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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

REPORT ON MUMBAI GANGOUT – Part 2
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……Javed ji was introduced to Sadanand ji, as they were meeting each other for the first time. Even I had met him for the first time, though we had E-mail communications earlier. It so happened that, in the last Mumbai Gangout which Sudhir ji attended, he had gifted all of us a copy of Javed ji’s first Hindi book ( he has more books in Urdu), ” Kuchh kalaakaar-kuchh yaden “. After reading that book, I wrote a mail to Javed ji about certain discrepancies, I had found in the book. Actually I was hesitant whether to write such a mail to him, but my adventurism won over me and the mail was sent finally.

Happily, I received Javed ji’s reply in due course, in which he thanked me profusely and assured me that in the next editions all those corrections would be incorporated. Thus, we knew each other Electronically, before this physical meeting.

Sadanand ji and me had decided earlier that in an informal meeting of 2-3 persons, an Agenda would be superfluous. So, we did not have any written down agenda as such, but we had some points about some songs, to be discussed with Sudhir ji. Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji sat separately discussing from Sudhir ji’s Laptop. Javed ji had sent me a typed manuscript of his forthcoming Hindi book. Before sending the same to the publisher, Javed ji wanted that I see it and give my suggestions. So Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji made a pair discussing about their points and me and Javed ji sat discussing his book.

The first thing javed ji wanted me to do was to finalise the Title of the book. He had 3 Titles on offer and asked me to select one which he would give to the book. I remembered the occasion when Devika Rani had asked Yousuf-the fruit seller to select one of the 3 screen names for him- Dilip kumar, Jehangir and Vasudev. Oh my God ! Dilip Kumar and Arun Kumar ! What a coincidence !! Both in the same situation !!! We know what Yousuf selected and you will know what I suggested when the book is released soon.

My ego-balloon was soon deflated by a simple query about the lunch, as it was Lunch time already. We ordered few items from a nearby hotel. Upon its arrival and arrangements, an elaborate lunch programme was undertaken. After lunch, we decided to keep the book evaluation postponed to next day (accordingly, Javed ji came next day and we completed the exercise satisfactorily). We then discussed matters concerning the blog and related topics. However Javed ji was not able to participate, so we changed the discussions to old films and actors etc and Javed ji was kind enough to enthrall us with his knowledge.

At around 4pm we had tea with snacks. In the meantime, Sudhir ji was worried if Bakshish Singh ji would come to Mumbai next day to attend the seminar or not. Sudhir ji’s fear and the Mumbai-visit-curse took its toll and by evening Bakshish Singh ji confirmed that he has cancelled his coming as his own grandson met with an accident and had fracture of both legs-in the afternoon itself. (Next day, as a proof, he sent photographs of the poor child in plaster for both legs). The obvious conclusion was Bakshish Singh ji’s proposed Mumbai visit had caused all these mishaps !

By about 5 pm or so, Javed ji left the meeting venue to go to his relative for further stay. In the meantime Sadanand ji and Sudhir ji had planned to go to meet Khyati ji, who was to leave for USA later that night. She was in Borivali. Though keen to meet Khyati ji, after the double mishap in her family, I could not go with them due to my knee problems (doctors have advised me to avoid using stairs for a month. Khyati ji’s house was on ground floor, but my flat was on first floor !) and I was virtually under “house arrest ” !

By about 6 pm the meeting was concluded and Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji left to visit Khyati ji, along with my apologies to her. Later, I spoke to her on phone also.

Next 2 days, Sudhir ji was busy in attending his seminar. Third day also he visited Kushal ji. Next day he visited Famous Studios and also Anand ji (of he Kalyanji Anandji duo). On the 4th of May afternoon Sudhir ji shifted to his Mamaji’s place and on the 5th May, he and Javed ji left for Delhi, in the evening. Sudhir ji is hereby requested to write about his Mumbai visit.

I can not resist myself in sharing a secret of Sudhir ji, with all of you. One day, when we both were chatting in the evening, I asked Sudhir ji about his age. Pat came the answer “32 years”. I was stunned. I understood that he did not want to disclose his age. So I calculated. In 1988, Sudhir ji was working for some company in Bombay. That was 29 years ago. If he is 32 year old today, that time he must have been just 3 year old . When I pointed out this to him, with a straight face Sudhir ji answered, “Yes, I started earning early !”. Now mark my words…. very soon Sudhir ji’s name will be in The Guinness Book of World Records !!!

End of Report – Part 2
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Today’s song is from a film called ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1969) which is making its debut in the blog. There were three films with the same title. The first ‘Hum Ek Hain’ was released in 1946, in which the lead pair of Dev Anand and Kamla Kotnis, along with Rehana and Rehman were making their debuts. Even the film’s director PL Santoshi was making his debut as a director with the film. Till them he had only worked as a lyricist and story writer. The second film with that title is today’s 1969 film and the third film was made in 1982.

Film ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1969) was a social film, about sacrificing for the country. The film tried to put emphasis on National Integration too. The film shows a multi lingual family’s story. The main actors were Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy. The others in the cast were Dara Singh, Ravi Khanna, Samson, Jagdeep, Helen, Madhumati, Lalita Pawar, Rani, Savita, Naina etc etc.

The film was directed by Daljit. Daljit (real name Joginder Puri) was born in Sialkot on 17-9-1931. He was good looking. His first film was Punjabi – ‘Kauday Shah’ (1953). He entered Hindi films with ‘Noor Mahal’ (1954). He acted in 43 films, He was seen mostly in B and C grade action and stunt films. His last film as an actor was ‘Chowkidaar’ (1974). He directed 2 films. Hum ek hain-69 and Rajyogi-82. He paired with actress Chitra in 11 films.

The music director was Usha Khanna and the lyricist was Indeevar. There were only 5 songs but 8 singers were used. They were Lata, Asha, Rafi, Kamal Barot, Mukesh, Mubarak Begum, Mahendra Kapoor and Manna Dey. One song was about all religions being equal and another was stressing that all Indians were one. Looking at the type of songs and the story, I think this film must be one of those films which flooded after the 1965 war with Pakistan. During that period the patriotic fever was at peak. Looks like the film must have been delayed during its completion. By the time it came to the theatres, the fever had subsided and the topic of the film had become out of relevance. Naturally, the film flopped.

I was one of the people who went to the theatre to see the film. Here is the story in short-

In a certain town, there is a Punjabi family – husband, wife (Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy) and 3 sons. The eldest son Ashok, has married a Maharashtrian girl. The second son Raj, is engaged to a Kashmiri girl. The third son Dara chooses to remain bachelor. The entire family is a staunch patriotic one. All 3 sons are in Army.

In due course of time the war starts with the neighbouring country. All sons are sent on the border fronts. Two sons, Ashok and Dara die in action. During the war, the parents train their bahu as a nurse and send her on border to look after injured soldiers.

When the bodies of the dead sons are brought to the village for cremation, all the villages gather to mourn the deaths and console the family. However, Bharati Devi, the mother comes out and gives a long lecture, stating that her children did their duty to the nation and became Shaheeds. The family is proud of their sacrifice and no one should mourn their death…….

When I was checking the film’s cast etc, I found that the film’s Choreography is done by Badri Prasad and Vasant Naidu. I was surprised. Badri Prasad was a versatile and multifaceted artist of Hindi Cinema. He was an actor (first as a Hero, in the 1930s and then as a character artist) in 147 films. He was a singer – 7 films, 11 songs. He was lyricist for 1 film, 8 songs. He was a music director – 16 films, 168 songs. And he was a choreographer in 30 films. What a talent! His one daughter – Surekha Pandit was also an actress (played the role of the mother of Sharmila Tagore in film ‘Anupama’ (1966).

Similarly, the other choreographer Vasant Naidu was an active music director from 1939 to 1947, 22 films and 160 songs. He also sang in film ‘Mere Sajan’ (1941).

Strange are the ways of Filmi Duniya !!!


Song- Hum punjabi hum Bangali (Ham Ek Hain)(1969) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna
Chorus
All

Lyrics

hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi
baad mein kuchh aur magar
hum pahle hain bharatwasi
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

hoy
hoy
oho
hoy

doodh ki taaqat rakhnewaala aa aa aa
ye punjaab ka paani hai
bhagat singh ke saath yahaan aan aan
heer aur raanjhe ki kahaani hai
bhaarat ka hai roop yahi
bhaarat ki yahi jawaani hai
hum punjabi hum bengali
hum hai maratha hum madrasi

o o o
o o o
oho
hmm
oho
hmm
oho

maut ghulaami se behtar
netaji ne maut hi chuni hai
maut ghulaami se behtar
netaji ne maut hi chuni hai
ye tagore ki kavita
jisko duniya sun kar jhoomi hai
ye buniyad aazad hind ki
ye bengal ki bhoomi hai
ye buniyad aazad hind ki
ye bengal ki bhoomi hai
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
ye maharashtra ki paawan seema
sapna veer shivaji ka
ho sapna veer shivaji ka
hum sabne seekha hai
jis’se pahla sabak aazaadi ka
o pahla sabak aazadi ka
yahi desh ka tilak
yahi hai bharat mata ka teeka
yahi desh ka tilak
yahi hai bharat mata ka teeka
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

nritya aur sangeet se jo
sansaar ke man ko harti hai
har ghar ek kala ka mandir
ye dakkhan ki dharti hai
yahi hai bharat ki jal sena
jis’se duniya darti hai
yahi hai bharat ki jal sena
jis’se duniya darti hai
hum aasaami
hum hain udiya
hum gujraati raajasthani
baad mein hain kuch aur magar
hum pahle hain hindustani
hum punjabi
hum bengali
hum hain maratha
hum madrasi

ek phool ke liye chaman ko nahin ujaada jaayega
ek phool ke liye chaman ko nahi ujaada jaayega
ek daal ke liye ped ko nahi ukhaada jaayega
ek daal ke liye ped ko nahi ukhaada jaayega
dushman ko aa hi gaya
to milke pachhaada jaayega
milke pachhaada jaayega
o milke pachhaada jaayega
haan milke pachhaada jaayega

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Report on Gangout in Mumbai on 29-4-2017, Part 1
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It so happened that Bakshish Singh ji had informed me that he would be in Mumbai, for a week, in February. Later on he informed that author Javed Hamid ji will also accompany him and so he suggested that we meet on 25th February 2017. Accordingly, all arrangements were made and plans were drawn by me and Sadanand ji. However, around 20th February or so, Bakshish ji informed me that due to a death in the family, he had cancelled his visit. So, the meeting was postponed to April end when, as per him, he would come to Mumbai with Sudhir ji and Javed ji.

In the meantime, Bharatbhai had left for a long trip to USA. These things were not new to me. even in the past,such planned meetings had been cancelled in Mumbai. Maximum number of Gangouts were planned, cancelled and also held in Mumbai, in last few years. Sigh ! Anyway, come April and once again Mails started flying between me, Sudhir ji and Sadanand ji. Now of course only two of us, me and Sadanand ji remained in Mumbai as active participants.( Nitin ji in Indore and no response from Nahm ji ). To further precipitate the matters, even Sadanand ji had expressed his doubts due to a proposed US visit. Luckily that was postponed and he was available.

Lo and behold ! As if it was mandatory, there was a death in the family of Bakshish Singh ji this time also and he cancelled his programme again. Sudhir ji too informed that even his programme was doubtful. I was following advise from Shrikrishna to Arjuna in Geeta- be a Sthitapradnya- स्थितप्रज्ञ – in adverse conditions. Means do not get affected by happenings surrounding you. I was mentally prepared for yet another cancellation of the Gangout. ( Anyway, I have decided to suggest to Bakshish Sngh ji that he should announce that he is going to Kolkata and coolly come to Mumbai !).

Sudhir ji, Bakshish Singh ji and Javed ji had plans to visit Pune also, after their seminar ( on 30th April and 1st May) was over. Because of the changed plans, even Javed ji wanted to cancel his Mumbai visit. In addition to all this, some health problem in Sudhir ji’s family put the whole plan in jeopardy !

All this uncertainty was causing hurdles in planning anything concrete for the Gangout. We were not even sure if it will take place. In all the earlier Gangouts at my place, we had lunch and Tea arrangements made by my daughters at home ( in Sudhir ji’s words “Anju-Manju event management company”). This time however, both daughters were not available, so we decided to make it a hybrid programme. My cook will make Chapati and Rice, other food will be ordered from outside and Sadanand ji would take care of the Sweets, while coming. From our side everything was planned and we sat with crossed fingers.

Finally,just one day prior to the Gangout, i.e. on Friday the 28th April, Sudhir ji confirmed that he and Javed ji have boarded the train for Mumbai and would arrive on 29th morning, as scheduled. He also confirmed that Bakshish singh ji, with all the difficulties, would reach Mumbai next day,i.e. on 30th….he would miss the Gangout but we could meet later. We heaved a sigh of relief and I gave all the finishing touches to the meeting.

As scheduled, Sudhir ji and Javed ji arrived in Mumbai on the morning of 29th April. Their train was one hour late. They alighted at Borivali and took a taxi to my place in Andheri. Normally the taxi fare would be around 250 to 300 rupees,depending on the traffic on the road. I was surprised that the Taxi driver charged them Rs. 600. They said even the meter showed this amount. This is an old trick used for outsiders, by the drivers. What they do is, they do not close the earlier trip meter to zero. Thus when the new passenger sits in the taxi, the meter starts from last reading.

I was very happy to see both of them. They were offered a welcome drink of Nimbu-Pani and over the drinks, they got the good news that they were cheated by the Taxi driver. With a sad heart, they freshened up and then had a breakfast of hot Upma and Idli sambar and Tea. By this time it was 11 am. At about 11.30 am Sadanand ji arrived with a box of sweets and Namkeen ( Kothimbir-vadi, a local delicacy) and finally….the meeting started. ( End of Part – 1 ).

Today’s song is from the film “Awara Shehzadi”-1956. The film makes its debut on the Blog with its first song.

Awara seems to be a favourite prefix of film titles. There are a total of 14 film titles having Awara in it. Funnily, the original “Awara Shehzada”was a film of 1933. It took 23 years to bring about a female version of the Title with Awara Shehzadi in 1956 ! Incidentally, film ‘Awara Shehzada’-33 was the First Talkie film, having a Double Role. Shahu Modak had done the roles of the Prince ( Rajkumar) and the Pauper ( Bholaram) in this film. It was directed by Master Vithal, the First Hero of First Talike of India, “Aalam Ara “-1931.

Film Awara Shehzadi-56 was produced by Hind Pictures and the Producer/Director was one Pyarelal. I do not know anything about this Pyarelal, but Hind pictures was originally established and owned by the successful Actor and Director Nazir Ahmed Khan. During the Partition riots, Hind pictures studio was burnt by the mob. Nazir Ahmed stood there,smoking a cigarette,watching his property turn into ashes. He must be glad, nobody recognised him. He knew that in Lahore, same type of frenzied mob had burnt Dalsukh Pancholi’s studio to ashes and he had expected its repercussions in India too. After this, shortly,he left everything he had earned in India here only and with only worn clothes left for Pakistan. There he started fro scratch again and became Pakistan’s successful produce/Director. This time he had his third wife, actress Swarnalata with him. His second wife Sitara Devi had eloped with his nephew K.Asif ( he ran a Tailoring shop then) to Delhi. Under the “Enemy Property law”-48, Hind picture studios must have been allotted to some person who had lost everything in Pakistan. May be this was that Pyarelal. I do not know. He produced and directed 4 films under the same banner-Hind pictures.

Film ‘Awara Shehzadi ‘ -56 had two MDs. Jimmy and Nashad. Composer Jimmy is one of those little known composers who never got fame or name in spite of their Talents. His real name was JAMES SINGH. he was a Christian sikh from Ludhiana. He was educated in Delhi. He started his career in Hindi films as a singer in Chorus. he could play many western instruments, especially all types of Guitars. When he failed as a singer, he became assistant to many composers. Finally, he got his chance to compose few songs for film ‘Muqaddar-50’,though with Khemchand Prakash and Bhola Shreshtha. He composed 2 duets of Asha and Kishore. The credit of teaching ” Yodelling ” to Kishore Kumar goes to Jimmy. Kishore ‘yodelled ‘ for the first time in this film.

Jimmy then gave music in 14 more films like, Shrimati ji, Smuggler, Awara Shehzadi, Sher e Baghdad, Nek khatoon, Pathan, Miss Chaalbaaz, Tarzan and Gorilla, Duniya hai dilwalon ki, Tarzan in fairy land, Khoon aur sazaa, Pyar ki baazi ,Aakhir and his last film, Sachhi Ibadat-1987. Inspite of giving sweet and melodious songs of a variety, Jimmy never came up to A class. He always remained a composer for C grade films. Anyway, as long as Kishore’s yodelling is heard, Jimmy’s name will be remembered.

In spite of my efforts, I could find only one song of this film on You Tube, so that way, it is a rare song. There were 7 songs in the film. 4 were composed by Jimmy and 3 by Nashad. Today’s song has a very good tune. Somewhere I felt that the same tune is used by another song in some film,but I could not remember that song. If any reader finds that song with similar tune, kindly put a comment here. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus. The Lyricist was Khawar Jama ( what a name ! ), who wrote 75 songs in 28 films- mostly B and C grade films. He had acted also in film Chandu-58.

The story of Awara Shehzadi was a typical one. The lead pair was Meena Shorey and Daljit. Daljit ( real name Jogender Puri) was born on 17-9-1931. He acted in 43 films and directed 2 films. All Stunt and action films. He had done 11 films with Chitra.

Meena is an unfortunate princess, who was abandoned by her father, because she was declared as a girl with lot of misfortune. A loyal maid took her and brought her up for 20 years. When she comes to know the truth, she decides to regain her position and heads to the Capital of the kingdom.

On her way, she meets a dancer. She takes her costume and proceeds. She meets the hero, who is like a Robin Hood. They fall in love. After completing the mandatory songs around trees etc, they proceed to the city. There are a series of funny and daring incidents. They are arrested as thieves, jailed, put in mental asylum and also sentenced to death. However with the help of good luck, friends and the team of Director and script writers they finally reach the king and reveal their identity.
Everything is fine after that and the lovers sing a song before the film closes.

Now let us enjoy this song.

Editor’s note- As many as 120 movies were released in the year 1956. This movie is the 100th movie of 1956 to find representation in the blog.


Song-Naach rahi naach rahi champakali (Aawaara Shahzaadi)(1956) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Khawar Zamaan, MD- Jimmy
Chorus

Lyrics

naach rahi naach rahi champaakali
kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali
haay kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali
champaakali champaakali champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali

o o
gham ka fasana kisko sunaaun
dil ki lagi koi na jaane
gham ka fasaana kisko sunaaun
dil ki lagi koi na jaane
aankhon mein aansoo honthon pe aahen
sun le o zaalim zamaane
champaakali champaakali champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali

naach naach naach rahi champaakali
kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali
haay kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali

o o o
aaho se khele taraane khushi ke
aankho mein ashkon ke mele
aahon se khele taraane khushi ke
aankhon mein ashkon ke mele
kismat ke teeron ka ban kar nishaana
rah gaye ham to akele
o o o
champaakali champaakali champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali

naach naach naach rahi champakali
kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali
hay kismat kahaan se kahaan le chali

o o o
chhaai khizaayen dil ke chaman mein
roothi hain hamse bahaaren
chhaai khizaayen dil ke chaman mein
roothi hain hamse bahaaren
ujdi huyi hai khushiyon ki duniya
aise mein kisko pukaaren
champaakali champaakali champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali
ho naach rahi naach rahi champaakali


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Atulites – Mumbai Meet – 20th-21st Nov’16
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My sincere thanks to Atul ji for making this year -2016 a ‘memorable year’ for me. This year, I was able to meet many of our regular members at Chennai, Bengaluru and Mumbai. In addition, I could also meet new personalities in this field of Hindi Film Music.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Many of the music directors of the the Golden era and the pre- golden era were competent singers as well. They sang mostly in their own films, but sometimes they also sang under the batons of other music directors. Today’s song, a qawwaali from “Samrat”(1954), is one such song, where C Ramchandra sings for Hemant Kumar. Rafi and chorus accompany C Ramchandra in this song.
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is an evergreen Bhajan by Mohammad Rafi, from the film ‘Narsi Bhagat’-57. The Music Director was Ravi-one of the few composers in HFM, who could be equated with Melody with certainty.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 8
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[NOTE:  This is the transcript of the news bulletin that was broadcast at 9 PM on Friday evening on ASAD-Vaani.  This transcript forms Part 1 of the report on the Atulites Gangout that was organized in Bombay on Friday, the 14th of August, 2015. Part 2 of this report follows this news bulletin.]

 

This is ASAD-Vaani.
The News at 9, read by Yours-Truly.

First, the headlines :-

  • The second plenary Atulite gangout of the Mumbai chapter, was successfully and funfully accomplished at Versova earlier in the day today.
  • Heavy rains reported in Nagpur, all modes of transport underwater.
  • The American online search giant, Google Inc., announces major changes to its customer policies
  • The Public Services department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported success in locating media material
  • The Department of Census of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India, reports major population shifts in Chhatisgarh state

And now the news in detail.  Please note that this bulletin will be followed by the regular program ‘Natter Chatter’, with a detailed report from our Delhi correspondent on the Atulite gangout session in Mumbai.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 5
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 5
         The Day After.

The next day to the gangout meeting, we had plans for a visit to our dear Arun ji. As the readers may be aware, Arun ji had not attended the gangout meeting. The personal family circumstances in the recent past, had been exigent to the extreme.  His life partner had passed away just 10 days prior to the scheduled meeting. We had decided to go ahead with the meeting, sans his participation.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 4
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 4
         After The Meet.

After the gangout session, as everyone dispersed and proceeded to their respective destinations, Srinivas (SignalTimer) and I headed to the local train station, that is just like across the road from the gangout meeting place.  We took the train going south; we had a visit scheduled, to meet another common friend who is beset with the same passion of the Hindi film music from the Golden Era.  The name is Kushal Gopalka.  Some of the group members in Bombay may be familiar with this name, as he is active in this space, in a very different and interesting manner.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 3
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 3
         Lunch and After.

The arrangement for the lunch was in an adjacent cave in the dungeon itself.  We took leave of Mastermind, who had thus far been connected online with us, with the promise to reconnect, once the luncheon proceedings were done with.
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Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan – 2
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         Bombay Gangout – Part 2
         After the Breakfast.

After having amicably negotiated the breakfast time, the gang members descended again to the secret basement chambers, to start the day’s proceedings in earnest.  I will have to now write a little bit more about Bombay syndicate members, as we were getting more and more familiar with every passing minute.  The most energetic and the most engaging personality of the hour was definitely the IndiaMan.  He has a joke ready for every occasion, for every topic. Let me tell you why I used the epithet – ‘the antithetic patella specialist’ for him.
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