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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – The Duets – Male-Female Duets [2]

G M Durrani, Kaushalya – NainoN Mein NainaN Dinho Daal, O Baanke Nainawale – Angoori – Ram Murti – Gulam Mustafa (G.M.) Durrani

G M Durrani, Rajkumari – Nain Se Nain Milaye Aao – Dawat – Tanveer Naqvi – Vasant Kumar Naidu

G M Durrani, Manju – Laayi Ri Laayi Ri Gajre Le Lo – Nayi Kahani – Wali Sahab – Shyam Sundar

G M Durrani, Parul Ghosh – Aan Milo More Shaym Sanware – Namaste – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

https://youtu.be/CmIICNuGVZE

G M Durrani, Parul Ghosh –Ambua Pe Panchhi Banwara Bole Bole Kya Sunaye Hai – Namaste – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

https://youtu.be/X3uPYhk_D2M

G M Durrani, Amirbai Karnataki – Man Re Mat Ro Mat Ro Kaise ManuN – Prem Sangeet – Bharat Vyas – S K Pal

Khan Mastana, Amirbai Karanataki – Tu Aaj Koi Sajan Aisa Geet Suna De – Badalati Duniya – Mohan Sinha – Khan Mastana

Khan Mastana, Zohrabai Amabalewali – Suahaani Suhaani Ho Gayi Suhaani, Sajan Apani Zindgani Ho Gayi Suhaani – Talaash  – A. Karim – Khan Mastana

Vishnupant Pagnis, Kaushalya –Jo Hum Bhale Bure Ho Tere – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandara

Vishnupant Pagnis, Vasanti– Mat Kar Tu Abhiman, Jhoothi Teri Shaan – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandara

Vishnupant Pagnis, Shyama – Bhagwan Tumahri Daya Se Kitane Anajan Pahechane – Mahatam Vidur – Pt. Narottam Vyas – Harishchandra Bali

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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – Volume X – November 2022 Edition

Welcome to November 2022 edition of Xth Volume of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

Tabassum passes away at 78 due to cardiac arrest – Born as Kiran Bala Sachdev, in 1944, Tabassum had started off as a child artiste.

Her most iconic and popular show was Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan where she used to strike up conversations with celebrities. Tabassum knew how to probe without prying, with conversations that remain, to this day, a pleasure to watch.

One of the most remembered songs of her childhood acting days is Bachpan Ke Din Bhula Na Dena (Deedar, 1953), where she is playing the role of child Nargis , along with Aprikshit Sahni (as child Dilip Kumar). She recalls her role in Bahar (1951) in this clip of her talk sjow Tabassum Talkies:

Presently we move on to our section on tributes and celebrations for the month –

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ayushmann Khurrana’s choices seem inspired by filmmaker V Shantaram. Here’s whySampada Sharma – On actor-filmmaker V Shantaram’s birth anniversary, here’s looking at how the contributions of this famed filmmaker impacted Indian cinema and how traces of those films can still be seen in our movies.

Chitragupt and Lata Mangeshkar – Magicians of Melodies – Part 2 is a follow through of Part 1

Master Ghulam Haider: A Trailblazer – DP Rangan pays a tribute to Ghulam Haider on his 69th Remembrance Day (1908 – 9 November 1953

“Hai Duniya Usi Ki Zamana Usi Ka” – Bir Sakhuja – Born in 1924, Bir Sakhuja made his entry into Bollywood via Gunah (1953) and has done around 16 films.

Zeenat Aman-Dev Anand’s Hare Rama Hare Krishna looked down upon rule-breakers, gave Hindi cinema its ‘boldest’ starSampada Sharma –  On Zeenat Aman’s birthday, here’s looking back at her debut film Hare Rama Hare Krishna that was passed on by many mainstream female actors because no one wanted to play Dev Anand’s sister.

November 2022 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Salil Chowdhury and Shailendra’s Songs Fading From the Memory: Char Diwari (1961). Till now we have covered the years

1953-1955 in 2018,

1956 in 2019, and

1957 in 2020

1958 to 1960 in 2021

Shailendra Sharma @ Golden Era of Bollywood has posted following memorial tribute posts:

We now move on to posts on other subjects –

Prithviraj Kapoor to Kiara Advani—Delhi’s Delite Cinema remains a Bollywood favouriteNUTAN MANMOHAN – While many other single screen theatres have packed up due to new market pressures, Delite Cinema continues to draw crowds from old Delhi.

Romancing other miscellaneous balmas recollects the songs that would not find the popular versions anadi balma, pardesi balma, ajnabi balma, bedardi balma and jaadugar balma.

The Worldly Songs, devoted to songs which analyse the world as it is with no reference to the maker of the world – i.e. God or duniyabananewala. There is no attempt to seek refuge at the altar of god or rhetorically invoke God in any of the songs. These are songs which suggest that the world is as we make it, e.g., Matlab Ki Is DuniyaHalla Gulla, (1954) – Mohammad. Rafi & Asha Bhosle – Saba Afghani – Nisar Bazmi.

Songs Addressed to Animals / Birds, with one animal or bird having one song each.

The ‘Not-Naachnewaali’ Gaanewaali: Ten SongsThere is the occasional naachne-gaanewaali who doesn’t dance, she only sits, or, at the most, stands up a bit and languidly moves about. e.g., Badi Mushkil Se Hum Samjhe – Shamshad Begum, Asha – Zindagi Ya Toofan (1958, Lyrics: Nakshab Zarachvi; Music: Nashad)

Part 1 of the Bicycle Saga focuses on songs with bicycles in a group.

Songs of good and ill wishes, which have blessings as well as those that are proponents of the theory of retributive action.

From Bollywood Rewind – Sampada Sharma – Indian Express’s weekly column:

What Sooraj Barjatya wanted to do with Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Basu Chatterjee had achieved in Chitchor – Revisiting Chitchor recently was a strong reminder of how a filmmaker like Sooraj Barjatya, who believed in going big even before it was considered a sure shot formula for success in Bollywood, made a simple story by Subodh Ghosh into an extravagant film that felt more dated than its 1970s version.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Satyakam has Dharmendra giving his most actualised performance, shows how an honest person is a danger to himself – Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1969 film Satyakam, starring Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Sharmila Tagore, explored the idea if living an honest and ideal life is actually worth it.

Amol Palekar-Tina Ambani’s Baton Baton Mein explains why relationships without labels aren’t always the best idea – Baton Baton Mein is set in the 1970s but the complicated nature of romantic relationships it tries to portray makes it obvious that we might have a more varied vocabulary today for explaining the status of our relationships but the status overall, is pretty much the same.

We have moved forward with Solo songs of Madhuri, Jahanara Kajjan, Ram Dulari,  Jayshree, Baby Madhuri, Vishni Lal, Vasanti, Gauhar Sultana, and Other Singers before concluding the Micro View of Female Solo Songs for 1943 with MY Top Female Solo Songs. We have now taken up Micro View of Male-Female Duets for 1943, beginning with Part 1.

In continuation to our tradition of ending the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi that are relevant to the topics covered in the present episode, we will institute a series wherein we continue to listen to Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar’s duet with a music director for the first time in a Hindi film, every month for the rest of the 2022 –

Ek Daal Par Tota Bole Ek Daal Par Maina – Chor Machaye Shor (1974) – Indra Jeet Singh Tulsi – Ravindra Jain

https://youtu.be/v7-Mysg2StI

Kahun Kya Tumse Apni Dastaan – Jimmy Aur Johney (1976) – Majrooh Sultanpuri – Rajesh Roshan

Janam Janam Ka Saath Hai Hamara Tumhara – Bheegi Palkein (1982) – M G Hasmat – Jugal Kishore-Tilak Raj

Shole Shole Meri Jawani – Locket (1984) – Gauhar Kanpuri – Bappi Lahiri

I look forward to your inputs to enrich the contents of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

Disclaimer: This monthly series of posts is my best-effort-based compilation of posts on Hindi film songs that I normally visit regularly. As I record my sincere thanks to all the original creators of these posts, any other posts that I have nor covered herein shows my lack of awareness of existence of such posts and is by no means any disrespect to their work. The copyrights to the posts, images and video clips remain the properties of the original creators.

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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – The Duets – Male-Female Duets [1]

We now take up the third leg of the Micro View of Songs for the Year 1944 – The Duets. The over view article, Best songs of 1943: And the winners are? notes that ff the 547 songs for which singers are identified, 172 are the duets

We will explore the duets available on YT, but not covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

We have followed the order in which the films have been listed in HFGK, except that, for the sake of ease of documentation, wherever possible, all the duets of same male singer have been grouped together.

Male-Female Duets

As has been the practice over this series, we take up Male-Female Duets first.

Nazeer (Ahmed), Sitara – Pune Se Laai Paan Re , Le Le Paan Re – Aabroo – ? – Pt. Govind Ram

Since Nazeer seems to be joining in for reciting a few dialogues only, I had included this song in Solo Songs of Sitara as well

Amritlal, Leela Pawar – Ho Mat Piyo… Mat Piyo Mere Chhaila Tambakudi – Age Kadam – ? – Master Madhav Lal, Ramchandra Pal (?)

Amritlal, Leela Pawar – Mere Chasme Wale Sarkar, Chale School, Chale School – Age Kadam – ? – Master Madhav Lal, Ramchandra Pal (?)

Motilal – Shamshad Begum – Aap KyuN KyuN Aap Kyun Aae The – Taqdeer – Maichal Kadari – Rafiq Ghazanvi B A

https://youtu.be/zTLmCFMA3ek

Motilal – Shamshad Begum – Chham Chham …..Gahanghor Ghataein Chaai…– Taqdeer – Maichal Kadari – Rafiq Ghazanvi B A

https://youtu.be/_KWYL-37VL0

Husn Bano, Harish – PranoN Mein Gunji Prem Pukar Kisi Ki – Amanat – / – Neenu Mazumdar

Arun, Sitara – Ek Pardesi Aaya, Laaya Darein Hajhar – Andhera – Pandit Indra – Gyan Dutt

Arun, Sitara – Bhanwara Re Hum Pardesi Log, KyoN Jaye Pardesh – Andhera – Pandit Indra – Gyan Dutt

Arun Kumar, Suraiya – Karvatein Badalat Raheta Aaj Sab Jahan – Hamari Baat – Pt. Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Arun Kumar, Suraiya – Jeevan Jamuna Par Milenge – Hamari Baat – Pt. Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Arun Kumar, Suraiya – Saaqui Ki Nigahein Sharab Hai – Hamari Baat – Pt. Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Arun Kumar, Parul Ghosh – Insaan Kya Jo Thokarein Naseeb Ki Kha Na Sake – Hamari Baat – Pt. Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Arun kumar + Amirbai Karanataki – Dheere Aa Re Baadal Dheere Dheere Aa – Kismat – Pradeep – Anil Biswas

Arun kumar + Amirbai Karnataki – Ham Aisi Qismet Ka Kya Karein – Kismat – Pradeep -Anil Biswas

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Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – Xth Volume – November 2022 Edition

Welcome to November 2022 edition of the Xth volume of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

The theme for the Xth volume of our Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs is inspired from the editorial of the January 2022 special Issue of Prabuddha Bharata (The Awakened India) – Living a Meaningful Life in a Digital World.

For our present episode, we take up the article, Sailing Unprepared in to a Storm Called the ‘Digital Age’ by Anikethan Ramakrishna V.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Over the time the transitions that human civilization has undergone have been with increase pace of change. But drastic changes were ‘mostly once a generation’. That gave the people necessary time to eventually reorient themselves with the change.

The digital age has been a revolution like no other in human history. Every dimension of the human society is now in constant state of rapid churn.

Our ability to find meaning in life greatly depends on the reasonable stable set of principles and ideas with which we can work towards and an identity with we can relate to. However, abundance of mostly unreliable and irrelevant information is a challenge to us in our quest for an identity and meaning. And hence the challenges in integrating the right amount of digital presence and information.

  • The ‘societal’ and ‘individual perspective – Every significant change in the society has impacts at overall societal level and other at the individual level. The human tendency has always been to go with group, despite having possibly having and exact opposite point of view, at least to begin with. In the process, we tend to forget the freedom of choice that an individual has. This freedom of choice and our ability to exercise it, in many a case, is the difference between a meaningful life and one that is otherwise. Thus, the first step towards ensuring meaningful life in this digital age is through exercising the choice to participate in the digital world to the extent that is necessary and optimal for an individual.

Further readings:

Growing up in a digital world: benefits and risks

Leading concerns about the future of digital life – Kathleen Stansberry, Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie

  • The challenge of ‘How much to’ and ‘How to’ communicate and participate – Historically, owing to geographical and technical constraints, a person’s interactions on a regular basis were mostly limited to the people one would meet in person or could communicate via traditional mail or telephone services. More the level of interaction, stronger was the overall sense of community. However, the seamless communications that the digital world have rapidly ushered in has trivialised the inter-personal communication.

Further readings:

How to overcome 14 common communication challenges in the workplaceAleksandar Olic

  • The challenge of ‘What to’ and ‘What not to’ be influenced by – A unhealthier aspect of information overload is to influence our ideas and actions, generally without much contemplation. Consequently, the ability to critically dwell on the idea, internalize it if relevant and then if necessary to act on it gets lost. As result, Attention Deficit and Satisfaction Deficit have gained prominence now.

Further readings:

The Challenges of Countering Influence Operations – Elise Thomas,  Natalie Thompson,  Alicia Wanless

How to Increase Your Influence at WorkRebecca Knight

ADHD:  Symptoms, Causes and Natural Support StrategiesDr. Jockers

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Saul McLeod, PhD

In the end, one must remember that society and individuals will have to live with the on the unending exposure to the information in the digital era. It is for the individual to exercise the choice of the extent and type of information that he would like to be exposed to and how he wants to act on it.  Leveraging this choice is the only means to ensure that we make life meaningful, on the daily basis as well as overall.

We will now turn to our regular section -.

We now watch ASQ TV episode on –

New Job Opportunities for Quality Professionals in Cloud Management – Alka Jarvis is the co-author of Successful Management of Cloud Computing and DevOps (ASQ Quality Press) with Prakash Anand and Johnson Jose. Along with discussing the benefits of cloud storage and how to align your cloud computing strategies with the business objectives, Alka discussed important skills quality professionals already have for getting into this new field.

We have taken up one article from Jim L. Smith’s Jim’s Gems:

  • The Real Value is in the Effort: The effort that we expend to reach a goal or a target is critical to our growth, both professionally and personally. Whether we accomplish the goal or target, perhaps is not the point-it is the learning, strength, confidence and fulfilment that is gained on our journey that is the real value to us and to those who surround us.
    • Anything worth accomplishing usually takes long, difficult and sustained effort to accomplish
    • The real value of accomplishment is in the journey toward reaching our goal.
    • No matter how difficult the journey may be, it makes all the difference in the world when that journey is leading to a destination we have chosen.
    • The commitment, discipline, focus and effort are indeed their own rewards.
    • It is precisely the effort and the value we put into the accomplishment that gives it value to us.
    • We need to commit to make the most of every opportunity and to give our best effort, and we’ll find ourselves surrounded by real, lasting value.

From the Editor’ (of Quality Magazine) – by Darryl Sealand, we have –

  • Roko’s Basilisk: The Scariest Thought Experiment Ever – This thought experiment[1] posits that the creation of an artificial intelligence will lead to an all-powerful, future artificial intelligence that will retroactively punish anyone who did not help bring it into existence. It’s been described by many as the scariest thought experiment ever. The really scary part is that it is grounded in actual rational thought and game theory. … It has been associated with Blaise Pascal’s argument that one should believe in God, even if God’s existence cannot be proved or disproved through reason. Taken to what some would agree is a satirical extreme, it has also been referred to as “Believing in and searching for kryptonite on the off chance that Superman exists and wants to kill you.” ….. Whether bolstered by a legacy of fantastic stories or not, because of the progress of the technology, these kinds of arguments have thrust themselves into real-world discussions of late…. For quite some time in manufacturing, the question was, “Are robots coming to take our jobs?” The answer, then and now, is that robots and AI stand ready to do the job side-by-side with humans, who can relinquish the mundane and repetitive jobs to concentrate on the aspects of the job machines just cannot do. Which means that addressing the skills gap is just as important as it has ever been for manufacturers.

Further readings:

How to Defeat Roko’s BasiliskKyle Hill

I look forward to your views / comments / inputs to further enrich the theme of Living a Meaningful Life in a Digital World.

Note: The images or video clips depicted here above are through courtesy of respective websites who have the copyrights for the respective images /videos.

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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – Female Solo Songs – MY Top Female Solo Songs

The process of selecting the TOP song / singer for the year 1943 is absolutely subjective, since most of the songs I had got to hear for the first time. In any case, from the point of view of my limited knowledge and basic taste in so far as the vintage era songs, I could not find any other method.

I have not repeated here those singers whose only one solo song could come up during the Micro Analysis.

So, here are the songs that would call for MY TOP slot from the female solo Songs for 1943, in the order in which the singer has appeared in the detailed Micro View earlier.:

Amirbai Karnataki – Kinko Dhundhat Nain Sakhi Ri, Kaun Tera Chitchor – Shankar Parvati – Pt. Indra – Gyan Dutt

Husn Bano – Kya Jhamane Ki Kahani Ho Gayi – Amanat – ? – Neenu Mazumdar

Sitara – GaauN Khushi Mein GaauN…  Ha Ha Ha .. – Najma – Anjum Pilinbhiti – Rafiq Ghazanavi B A

Vatsala Kamthekar – Prem Ke Hindole Dole – Ashirwad – ? – Anna Sahab

Rajkumari – Main HuN Kali Matwali Liyaqatwali – Panghat – Ramesh Gupta – S N Tripathi

Kaushalya – Jholi Meri Bhar Do Baba – Chirag – Wali Sahab – Khemchand Prakash

Nalin Jaywant – Kaheta Hai Ye Dil Baar Baar – Adab Arz – Kailash Ji ‘Matwala’ – Gyan Dutt

Sardar Akhtar – Har Cheez YahaN ki Hai Tasalli Ka Sahara, Tum Pyare Ho Jab Dil Ko – Fashion – Arzoo Lakhnavi – Shanti Kumar

Parul Ghosh – Papiha Re Mere Piya Se Kahiyo Jaa  – Kismet – Kavi Pradeep  – Anil Biswas

Leela Sawant – Jivan Sapana Jag Sapne Ki Chhaya – Nurse – D N Madhok – Gyan Dutt

Noor Jehan – Dil Dun Ki Naa Dun – Nadan –Zia Sarhadi – Datta Koragaonkar

Suraiya – Ek Tu Ho Ek Main HuN Aur Nadi Ka Kinara Ho – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Khursheed – Ghata Ghanghor Ghor Mor Machve Shor – Tansen – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

Shamshad Begum – O Bhoolanewale Main Tujhe Kaise BhulauN – Pagli – Qamar Jalalabadi / Melaram ‘Wafa’ (?) – Pt. Govind Ram

Snehprabha Pradhan – Aai Meera Prabhu Ke Paas, Nainan Ke Sagar Mein Lekar Darshan Ki Pyas – Naya Tarana – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Nirmala – SaiyaN Khade More Dwar Kaa KaruN, Kaa KaruN – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Radharani – Manmohan Mukhada Mod Gaye Aur Base Bides Jaye – Kashinath – Pt. Bhushna – Pankaj Mullick

Madhuri – Diyasalai…. LaauN Diyasalai – Vakil Sahab – ?- – Anna Sahab  Mainkar / P Madhukar (?)

Jahanara Kajjan – Aaja Saajan Aaaja Sajan Suni Sijariya – Prarthana – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’ – Sarasawti Devi

Ram Dulari – Chahana Hamako To Usako Chahiye, Woh Hamein Chahe To Phir Kya Chahiye – Manchali – G A Chisti / Kashyap (?)- G A Chisti

Jayshree – Jhoolongi Jhoolingi Jeevan Bhar Yah Jeevan Jhoola – Shakuntala – Ratan Piya- Vasant Desai

Baby Madhuri – Bhojan Ke Nazare Hai – Vishwas – Munshi Sham Jilani – Phiroze Nizami

Vishni Lal – Barbad Hai Hum, Ye Kismat Hamari – Chirag – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

Vasanti – Kaisa Sundar Samaa Suhana, Ahaa Ahaa – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandra

Gauhar Sultana – Hamein Gam De Ke Na Jao Sajan, More Aao Sajan – Ishara – D N Madhok – Khursheed Anwar

In its comprehensive review, Best songs of 1943: Wrap UP 2, SoY also has presented a comprehensive numerical summary of total number of female singers and their solo songs for the year 1943.

The summary of readers’ views on their TOP choices is also presents a wide range of other songs, with Special Songs and Best Ten presenting further choices.

Best songs of 1943: Wrap UP 2 truly has described the year 1943 as a goldmine of many colours of vintage female singing. SoY has conferred the honor of Best Female Singer for the Year to Amirbai Karnataki

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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – Female Solo Songs – Jayshree, Baby Madhuri, Vishni Lal, Vasanti, Gauhar Sultana, and Other Singers

Solo Songs of Jayshree

Jeevan ki naao na dole, haan ye hai tere hawale and Mere baba ne baat meri maan li are covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

Kamal Hai Mare Samne , Kamal Hai Mere Saath – Shakuntala – Dewan Sharar – Vasant Desai

Jhoolongi Jhoolingi Jeevan Bhar Yah Jeevan Jhoola – Shakuntala – Ratan Piya- Vasant Desai

Solo Songs of Baby Madhuri

Aurat Ek Kahani – Vishwas – Pt. Indra – Phiroze Nizami

Bhojan Ke Nazare Hai – Vishwas – Munshi Sham Jilani – Phiroze Nizami

Solo Songs of Vishni Lal

Barbad Hai Hum, Ye Kismat Hamari – Chirag – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

Jogan Teri Nagari Kahaan, Tu Kaun Si GaliyaN Chali – Kurabani – Wali Sahab –  Khemchand Prakash

Solo Songs of Vasanti

Kahan Kala Kala, Main Tera Matwala, Bansariwala – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandra

HFGK notes that this song was finally removed from the film.

Kaisa Sundar Samaa Suhana, Ahaa Ahaa – Bhakta Raj – D N Madhok – C Ramchandra

Solo Songs of Gauhar Sultana

Shabnam kyun neer bahaye (Ishara) is covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

Hamein Gam De Ke Na Jao Sajan, More Aao Sajan – Ishara – D N Madhok – Khursheed Anwar

Solo Songs of MeenaxiAankh Milate Hi Muhabat Ho Gai, Pyar Karane Ke Taiyar Ho Gai and Bjiali Chamkane Lagi, Lagi Rama Bjiali Chamkan Lagi  (Ankh Ki Sharm – Pt. Indra – Vasant Desai) are covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

Now we have the long tail of the Micro view of the Solo Songs of Female Singers for the year 1943.

Here are some instances wherein only solo song of the respective solo singer was available on YT.

One solo song of K Sundarama –  Ek bewafa se pyar kiya, haye kya kiya – Duniya Diwani – Arshad Gujarati – K Narayana Rao is covered in Memorable Songs of 1943. Another song from this film – Ummid Nahi Vasl Se Dilshad Karenge  –  could not be located on YT.

VrujmalaSaanware Sata Naa, Bansari Bajaa Naa – Gauri – Kedar Sharma – Khemchand Prakash 1 song

Anjali Devi – Ye Kaisa Hai Dharm Tumhara, Ye Kaisa Insaan – Age Kadam – Kailash Matwala – Master Madahv Lal / Ramchandra Pal (?)

KalyaniKyoN Dil Mila Hamara Tumara Jawaab Do – Kaushish – ? – Basheer Dehalavi

These solo songs  –Manua kaahe phir tadapayeBinota Roy (lyrics Akhtar Chugtai), Albela mastana ek hans ka jodaSuprova Sarkar (lyrics Pt. Bhushan). Jeevan hai bekar bina tumhare – Unidentified female singer (Wapas, Music: RC Boral) are covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

For several female singers, like Mumtaj Shanti (Badalti Duniya  – 3 songs), Shanta Apte (Duhai – 2 songs), Gauhar Sultana (Ishara – 3 songs), Ramola (Manchali 3 songs), Aarti Bose and Dina Gandhi – 1 solo each and one song with chorus that of Dina Gandhi (Paraya Dhan), are could not be traced.

And, there could be even some more which in spite of being known and being available on YT, may not have been noticed by me during this Micro Analysis of Solo Songs of 1943., mainly because of inadequate knowledge of the vintage era Hindi film songs.

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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – Female Solo Songs – Madhuri, Jahanara Kajjan, Ram Dulari

Solo Songs of Madhuri

Even though HFGK lists all the solo songs to Madhuri, the uploader Shalin Bhatt credits these songs to Rajkumari

One solo song from Vakil Sahab does not seem to have a digital version available.

CharanoN Ki Dasi HuN Main, Ghar Ki Laaj Sambhalungi – Vakil Sahab – ? – P Madhukar

Aaya Aaya Khushi Ka Din Aaya – Vakil Sahab – ?- – Anna Sahab  Mainkar / P Madhukar (?)

HFGK credits the song to Madhuri and Khan Mastana, but the clip shows only the female singer (Rajkumari?) and chorus.

Hans Le Hans Le Tu Man Hans Le – Vakil Sahab – ?- – Anna Sahab  Mainkar / P Madhukar (?)

Diyasalai…. LaauN Diyasalai – Vakil Sahab – ?- – Anna Sahab  Mainkar / P Madhukar (?)

Solo Songs of Jahanara Kajjan

HFGK mentions her name as Mis Kajjan.

Kaahe neha lagaye sajaniya and  Tumhre darsan ko naina taras gaye ho (Prarthana, Saraswati Devi) are covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

Aaja Saajan Aaaja Sajan Suni Sijariya – Prarthana – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’ – Sarasawti Devi

Mohabbat Ka Rasta Dikhaya Hota – Prarthana – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’ – Sarasawti Devi

Ek Dhundhla Sa Mohabbat Ka Hai Naksha Baki – Prarthana – Dr. Safadar ‘Aah’ – Sarasawti Devi

Solo Songs of Ram Dulari

Dard-e-Gam Ulfat Se Labrej Hai Paimana, AankhoN Se Koi Padh Na Le – Manchali – G A CHisti / Kashyap (?)- G A Chisti

Chahana Hamako To Usako Chahiye, Woh Hamein Chahe To Phir Kya Chahiye – Manchali – G A CHisti / Kashyap (?)- G A Chisti

Mera Jo Haal Ho So Ho, Barq-e-Najhar Giraye Ja – Manchali – G A CHisti / Kashyap (?)- G A Chisti

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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – Volume X – October 2022 Edition

Welcome to October 2022 edition of Xth Volume of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

Presently we move on to our section on tributes and celebrations for the month –

Vidushi Zarin Daruwala Sharma – String It On – an outstanding Sarod player, she was a skilled classical musician but what set her apart from the rest of her counterparts is that she also played Sarod on the tracks of several Hindi film songs.

Vasant Desai: When Classical Music, Dance Themes and Bhajans Gained Mass Popularity – Vasant Desai created music that stayed true to the classical roots and yet gained mass popularity. Working with leading filmmakers like Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Vijay Bhatt and others, Desai created iconic songs. NS Rajan explores the oeuvre of the legendary maestro.

Vasant Desai Part 3 (post-50s): His best songs for Lata Mangeshkar a follow-up post to Vasant Desai Part 1 and Part 2 pertaining to the vintage years (1930s and 40s),

Continuing the series, the year-wise review of Lata Mangeshkar’s career, on Lata Mangeshkar, Mehfil Mein Teri revisits 1953 – Lata Mangeshkar

Like Father, Like Daughter…Ashok Kumar and Bharati Jaffrey – It is indeed most befitting to describe Bharati Jaffrey as the daughter of the legendary actor Ashok Kumar. Ratnottama Sengupta pays a heartfelt tribute to her ‘Didi’, the talented actress who left her indelible mark in her underplayed film roles and in various other capacities.

October 2022 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Shankar (Jaikishan) and Shailendra’s Songs Fading From the Memory: 1956 (Part II). Till now, we have covered the years

1949 – 1953 in 2018

1953 (Continued) in 2019.

1954 in 2020

1955 and 1956 (Part I) in 2021

Shailendra Sharma @ Golden Era of Bollywood has posted following memorial tribute posts:

We now move on to posts on other subjects –

Special Duets are the duets where the couple though not together, was within reach of each other. They could hear each other, and at times could see each other. Or at least one of them could see the other one. They might occupy two adjacent rooms as in a few of the songs on today’s list, or they were wandering in fields or jungle.

Kahaan Ja Raha Hai Tu Aye JaanewaaleShirish Waghmode revisits this powerful song from Seema.

हे भगवान्‌ ! (Hey Bhagwan!) has two opposite meanings. One is the straightforward surrender before Him, and the other is of surprise at the world of vigilantes of gods.

My Favourite ‘Quartets & More’ are the songs which has four or more than four singers,

Songs with non-musical sound effects i.e., sounds such as water filling, glass breaking, the oars striking the water creating ripples and so on. In the present list, the focus is not the sounds of improvised musical instruments but the atypical ones.

Songs with echo and reverberationEcho and reverberation are both time-based audio effects resulting from the reflection of sound on hard surfaces. The difference between reverb and echo lies in time.

From Bollywood Rewind – Sampada Sharma – Indian Express’s weekly column:

We have moved forward to Female Solo Songs in Micro View of  1943 with Solo songs of Sardar Akhtar, Parul Ghosh, Leela Sawant; Noor Jehan, Suraiya, Khursheed; ;Shamshad Begum;  and Snehprabha Pradhn, Nirmala, Radharani. SoY has in the meantime presented Best songs of 1943: Wrap Up 3 for the best duet. After a very thorough and comprehensive summary analysis, has presented 10 Special songs and then has presented 10 best duets

In continuation to our tradition of ending the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi that are relevant to the topics covered in the present episode, we will institute a series wherein we continue to listen to Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar’s duet with a music director for the first time in a Hindi film, every month for the rest of the 2022 –

I seem to inadvertently have missed:

Zaalim Teri Ada Mere Dil Mein Utar Gayi – Bombai Ki Billi (1960) – Hasrat Jaipuri – Khayyam

And now to the main track:

Tum Akele To Kabhi Baag Mein Jaaya Na Karo – Aao Pyar Karein (1964) – Rajendra Krishna – Usha Khanna

Meri Raaton Ka Mahtaab..Sun Liya Na Aana Tu Hi – Smuggler (1966) – Asad Bhopali – Ganesh

Suno Suno Ek Baat Kahun – Memsaab (1972) – Verma Mallik – Sonik Omi

https://youtu.be/EYpM6DtJ8Dc

I look forward to your inputs to enrich the contents of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

Disclaimer: This monthly series of posts is my best-effort-based compilation of posts on Hindi film songs that I normally visit regularly. As I record my sincere thanks to all the original creators of these posts, any other posts that I have nor covered herein shows my lack of awareness of existence of such posts and is by no means any disrespect to their work. The copyrights to the posts, images and video clips remain the properties of the original creators.

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Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – Volume X – October 2022 edition

Welcome to October 2022 edition of the Xth volume of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

The theme for the Xth volume of our Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs is inspired from the editorial of the January 2022 special Issue of Prabuddha Bharata (The Awakened India) – Living a Meaningful Life in a Digital World.

For our present episode, we take up the article, Collapsing Separateness by Gitanjali Murari.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

The development of science over last couple of centuries have dramatically broadened the playfield of the human being, serving to emphasize the universality of human life experience in every region of the earth.

Swami Vivekanand explains the miracle of scientific innovation in this illuminative statement: ‘The greatest force is derived from the power of thought. The finer the element, the more powerful it is. The silent power of thought influences people even at distance because the mind is one as well as many. The universe is a cobweb; minds are spiders.’ This has become the reality in the digital age, in the form Internet. People from all parts of the world meet virtually in a matter of seconds in a way that all barriers to knowledge have collapsed.

According to theory of butterfly effect[1], the flap of butterfly’s wings can create a hurricane halfway across the world. The modern internet travels much faster than that, not just over the physical distance, but over the mental distance too. As a result, the distance between minds have collapsed. More than a hundred years ago, in his lecture on ‘Vedanta and Its Application to Indian Life’, Swami Vivekanand had prophesied: ‘Even in politics and sociology, problems that were only national twenty years ago can no more be solved on national grounds only. They are assuming huge proportions, gigantic shapes. They can only be solved at the broader light of international grounds.’  How true this holds even today!

The Internet is continually expanding to accommodate variety. It seems to mimic nature which celebrates variety. This principle applies to humans as well. Not only we look different, but each has unique fingerprints, unique personalities, likes and dislikes, behaviour pattern, our own Gods. In his letter to Justice Subramanya Iyer, dated 3 January, 1895, Swami Vivekanand writes, ‘Jati means creation. I am one, I become many. Unity is before creation, diversity is creation. Now if this diversity is stops, creation is destroyed. So long as species is vigorous and active, it must throw out verities. When it ceases or is stopped from breeding varieties, it dies.’

In the pre-digital era, while the man was thrilled to discover cultures beyond his ken, he also used his power to subjugate indigenous tribes., he either excised or ‘civilized’ them for the sake of maintaining the social status quo. The degree of separation experienced by different societies then, literally and figuratively, spanned oceans. In the same letter to Justice Iyer, referred to earlier, Swami Vivekanand goes on to add, ‘The present caste system is not the real Jati, but a hindrance to its progress. It really has prevented free action of Jati, i.e., caste or variation.’

In the digital age, our interconnectedness – constant sharing of thoughts and ideas – is helping many to find their voice. What was tolerable or acceptable a decade ago is now under minute scrutiny.

The ever-changing nature of human values is reflected in scientific developments. As our need for greater satisfaction evolves, so does technology. Like Maslow, whose hierarchy of needs leads to self-actualization at the very top of the pyramid, Julian Huxley, a biologist and philosopher, believed that man journeys through levels of temporary satisfaction, transcending them one by one to ultimately reach a state of complete and eternal fulfilment. Swami Ranganathananda described this journey as adventure with many heights to conquer’, calling all the people ‘a great line of pilgrims. …. You give up something because you have got something better, something higher, something more valuable. And the highest value is spiritual realization.’.

As humanity continues to chase fulfilment, technologies of future will even be more sophisticated. The gap between inequalities may diminish, but new forms of injustices may also arise. Since we will be more intricately meshed together, the repercussions of these injustices will be swifter and harsher.

To attain equality and freedom, i.e., absolute well-being, is our birth right. Swami Vivekanand emphatically states that this can be acquired only through the knowledge of the Self. All other attempts to achieve absolute welfare, though well intentioned, will be short-lived.

Our struggles for a life full of purpose and consequent everlasting happiness hinges on refining our experiences by sacrificing sole self-interest and moving closer to the source of our absolute well-being.

If there is at all a possibility of a permanent end to our problems, then it lies in being as expansive and as inclusive as the Internet that we have created in being curious about our internal nature and understanding our external nature and allowing the ‘splendour’ within to collapse separateness forever.

More reading:

Man’s Search of Meaning[2] – Victor E. Frankl – While Freud speaks of a “will to pleasure” and Adler speaks of a “will to power,” Frankl focuses on a “will to meaning”, as the primary motivational force in man.

4 Keys to your life’s meaning – Dr. Viktor Frankl

We will now turn to our regular section -.

We now watch ASQ TV episode on –

  • Data Storage And Analysis – With big data comes great responsibility. Quality professionals have the knowledge and the and skills to help manage the challenges.

We have taken up one article from Jim L. Smith’s Jim’s Gems:

  • Organizations Need Committed People to Succeed – To be blunt, if anyone finds they cannot recommit rapidly when the organization must make changes, they should probably go somewhere else where the culture fits their approach. … This is not the same as asking that you be blindly loyal to the organization. That would likely strike you as rather hypocritical anyhow. Some leaders, however, seem to recognize the importance of two-way loyalty. … It is not surprising that employees who trust and respect the organizational leadership often feel more empowered and motivated to do their best – they become a highly committed workforce…. Organizations with a highly committed workforce generally outperform their competitors. However, the worker must get something in return, with both tangible and intangible benefits.  … Commitment is a gift you should give yourself, your family, your friends, and your organization. It can become contagious! Being committed will make your life, and those who surround your life, much more rewarding.

‘From the Editor’ (of Quality Magazine) – by Darryl Sealand, we have –

  • Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best – a mantra, made popular by poet and activist Maya Angelou and sales wizard and speaker Zig Ziglar – In its most elaborate form, it is part of exposure therapy, a cognitive behavior therapy.  … In essence saying, even if the worst happens, we will know how to deal with it. … Exposure therapy takes it a step further and, in a very controlled way, turns the activity which one fears doing of into a reality. As we experience doing that over and over again and realizing it does not result in our death, our discomfort with that activity begins to subside. …Individuals, businesses, and governments do roughly the same thing. Have you ever tested an unfamiliar chair by pressing on it to get a sense if it can hold your weight or pulled on a door after you’ve locked it to make sure it is secure? … Possibly nowhere else is this preparedness more evident than in manufacturing, particularly in quality… …. Quality processes not only increase our confidence in the products produced, but also in the health of the organization producing them.  .. One of the processes helping us tackle these risks is Lean manufacturing.  … So, check out Genevieve Diesing’s article, “Why Lean Principles Stand the Test of Time”  …….

I look forward to your views / comments / inputs to further enrich the theme of Living a Meaningful Life in a Digital World.

Note: The images or video clips depicted here above are through courtesy of respective websites who have the copyrights for the respective images /videos.

[1] Chaos: The science of butterfly effect

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The Micro View of Songs of 1943 – Female Solo Songs – Snehprabha Pradhan, Nirmala, Radharani

Solo Songs of Snehprabha Pradhan

Aa Naya Tarana Gaaein, Aa Jag Mein Aag Lagae Part 1 & 2 – Naya Tarana – With chorus – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Yaad Koi Aa Raha Hai – Naya Tarana –Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Mere Prano Mein Bas Ke Rahe, NainoN Se Door KyuN – Naya Tarana –Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Aai Meera Prabhu Ke Paas, Nainan Ke Sagar Mein Lekar Darshan Ki Pyas – Naya Tarana – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Solo Songs of Nirmala

One solo song – O More SaiyaN, Jiya Kalpaye, Chain Na Aaye (Kanoon) – could not be traced on internet.

Bolo Bolo Re Sajanawa Main Teri Kya – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Suno Fariyad Meri Suno Fariyad Meri – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

SaiyaN Khade More Dwar Kaa KaruN, Kaa KaruN – Kanoon – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Solo Songs of Radharani

5 solo songs from Paraya Dhan could not be traced on internet.

Manmohan Mukhada Mod Gaye Aur Base Bides Jaye,  Roti Vrishbhan kumari (Kashinath) have been covered in Memorable Songs of 1943.

Mere DukhoN Ki Raina Kati, Sukha Chain Bhari Phir Bhor Suhani Aai Re – Kashinath – Pt. Bhushan – Panakj Mallik

Ban Ke Panchii… Tum Kis Aur Sidhare – Kashinath – Pt. Bhushan – Panakj Mallik

HFGK does not identify the singer