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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – September 2021

Welcome to Sptember 2021 edition of IXth Volume of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

We straight away move on to other tributes and memories this month.

The year 1971 was a glorious year for Indian cinema — it was the year classics such as Anand, Kati Patang and Mera Gaon, Mera Desh came out. It was also the year Guddi was released, which marked the debut of Jaya Bachchan, a coming-of-age story, and one of India’s best ‘fan films’

Asha Bhosle (1957-’58-’59) , when her career graph was in upswing.

‘If Raj Uncle Liked a Song, He Would Give Baba a Gold Coin’: Amla Shailendra Remembers Her Father ‘Kaviraj’ Shailendra – Amla Shailendra Mazumdar, the daughter of ‘Kaviraj’ Shailendra, in conversation with Antara Nanda Mondal, dives deep into his amazing repertoire of songs and a treasure chest of memories to understand the person behind the poet – a loving tribute to the legendary poet-lyricist on his birth anniversary.

Just 2 fragrant Salil Chowdhury songs were enough to make 1974’s ‘Rajnigandha’ bloomUnnati Sharma – On Salil Chowdhury’s 26th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Basu Chatterjee’s slice-of-life film on love and relationships, starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha.

Documentary on writer, poet and lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj is out on YouTube – The Films Division production, directed by Gurbir S Grewal, features an interview with Neeraj, who died in 2018.

‘Raj Kapoor told me to say Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra’: Bollywood’s iconic villain on his innings Komal RJ Panchal – As Prem Chopra turns 86 (on 23 September, 2021), the veteran actor speaks about how Raj Kapoor gave him his memorable dialogue, the way negative roles impacted his life and how the villain gradually died out of Hindi cinema.

‘Khushboo’ — how Gulzar captured a strong woman who loves but won’t be a pushoverUnnati Sharma -At a time when women did not have much say in a lot of matters, especially when it came to relationships & matrimony, ‘Khushboo’ is a story of a woman exercising her choice. Based on Bengali novelist Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s — it is his 145th birth anniversary on 15 September — novel, Panditmoshai, Khushboo is set in a village.

Shabana Azmi: The most versatile actor in Hindi film industry who should be celebrated even more –  On Shabana Azmi’s 71st birthday, Sampada Sharma revisits her unique choices which balanced mainstream, as well as indie cinema perfectly.

The Greats: Rishi Kapoor is a memory call on his birthday in the form of list of some the Rishi Kapoor performances

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

Skateistan in Afghanistan – Films and Videos Documenting an Era Now Lost – Skateistan, is an international non-profit project that was originally started in Kabul in 2007 to encourage and teach skateboarding to children in Afghanistan, with a special concern about bringing in girls[1].….. Probably the best place to start would be a British-made documentary that won an Oscar/Academy award in 2020 –  Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)….. “Faranas’ Story” does not contain a lot of skateboard moves, but like the award-winning documentary, it does contain a lot of very moving observations (on the part of this girl) and speculation about the future that can be a bit heart-wrenching when looked at from the present moment.

In the series of articles on Sahir’s Songs of Romance, commemorating Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth centenary,  we now take up Sahir Ludhianvi’s Three Film Associations with Jaidev and Madan Mohan

September 2021 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Shankar) Jaikishan and Hasrat Jaipuri’s Songs Fading From the Memory: 1962. Till now we have covered

1949 -1954 in 2017

1955 – 1957 in 2018

1958 – 1959 in 2019, and

1960 -1961 in 2020

Here is a collection of some vintage photographs, posted on BollywooDirect:

We now move on to posts on other subjects –

A dramatisation of the life and works of the writer Premchand – The Films Division documentary has been directed by PC Sharma and written by him and Madan Gopal.

Q&A in songs present different types of Q&A subjects.

One Movie, Many Lyricists lists ten movies where there are four or more lyricists penning songs

Why filmmaking for Shyam Benegal is both ‘a microscope and a telescope’Nandini Ramnath  – Retirement is the last thing on the mind of the 86-year-old director, who is working on a Sheikh Mujibur Rahman biopic.

How Zohra Segal, 48-year-old mother of two, reinvented herself in LondonRitu Menon  – Edited excerpts from a biography, Zohra! A Biography in Four Acts, reveal how the actor and dancer bounced back from her husband Kameshwar Segal’s death.

Zohra Segal (right) with her sister Uzra Butt in Devon, England in 1936 | Courtesy Kiran Segal

Zeenat Aman elated over Apple phone using her ‘Dum Maro Dum’ in their international ad But …. not sure Dev Saab would have approved of what Apple has done to Dum Maro Dum. In 2011, when Rohan Sippy & Pritam made a revamped version of it, Dev Saab was so angry. “This is sheer desecration.” he had said. {Here is the Apple i13 phone ad referred to here.]

Ten of my favourite male duets which feature two men singing: two actors (at least) onscreen, two playback singers contributing their voices to the song.

Boat Songs – Part I focused on the songs that had only the couple on the boat. Now, Part II takes songs with three or more, but not more than five or six people. Excluded here are the songs sung by the boatman or if the boat carrying the singing character is part of the group of boats..

The Paper, Ink and Pen Songs are ten songs that refer to writing equipment in the mukhda. The focus of this post is not letter writing. Thus, the reference to letter writing is purely incidental in some songs. The spotlight is on the ink, the surface chosen to write, the stylus/pen and in a song or two, the scribe.

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

Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @SoY continued with  Female Solo Songs this month too with Shamshad Begum, Sitara, Leela Chitnis ,   ,Nirmala Devi and other singers, Noor Jehan  and some more other singers.

SoY has presented Best songs of 1944: Wrap Up 3 for the wrap up on duets for 1944. The three duets jointly adjudged as Best for The Year are:

1Saawan ke baadlo unse ye ja kahoRattan – Karan Diwan, Zohrabai Ambalewali – D N Madhok – Nausahd Ali

2Kya humne bigada hai kyun humko sataate hoBhanwara – K L Saigal, Amirbai Karanataki – Kidar Sharma – Khemchand Prakash and

3. O jaanewale balamwa, laut ke aa laut ke aa – Rattan – Shyam Kumar, Amirbai Karnataki – D N Madhok – Nausahd Ali

In continuation to our tradition of ending the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi, each one of which basically has a link with the topics discussed in the present post.

Naiyya Ka Meri Tu Hi Khavaiya – Zamana (1957) – Indeevar – Salil Chowdhury

Ya Keh De Hum Insaan Nahin, Ya Man Ja Tu Bhagwan Nahi – Chhaya (1961) – Rajinder Krishna – Salil Chowdhury

Insaan Ki Zindgi Hai Dukh Sukh Ka Ek Jhoola – Jhoola (1962) Rajinder Krishna – Salil Chowdhury

Ab Jang Shuru Kal Se Ab Kal Se Hai Sangraam – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (1966) – Pradeep – Salil Chowdhury

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.

[1] Skateboarding in Afghanistan | Oliver Percovich – The founder of Skateistan | TEDxSydney

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Noor Jehan, Parul Ghosh and some more Other female singers

Solo songs of Noor Jehan

For the year 1944, Noor Jehan has had two films. Memorable Songs of 1944 has two solo songs of Dost – Badnam mohabbat kaun kare aur ishq ko ruswa kaun kari  and Koi prem ka de ke sandesa haye loot gaya,  two solos from Lal Haveli – Bhaiya hamaroji and Teri yaad aye sanwariya

Ab Kaun Mera, Ab Kaun Mera – Dost – Shams Lakhanvi – Sajjad Hussain

Alam Par Alam Sitam Par Sitam Ham Uthae Hue Hai – Dost – Shams Lakhanvi – Sajjad Hussain

Banati Nazar NahiN Aati Tadbir Hamari – Lal Haveli – Munshi Shams Lakhanvi – Mir Sahab

Solo songs of Parul Ghosh

Parul Ghosh’s two solos of Jwar Bhata – More aangan mein chhtki chaandni and Bhool jana chahti hun, bhool paati hi nahin – are covered in Memorable Songs of 1944.

Bhabhi Roothe Bhai Manae…. Tu Roothe To Bol Diwani – Insaan – Pt. Indra – Gyan Dutt

HFGK does not mention singer for the song

Jara Bansi Baja O Girdhari Krishna Murari – Raunaq – Iswar Chandra Kaporr- C Ramchandra

HFGK mentions Shrimati Ghosh as the singer

Solo Songs of Kusum Mantri

Phir Aayee Hai Diwali, Khushi Se Naach Rahi Hai Naian – Badi Baat – with chorus – Swami Ramanad Saraswati – Firoz Nizami

Solo Songs of Kaushalya

MaaN, Pyari MaaN, God Mein Teri Khela Bachpan Mera – Aina – Pt. Fani – Fateh Ali Khan

Kuchh Bol Bol Panchhi, O Par Khol Khol Panchhi – Aina – Pt. Fani – Fateh Ali Khan / Gulshan Sufi

Solo songs of Taaraa

Aankhein Ye Kah Rahi Hai Ki……Ram Kare KahiN Naiana Na Uljhe – Char Aankhen – Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Solo songs of Leela Sawant

Leela Sawant has three solo songs in Kaliyan, but only one seems to be available on YT.

Le Aate BaharoN Ko, Raja Loot Liya, – Kaliyan – Kidar Sharma – G A Chisti

Other than these female solo songs for the year 1944, Kadambari has 6 solos and 2 chorus songs of Shanta Apte, but only one song seems to be available on YT. That one – Mere janam maran ke saathi chalo chita par so jaye – is covered in Memorable Songs of 1944, and one solo of Utapala SenJal Jane Do Is Duniya Ko – and  Main In PhooloN Ke Sang DoluN Re  by Vimla in Meri Bahen, too, are covered in Memorable Songs of 1944.

It is quite likely that, because of hardly knowledge of the Songs of 1944, during my search, I may have missed a few more solo songs of female singers. Recognizing this short coming, I conclude the present Micro View of (Best) Solo Songs of Female Singers for the year 1944 @SoY.

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Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – September 2021

Welcome to September 2021 edition of the IXth volume of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We recapitulate that the 2021 theme for the IXth volume of our Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs is Future of… as the basis for Creating and Maintaining Sustained Success.

Our topic for the discussion for the month is – The Future of Work.

How the World of Work is Changing – The workplace of today looks dramatically different to the workplace of yesteryear. Besides obvious technological changes – computers replacing typewriters and machines replacing people – social change has ushered more women into what used to be predominantly a man’s world.

To review the full study please visit – https://www.nextgeneration.ie/blog/2016/04/how-the-world-of-work-is-changing and also view the infographic presented there.

The 5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work – Jacob Morgan – Everything we know about the future of work is being shaped by five trends: globalization, technology, changing demographics, new behaviors, and mobility. For the first time these five trends are coming together to force organizations to change the way they think about how work gets done.

The big debate about the future of work, explains why economists and futurists disagree about the future of the labor market.

The future of work: is your job safe? | The Economist – This is the workforce of the future. Technology is transforming the world of work beyond all recognition creating groundbreaking opportunities. But it’s also eroding the rights of workers. Some even fear a dystopian jobless future. But are these anxieties overblown? How we react to this brave new world of work today will shape societies for generations to come. What are the forces shaping how people live and work and how power is wielded in the modern age? NOW AND NEXT reveals the pressures, the plans and the likely tipping points for enduring global change.

The Future of Work – A CQI Quality Futures Report talks about the effects of digitalisation in the workplace, helping every working person and the organisation to proactively address these issues in the relevant management strategies.

The downloadable copy of this report is available @ https://www.quality.org/future-of-work

Transitioning to the future of work and the workplace – A Deloitte survey (sponsored by Facebook) asked C-suite executives for their perspectives on the future of work. Their responses reveal six themes about the future workplace—and six lessons to help leaders ease the transition.

1: Pay attention to culture; help ensure leaders actively participate in its development and dissemination.

2: Companies should be proactive in creating greater transparency in communications and new systems, and policies and reinterpreting their corporate culture around digital in the workplace, or they risk losing employees, productivity, and, potentially, customers.

3: To keep Millennials, companies should place greater emphasis on nurturing and developing their people, creating interesting and purposeful work, and building an environment with career flexibility and tools that enable employees to collaborate and exchange ideas transparently.

4: Business benefits are real—this is about getting things done

5: Start the shift to new collaboration tools but help ensure workplace practices and employee expectations are aligned with the new capabilities that are available.

6: Leaders can often underestimate the benefits of social tools at work8 and need to be educated in how to use collaboration and business social tools for improved communication, collaboration, and connectivity.

The downloadable copy of the report is available @ https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Deloitte/global/Documents/HumanCapital/gx-hc-us-cons-transitioning-to-the-future-of-work-and-the-workplace.pdf

Some more videos: for further study:

We now watch ASQ TV, wherein we refresh our viewpoints about–

  • Readying Yourself for Digital Transformation Initiatives – Richard Uphoff, Manager & Registered Principal Responsible (RPR), Vanguard, discusses skills needed for digital transformation, lessons learned from 25 years of challenging initiatives, and the need to learn how to learn.

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

  • Enhancing Effectiveness – If you do not feel very effective or productive while at work, it can lead to a downward spiral. Chances are you can work far more effectively than you are now and put yourself into an upward trend.

One way is to take control of your time and manage it as well as possible. Try keeping a log for a week or two and track every minute of your day at work, then analyze it. Next, develop strategies for eliminating time traps and time wasters that are pulling you away from achieving your goals

Another good opportunity is to stay current with the technical innovations in your business or industry by reading latest books, periodicals, etc.

A third suggestion is to expand the network of people who can stimulate and support you.

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

  • Answers & Questions – We’ve all seen movies where the leader inspires his or her team with a moving speech and a call to action. But one characteristic is usually absent.

“Have you ever seen them ask any questions? They just know what to do,”

And that is important for all involved—leaders, followers, associates, suppliers, stakeholders. Asking questions and searching for feedback provides the confidence of knowing everyone is on the same page.

I look forward to your views / comments / inputs to further enrich the theme of Future of… as the basis for Creating and Maintaining Sustained Success.

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

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Nirmala Devi and Other female singers

Solo Songs of Nirmala Devi

‘Gaali’ has two solo songs credited to Nirmala (we presume it is Nirmala Devi), but YT does not have these songs. ‘Geet’ has four solo songs of which – Main akeli raja aa ja aa ja re  – is included in Memorable Songs of 1944.  One solo song – Hua Savera Preetam Mera, Yaad Teri Ne Gher – is not available on YT. Here are the other ones, as available on YT –

Main To Piya Ki Joganiya HuN – Geet – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Chaand Khila Taare Muskae, Meri Hansi Udae – Geet – Mahar-Ul-Kadri – Naushad Ali

Jaao Ji Jaao Dekhenge KahaN Jaoge – Geet – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

AkhiyaN Mila Ke Bhagna Na – Jeewan – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Aae Ho Abhi Baitho To Sahi Do Pyar Ki Baatein Ho Jaein – Jeewan – D N Madhok – Naushad Ali

Solo Songs of Naseem Akhtar

Of the two songs listed, for the film Bhai, to Naseem Akhtar’s credit in HFGK, one – Kuchh Yaad Dilati Hai Hamein Biti Hui Baatein – does not seem to be available on net.

Is Dil Ki Haalat Kya Kahiye – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gazanvi- Ghulam Haider

Solo Songs of Manju

Memorable Songs of 1944 has Manju’s one song Do dilon ko ye duniya milne hi nahin deti from ‘Chand’, Holi main khelungi un sang dat ke and  Pardesi ho ab humse rakhiya bandhao  from Gaali and Angadai teri hai bahana and Jhoothe hai sab sapne suhane from Rattan. ‘Gaali’ has 3 more songs, for neither YT or other audio links are available on the internet

Here is one more –

Aayi…Musibat Aai, Musafir Bhag Chalo.. – Chand – Qamar Jalalbadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Solo Songs of Kalyani

Badmash (Music: Khan Mastana / Datta Korgaonkar has two solo songs of Kalyani., but these do not seem to be available on YT.

Misal-e-Khayal Aye The – Aina- Pt. Fani = Gulshan Sufi

HFGK also mentions second version of the song in the voice of Shama, but YT does not have this version.

Solo Songs of Husn Banu

Khushi Ke Tarane Sunata Chala Ja – Aina – Tanvir Naqvi – Gulshan Sufi

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Shamshad Begum + Sitara + Leela Chitnis

Solo Songs of Shamshad Begum

For the year 1944, Shamshad Begum’s quantitative presence apparaently seems limited to two films, if we do not consider the songs from Panna, which HFGK notes Rajkumari clarifying that the songs were rendered by Shamshad Begum in the film but were recorded in her voice.

Memorable Songs of 1944 has two Shamashad Begum solos Main Jogan Ban Jaungi….Mere Devta Lo Meri Aarti (Chal Chal Re Nujawan) and Jao Sajan Mere Harjai , Balam mohe sajan more chhedo na (Daasi, Music: Pandit Amarnath).

Here are some more songs to relish –

Laaye … Balamva Mere Liye PhooloN Ke Haar – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Ghulam Haider

Ho Gori Pyar Bhara Dil, Preet Ke Naina, Koi Chhupaye….Apne Balam Se Apne Sajan Se Mil Ke Aayi Ho  – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Ghulam Haider

So Ja Meri Ladli So Jaa – Chal Chal Re Naujwan – Pradeep – Ghulam Haider

Solo Songs of Sitara

Memorable Songs of 1944 has one solo song of Sitara – Mere dilruba aa ja mere dilruba (Chand). Since this ias a dance number, one would conclude that singer is Sitara Devi.

Chupake Chupake Mere Dil Mein Aaye Hai Murari – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

HFGK has has five songs of Man Ki Jeet credited to Sitara, but it is not clear if she is Sitara Devi, the dancer or Sitara Kanpuri, the playback singer. Two of these five – Nagri meri kab tak yun hi barbaad rahegi and Pardesi kyun yaad aata hai –  are also found in Memorable Songs of 1944.  From all other indications one would conclude that she is Sitara Kanapuri. With that disclaimer, the other songs available on YT are included here.

Man Kahe Gabaraye…– Man Ki Jeet – Josh Malihabadi – S K Pal

Aye Chand Na Itarana, Aate Hai Mere Sajan -Man Ki Jeet – Bharat Vyas – S K Pal

Aye Chand UmmidoN Ko Meri Shama Dikha De – Man Ki Jeet – Josh Malihabadi – S K Pal

HFGK records Nagri Meri Kab Tak YuN Hi Barbad Rahegi as a different version of the song. The YT link here covers both version –

Solo Songs of Leela Chitnis

Most of our generation has seen Leela Chitnis as a (grief-stricken) mother on the screen. Here we get see her in her vintage era version of a youthful actress-singer heroine.

Hamein Yaad Aa Rahi Hai Unaki, Bah Rahi Hawa Fagun Ki – Char Aanken – Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Do Aise Vardan Prabhu, Mere Sapne Sach Ho Jaye – Char Aanken – Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Main RouN Tu Rulae Jaa, Jo Chahe Jhulm Dhaye Ja – Char Aanken – Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

Hum KyoN Bataye Kisaka Hamein Intazaar Hai – Char Aanken – Narendra Sharma – Anil Biswas

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Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music – August 2021

Welcome to August 2021 edition of IXth Volume of Carnival of Blogs on Golden Era of Hindi Film Music.

August is the month of India’s Independence, which is remembered by different articles form different angles –

Play It As It WasShubhra Gupta makes a movie map of 75 films across seven decades – that celebrates the journey of the world’s largest democracy.

Upkar — film born of churn in newly-Independent India gave Bollywood a hit formula  – Unnati Sharma – Upkar, released in 1967, represents the issues India faced at the time. It celebrates rural India and depicts the temptations that may trigger greed.

In Shyam Benegal’s ‘Mammo’, the lingering effects of Partition come vividly aliveNandini Ramnath – The highly opinionated and often brutally frank Mahmooda Begum (a.k.a. Mammo) might have had something to say about the Union government’s plan to mark August 14 as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”.

Hindi Cinema lost Jagjit Kaur too on 15 August, 20201.

Veteran singer and wife of composer Khayyam, Jagjit Kaur, dies at 93 on 15th August – Veteran singer Jagjit Kaur started her career in the early 50s, singing songs in films like Posti (a Punjabi film), Gumasta (1951), Khoj (1953) and Dil-e-Nadan (1953) – starring Talat Mehmood and Shyama – which gave her fame as playback singer. She got married to Khayyam in 1954.

Photo: Express Archive

The blogging community also joins to mourn the loss –

‘Tum Apna Ranj o Gham – Remembering Jagjit Kaur’ presents the journey of Jagjit Kaur’s career path.

We will recall her two solos and a triad from Dil-e- Naadan (1953)

Khamosh Zindagi Ko Ek Bahaana Mil Gaya – Dil-e-Naadan (1953) – Shakeel Badayuni- Ghulam Mohammad

Chanda Gaaye Raagni Chham Chham Barse Chandani – Dil-e-Naadan (1953)  – Shakeel Badayuni- Ghulam Mohammad

Muhabbat Ki Dhun BeqararoN Se Puchho – Dil-e-Naadan (1953) – with Talat Mahmood, Sudha Malhotra  – Shakeel Badayuni- Ghulam Mohammad

We now move on to other tributes and memories:

5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, Hindi cinema’s romantic poetUnnati Sharma – Ahead of Shakeel Badayuni’s 105th birth anniversary on 3 August, we look back on his remarkable career and his unabashedly romantic soul.

Mukesh’s Non-film Hindi Geets and Ghazals is a bouquet of geets and ghazals, selected form 78 NFSes that Mukesh has rendered in his active career, as a tribute on his 45th remembrance day.

The Legendary Leena Daru: Dressing up Indian Cinema’s DivasAlpana Chowdhury – She was part of the reigning troika of costume designers for actors of her time, the other two being the formidable Bhanu Athaiya and Mani J .Rabadi (elder sister of Shammi, a.k.a. Nargis Rabadi)

Revisiting Chandni that established Sridevi’s mystery and myth – Revisiting Chandni: On Sridevi’s 58th birth anniversary, here’s revisiting the film that changed the way Bollywood saw its women, and the impact of that can still be seen in Hindi films to this day.

Kumkum: The Danseuse Butterfly of Bollywood – DP Rangan pays tribute to Kumkum (22 April 1934 – 28 July 2020) on her first death anniversary.

Death is everywhere in Bollywood, but why is grief so rare?Bijal Vachharajani  – When it comes to the matter of being grief-stricken because of death, Bollywood falls upon tried and tested tropes.

5 songs and 5 moods to remember Khayyam, Bollywood’s versatile music composerUnnati Sharma – The musical maestro did merely 57 films but his output was stellar and versatile.

Forgotten Composers Unforgettable Melodies: Bipin-Babul/Babul – In spite of the some of the most remembered songs, the duo, or Babul , as the sole music director, remain more unknown than the music directors in the series Forgotten Composers: Unforgettable Melodies.

Lata Mangeshkar chooses her own favourite songs on her 90th birthday, talking to Subhash Jha about why she loves those songs.

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

Poet-composer Padma Sachdev, ‘mother of modern Dogri’, passes away at 81 in MumbaiUnnati Sharma – Padma Sachdev had good command over Hindi and Sanskrit as well. She had composed lyrics for Prem Paravat (1973, Ye Neer Kahan Se Barse Hai,,, Ye Badri Kahan Se Aayi Hai – Lata Mangeshkar – Music Jaidev)  – and Aankahin Dekhi (1978, Sona re, tujhe kaise miloo” – Mohammad Rafi and Sulakshana Pandit Music: J P Kaushik)

(Note:  Incidentally, this blog had occasion to recall these songs in the article Jaidev: Brilliant, But Underrated, Composer:  1972-1973

Rafi sings with Geeta Dutt is on Mohammad Rafi’s death anniversary/

Remembering Jagdish Raaj: The quintessential policeman of BollywoodAjay Mankotia   @ajaymankotia    – On his death anniversary we recall Jagdish Raaj — an actor who epitomised the role of police inspector in Bollywood.

In the series of articles on Sahir’s Songs of Romance, commemorating Sahir Ludhianvi’s birth centenary,  Sahir Ludhianvi’s Two film associations with Usha Khanna, Rashid Are, Chitragupt, Kalyanji Anandji and Sapan Chakravarty are taken up..

Pyar Kiye Jaa, classic comedy that got Mehmood his first Filmfare as comedian  – Unnati Sharma – In this ensemble 1966 romantic comedy, a remake of Tamil film Kadhalikka Neramillai, Mehmood is hilarious as a wannabe filmmaker.

August 2021 episode of Fading Memories, Unforgettable Songs takes up Shailendra’s Songs with Sardul Kwatra and Mukul Roy. Beginning the series in 2017 with Shailendra’s songs with “other” music directors, till now we have covered

In 2018, songs with Roshan

In 2019, songs with Hemant Kumar, Ravi and KalyanjiAnandji

In 2020, songs with SN Tripathi, Anil BIswas and C Ramchandra

We now move on to posts on other subjects –

Dilip-Dev-Raj or Salman-Aamir-SRK?Monojit Lahiri – Each generation brings its own challenges and opportunities, so comparisons, while forever tempting to engage in – is bound to be unfair, inaccurate and irrelevant

Madhubala: Ageless Beauty, Timeless IconSMM Ausaja – In a short-lived career, Madhubala rose to the status of a superstar on the dint of her talent and magnetic screen presence. Humble beginnings, a meteoric rise to fame, dangerous liaisons, unrequited love, and dying young made the enchantingly beautiful Madhubala a legend of Hindi cinema history.

Of Waheeda Rehman’s luminous beauty, and film that changed Guru Dutt’s fortunes: Revisiting Chaudhvin Ka Chand  – Sampada Sharma –  Starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman and Johnny Walker, M Sadiq’s 1960 film Chaudhvin Ka Chand is the story of a romance where women get the short end of the stick.

Writing cinema: Shama Zaidi on a major problem with Hindi films and the importance of theatreAnubha Yadav – In edited excerpts from a book of conversations with female screenwriters, Scripting Bollywood – Candid Conversations with Women Who Write Hindi Cinema, Anubha Yadav, Women Unlimited. – Zaidi talks about ‘Garm Hava’ and ‘Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda’.

Dance Songs in Old Hindi Cinema – by (guest writer) Arjun who has always been interested in dance and music even as a wee tot.

My Favourites: Flirtatious Songs that the “Never accept a ‘no’ until she says a ‘yes’ ” hero manages to turn the until-then independent minded heroine into a simpering mess merely by irritating the hell out of her.

Boat Songs – Part I focuses on the songs that has only the couple on the boat.

The Gravitas of Sitar in Songs either in a classical raga-based song, or in a song full of pathos.

Songs of the Sun very vividly enlist 10 songs on that refere to the sun, at least in the mukhada. As such, songs songs where the sun is referred to indirectly or obliquely or songs which refer to both the sun and the moon at least in the mukhda are not included here.

Ten of my favourite ‘Impossible Duets’ sung perfectly in tandem—the tune the same, one verse completely responding to the previous one, even the voices sometimes blending together? —when the two people supposedly singing the song are nowhere close to each other?

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

Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @SoY took up  Female Solo Songs with 2ndt part of solo songs Amirbai Karnataki, and those of Zohraibai Ambalewali, Hamida Bano, Zeenat Begum, Rajkumari, Sushila Rani and Khursheed.

In continuation to our tradition of ending the post with a few songs of Mohammad Rafi, each one of which basically has a link with the topics discussed in the present post.

Suno Suno Ae Duniyawalo Bapu Ki Amar Kahani – Rajinder Krishna – Husnlal Bhagatram

Awaz Do Hum Ek Hai – Jan Nissar Akhtar – Khayyam

Watan Ki Aabroo Khatare Mein Hai Taiyar Ho Jaao – Sahir Ludhiyanvi – Khayyam

Is Waste Pandrah August Hai Hamein Pyara – Lyrics: Ramesh Gupta

Pandrah August Se Hamien Kyon Itani Preet Hai

Bharatwalo Bhul Na Jana, Amar Shaheedo Ka Afasana – Rajinder Krishna

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 Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Sushila Rani + Khursheed

Solo Songs of Sushila Rani

Sushila Rani, being the lead actress for the film ‘Draupadi’ (director: Baburao Patel), had 9 of her songs, of which we can find 6 on YT. Three others – Kaun Bagiya Se Mere Phool Churane Aaya, Maa Kisne Diya Bujaaya and Suno Ab Shayam Bihari, KyoN Bigadi Meri – originally published by Sargama, are available in Apple music audio format.

Sheetal Chandani Khili, Mohe Suahani Raat Mili – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Bhaiya… Aao….. Mohan Bhaiya – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Chamkata Hai Ang Sanwale Surang Rang – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Bandh Ke Rakhungi Tohe Naino Mein Kanha – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Suhagan Kahe Ansoo Dale….. Lekh Tale Na Taale – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Gopala Meri Re Karuna KyoN Nahi Aave – Draupadi – Pt. Indra – Hanuman Prasad

Solo Songs of Khursheed

Memorable Songs of 1944 has Khursheed’s Jo humpe guzarati hai from Mumtaz Mahal and Mohabbat mein sara jahan jal raha hai from Shahenshah Babar. I have not been able to locate Na Bhulenge Tujhko Bhula Denewale, Meri HasartoN Ko Mita Denewale from Shahnenshah Babar on the net.

Here are some more from HFGK and YT –

Dil Ki Dhadkan Bana Liya Unko – Mumtaz Mahal – Wali Sahab – Khemchand Prakash

Jali Patang To…. Isamein Qasoor Kiska Hai – Mumtaz Mahal – Wali Sahab – Khemchand Prakash

Udas Sham Ki Aahein…. Salaam Kaheti Hai – Mumtaz Mahal – Wali Sahab – Khemchand Prakash

Ulfat Ke Fasane, Bachpan Ke Jamane…..HothoN Pe Tarane, AnkhoN Mein Bahane, Na Wo Bhule Na Ham – Mumtaz Mahal – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

HFGK does not mention lyricist for the song.

Dil Lagane Mein Kuchch Majha Hi Nahi – Shahenshah Babar -Shams Lakhanvi – Khemchand Prakash

Bulbul Aa, Tu Bhi Gaa… Pyar Ke Gaane Main GauN – Shahenshah Babar – Pt. Indra – Khemchand Prakash

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Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs – August 2021

Welcome to August 2021 edition of the IXth volume of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.

We recapitulate that the 2021 theme for the IXth volume of our Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs is Future of… as the basis for Creating and Maintaining Sustained Success.

Our topic for the discussion for the month is – The Future of Quality – Management – Profession.

Past is rear-view of the driving a vehicle, present the dashboard and future is the windshield. For safe and effective driving all the three views have their own role to play.

The paper, Quality: past, present and future, published by Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), essentially, addresses the concepts and approaches the way the quality profession worked and that have inspired its thinking, as well the trends that can be observed currently to look at the future where man and technology can work together. The focus of quality is set to expand to include quality of life, which is best reflected in what Edward de Bono said, “the quality of our thinking will determine the quality of our future”.

The concept of “quality” has evolved to mean far more than the integrity of a manufactured product. Quality now represents a philosophy, a system of methodologies and practices, and an ongoing commitment to business excellence that encompasses all issues – and engages all individuals – within an organization…..The challenge for quality managers moving into the future is largely about allowing for change in a field that relies on constants. While so much attention today is paid to the bottom line, quality has a profound impact on the top line as well –remaining fluid to recognize, respond to and anticipate customer wants and needs to drive satisfaction and loyalty – a focus that grounds the future firmly in the concepts taught by the original quality leaders over 60 years ago.[1]

The five research themes of the Quality 2030 agenda together with the positive core of QM[2]
The focus of quality will have to shift from the quality tools to the overall business success…. to lead organizational change from the macro level…with the help of business models free of foreseeable risk and committed to business excellence at all levels.[3]

Further reading:

We will now turn to our regular sections:

We now watch ASQ TV, wherein we refresh our viewpoints about–

Mentioned in this episode:

Principles of the Quality of Cost

Executive Guide to Applying Cost of Quality

SSF Cost of Quality Calculator

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

  • The Career Path to Success May Not be Linear – Our mental models for how we comprehend the world of business matter shape how we think and what is possible. However, the vertical corporate ladder is becoming an artifact, as the world and how we work continues to evolve…The book, “The Corporate Lattice: Achieving High Performance in the Changing World of Work,” by Cathy Benko and Molly Anderson. authors outline the changing world of work and introduces what they called the corporate lattice. Unlike the linear ladder, the multi-dimensional lattice is more adaptive and replaces the vertical, one-directional model with one that can be described as a “zig zag” or multi-directional career path….The enlightened (lattice) organizations support rewarding professional experiences, providing better career-life fit for employees, and results in greater agility….While it may not necessarily be immediately financially rewarding, employees, and not just those viewed as high potential, gain experience and position themselves to move up when the opportunity presents itself.

‘From the Editor’ (of Quality Magazine) – by Darryl Sealand, we have Ego or Progress? –  The three American billionaires’ trips into the outer space have been frequently dubbed nothing more than the competition between, and placation of, the massive egos of these three billionaires… However, over a longer time span and a broader perspective, the idea of technology that starts out benefitting one industry or sector and finding its way to being useful in another is not uncommon, and not uncommon to the quality sector.

I look forward to your views / comments / inputs to further enrich the theme of Future of… as the basis for Creating and Maintaining Sustained Success.

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

[1] Quality Management: Then, Now and Toward the Future

[2] Quality 2030: quality management for the future

[3] The Future of Quality Management is Business Management by Tom Taormina

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Rajkumari

Memorable Songs of 1944 has 4 songs of Rajkumari – 1 from Char Aankein, 1 from Maa Baap and 2 from Panna. However HFGK and YT put together has rich crop of Rajkumari’s s silo songs for the year. She was sole playback singer for Panna.

Mera Balam Bada Hartai Re, Main To Preet Laga Pachhatai – Badi Baat – Swami Ramannad Saraswati – Firoz Nizami

Ae Kismat Bata Kya Bigada Hai Tera – Dr. Kumar – Gafil Haranalvi – Sarwaswti Devi

Main Duniya Ki Rani Firati HuN, Main Mauj Manati – Ghar Ki Shobha – Roopbani – Alla Rakha

Badli Hawa Miti Bahar, Rang-e-chaman Bigad Gaya– Ismat – Shams Lakhanvi – H P Sharma

HFGK has not identified the singer of the song.

Panchhi Tu Jaa Re Mere Piya Ko Sandesava Kahiyao – Ismat – Shams Lakhanvi – H P Sharma

HFGK has not identified the singer of the song.

Woh Kaun Hai Jo Duniya Mein Nashad Hai – Ismat – Shams Lakhanvi – Pt. Govardhan Prasad

HFGK has not identified the singer of the song.

Main HuN Piya Ki Joganiya, Mera Jog Nirala Re – Kadambari – Miss Kamal B A – H P Das

Suno Suno Tumhein Sunaein Ae Pritam Chitchor – Maharathi Karna – Pt. Shivkumar – Datta Koregaonkar

Kise Sunae Apane Man Ki Baat – Mujrim – Kailas Matwala – Gyan Prakash Ghosh

HFGK has not identified the singer of the song.

Kaali Ghata Chhai Ho Raja Kaali Ghata Chhai – Panna – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

HFGK notes that, according to Rajkuamri, the songs were actually rendered by Shamshad Begum, but records were releaed in Rajkumari’s voice.

Le Lo Le Lo Malaniya Se Haar – Panna – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Har Cheejh Hai YahaN Ki Faani, Mela Do Din Ka – Panna – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Taqdeer Ne Jo Aag Lagai Hai, Bujha De – Panna – Wali Sahab – Amir Ali

Chori Jan Gai Pahachan Gai Main Pyare Piya Tori – Police – Ramesh Gupta – Panna Lal Ghosh

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The Micro View of Best Songs of 1944 @ SoY : Female Solo Songs – Zeenat Begum

We do not seem to have Zeenat Begum’s songs in many 1944 films. But the songs that one does to get to llisten more than whet the appetite in so far as the moods, and hence her toval varities.

Duniya Ki Ye Khushi Hai Tujhe Bhul Jayein Hum – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gazanvi – Shyam Sundar

Hindu Muslim Sikh Isai Aapas Mein Hai Bhai Bhai – Bhai – Khan Shatir Gajhanvi – Ghulam Haider

Panchhi Meri Khushi Ka Zamana Kahan Gaya – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Kya Yahi Jawani Hai Har Din Nikhara Hua Hai – Chand – Qamar Jalalabadi – Husnlal Bhagatram

Raatein Na Rahi Woh Na Rahe Din Woh  Hamare – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Dekha Karo Bhagwan Garibo Ka Tamasha – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Ho Rasiya Kabhi Le Chal tu Jamuna Ke Par – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Subah Hui Aur Panchii Jage Chuga Chagan Ko Bhage – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Dhan Ke Keht Mein Na Jaio Raja – Daasi – D N Madhok – Pt. Amarnath

Tum Chhod Gaye Mujhko Kis Ke Sahare – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

UnhoNne Muhabbat Ki Duniya Mita Di – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.

Jaie Jaie GairoN Ke Dil Asra Ho Jaie – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.

Uthi Hai GhataeiN, Chali Hai HaweiN – Panchhi – Akhtar Chugtai / Manohar Saharai – Pt. Amarnath

HFGK has not identified the singer.