To me, as a little boy growing up in the ’70s, S.D. Burman was just R.D. Burman’s father. Yes, R.D. who sang “Mehbooba mehbooba” in the epochal Sholay and preceded it with Yaadon ki Bara... »
After all, Urdu, in the mind of the common man then, was all about refined poetry, those wondrous exchanges between shama and parvana!
Back in the 1970s, when the young and ambitious were... »
It is not easy being a Muslim in India, it never has been, especially being a secular one. Back in my school days, Sharjah hosted what turned out to be the match, the one where Javed Miandad... »