Gulzarji once told me, “Your sister came into this world first so she is who she is. You came into this world after her, so you will always be compared to her.” Asha Bhosle speaks the language of music. She breaks into songs mid conversation to explain what she feels. While we tell her that is only a treat for the ears, she teases, “But my daughter-in-law says I hum the same song all day. Ghar ki murgi daal barabar.” The legendary singer is ‘87-years-young’ today. “I genuinely don’t think I am stepping into my 88th year. I feel much younger” she says with a smile, from her Lonavala bungalow. Her youthful exuberance, sharp humour, openhearted laughter, honesty and passion for singing stay unmatched. Not the one to like big celebrations, in a free flowing heart to heart chat with Bombay Times on her 87th birthday, Asha Bhosle reminisces her illustrious singing career, never ending comparisons with elder sister Lata Mangeshkar, what … [Read more...] about Exclusive: I have entered my 88th year, but I genuinely think I am just 40: Asha Bhosle
In this panel, esteemed speakers -- Meghna Suryakamar, Navin Surya, Abhishant Pant and Syed Musheer Ahmed -- from the fintech sector ventured into the topic of contactless world as the new normal. An important takeaway was that as the world turns phygital, the fintech companies witness new opportunities to bloom in India and abroad. Swift Move To DigitalMeghna Suryakumar, Founder CEO of CrediWatch, while discussing the key post-covid developments in the fintech sector, says, “There has been a swift move to digital, which further lead to a shift in policy, digital lending space and the role of the digital enabler to make it happen. Going forward, the entire ecosystem, including the payment, infrastructure and banking will become interconnected, and seamlessly integrate into fintech. The future is phygital. Everything will be available on the phone, a click away.”“We are still in the transitory mode.”Navin Surya, Chairman of Fintech Convergence Council and … [Read more...] about Road ahead for Indian FinTechs- Being Glocal and profitable?
An absolutely divine duet (with Kishore Kumar) about the anguish of unspoken love, Ashaji's voice opens up Gulzar's lyrics, explores the words with a poetic candour, passion and vigour that Kishore Kumar just can't match. … [Read more...] about 5 AMAZING Asha Bhosle Songs
Stating that Google is committed to working with Indian Railways and Railtel to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network that will be available to 10 million Indians by the end of the year, covering 100 of the busiest train stations in India, it said the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India. … [Read more...] about Google launches free public Wi-Fi service at five railway stations
It has been years since the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi has left us, still his mesmerising voice never fails to win people’s hearts, even after so many decades. The songs still showcase his artistic calibre and versatility, probably that is why people still wonder if someone with a similar magical voice will ever come along. Anand Mahindra has now shared a video which may provide an answer to that question. … [Read more...] about Man’s mesmersing voice reminds Anand Mahindra of legendary singer Mohammed Rafi