Suraj Sharma starrer The Illegal The mirage that entices us, traps us and inspires us. The elusive dream that always seems Just a step ahead of us. Often in view but never within the reach. This song is about that. When we were looking at having a promotional song for the movie "The Illegal", these [...]

The popularity of a song is not necessarily its legacy. While the popularity does help it reach the masses and may probably contribute to it going to places and the people that it is meant to touch. Yet, it is not a measure of its impact and cannot predict its longevity. Writing or composing often [...]

We all know people who are often standing on the side in group pictures, sometimes not even in them, often the ones taking those pictures, who are not quintessentially Party Ki Jaan, who quietly slip-in the high decibel get-togethers, hoping no one would notice them. They are simply happy to be in the shadows of [...]

Fursat ke raat din. Having already met Gulzar saab a few times I was aware of the protocol and the decorum around meeting him. I knew that I would be treated to a hot cup of Chai, a warm hug and a conversation around the latest discoveries by the Hubble space telescope. I noticed the [...]

Originally published in Lokvani in 2016 Alfred Hitchcock once told me, when I was analyzing a lot of things about his pictures, 'Clint, you must remember, it's only a movie.’- Clint Eastwood I fully comprehended what Alfred and Clint meant when I met the National Award winner, renowned Indian actor Atul Kulkarni earlier this [...]

Teju with her hostel friends Nakamiyon ko dil se lagaya hee nahi Aisa jeena hame raas aaya hee nahi Meri raftaar ka andaza tumhe kya hoga Maine pairon ko zamin pe lagaya hee nahi From the balcony of the 2nd floor of my college hostel, I could clearly tell that she was fighting it out. [...]