Mehfil-e-Sahir | Celebrating 100 years of Sahir Ludhianvi: Raj Shekhar reads 'Man Re Tu Kahe Na Dheer Dhare'
For his birth centennial, we're presenting Sahir Ludhianvi's words in the voice of contemporary lyricists. Here, Raj Shekhar discusses how this song from the 1964 film Chitralekha is the best example how often the most profound feelings can be expressed in the fewest of words.
Meet Chitralekha, the Dalit auto-rickshaw driver battling CPM-led caste oppression in Kerala
Chitralekha, born into a Dalit family, raised eyebrows when she married Srishkant, a higher caste Thiyya man, and decided to earn her living by driving an auto-rickshaw in Payyannur town of Kannur district