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Her Southern Sojourn
Lata Mangeshkar sang only a few songs in South Indian languages but whenever she sang, it was a memorable occasion. Vinaykumar writes an overview of her Southern musical sojourn.
When melody speaks
What happens when the voice of the nation speaks to the audience during a program in Dubai?- An eye-witness account by Dr. Mandar V. Bichu.
Dubai Launch of Lata Online
Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar formally launched Lata Online at his music concert in Dubai on October 2, 2015. A brief report!
The making of the Lata Museum
"Such a museum on this world-wide web will be accessible globally and it will also let the visitor actually listen to her songs, see her videos, check out books on her and read articles, interviews and tributes related to her."- by Dr. Mandar V. Bichu.
In a league of her own
What actually makes Lata - ‘Lata’? What separates her from other singers? What is so special in her renditions that appeals to a listener, be it a commoner or a connoisseur? How can we exactly describe her singing style?- Dr. Mandar V. Bichu tries to explain the Lata-magic.
Woh Bhooli Daastan - Lata with Madan Mohan
"As the strains of Do pal rukaa from Veer-Zaara (2004) filtered through the transom of contemporary Hindi film music onto the eager ears, one could feel the strong sense of musical deja vu." write Anirudha Bhattacharjee and Srijit Mukherji.
Saluting a legend
As the Hindi film music- the most popular Indian music genre fast goes on shedding its independent, indigenous entity and rushes headlong onto an irreversible path of becoming a so-called global entity; remembering and re-analyzing the Indian Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar’s musical legacy assumes greater significance.
Lata Versus Asha
With thousands of songs and countless awards between them, theirs has been the most productive and popular sibling rivalry world has ever witnessed.
Lata: Is she the greatest playback singer?
Is she the greatest playback singer? Isn't it a rhetorical question?
A memory
"After that day, I have never ever tried to analyze her singing or attempt to explain to anyone why she is what she is to me."- Soumya Roy shares a precious memory.