fulfilment of user expectations (including the safety aspects).

Wikipedia: In quality management,

A nonconformity (also known as a defect) [P.S. the statement in the bracket is technically not correct.] is a deviation from a specification, a standard, or an expectation.

In software engineering, ISO/IEC 9126 distinguishes between a “defect” and a ”nonconformity”. A defect being the non-fulfilment of intended usage requirements, whereas nonconformity is the non-fulfilment of a requirement. A similar distinction is made between validation and verification.

Business Directory also elaborates on Defects as –

Defects are generally classified into four classes:

Class-1: very serious, directly causes severe injury or catastrophic loss;

Class-2: serious, directly causes significant injury or economic loss;

Class-3: major, related to significant problems with respect to intended normal or reasonable use; and

(4) Class-4: minor, related to minor problems with intended normal or reasonable use.

Two other types of defects are latent defect and patent defect.

A non-conformance is a departure from an agreed arrangement between an approval authority (or orthodox position) and an individual or group performing work. In the context of quality management an “arrangement” is commonly an agreement to conform to:

  • A work product standard
    Example: The format and content of a Software Requirements Specification does not comply with the designated SRS Document Standard
  • A predefined procedure
    Example: The requirements elicitation activities on project X did not follow the steps required by the Joint Application Design Procedure.
  • A work product specification
    Example: The System Architecture Specification does not address all the customer requirements provided in the System Requirements Specification.
  • A documented plan
    Example: The activities described in the Project Plan are not being carried out.
  • An international standard for best practice
    Example: Company XYZ does not have a documented procedure for control of quality management system documentation as required by ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems Requirements1 clause 4.2.3 Control of documents.

The Significance of a Non-conformance

The existence of a non-conformance means that some aspects of an organisation’s standard operating procedures are not being followed.

How are Non-conformances Identified?

Non-conformance are typically identified in the context of a quality management system audit. The auditor documents the non-conformance in a Non-conformance Report which is subsequently issued to a management representative who directs corrective action.

Non-conformance Lifecycle covers the following topics:

The scope of a blog carnival does not permit us to delve deeper into this subject, however we would devote a section to Non-conformance and Corrective Action related articles in our subsequent Blog Carnival editions once we have covered Corrective in the next edition of this Blog Carnival.

We turn to our regular sections now :

Blogger Round Up for June (2014) has picked up one most debated issue – What’s the Value of Organizational Excellence Programs? ASQ’s bloggers assessed the value of excellence awards—from going through the exercise as part of continuous improvement to following through after winning (or losing). Each of the response covered in this post has thrown up one or other of the aspect that needs careful consideration by the Quality professionals and Top Management for journey that begins once the question is asked.

And then move over to ASQ TV Episode - The Power of Data : Get an overview on data management, from hot topics such as big data to using data to improve quality.

· Read the case study by Kurt M. Hill

· Four data analysis basics that can help

· Seven data collection strategies

· Read the full article by Derek Purdy

The Pros and Cons of Big Data You’ve probably heard the popular term “big data.” It refers to large and complex data sets that go beyond traditional data processing tools. With big data come big challenges. For example, how and when should you collect or analyze big data? Statistics professor Geoff Vining urges caution in relying on big data.

What’s Working: Mining Data to Reduce Costs Change doesn’t come through data collection. The goal is to analyze your data for insights on how to do something better or smarter. Nationwide Insurance did just that in deciding which homes to inspect.

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is Tim McMahon

tim-mcmahonTim McMahon is a quality manager and lean practitioner with expertise in lean manufacturing with more than 10 years of Lean manufacturing experience.  He currently leads continuous improvement efforts for a high tech manufacturer in a Quality Management role. He blogs at A Lean Journey.

A Lean Journey is dedicated to sharing lessons and experiences along the Lean Journey in the Quest for True North. The blog also serves as the source for learning and reflection which are critical elements in Lean Thinking. The blog has a well laid out lists of varied subjects covered through the regular posts on the blog. It also has a very informative blog-roll of “Lean Blogs that I Like’ as well as “Other Sites I Like”. This makes the blog as veritable source of a good deal of reading and sharing of common interests and subjects. We will just list out the posts published in July 2014, till date:

We do not have a fresh insight this month in so far as Curious Cat Management Improvement Carnival category is concerned.

However visiting the blog always leads to interesting articles posted recently. We pick up Gerald Suarez on Creating the Future for our present edition.

The webcast herebelow is the speech Gerald Suarez gave at TedX Loyola Marymount.

http://youtu.be/w2tho2_wLBE

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey …………….

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – June 2014

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Welcome to June, 2014 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

We begin our carnival with visits to our regular blogs:

Suraiya’s songs by SD Burman

“Since SD Burman made his debut late, his songs for Suraiya are much less compared to, say, Naushad’s, but as was his wont, he had a talent to create something for every singer, which would easily rank among his/her landmark songs, even if we just count Man more hua matwala and Nain deewane, Suraiya’s songs by SD Burman have a place among her greatest songs.”

Songs of Yore completes four years – With a tribute to Juthika Roy

Juthika Roy“Born in 1920, she sang her first song on the radio at the age of 7, which was a Rabindra Sangeet, Aar dekhona, andhaare aamaay dekhate daao. Her first HMV record was of two Bengali songs, which was followed by two Meera bhajans in Hindi in 1935-36. She became synonymous with Meera bhajans and achieved enormous popularity during the 40s through 50s. Kamal Dasgupta composed most of her songs, with whom she also sang a number of duets, including some naats and qawwalis.”

Shri Arunkumar Deshamukh has also guest-written an article on Juthika Roy – Mandir ho har kadam pe pooja ho subah shaam@ atul’s bollywood song a day- with full lyrics. The song presented here is a duet of Juthika Roy with Kamal Dasgupta.

Whilst on the subject of Juthika Roy, let us also enjoy Juthika Roy’s interview on Vividh Bharati, on 25th February 2009 @ Anmol Fankar.

The incredible brother-sister in music: Anil Biswas’s songs for Parul Ghosh

“Her swan song in films was in Aandolan (1951) – Vande Mataramwith Manna Dey and Sudha Malhotra, composed by Pannalal Ghosh. She sang about 100 songs in all in 25 films. She died on August 13, 1977 after prolonged illness in Bombay. The song list (not exhaustive) at Cineplot shows that she sang for most of the top composers of the time, but her most famous songs are by his brother.”

Ten of my favourite Sunil Dutt songs is the collection of solo songs Sunil Dutt sings on the screen. The list does not contains only song from a given film.

Twin Songsare true back-to-back songs, songs that segue into each other with no dialogues or scenes in between. The compilation presents 14 sets of such songs in one go, which one can be listen here too.

Forgotten Melodies (Part 1) – My Favourite Dance Sequences From My Father’s Filmscaptures some of more favoured dance sequences from films in which Tarun Bose has played a role.

Lively songs from Naushad“is devoted to the multitude of lively songs that Naushad composed through the 1940s, 50s and 60s.Lively here does not “mean only songs that celebrate joy or abandon”. It also includes “songs that have a (relatively) lively and attractive pace when compared to slow, brooding songs. Some of his lively songs may actually be sad situations. But the songs may be lively with a relatively fast tempo or with lyrics, expressions or situations that appear cheerful!.” For an uninterrupted listening, do use this playlist.

We now turn to the archives of the other blogs and articles:

4 June was the birthday of Nutan. We recall Nutan’s Biography, and supplement it with Lady Nutan, wherein very interesting aspects of her life have been presented. The article has sourced a good deal of material from Cineplot.

Jaikishan – The Eternal Prince of Hindi Film Music is an exclusive interview with Bhairavi Jaikishan, daughter of famed Jaikishan of Shanker Jaikishan duo. – “Listen to the soulful Rafi number ‘Yaad Na Jaaye Beete Dinonki” from Dil Ek Mandir. And listen to the Spanish ‘original’ Besame Mucho and one is left awestruck! The feel is similar but to the Indian ear – it is the pathos of the SJ-Rafi rendition which touches the heart! This was a typical Jaikishan characteristic.”

Evolution of the Hindi film song (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6) traces the way Hindi Film Sings evolved. Presented here are some excerpts:

“We saw the late 30s and early 40s responsible for the entry of singers such as GM Durrani, Arun Kumar, Parul Ghosh, Zohra Ambala, Amirbai Karnataki, Rajkumari, Shamshad Begum and Suraiya. Now a newer generation of singers followed them. Among the male singers, Shankar Rao Vyas introduced Manna Dey with Ram Rajya in 1943, Naushad introduced Mohd. Rafi to Hindi films with Pehle Aap in 1944 and Anil Biswas introduced Mukesh in Pehli Nazar in 1945. Of these perhaps the most important talent was undoubtedly Mohd. Rafi.

“While Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore Kumar went on to rule the Hindi Film Industries from the 1950s, there were other male playback singers whose contribution could not be denied – Manna Dey, Talat Mehmood and Hemant Kumar….. Meanwhile the 1940s had also thrown up some of the best female talent in playback singing – Meena Kapoor, Asha Bhosle, Geeta Dutt and of course the one and only Lata Mangeshkar…”

And now, we move over to our regular Mohammad Rafi-related video clips and articles:

Mohammed Rafi – VOA Tribute – Rare interview and his own selection of songs -

The special program is a joint production of the staffers of VOA Urdu Service and the VOA English division. This is based on a rare interview of the legendary Bollywood singer, Mohammad Rafi, recorded during one of his visits to London in 1977 by Subhash Vohra of VOA English, who was then working for the BBC Hindi Service. This program, devoted to the memories of Rafi, also includes his own selection of songs.
You can also listen to very intimate observations of the famed Bollywood personality, Ameen Sayani, who is still adored in South Asia for his masterly music presentation over several decades.

My Abba - A MemoirYasmin Khalid Rafi, daughter-in-law of Mohammed Rafi published her book- Mohammed Rafi – My Abba, A Memoire. In a review of the book on “Outlook”, With A Song on His Lips, Sathya Saran has this to state – “Few sang as Rafi sang, few touched so many as he did. A mellow, melancholy memoir recalls a master we don’t know.”

We have chosen to remain brief and focused in this episode. How would you to react to this style?

Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – June 2014

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Welcome to June 2014 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We have taken up detailed look at the fundamentals of Nonconformity (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of March 2014) / Nonconformance (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of April 2014) as well as Conformity (Ref: Blog Carnival Edition of May 2014). We now take a look at Conformance, before we take in these words for a more specific angle of Quality.

We take up a few dictionary meanings first:

  • Conformance – The Free Trade Dictionary: correspondence in form or appearance
  • Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Conformance as Conformity. The word is considered to have been used first in 1606. It also gives following examples:
    1. <behavior found to be not in conformance with all company policies regarding sexual harassment>
    2. <a woman with no interest in conformance to the dictates of fashion>

Synonyms

accord, accordance, agreement, conformity, congruence, congruency, congruity, consonance, harmony, tune

Antonyms

conflict, disagreement, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness

Related Words

compatibility; assimilation, integration; oneness, solidarity, togetherness; affinity, empathy, sympathy

Near Antonyms

contrast, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, diversity, unlikeness; deviance, divergence; discord, discordance, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, disunity, friction, strife; variability, variance; incompatibility

Compliance is an informal industry term generally accepted to mean the system provides support for some of a given standard. Vendors of compliant systems are generally expected to offer documentation describing which parts of the standard are supported, and which are not.

Conformance on the other hand is recognition of formal testing, that proves that an operating system (or product or service) provides 100% support for a given standard.

  • Cost Of Conformance is the total cost of ensuring that a product is of good *Quality*. It includes costs of *Quality Assurance* activities such as standards, training, and processes; and costs of *Quality Control* activities such as reviews, audits, inspections, and testing.

COC represents an organization’s investment in the quality of its products.

Mr. Bill Troy has taken over as CEO of ASQ from Paul Borwaski, who hung up the shoes on May 27. We can have a deeper peep at Bill Troy’s background here.

We have fresh activity @ Blogger Round UpThe Quality / Education Connection proved to be a hot topic at ASQ’s 2014 World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

And then move over to ASQ TV Episode - Teamwork : Learn what makes a team work successfully to accomplish goals and deliver results.

Here are related videos –

  • Story 2 : Coca Cola Team – Coca-Cola Co. Cold Drink Operations in Spain and Portugal used the International Team Excellence Award framework to enhance customer satisfaction and beverage safety.
  • Story 4: Extreme Team Events – Some organizations use extreme events and adventure challenges intended to motivate, inspire and boost creativity on teams.

Our ASQ’s Influential Voice for the month is –Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell has 30 years of quality experience in manufacturing, non-profit and civic organizations, and manages corporate quality and Lean Six Sigma operations at 3M. He is incoming chair of ASQ’s Minnesota section. He blogs at Quality Matters.

An interesting article on this blog is Sustaining Excellence, where Robert Michell dwells on his 3M experiences.

“3M leadership and management continue to rigorously apply the McKnight Principles:

“As our business grows, it becomes increasingly necessary to delegate responsibility and to encourage men and women to exercise their initiative. This requires considerable tolerance. Those men and women, to whom we delegate authority and responsibility, if they are good people, are going to want to do their jobs in their own way.

Mistakes will be made. But if a person is essentially right, the mistakes he or she makes are not as serious in the long run as the mistakes management will make if it undertakes to tell those in authority exactly how they must do their jobs.

Management that is destructively critical when mistakes are made kills initiative. And it’s essential that we have many people with initiative if we are to continue to grow.””

Tanmay Vora @ QAapire.com also had a take on this subject in the form of On Initiatives, Making Mistakes and McKnight Principles for Innovation

We do not have a fresh insight this month in so far asCurious Cat Management Improvement Carnival category is concerned.

But we have an interesting experience being shared in Practicing Mistake-Promoting Instead of Mistake-Proofing at Apple. Do read the article so as to feel the agony of a customer who was at the receiving end of a ‘poor’ (quality) of a process.

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey …………….

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