Jagjit Singh – An Enigma

Dec 30 2017

There is an old anecdote that my Father always tells me and my brother. “When you were little kids of 5 and 8 respectively (my brother is 3 years older than me) – people who would visit our house would often ask – who is listening to these ancient songs of Talat Mahmood?”. It turns out that both of us would find ourselves crooning to the music of...

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Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi – Jagjit Singh Guitar Cover

Feb 27 2017

On 148th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib, I paid my respect and a small tribute to Mirza Ghalib by singing Jagjit Singh’s rendition..

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Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me

Nov 12 2015

This is my rendition on Guitar of Sahir Ludhianvi’s Nazm, Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me from the Urdu Play “Ek Mulaqaat” that I recently saw starring Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman. Honestly, I liked this version better than the movie version.

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Yaaron Wo Pal Ab Kahan

Sep 08 2013

Wrote this song last month in Sitla village (Uttarakhand) and recorded this version using my phone yesterday on my beat up acoustic guitar. A finished version will follow soon on a future Iktara release. गाँव छूटा मेरा गैर मै क्यूँ हुआ रेत के वो महल रौंदता मै गया रूह...

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Hill Station Nazm

Aug 08 2013

I’m not a big fan of Javed Akhtar’s poetry, but this is one of his best Nazms. Decade long wandering in the Mountains and staying here for last 5 months, I have come to relate quite closely to it as I approach the end of my stay.   घुल रहा है सारा मंज़र शाम धुंधली हो गयी चांदनी...

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Andhiyan Chalne Lagi Hain

Jul 04 2012

Amidst the writing fury that gripped me from February until April, my pen churned out a few Nazms. The reasons behind them can be left for another day. Meanwhile, here is the last Nazm I wrote in my Sunnyvale apartment before I left the Silicon Valley in May 2012. The Nazm started out with the first verse that I wrote after coming home from the Office one afternoon,...

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