Lyrics, Arts and Musical Priorities of Life – LAMPofLife

A new blog linking fabulous expressions and lyrics to comment upon current events, in the process celebrating the lyrics and the lyricist. Ek mood, ek kaifiyat, Geet ka aaina hoti hai. Sahi se labz jod do, nagma saans lene lagta hai. Itni si Umar hoti hai ek gaane ki. Haan, kuchh lamhe barson zinda rehte [...]

Why Sahir Ludhianvi deserves a Nobel Prize for Literature a la Bob Dylan

“Ashqon mein jo paaya tha Wo Geeton Mein Diya Hai Is Par Bhi Suna Hai Ke Zamaane Ko Gila Hai” Would have been Sahir’s response to the technicality, however pertinent, that “creating new poetic expressions within the song tradition” doesn’t count as literature. We appreciate the technical distinction but would rather celebrate Bob Dylan being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature – after all this is what this blog is all [...]

Asmaan pe ab hai Khayyam Saab Aur Zameen Pe Hum

Khayyam saab breathed his last yesterday A music composer who was the soul of poetry – the word that comes to mind for his compositions is tenderness – he stood for the sublime grace and endurance of quality surviving almost five decades including the worst phase of Bollywood music the 80s. his dedication to Jagjit [...]