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Several years ago, I read a tale that made my blood boil. It was about a 96 year old lady, whose palatial house was snatched away forcibly from her by greedy land grabbers and she was forced to stay in the servant quarters of her own prime property. She was no ordinary lady either. she was the first female IAS officer of India.

When media got wind of this fact, the people who had usurped her property hurriedly brought her back to the mansion to “prove” to the media that she was very much the “owner” of her property.

Law abiding people earn some amount for their living and then try to live within them. Then there are some ambitious people who work hard and improve their earning and rise in economic status. They still live within their earning.
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Mukesh and his Composers – 10

Wishing Usha Khanna on her 74th birth anniversary, a celebration full of all things good and happy.

For some reason, Usha Khanna never received the recognition and fame that she so rightfully deserves. She is not the first, but definitely is the most successful and talented of a handful of female composers in the Hindi film industry. Born on 7th October 1941, she composed music for her first film at a very young age of 17 with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ 1959. This was also after more than one year of a sort of apprenticeship and convincing the world that composing was an easy task for her.
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“Johar Mehmood in Hongkong”(1971) was produced by K Z Seth and Madan Chopra. It was directed by S A Akbar. The movie had I S Johar, Mehmood, Sonia Sahni, Kamal Kapoor, Tuntun, Manorama, Agha, Mukri, Polson, Pran, Madhumati, Mehmood Junior, Raj Kishore, Murad, Tiwari, Aruna Irani, Haroon etc in it.
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Hindi movie music, especially of the golden era, is like a sea full of gems. Many of these gems are just lying around on the shores and one can keep stumbling upon them without even trying. But if one decides to consciously try and search deep, one can come up with some amazing songs that have been lying undiscovered for decades.
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“Bindiya” (1960) is a little known movie starring Balraj Sahni,Padmini etc. I had neither aware of this movie not its songs till recently.
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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

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