Retrograde. Bamboozlement! More Bamboozlement!

The Women Who Destroyed our Neighbour!

The Women Who Destroyed Pakistan - The cover story for The Illustrated Weekly of India dated  July 8, 1973.

found at:  Karen's Picasa Gallery 

The story probably covered those singer-actress woman of Pakistan who were rocking out in an arena filled with Generals and Mullahs. Maybe the article had a line like, ' most of these woman take on Hindu names when they take on the job of entertainment.'

Sophocles King Oedipus, illustrated by Kenneth J. McQueenie


Sophocles King Oedipus
Illustrated by Kenneth J. McQueenie
Abacus Sphere Books ( 1986 )

So I finally know  the complete sad story of Oedipus the King. The book tells it magnificently, lots of black, grey, red, blue...brilliant use of panels, remember, it's from the 80s when the term 'graphic novel' was still evolving and this book uses lot of  'graphic' techniques beautifully to tell this ancient story.

Gayatri Devi, queen

First Leela Naidu and now I read about passing away of Gayatri Devi. [A fine obit at TOI remembering Gayatri Devi ]

As my mother heard the sad news on TV, she couldn't help remembering that a cousin brother of my nani was a friend of the queen and that the great lady had often helped him with the business.

She was a queen.

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Came across some rare photographs of Gayatri Devi at Flick:

Pic1, from a time when she was called Princess Ayesha of Cooch Behar.
Pic2,  poise.
Pic3, Maharani Gayatri Devi at Rambagh Palace, 1943.
Pic4, After the wedding of Princess Gayatri Devi of Cooch Behar and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur. Rampur Palace, 1940.
(uploader  Doc Kazi has a great collection of  pre-partition era photographs of Royals from India )

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Image: An article in The Hindu about Gayatri Devi's biographer Dharmendar Kanwar

Leela Naidu, beautiful

Leela Naidu was crowned Miss India in 1954 and there was a time when she was believed to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. She made her name with her work in 'The Householder' (1963) by Merchant Ivory Productions.

Hrishikesh Mukherji's Anuradha marked half-Irish/French half-Indian Leela Naidu's  debut into films and it won a national award for the best film and a nomination for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1961.
Director Hrishikesh Mukherji chanced upon her pictures taken by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay and declared that he had found his Anuradha, the protagonist of his eponymous 1960 film. 
The beautiful actress passed away on 28th July 2009.
She was 69.
In 1956, at the age of 17, Leela Naidu married Tilak Raj Oberoi, scion of the Oberoi Hotels chain, who was 33 years old. After a divorce, later, she married her childhood sweetheart poet Dom Moraes.

Images: Cleaned and brushed up an old image that I came across at hamaraforums
and the second one is a cap from 'The Householder'.

Goddess Zeenat Aman

 
All tied up

Found this sizzler of a  rare photograph in India Today's 33rd Anniversary Issue, 29th December 2008.
It's supposed to be from the year 1977. Caption to the photograph carried Raj Kapoor's famous soundbite about Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978) - 'Let them (conservative ladies) come to see Zeenat's t*t*, they will go out forgetting her body and remembering the film.'
Ironic. .

 
Goddess loves tea
This is something I did to an old ad featuring Zeenat Aman
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That word has been star*ed cause those kind of bits make crawlers go crazy and then you look at the stats  wondering what the hell is wrong with the world. And them you mumble something like that line by Raj Kapoor.

Bruce Lee, Ali , Indira Gandhi


"is bruce li have any relation with Indira Gandhi"
- Anonymous.

Bruce Lee and Indira Gandhi! Anonymous people have the strangest thoughts.

Okay how about this. This is very Khushwant Singh.
Bruce Lee and Indira Gandhi. One believed in fighting empty hand and the other believed in fighting foreign hand.




Photograph of Indira: originally taken by Warren K. Leffler in 1966. Effects (for both )added by me.


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For people still looking for some action, how about this -


Caption reads (I know you can read, it's for the crawlers): Muhammed Ali greets Indira Gandhi with a Kiss.
This comes from Wilmington Morning Star, January 25th 1980.
MuhammadAli was pretty much vocal (and what wasn't he vocal about) 'Holy war' against bad Russia. Remember it was the 1980s. Cold war. And Soviet war in Afghanistan. Ali was in India with his then (third) wife Veronica Porsche to attend India's Republic day parade. The guest of honor of the parade that year was the French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing. [added to wiki] Banners read: "Long live Indo-French friendship". I believe the French have been to the Parade most number of time.

Eggs, Sunday ho ya Monday, Everyday

Two ads from the campaign for National Egg Coordination Committee (NEC) that won the Advertising Campaign of the year Award of the Bombay Advertising Club, 1989. (Agency: Enterprise)


The best square meal in the world


Try an eggsperiment. Offering recipe for egg chart.




The tastiest multi-vitamin capsule in the world. An ad from NEC, year 2009.
Nothing has changed here.

Most people in India would recognize the jingle

Meri jaan, meri jaan, murgi ke anday!
Omlet khilaoon, fried khilaoon, boiled khilaoon!
Khilaoon murgi ke, murgi ke, ande hi ande! 
Sunday ho ya Monday, roj khaayein ande


The jingle in fact finds origin in a song called 'Ana meri jan meri jan, Sunday ke Sunday' from year 1947 film Shehnai. Music was by C. Ramchandra.
Check it out the fun - ( The video actually comes from Karachi! ):

The anglish man sings to the hindi girl:

Tujhe Brandy pilau, Whiskey pilau, aur Khilau
Khilau Murgi ke, Murgi ke Anday. Anday.
Ana meri jan meri jan, Sunday ke Sunday

Apparently, master composer of the era Anil Biswas wasn't too happy with his friend (and junior) C. Ramchandra for composing this snazzy song for the sheer pleasure of masses.

Quoting from 'Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries By Ashok Da. Ranade', here's what happened:

C. Ramachandra introduced Benny Goodman-style jazz-clarinet phrasinf, combining it with Indian melody in film Shahnai ('Ana meri jan meri jan, Sunday ke Sunday') thereby 'flooding' listeners' ears! Anil Biswas reportedly rang p C. Ramachandra to reproach him and asked him,'What do you think you are doing and why?" C. Ramchandra's coolly cryptic answer was, "I am doing what I am doing because I want my songs to sound as my songs and not like Anil Biswas's!" Anil Biswas could only say, "Please go right ahead" and put down the receiver, and sigh deeply!
The song must have set of a tread of sorts. Check out this fun song from year 1952 film  Humlog (1951). Bogi Bogi Bogi Yo Yo Yo, Kahaan Chali. Music Roshan Lal. I love the way this fun song has been shot. Pure delight. Great Boogy.

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Last year, at PFC I joined in a little online quest for the first Hinglish song and came across many fine specimen. Songs like 'peris ke namoonewaala yeh bathroom niraala' from Gentleman Daku ( IMDB date 1937) and 'paradise paradise paris haan paris' from Hindustan (IMDB date: 1932). And  “Favourite Main Ghoda” from a film called “Miss Frontier Mail” (1936) starring Fearless Nadia. You can check it out here at PFC

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Shiva Vs The Blues Brothers

While I am at it, how can I leave out the cult classic mytho-religious film Har Har Mahadev (1974) starring great Dara Singh. Not many people remember it but the film actually got in trouble with the censor board, not because of religion or anything, but because of a steamy Padma Khanna item number - she was playing Rati (maybe too well) to Kamdev being played by dancer choreographer Gopi Krishna.

Anyway, here's the mashup:
It's Shiva's wedding procession and they got The Blues Brothers as the wedding singers.
Enjoy!
Video: Scene of wedding procession of Shiva from 'Har Har Mahadev' (1974)
Audio: "Riders in the Sky by the Blues Brothers.

Rare, Vintage, Heinz Edelmann (1967)

23 July, 2009
Yesterday  I read about death of Graphic designer Heinz Edelmann.
The article informed me that the 75 year old, Czechoslovakia born (1934), German illustrator and designer was best known for his work as art director of the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine. And Heinz Edelmann was also known to have designed the book cover of the first German edition of  J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”

As I read the news, I realized I had recently come across some of his brilliant creations in a rare book that I stole from a dear cousin of mine; the book is simply titled  'German Advertising Art', Edited by Eberhard Hölscher and published in 1967, Bruckmann (Munich).[previously posted]

I am sharing Heinz Edelmann's rare works that can be found in this fine book, these include: theater and film posters, a book jacket, record sleeves and a calender. (Also adding some information about the works for which Heinz Edelmann created these masterpieces)


 
 German Film Poster by Heinz Edelmann for 'The Ladykillers' (1955).

 
Poster for Theater. C. Sternheim's Die Hose.
 
Heinz Edelmann theater poster for Havel Václav's Das Gartenfes (The Garden Party) written in 1963. Performed in Germany, 1964.
 
 
Heinz Edelmann theater poster for Polish writer and dramatist Slawomir Mrozek's Die Polizie (1958)

 
Book Jacket designed by Heinz Edelmann for Barbara König's Die Personenperson (1965).

 
Record Sleeve designed by Heinz Edelmann for a Yves Montand Chansons record. 
 
Heinz Edelmann record Sleeve for Viva Mexico.

 
A calendar designed by Heinz Edelmann

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Forgive me Sun

Tin Tin Indian Hocus Pocus Ball lightning India The Seven Crystal BallsI just opened the fridge to gulp down some water. Opened a bottle. Gulp. Gulp. What this in my mouth. I take it out. It's a green leaf. A small leaf of tulsi. It's in every bottle. Holy Basil in every edible thing in the fridge and even outside it.
 
The bloody eclipse is here.
Sun is consuming hydrogen and I have to consume green tulsi leaf.

For these next few days, these leaves will turn up at the strangest places. In between sheets of clothing and Newspaper, in the crevices of my under-wears...happens all the time. With the Sun god you can't take a chance.
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Images - It's Tintin - The Seven Tulsi Leaves...

Kula Krishna

Another one of my bad production.

Krishna headbanging to the tunes of his biggest fan band - Kula Shaker.
Video: Clips from Ramanand Sagar's Shri Krishna (1994-95) and B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat (1988-90). First guy is actually a professional dancer.
Story: Krishna tames the great river serpent Kalia.
Audio: "303" and "Hey Dude", two fine songs by Kula Shaker from their great album K (1996)

The Junk Fairies Comic

 
Quite educating! Something with a sour taste.

Chandamama, January 1982 [Check out the archives of Chandamama]

 
What's that buzzing noise? Just blood sucking pink fairies.
This one comes from 'Doga Hindu hai' ( Raj Comics). This particular issue is quite a riot. Sample this - Doga bashes up bad guys, someone badder, working a scheme, later kills few of those injured guys. It turns out the ones who died were Muslims and the ones who lived were Hindu. People conclude Doga must be a Hindu. Riot. This isn't the end, in the next issue Hindus scream ' Apna Bhai Doga'. Mind bending. A junky friend of mine would agree with a lot of it, he used to say, 'If you want the stuff, head to a Muslim ghetto, basti.'
Doga was pretty much the last comic series that I really followed. And I still think it has the best title names. However the art has become too dependent on computer generated images - basically the colors have become too shiny.

Zeenat, Satyam Sivam Sundaram, Poster

Zeenat Aman in a still from the trippiest Hindi film song ever rolled on a film - "Chanchal Sheetal Nirmal Komal" [youtube Query] from Satyam Sivam Sundaram (1978).
Found it in The Week magazine dated June 28, 2009.

King of Nation

Bhagat Singh!. O, he's like the Che of India!
Anyone can claim him. Who doesn't like a man with a gun?

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A rear-window sticker seen on a tourist cab at Haridwar.

dung monolith


Pensive like some ancient deity.

Some place near Muzaffarnagar

Note, Netaji Shook Hitler's Hand


Subhash Chandra Bose should have known better. Bose visited Berlin in 1939 to enlist Nazi support for his independence movement and shook Hitler's Hand.

And I come to have more and more respect for Gandhi. If you say yes to A of  Z then B of Y certainly follow and C of X can't be logically denied. So Gandhi said clear no to A.

Image found in Hindustan Times (dated April 17, 2009) story on a collector of vintage currency and coins.

I looked around for some more information on this note and found this:

It turns out that Azad Hind may have never actually minted any banknotes meant as currency ( according to a rumor Germans printed banknotes for Bose, but  allegedly they were lost when the ship they were sent in was torpedoed on its way to Japan). The 1000 (currency unit less) notes depicting Bose shaking the hand of Adolf Hitler were commemorative propaganda banknote minted at the end of the war and meant to be sold with the profits going to various charities for the benefit of Indian National Army veterans.

Read more about this and the Propaganda wars over India during WW2 at psywarrior.com 
Do check it out of some vintage propaganda leaflets and other related graphic material of the era.
It's an article inspired by Dr. Arunkumar Bhatt's book  'Psychological Warfare and India' (2006).

Doordarshan Reader

And this is how in the 80s, late at night, they introduced films to the viewer.

The film is Wadia Movietone's The Court Dancer (1941)
Thanks to an incredible effort by Alaknanda2007
Do read about it.

Young Salma Sultan brings you Samachar

Salma Sultan, read news on Doordarshan between 1967 and 1997. But that doesn't tell much about her. In the color 80s she became known for the rose worn low in her hair and her style saris.
I remember when she used to say. 'Namaskar. Aaj ke Samachar. Is prakar...' and sitting in front of the TV set old ladies of the house would reply back to her greeting saying, 'Namaskar. Namaskar. Bless you! Urzu! (Kashmiri word for Good Health)' Watching television was something else in those days.

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Here's how Salma Sultan  started out:
Her entry into news reading too had been quite a hilarious experience. After doing her post graduation from English Literature from I. P. College, Delhi, she started working with Doordarshan as an announcer and presenter. "Those days (1967-68), they would not take young people for news reading but mature ones. Pratima Puri and Gopal Kaul were regular faces then. But Kaul never wanted to read news so once, when it was time to read news, he came entered the office with a completely-shaven head! Panic-stricken producer started looking for someone to replace him and their choice zeroed on me. I was asked to give a quick audition." Always ready to take up challenges, Salma followed, "When I came back to the control room after audition, I witnessed a pin-drop silence and everyone sitting stunned. With a chocking voice I asked what happened, and was told that I read the 15-minutes news so quickly that they could not even start the roll!" Such was her nervousness that made DD realise that they should train people for news reading too! 
- read more at a fine old article at The Hindu

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First image comes from Hindustan Times (June 7, 2009) and the second one from India Today (Anniversary Issue, July 03, 2006)

question the world's vase line


Seeker asked the finest question - Why Boroline Vaseline name ends with line?
And for no reason the great machine lead the seeker to this place

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In 1872, a man in a U.S. patent declared ""I,  Robert Chesebrough , have invented a new and useful product from petroleum which I have named Vaseline…". Vaseline: from German wasser, water, and Greek, elaion, oil. [etymology from: What's in a word?  By Robert M. Gorrell. Image comes from the cover]

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And I read it was one time even called Cosmoline. No reason.

'Flop Show' Title Song.

 Awesome title track of the immensely popular comedy show  'Flop Show' (1989) directed by Jaspal Bhatti.


Download the Song here: 1.18 Mb,1.17 min,128Kbps.

If I remember right then the music was composed by Louis Banks.

Lyrics of the crazy Flop song...almost:

Bow Wow. Bow Bow Bow
Flop Show
Fa.Fa.Fa.FaFaa.Fa.FaFaa.Fa.Flop
Zoooom in, Zoooom out
Zoom in, Zoom out
Fade in, Fade out
Pan in(?), drop in(?). oohh aah AaAah.
Wide Shot(?). Pull Shot. oohh aah AaAah.
Tilt up, Tilt Down, Camera now fell down
Flop Show, Flop Show, Flop Show
Flop Show
Bow Wow. Bow Bow Bow
Flop Show
Writerrr, Fighterrr
Writer, Fighter, Producer Director
 Singer, Actor. oohhaah AaAah.
Light man, Trolley man. oohh aah AaAah.
Cameramaaan, Everymaaan
FLOP
Flop Show, Flop Show, Flop Show, Flop Show

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Marvel of Sat-Isabgol



Sometimes great packaging does actually offer a great product. The awesome design has remained unchanged for decades now and its still paper packet.

This legendary herbal (Psyllium Husk) product is made at The Sidhpur Sat Isabgol Factory, North Gujarat, India.

I am sure if the factory stops production, Indian Parliament would see even lesser attendance. India effectively runs on Isabgol and Kayam Churan.

Liberty Burqa

famous painting Liberty Leading the People and the Hijab issue
Image: created using Picasa and Photoshop

raven

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
horizontal space
vertical space-  Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven  [First published in 1845]

377 comic Innuendo


“The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognizing a role in society for everyone,” judges of the Delhi High Court wrote in a 105-page decision, India’s first to directly address rights for gay men and lesbians. “Those perceived by the majority as ‘deviants’ or ‘different’ are not on that score excluded or ostracized,” the decision said. [...]
Still, the decision was condemned from many corners in India. “This is wrong,” said Maulana Abdul Khaliq Madrasi, a vice chancellor of Dar ul-Uloom, the main university for Islamic education in India. The decision to bring Western culture to India, he said, will “corrupt Indian boys and girls.”
The High Court’s decision should be overturned, said Murli Manohar Joshi, the leader of the main opposition Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. “The High Court cannot decide all things,” he said.

- the complete story at Nytimes


Image: Naagraj aur Jadugar Shakura - Snake Lord Naagraj and Magician Shakura - in which Naagraj saves Batman,  Spiderman, Superman and the world.

My 15 sec

My video of Viking Ramayan just got featured at the directory of wondeful things -BoingBoing.net

A big thanks to Cory Doctorow!

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Here the entire Indrajit Vs Laxman story is wrapped up in just 2:23 mins.
The actual episodes from this particular part of the story (Indrajit Vs Laxman) from Ramayan, shown every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, went on and on for good 2-4 months. But no one was complaining. It was just too much fun. It was color! It had gods! India stood still.India was moving.
But, here the entire Indrajit Vs Laxman story is wrapped up in just 2:23 mins.

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And yes, after I showed this video to a cousin, he remembered that the entire power grid of our state (Kashmir) was down the day Hanuman burnt down Lanka with his tail. In the Muslim majority state, Hindus believed it to be a deliberate ploy by the government to rob them of simple divine joys. Ah! the simple times. I have no memory of that happening. I was just too young. But I do remember praying on ice cold winter days, 'Don't let it snow! Let the power stay.' And when the power did go off, I remember walking out in snow to kick and shoulder punch the wooden electric pole that stood right in our courtyard.

Sushmita Sen freeze


Sushmita Sen in BPL refrigerator Ad dated July 1999. Found in Gentleman Magazine.

Spot the Aircraft, Tricky Ad

Find the aircraft in he Picture Above
and do clock yourself while you are scanning objects in this neat trick image.
A fun and smart old ad for India Online Limited. Gives new meaning to finding needle in a haystack.
Found it in A&M, Advertising and Marketing Magazine, May 1997.

Masala X Aesthetics

Bombay-Arts.com celebrating the "aesthetics of  an underground print culture" in Masala X [NSFWish] - a smut meets art kind of thing.
 Sample this from their Flash creation :

Best Songs of Kishore Kumar - A list

Based on a list created by renowned film music historian Nalin Shah for 'Playback and Fast Forward' magazine (November, 1987) in memory of  Kishore Kumar who had passed away only a month ago. [retrieved via archive.org]

The songs are in order of year.


What's wonderful about this list (filled with some rare, obscure and not oft heard tracks) is that one gets to hear the voice of Kishore Kumar as it evolved - coming out of an early 'KL Sehgal - Talat Mahmood' influence and matured into that signature Kishore Kumar sound that we all know ( and that FM stations often play in their retro mood.)

 Song list:
  • 'Marne ki duaen kyon mangu' - Film: Ziddi  (1948)   Music: Khemchand Prakash  
  • 'Yeh kaun aaya re,karke ye solah singar(with Lata)' - again from Ziddi
  • 'Jhagmag Jhagmag karta nikla,chand poonam ka pyar' - Film: Rimjhm (1949)   Music:  Khemchand Prakash
  • 'Mohabbat ka chhotasa ek ashiana' - Film:  Pyar (1950) Music: S D Burman 
  • 'O bewafa ye to bata loota chaman kyon pyar ka' (with Geeta Roy)  again from Pyar   
  • 'Woh meri taraf yun chale aa rahe hai' - Film: Kafila (1952)    Music: Husnalal-Bhagatram
  • 'Husna bhi hai udas udas, ishq bhi gham se choor hai' Film: Fareb(1953) Music: Anil Biswas  
  • 'Mere sukh dukh ka sansar'  from Fareb
  • 'Aa mohabbat ki basti basayenge  hum' (with Lata) again from Fareb
  • 'Tere jahan se chal diye' (with Asha)  - Film   Rukhsana (1955)    Music:  Sajjad  
  • 'Meri neendom men tum' (with Shamshad)  - Film   Naya Andaj (1956)   Music:  O P Nayyar
  • 'Dukhi man mere, sun mera kahena'   - Film:  Fantoosh (1956)   Music: S D Burden 
  • 'Aaj rona pada to samjhe'     Film - Girl Friend (1960)  Music:  Hemant Kumar
  • 'Kashti ka khmosh safar hai' (with Sudha Malhotra)  again from Girl Friend
  • 'Mere mehboob Qayamat  hogi' from  Film:  Mr X In Bombay (1964) Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal 
  • 'Koi lauta de mere beete huve din' - Film: Door Gagan ki Chhaon Men (1964)  Music: Kishore Kumar  
  • 'Tum bin jaoon kahan' - Film: Pyar ka Mausam (1969)   Music:  R D Burman
  • 'Panthi hoon mein'  - Film:  Door Ka Rahi (1971)  Music:  Kishore Kumar
  • 'Beqarar dil tu gayeja' (with Sulakshana) - aain from Door Ka Rahi
  • 'Jivan se bhari teri aankhen'  - Film: Safar (1970) Music: Kalyanji-Anandji  
  • 'Zindgi ka safar ye kaisa safar'   again from film Safar
  • 'Geet gata hoon main gun gunata hoon main' Film: Lal Patthar (1971) Music: Shanker -Jaikishan    
  • 'Dil aaj shair hai, gham aaj naghma' - Film: Gambler (1971) Music: S D Burman
  • 'Khilte hain gul yahan' - Film: Sharmili (1971) Music: S D Burman    
  • 'Zindagi ek safar hai suhana'(with Lata) Film: Andaz Music: Shanker -Jaikishan
  • 'Kuchh to log kahenge' Film: Amar Prem (1971) Music: R D Burman
  • 'Chingari koi bhadke' from Amar Prem 
  • 'Meet na milare man ka' from Abhiman(1973) Music: S D Burman  
  • 'Pal pal dil ke pass tum raheti ho'  from Blackmail (1973) Music: Kalyanji-Anandji     1973
  • 'Tere bina zindagi se koi shiqwa to nahin' (with Lata) from Aandhi (1974)    Music: R D Burman
  • 'Is mod pe jate hain'(with Lata) again from Aandhi
  • 'Mera jivan kora kaghaz kora hi rah gaya' from Kora Kaghaz (1974)     Music: Kalyanji-Anandji   
  • 'Badi sooni sooni hai zindgi'  from Mili (1975) Music: S D Burman
  • 'Mere naina sawan bhadon,phir bhi mera man pyasa'(with Lata) - Film Mehbooba (1976) Music: R D Burma
  • 'Hamari thodisi bewafai' (with Lata) from Thodi Si Bewafai (1976)  Music: Khayyam
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Missing tracks:
'Mohabbat ka chhotasa ek ashiana' and 'O bewafa ye to bata loota chaman kyon pyar ka' from Pyar (1950)

Charli Bikaner takes on Crime

Half-a century old photographs of a person named Charli Bikaner.

Dramatic and fun at the same time. Reminded me of characters (and covers) from Hindi detective magazines and novels.

The story of Charli Bikaner and more of his photographs here

Found at:  blindboys.org - an Asian Photography magazine. Do check it for some more great images.
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