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True Voice – Mohd Rafi

Sunday, December 15th, 2002

The following article was brought to my notice when Sharad posted it on MAS. The article has been trimmed down a bit keeping afloat Rafi details. However, anyone interested can go visit the source at

I am Swaminatha Iyer and I am 78 years old. I hail from Tiruchi and I am a part of music associations in Tiruchi, M’as as well as in West Bengal and Maharashtra.

I think it is wrong to condemn music or artists on either side of Vindhyas. Our Indian music is one of the few which has not been cleaned off by the western music though there has always been a influence. It speaks a lot of the richness of our music. Sometime back director of MTV had said that MTV westernized the music wherever it went but in India , MTV had to be Indianized for it to be accepted. A lot of this credit goes to the Indian film music. (more…)

Snippets from Film Sangeet Magazine (April 1970 issue)

Friday, December 13th, 2002

This article is by Mr. Rajinder Bhatia


Excerpts from a 1970 Film Sangeet Magazine

Saturday, December 7th, 2002

This article is by Mr. Rajinder Bhatia

Mr. Rajinder BhatiaFriends, While going through a box of some old books, I found a treasure – a couple of “Film Sangeet” magazines from 1970. This magazine used to be published by “Sangeet Karyalaya” from Hathras in UP and was actually run by Shri Prabhu Lal Garg, very famous for his humorous poetry under the name “Kaka Hathrasi.” (more…)

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