‘Amul’ @ Rio Olympics, 2016

Close to 50 years, Amul’s little moppet has been winning heart and drawing attention on every important event in India and around the world. From hoardings on the streets to print ads and now even on social media, the utterly burtterly girl is there commenting and applauding on every issue, and how could it miss the mega sporting event the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Indian Express presents eleven such ads by Amul that celebrate the true zeal and spirit of the Olympics.

Courtesy: Rio 2016 Olympics: These Amul ads are ‘utterly butterly delicious’

Amul - Aasan for Ussain

Amul - Athletes want sa(l)amman

Amul - Breakfaster

Amul - Don't be Selfi-ish

Amul - For Brains and Bronze

Amul - for chusti and kusti

Amul - God pHelps ... to Amul

Amul - mixes easily

Amul - Olympic yourself up

Amul - Rio-lly tasty

Amul - Sindhustan Hamara

And Top it up we must with Har Ghar Amul Ghar- Ice-cream

Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – August,2016

Welcome to August, 2016 edition of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

One of our regularly visited blogs Dances on the Footpath celebrated its ninth anniversary on 30th July, 2016. We join all the readers to congratulate the blog author Richard on this great milestone.

As we delve into the posts on Anniversaries,

We take a belated note of the 80th birth anniversary of Nutan @ The origin of my admiration for Nutan and join in sharing the author’s views : «Nutan shares with classic Indian cinema this quality that I find so important and that we in the West have lost, in a way: a fundamental honesty. She adds to this quality something personal and special which I choose to call vibrant grace”.

Happy birthday Kishore Kumar: Top 5 things to know about the legendary singer – Kishore Kumar started his career in the field of acting, with “Shikari” in 1946. – 1946 is when S D Buramn also made his debut with Hindi films – In 1948, music director Khemchand Prakash gave Kishore Kumar a chance to sing “Marne ki duayen kyon mangu” for the film “Ziddi”…During the making of ‘Mashaal’ way back in 1950, Burman visited Ashok Kumar’s house, where he heard latter’s younger brother, Kumar imitating KL Saigal. Kishore Kumar, along with R D Burman, also formed a formidable team which ensured a volley of  chartbusters whenever they came together.

The Unforgotten and Unremembered Genius Jaidev – A tribute on his 98th birth anniversary (3 August 1918 – 6 January 1987) – Jaidev was neither a remembered composer nor a forgotten one. He is also possibly the only music director to have won the National Awards thrice for Reshma Aur Shera (1971), Gaman (1979) and Ankahee (1985). We have picked up a few songs here:

We also have a couple of more articles on Jaidev:

And so far as I am concerned, no discussion on Jaidev could ever without remembering

Raat Bhi Hai Khuchh Bhigi BhigiMujhe Jine Do (1963) – Lata Mangeshkar – Sahir Ludhyanvi

We now take a look at posts on other subjects –

The ‘Biopic’ TeaserDebamitra Mitra – “Biopic films have more often than not run into controversies and debates about the authenticity in depicting the life of a celebrated person. From the Hollywood myth-making trends to the Bollywood surge in making biopics on sports-persons, film-makers worldwide are perennially plagued with legal hurdles, insufficient data and at times difficulty in finding the proper actor for the role. However there is no doubt that biopics have an important significance in the contemporary film culture.”

Rimjhim ke Taraane… The Breezy Rain SongsAntara Nanda Mondal and Peeyush Sharma relive at some evergreen rain songs of Hindi films that never cease to evoke a smile, a memory or simply uplift the heart, especially when you hear the raindrops starting to fall. Readers have also chipped in with songs on rain.

Ten of my favourite songs of waiting – “Waiting, of course, can be of different types, and for different things. It can be a patient wait, for something one knows is coming one’s way. It can be restless, dominated by an urge to do something to alleviate one’s own suffering. Or the restlessness can be one of hopelessness, of knowing that one waits for something that can never come to be…One may wait for a much-longed for event to happen. One can wait for news. For friends, relatives. And, much more frequently in Hindi cinema, where romance is such an important element of most plots, for the beloved.”

Kuchh to log kahenge” has presented songs wherein emphasis has to be on the issue of ‘saying’, e.g.

Patriotism and cinema are old companionsSanjukta Sharma – Directors and producers of 1950s’ Hindi cinema best exploited the patriotic sentiment …. In Hollywood and other big film-making nations like India, patriotism is a commonly used, commercially lucrative storytelling trope. Even a romance has a few patriotic scenes.

Santoshi Maa: The celluloid goddess – Ruchika Sharma – How an unexpected hit in the 1970s catapulted a minor local goddess to national fame.. The mythological, being unique to Indian cinema, is also its founding genre. Starting with Dadasaheb Phalke’s 50-minute silent movie Raja Harishchandra (1913), mythologicals dominated the silver screen before Independence. Their numbers began to dwindle post-1947, and by the 1970s, they had been relegated to the B-circuit….This was until Jai Santoshi Maa, a low-budget movie featuring unknown actors, became one of the highest grossing films of 1975, alongside Sholay and Deewar.

Here, Have Some Chutney! – Chutney is a fusion of Indian and Caribbean music that was born in the mid-20th century. Wikipedia specifically mentions that the people who created chutney music had ancestors in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh…. [the post has presented several video clips that gives enough idea about the subject….]

Faiz & Nayyara Noor – “Jab Teri Samandar AankhoN maiN” – Unlike Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s very popular, overtly political poetry, Yeh dhoop kinaray is an example of Faiz at his finest.

Harmonium has remembered two of my favorites records [Talat Mahmood] In a Blue Mood and In 1976 The Finest Ghazals from Mohd. Rafi @ Mixed up Blue: Talat Mahmood  and New and Old Ghazals: Mohammad Rafi respectively.

The Power of Holding Hands is so aptly presented via Hum Panchhi Mastane (Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar – Dekh Kabira Roya (1957) – Madan Mohan – Rajendra Krishna).

Usha Kiron – Dr. Kher Wedding Picture (May, 1954)

Usha Kiron – Dr. Kher Wedding Picture (May, 1954) - Shammi (right) “says” it with flowers

Shammi (right) “says” it with flowers

As we could not cover articles form Scroll.in last month, we have a deluge of articles that have to be accommodated in our episodes. This month also our episode seems to be bordering on being too verbose. So, we will need to take them up  in smaller groups in our forthcoming issues.

In Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @SoY, having covered G M Durrani, Talat Mahmood, Surendra and ‘Other’ Male Playback Singers , Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi’s ever green solo songs, first and second part of  Other Noteworthy Solo songs in the Male Solo Songs category till now, I followed it up with MY Top Male Solo Songs, choosing Mohammad Rafi as the Best Male Singer for 1949 and his Suhani Raat Dhal Chuki (Dulari, Naushad) as the Best Song. SoY also has released Best songs of 1949: Wrap Up 1, choosing Mukesh as the Best Male Singer and Tu kahe agar as the Best Male Solo.

Then,  I have finished up the Micro View of  Solo Songs of ‘Other Than Lata Mangeshkar’ Female Singers, in which we covered Suraiya, Geeta Roy , Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle, Surindar Kaur,Uma Devi and Meena Kapoor to end up with solo songs of Lalita Deulkar, Amirbai Karnataki, Hamida Bano, Zeenat Begum and Pushpa Hans. I also went on to wrap up the subject My Choice of the TOP Solo Songs of the Other Female Singers for 1949. My final choice was a toss-up among Suraiya ( Woh Pas Rahe Ya Door Rahein, Nazron Mein Samaye Rahate Hain); Shamshad Begum – Na Bol More Angana Pi Pi Panchhi Ja Re Ja and Raajkumari – Ghabra Ke Jo Ham Sar Ko Takaraye To Achcha Ho. SoY also has released its analysis and choice@ Best songs of 1949: Wrap Up 2, which happens to be Shamshad Begum, followed by Suraiya.

Our journey now continues with Solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar, part 1 and 2 of three part review.

We have some more of articles on Mohammad Rafi’ on his 36th death anniversary 31st July, 2016:

In his tribute, Not just Hindi: When Mohammed Rafi sang in English, Creole, Dutch and Persian , Manish Gaekwad  recounts how the legendary singer extended his vocal range to foreign languages whenever he got the opportunity.

On Mohammed Rafi’s 36th death anniversary, the question lingers: How did he sing so effortlessly? – While lamenting as to we are still waiting for the definitive study of the timeless songs he sang, Akshay Manwani  takes us through Mohammad Rafi’s versatility over a widest possible range – of subjects, situations, notes and all that ““Rafi sa’ab jo kar saktey hain”.

Month of August also has one more very strong connection with Mohammad Rafi – his patriotic songs:

Are you patriotic tonight? Here is a songlist that will make your heart swell with pride– India’s greatness has been frequently celebrated through nationalist songs, as proven by Manish Gaekwad’s  potted list.

List of 120 Patriotic songs by Rafi Sahab – Swaminathan Rajan has painstakingly collected film and non-film songs here

In order to maintain continuity with the subject of patriotism, we will end our present episode with

Vande Mataram on recycled instruments and other versions of the modernised national song, which happen to be one more take-off on AR Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’, not the original one.

I look forward to receive your inputs for further enriching the contents of the posts…..

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Lata Mangeshkar (2)

Last week we enjoyed listening the 1st batch of solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar for year 1949.

Today we will take up the second batch.

Tu Hamse Juda Hai Par Tere Liye Phir Bhi Lab Pe Dua Hai – Chakori – Hansraj Behl – Mulkraj Bhakri

Unse Ham Kuchch Kahate Kahate Rah Gaye – Dil Ki Basti – Ghuam Mohammad – Waheed Qureshi

Do Din Ki Bahaar Pyare Do Din Ki Bahar – Dulari – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Ghir Ghir Ke Aayee Badariya, Sajanava Na Jaa – Ek Thi Ladki- Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Tum Hi Kaho Mera Man Kyun Rahe Udas Nahin – Girls School – Anil Biswas – Pradeep

Loot Gayi Ummidon Ki Duniya – Jaltarang – Husnlal Bhagatram – Sarshar Shailani

Hans Le Gaa Le O Chaand Mere – Jeet – Anil Bisaws – Prem Dhawan

Janewale Ye Jawani Char Din Ki – Kinara – Madhusudan Acharya – Sahir Bhopali

Dil Todnewale – Laadli – Anil Biswas

Us Dil Ki Kismat Kya Kahiye  – Lahore- Shyam Sunder – Rajendra Krishna

Mushkil Hai Bahut Mushkil – Mahal – Khemchand Prakash – Nakhsab Jarachavi

In our next episode, we will take the Third, the concluding, batch of solos songs of Lata Mangeshkar for the year 1949.


Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – August, 2016

Welcome to August, 2016 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We have already taken up the following topics for the familiarization of different elements of new version of ISO 9001-

For the present episode we will look at Change Management, in general, then move over to what ISO 9001: 2015 has to state on the subject, ending the present discussion with how two other major management system standards also look at the subject.

Before we closely look at the subject of change in the ISO management system standards, let us quickly recapitulate a broader view of the subject and look at some randomly selected picks from the vast literature available on the subject on the internet.

Change Management process has 5 key phasesAdaptive HVM Ltd.’s Change Management process has 5 key phases

Torben Rick’s blog on his website Meliorate, we find a full section dealing with is posts on change management. We have picked up four among these ones here:

Top 20+ awesome quotes on change management: Here are a couple of representative ones:

The key to change …… is to let go of fear Rosanne Cash

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! – Peter Senge

Top 12 reasons why people resist change. Again a pick at some:

Misunderstanding about the need for change/when the reason for the change is unclear

Fear of the unknown

Poor communication

Top 12 change management comic strips has quite a representative messages delivered through the medium of cartoon strips —

Top 12 change management comic strips

Organizations don’t change. People do – or they don’t

Organizations don’t change. People do – or they don’t

Change Management Iceberg

The change management iceberg suggested by Wilfried Kruger emphasizes that manager mainly consider the hard issues for change i.e. cost, quality and time. These issues represent only the tip of iceberg i.e. only about 10% of the total issues.

Most of the issues – soft issues – are below the surface.

Change Management Iceberg

Change affects 4 types of people in the organization:

  • Promoters – People those who support the change
  • Potential promoters – People who may support change when fully convinced
  • Opponents – People against change
  • Hidden opponents – People who appear to support change but secretly are against it.

Therefore attitudes – perceptions and beliefs, and behavior – power and politics, need to be managed.

There is additional related material too:

We also have picked up a few videos as well:

Overcoming Resistance to Change – Isn’t It Obvious? – The World with Theory of Constraints

Management of Change vs Change Management  – Life Cycle Engineering

How to Lead Change Management – DeAnne Aguirre, senior partner with Strategy&Buisness

Change Management vs. Change Leadership — What’s the Difference? – Dr. John Kotter

Kotter’s 8-Step Organizational Change Model – Steven Thomsen

How to Conduct a Management of Change (MOC) – Baker Hughes

We now move over to a closer look at how ISO Management System Standards address the subject:

5 Practices for Managing Change When ISO 9001:2015 Arrives – Terrance Holbrook, Senior Product Manager, MasterControl – While there is no single one-size-fits-all change management methodology, there are established practices that can be adopted and customized to better manage change and cultivate opportunity.

  1. Accept the changeManaging Change When ISO 9001-2015 Arrives
  2. Communicate change
  3. Engage employees
  4. Provide adequate training
  5. Introduce change gradually

ISO 9001:2015 Addressing Change : Once the organization has identified its context and interested parties and then identified the processes that support this linkage, addressing changes becomes an increasingly important component of continued success.

How change management is addressed in ISO 9001 2015 Standard? – Any change – may be it is in process, manpower, machinery, instruments, technology, raw materials, suppliers, customer requirements, legal requirements etc.…. shall be go through a defined change management process.

Change Management and ISO 9001:2015Raghu Malayanuru has described in details clauses of ISO 9001:2015 that focus on change management. For the purpose of maintaining brevity of our episode, we have listed out the clauses here:

  1. Clause 4.4.1( g);
  2. Clause 5.3 (e);
  3. Clause 6.3
  4. Clause
  5. Clause 8.1;
  6. Clause 8.2.1 (b);
  7. Clause 8.2.4
  8. Clause 8.3.6;
  9. Clause 8.5.6;
  10. Clause 9.2.2 (a)
  11. Clause 9.3.2 (b)
  12. Clause 10
  13. Clause 10.2.1(f)

The essence is captured here:

Change Management and ISO 9001_2015

ISO’s Technical Committee no.176, Sub-committee no.2 (ISO/TC 176/SC 2) has also published an explanatory paper – How Change is addressed within ISO 9001:2015

How to manage changes in an ISMS according to ISO 27001 A.12.1.2Antonio Segovia states that the requirement exists, but there are no particular instructions on how to implement the control (i.e., Change procedure is not a mandatory document), so in this article he suggests one of the ways to manage changes.

What is “Management of Change?”Thea Dunmire explains requirements related to management of change were added in section 4.3.1 of OHSAS 18001: 2007…In addition, reference to Management of Change was also included in section 4.4.6.

These new requirements cover four important concepts:

  • Identification of the hazards associated with “change”
  • Assessment of the risks associated with “change”
  • Consideration of OH&S hazards and risks prior to the introduction of the “change”
  • Implementation of the controls needed to address the hazards and risks associated with the “change”

For purposes of management of change within an OH&S management system, the changes that need to be addressed include:

  • Organizational changes (e.g. personnel or staffing changes)
  • Activity changes (e.g. changes to processes, equipment, infrastructure, software)
  • Material changes (e.g. new chemicals, packaging)
  • Changes to the OH&S management system (e.g. procedures)

Ineffective management of change is one of the major contributing factors in many of the incident investigations conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB).  To check it out, go to the CSB web site at http://www.csb.gov  and enter “management of change” as your search term at the link “Search this Site.”

Change Management in ISO 14001:2015Ivana Strgacic states that unlike the changes in ISO 9001:2015, there is no “Planning of Changes” section.  So where can we find change management in the new standard?

The change all starts with the environmental aspects,

“When determining environmental aspects, the organization shall take into account: a) change, including planned or new developments, and new or modified activities, products and services;”

Once we identify the changed aspects, then there is a cascading or domino effect on the rest of the environmental management system.

While maintaining processes, it needs to underlined that some of the triggers that will result in a change to a process are:

  • changes to aspects,
  • changes to compliance obligations,
  • changes to controls.

Management review (element 9.3) requires the specific inputs of change into the process.  Specifically changes in:

  • external and internal issues that are relevant to the environmental management system,
  • the needs and expectations of interested parties, including compliance obligations,
  • its significant environmental aspects,
  • risks and opportunities.

The resulting output includes decisions related to any need for changes to the environmental management system systems, including resources.  Without managing change, the EMS cannot remain effective.  Change, through maintenance and continual improvement of the management systems, are the core tenets of the Plan-Do-Check-Act model.

We rest our discussions on the today’s topic here.

For the September, 2016 episode, we will take Organizational Knowledge in the new versions of these management standards.

We will now turn to our regular sections:

Among several update posts by ASQ CEO, Bill Troy in his ASQ’s Influential Voice we have picked up two ‘author interviews’ for our current episode:

It should be interesting to revisit one of the HBR classics, by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats on the subject: Why Organizations don’t learn?

We now watch two of the latest ASQ TV  episodes that deal with ISO 9001: 2015:

  • Change Management – Change management experts discuss key steps to consider when approaching employees with change and helping them through the process. Learn about the carrot-and-stick technique—which can be used to motivate employees—and a tool that can make meetings more efficient and keep change management plans on track.

Read Sunil Kaushik’s Quality Progress article regarding the carrot-and-stick method as well as additional motivational strategies.
Watch the full interview and read the Quality Progress article about the Joint Commission’s improvement initiatives.

  • Explaining Annex SL and Top Management’s New Roles – Annex SL is considered the common language and text that new ISO standards are being built around. John DiMaria, senior product manager at BSI Americas, discusses how this affects ISO 9001:2015, as well as the standard’s new roles for top management with regard to responsibility, objectives and compliance.

Here are two more which also are very interesting points of view in understanding the present scenario:

  • Quality in India – This episode takes a look at quality in India, from the perspectives of leaders at the Quality Council of India (QCI) and the National Accreditation Board for Education and Training.
  • The State of Quality in India in 2015 – What’s the state of quality in India in 2015? Dr. Himanshu Trivedi, chair of ASQ’s local member community in Ahmedabad, India, reflects.

In Jim L. Smith’s Jim’s Gems for the month of May, 2016, we have –

Jim's GemsKey management support, or lack of support, manifests itself in many ways. One way is that mid-lower level management won’t get on board so initiatives encounter all sorts of hurdles; therefore, results don’t generally live up to expectations. .. Additionally less support for quality initiatives usually results in underfunding and cuts in resources. So what do you do.. (Please read on the article)..

I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey in exploring the happenings across quality management blogs…………

Note: The images depicted here above are through courtesy of respective websites who have the copyrights for the respective images.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Lata Mangeshkar (1)

Solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar for 1949 is a mixed bag as far as I am concerned – there are songs that we have grown with growth of my understanding and appreciating the HFM all these years and then there are songs that I have either not heard or have heard so less that it amounts to not having heard that song. The fact that songs belonged to the films that I would have seen invariably got to see in our college days.  Obviously, the films that would be screened would be the ones which had more songs that had become popular then and continued to remain popular thereafter too. Thus the gap in the current level of appreciation of the songs that I have herad often and the songs that I got to listen only now on the  internet remains quite wide.

I, therefore, have selected all those songs which I (for all practical purposes) have not heard. When selecting the songs that already were popular, I have chosen to present here the one that may not make to the final list of My Top Choice, but would certainly be my Next preferred choice.

We will run this collection through three posts. So, I have arranged the songs in the alphabetical order of the names of the films, for ease of presentation.

Aa Bhi Jaa Aanewale – Aaiye – Shaukat Dehlvi (a.k.a. Nashad) – Nakshab Jarachavi

Koi Mere Dil Mein Khushi Ban Ke Aaya – Andaz – Naushad – Majrooh Sultanpuri

Judai Ki Khabar Agar Hoti – Ansoo – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Jo Dil Mein Khushi Ban Ke Aaye – Badi Behen – Husnlal Bhagatram – Rajendra Krishna

Pardesi Musafir Kise Karta Ishare – Balam – Husnlal Bhagatram – Qamar Jalalabadi

Jo Karake Gaye Barbad Hamein – Bansariya – Husnlal Bhagatram – Mulkraj Bhakri

Bichhade Hue Pardesi – Ek Baar To Aana Tu – Barsaat- Shanker Jaikishan – Iqbal ‘Hasrat’ Jaipuri

[Hum Dard Liye Baithe Bedard Zamana – Bidhataa (unreleased- Ram Ganguly -?

This song may take the credit of the first song that SJ used as ‘inspiration’!]

Basa Lo Apni Nigahon Mein Pyar Thoda Sa – Bazaar – Shyam Sunder – Qamar Jalalabadi

Hausle Dil Ke Mile, Pyar Ke Arman Gaye – Bhedi Bangla – P Ramakant – Ehsaan Rizvi

Dil Todanewale….. Kya Tune Kiya Hai Barbad Hamein Karke – Bholi – Govindram – Ishwar Chandra Kapoor

We will take up the 2nd batch of Lata Mangeshkar’s solo songs for 1949 in our next episode.

Fading Memories…. Unforgettable Songs: August, 2016

Welcome to our August, 2016 episode of ‘Fading Memories. Unforgettable Songs’.

We will dedicate our present episode to Mohammad Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980), as our tribute on his 36th death anniversary.

Sudhir Kapoor, in his post – Jaane Meri Akhiyon Ne Dekha Hai Kya  – so rightly states that voice – the magic, the magnetism, the feeling of surreal contentment that descends into the being, and ensconces it with a joyous delight…The most remarkable trait of Rafi Sb’s singing is his ability to project performance through sound. The song under the discussion here is:

Jaane Meri Akhiyon Ne Dekha Hai Kya  – Pyaar Ki Jeet (1962) – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle,– Sudhir Phadke – Qamar Jalalabaadi

SoY has dedicated My favourite Rafi songs by Shankar-Jaikshan – A tribute to Rafi.: Lakshmikant Pyarelal (389); Shankar-Jaikishan (374); Chitragupta (261) and OP Nayyar (216) are four music directors who have composed maximum songs of Mohammad Rafi. The generally regarded three ‘Best’, Naushad, SD Burman and Roshan’s songs are far less than the above numbers. The post and the discussion thereon picks up some not so well-membered songs from SJ-Rafi combine. We will pick up one from Archana (1974) – enacted by Sanjeev Kumar – for our present episode:

Jaane Kis Roop Ki Jaadubhari Parchhai Ho, Log To Log Rahe Apne Se Sharmati Ho

On our part, we will listen to duets of Mohammad Rafi & Suman Kalyanpur today. The songs that we have picked up are the ones that certainly need brushing up of the memories. I have selected the songs without any specific common theme in the mind.. just to see how does the random pick up of Rafi- SK duets of different music directors sound today…..We have selected only one song of a given music director.

So here we go, in the descending chronological order:

O Chhokari Tu Hai Ras Bhare Phooln Ki TokriBhai Behan (1959) – N Datta – Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir can also play so easily with playful lyrics….

Zara Thehro Ji Abdul Gaffar- Satta Baazaar(1959 – Kalyanji Anandji – Hasrat Jaipuri

Arun Kumar Deshmukh in his post on this song feels that Naushad seems to have been inspired from this song when composing Mere Pairon Mein Ghunghroo Bandha De from Sanghursh (1968). May be, but the song certainly is set to a typical Garba (gujarati folk dance) tune. KA has used this tune in Saraswati Chandra (Main To Bhool Chali Babul Ka Desh)

Aurato Ke Dabbe Mein – Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960) – Hansraj Behl – Prem Dhawan

Bharat Bhushan is not only pitted in real difficult position of being in Women Only coach, since the song calls for quite a different acting prowess than his usual roles. And he does seem to have lived up to the exception…

Collection of Couplets – Saranga (1960) – with Hemant Kumar as well – Sardar Mallik

We get to listen to quite a different Mohammad Rafi, and so too Suman Kalyanpur, in these couplets

Muskuraaye Khet Pyaase Tarse Tarse  – Love in Simla (1960) -Iqbal Qureshi – Rajinder Krishan

Enacting an Indian farm on a stage show……..with a Dutch-designed wind mill in the background

Mujhe Jag Di Bana De Malika -Dark  Street (1961) – Dattaram – Gulshan ‘Bawra’

Dattaram has deftly handled a pure Punjabi folk tune

Chhail Chhabeela Chhokra Maine Le Gayo Nadiya PaarHamaari Yaad Aayegi (1961) –  Snehal Bhatkar – -Kidar Sharma

Here is a song that is set to a Rajasthani folk tune..

Zinda Hai Zinda Hai Hamse Wafa Ka Naam – Ramu Dada (1961) – Chitragupta- -Majrooh Sultanpuri

And now we have a quawwali too

Ho Maine Kaha Ho Suno ZaraGypsy Girl (1961) -Sardul Kwatra – Anjum Jaipuri

A very light, lilting tune…. One can almost correlate it with a typical Jhonny Walker song.. However, as we do not have the vide in this clip let us not speculate anymore..

Is Gulshan Ko Aag Lagaa DoZarak Khan (1963) – S Mohinder – -Anand Bakshi

On a standalone basis, it is slightly difficult to judge what the song has to covey…

Kisne Mujhe Pukaara Kisne Mujhe Sada DiSaaz Aur Aawaaz (1966) – Naushad – Khumar Barabankwi

The song is possibly first duet that has an element of a typical suspense film formula – image of the heroine shrouded in the ‘clouds of smoke’ and hero chasing the voice that sings the song…

The song has another version as well, one with a subtle variation in tempo and scale..

Aa Hum Ahd-e-wafa Kar Le – Do Bhai (1969) – Laxmikant Pyarelal

LP also using Suman Kalyanpur in a duet with Mohammad Rafi – possible the dictates of the times…one can find many other such songs in ‘67 to ‘69 period on YT – quite  a few of them had become popular too at that time.

Mere Yaar Ki Yaari Dekh KeInsaaniyat (1974) – Shankar Jaikishan -Hasrat Jaipuri

Post-Jaikishan period Shanker has attempted using Rafi’s theatrics to present the formula playboy mood of the song.. Suman Kalyanpur matches note to Rafi’s note

Well, that should be enough for the day….

If you have songs to share, you are most heartily welcome…..

Summing Up: MY Top Female Solo Songs – Other Singers

We have listened to solo songs of Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, Uma Devi & Meena Kapoor and Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans in our Micro Analysis. In the ultimate analysis, the range of songs from even this universe of solo songs of female singers other than Lata Mangeshkar is quite diverse and substantive.

The development of my understanding and liking of the Hindi Film Songs over all  these years has been shaped at different stages of availability sources like Radio (only), audio cassettes, EP/LP records, audio / video CDs/ DVDs and then the internet. The songs that I continued to get to listen across each of this medium do remain a fairly large number. But, there is no denying that internet has filled a big void in my known unknowns as well as unknown unknowns in so far as HFM is concerned.

In order to be fair to the songs that I have listened only of late on the internet, I have decided to choose at least one song from the songs that I so listened in the present exercise of  The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949, over and above one from already well-established, known known and liked songs.

With that caveat, here is My Choice of the TOP Solo Songs of the Other Female Singers for 1949:

I have three singers – three songs for the final bet on the BEST Other Singer – Song category:

The choice of the BEST among these will rest on where the wheel of roulette will stop.

For me any one will be a jackpot……

SoY has also released Best songs of 1949: Wrap Up 2. After a very meticulous, balanced and fair analysis, wherein the choice of the best ‘other’ female playback singer was Shamshad Begum, followed by Suraiya.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – Lalita Deulkar, Ameerbai Karnataki, Hameeda Bano, Zeenat Begum, Pushpa Hans

After having covered solo songs of significant ‘other’ female singers, like Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, and Umda Devi & Meena Kapoor, I thought I would be able to put the remaining ‘others’ of other in one post, but little did I realize that most of these ‘others’ would individually have significant number of songs. And the songs were quite prominent in the storyline of the respective films, too. That I had not heard these songs certainly does not take away the fact these were big names in the vintage era that was coming to a close, and they had had created their own niche.

So each of the singer indeed (at least) deserves a separate identification  – both in the title and the in the main body of the content.

Solo Songs of Lalita Deulkar

Kya Sach Hai Kasam Wo Bhulane Lage – Bedard – Ramprasad – Badal

Rangilee Dulhan Sharmilee Dulhan – Daulat – Hanuman Prasad – Qamar Jalalbadi

Mere Dil Ko Khilona Na Samaj Na Sajan – Sanwariya – C Ramchandra – P L Santoshi

Hum Kisko Sunaye Haal Ye Duniya Paiso Ki – Shabnam –S D Burman – Qamar Jalalabadi

Solo Songs of Ameerbai Karnataki

O Mere Chhail Chhabile, Tere Nain Rasile – Neki Aur Badi – Roshan – Kidar Sharma

Pahne Peela Rang Ki Saari – Sawan Aya Re – Khemchand Prakash – Bharat Vyas

Solo Songs of Hamida Bano

Dil Mera Tadapanewala Shaad Rahe Abaad Rahe – Janampatri – Gulshan Sufi – Aziz Kashmiri

Dil Toot Gaya, Mit Gaye Armaan – Soharat – Aziz Hindi – Nazim Panipati

Solo Songs of Zeenat Begum

Ghat Kari Matwari Ghir Ayee – Ek Thi Ladki – Vinod – Aziz Kashmiri

Jaa Ud Ja Re Kagwa Le Ja Sandeshwa – Kaneez – Ghulam Haider – Husrat Lucknavi

Solo Songs of Pushpa Hans 

Dil-e-Naadan Hua Kya Hai – Apna Desh – Purushottam – Mirza Ghalib

With this, we conclude our micro-review of solo songs of Other Than Lata Mangeshkar Female Singers.

We will take up MY Top Songs as a summing up of this section.

The Micro View of the Best Songs of 1949 @ SoY – Female Solo Songs – Other Singers – Uma Devi, Meena Kapoor

Having covered solo songs of significant ‘other’ female singers, like Suraiya, Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Raajkumari, Asha Bhosle and Surinder Kaur, we will now take up songs of ‘other female singers’ among the other than Lata Mangeshkar female solo songs.

It is no secret that I had not heard of these songs before. So I have chosen to take up those songs that I would now like to listen again as well, if brought on the same page.

Solo Songs of Uma Devi

Aankhon Ne Kaha Dil Ne Suna – Bhakt Pundalik – Chitragupt – Chandar Shekhar Pandey

Bhagwan Bata Kya Hai Tera Hum Ne Ganwaya – Bhikhari – Hans Raj Behl – Surjit Kumar

Chandani Raat Hai, Hai Kya Baat Hai  – Chandani Raat – Naushad – Shakeel Badayuni

Dil Deke Pachhata Gaye Hum – Ek Teri Nishani – Sardul Kwatra – Sarshaar Shailani

Pag Pag Thokar Khaye Jawani – Hamari Kismat- Nissar Bazmi – Rajjan

Kanon Ne Jo Suna Wohi Dil Ko Sunayenge – Jio Raja – Nissar Bazmi – Rajjan

Duniya Hai Hasin,Dil Hai Jwawan – Roop Lekha – Khan Mastana – Khumar Barabankvi

Solo Songs of Meena Kapoor

Toot Gai Jab Man Ki Beena – Anyay – Ramprasad – J S Kashyap

Main Ek Chhoti Si Chingari – Laadli – Anil Biswas – Hudda

Kya Khel Khelata Hai – Policewali – A R Qureshi – Sham Hindi/Roopbani

Meri Yaad Tu Apne Dil Se Bhoola – Roomal – Aziz Khan – Nazim Panipati

Others of other have several more players who not only were big names of the Vintage Era that is coming to the close, but also have songs that stand on their right in 1949 as well. So we will need more post …. before we sum up……..