girl with the golden voice, at 75
Lata sounds the sweetest under Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Her voice is haunting under Roshan, pleasant under Shankar-Jaikishan and Kalyanji-Anandji, deliciously complex under Salil Choudhary and mesmerising under Naushad, says
M.L. Dhawan, quoting the singer on her association with various music directors.
Mangeshkar, the doyen of film music who turned 75 recently, has aptly been
described by Pandit Jasraj as a confluence of talent and voice that comes
only once in a century. Lata’s voice, during her 60-year-long career
which saw her recording as many as 10,000 songs, has permeated the
conscience of film song lovers to such an extent that most other singers
seem like pale copies of her.
owe it all to God and my father
Patil talks to Lata Mangeshkar on her life,
times and her art:
first memory of my childhood is the family home in Sangli, when I was
about four years old. In this town, my father — Master Dinanath
Mangeshkar — ran a theatre company under the patronage of Raje
Patwardhan of that riyasat.
HUNDRED YEARS OF ST.
of learning atop a hill in Shimla
first thing that strikes one about St. Bede’s College is the
picturesque, almost idyllic, location of its campus. Nestling amidst
spruce, fir and oak trees that have witnessed hundred years of the
college’s growth, the institution has been a learning ground for
numerous ex-Bedians who became "ladies from girls."
spying on your spouse?
these Jerry Springer-literate times, with all the heightened
relationship paranoia that culture provokes, you might not be
surprised to learn that there is a software package called Spector
which was designed with one end in mind: to help you to snoop on your
partner. Spector acts like a spy camera in your PC: it captures the
detail of every (potentially amorous) email and every (budding)
of lacquer art
Singh, born in Lahore in 1923, was initiated into the world of art at
an early age by his father Sardar Bela Singh, who was a craft teacher
at the Mayo School of Art, Lahore. Evincing interest in art, Jit Singh
used to accompany his father to the art school during his childhood.
Later, he joined the school and obtained a five-year diploma in
lacquer art from the Mayo school under the guidance of Ustad Mubark
Ali in 1940.