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The ever-present backdrop
A child of the eighties, Arunabha Roy recalls how after resisting for years, he finally gave in to accept the absolute mastery of the nightingale! A candid 'conversion' tale!
Musical memories
Coming from a family that instilled the love of music from childhood, Vineesh Vedsen shares his world of memories about Lata's songs.
My life is her song!
Srinivas Ganti traces the major milestones of his life through Lata's songs. The original article appeared on LearningAndCreativity.Com.
Celebrating Lata Mangeshkar!
'Today we celebrate the extraordinary fortune of having been born in the era of your music.'- writes Arunabha Roy.
Happy 86th birthday, Lataji!
'Not one, every aspect of her singing makes novice like me also enjoy those golden melodies composed by great composers.'- says Vinay Kumar.
Lata in my memories
"If Lata Mangeshkar were to be described as the spice in my musical life, it would be akin to living in the enchanting spice town of Alleppy, Kerala"-writes Dr. Dhirendra Tripathi.
Lata Pishima
My entrails were in knots. She had just woken up but stepped out smiling, her long braid visible her smile as serenely sweet as ever! Raised to avoid direct eye contact with those one reveres, my eyes focused on her feet and someday, when I get a tad luckier, I shall get a picture of them because Hers are probably the most beautiful feet in the world.
My Didi
Like the billion or more Indians, I, too have enjoyed Didi's voice which to me is ' Divine "! In my humble opinion our Didi is the undisputed " Swar Samragnee", the empress of Music and Melody.
The reference point
"To me, 'Lata Mangeshkar' practically defines the sound of the entire Indian film industry. Her voice has no longer remained just hers; it has come to be recognized as the voice of the Indian films."-says the popular Bollywood singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan.
Archiving her songs
"Needless to say that Lata Mangeshkar herself is an institution. I am certain that in India and abroad Lata Mangeshkar will be the subject of research." writes Snehasis Chatterjee.
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