One Of A Kind!

Dr. Mandar V. Bichu's article that appeared in Maharashtra Mandal, France's special Lata-tribute magazine, presents an overview of the Indian melody queen's peerless musical career.

When Sarod met her Sur!

Dr. Ravindra Shrikhande pays a tribute to the musical genius of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Lata Mangeshkar, by recalling the sarod maestro's little-known yet memorable musical collaboration with the melody queen.

Lata - The Metaphor

The name 'Lata' has gone on to become a metaphor in its own right. Abhay Phadnis's poetic tribute to the great singer.

Lata Mangeshkar- The Voice that moved India

Anirudha Bhattacharjee's Economic Times tribute article on the departed melody queen.

Lata Mangeshkar (28.9.1929 - Eternity)

Legendary lyricist Shailendra's writer-director son Dinesh Shailendra shares a moving experience about Lata and an unforgettable song!

Long Live The Queen!

The queen is dead! Long live the queen!

The voice of a sub-continent

Chetan Vinchhi analyzes how Lata Mangeshkar's oeuvre, magnificent in its breadth and quality, made her the voice of a sub-continent. This article appeared in Deccan Herald as a birthday tribute to Lata.

Lata Mangeshkar-Ageless Nightingale

Noted author Anirudha Bhattacharjee writes about the evolution of Lata's matchless artistry in the 1970s. A Telegraph India tribute on the occasion of Lata's 90th birthday.

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.

Lata-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.

The 50s Voice

"The 50s Lata voice was the epitome of perfection. Its tanpura-like resonance could have been the envy of even highly trained classical voices."- writes Chetan Vinchhi.

Voice Vote

"On January 7, 2000 the re­sults of the largest-ever popu­larity poll conducted in India were announced - Lata Mangeshkar was voted one of the top four Indians of the 20th century. This was a day both of confirmation and celebration."- by Dr. Mandar V. Bichu.

Copyright © 2023 Lata Online. All Rights Reserved.Lalaonline logoRight Parenting logo