Sports

385 Yards

The word “marathon” especially when it comes to running gets bandied around pretty freely.  While the marathon distance itself is 26.2 miles, I’ve heard people refer to races as 3K marathon, 5k marathon etc which does not make sense.  Contrary to what people might think, the Olympics in Ancient Greece did not feature long-distance races.  It was instituted in 1896…

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Hindi Songs

Shailendra’s First Song

Shailendra is regarded as one of the greats when it comes to lyricists of Hindi cinema.  He was born in Rawalpindi in pre-partition Punjab in 1923.  A sensitive poet, he moved to Bombay in search of work and ended up working as a welder in the Railways.  An idealist at heart, he was a member of IPTA (Indian People’s Theater…

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Hindi Songs

Who was Anthony Gonsalves?

If you were residing in India in the late 1970s and listened to songs on the radio, you would have heard the song “My name is Anthony Gonsalves” being played repeatedly on AIR (All India Radio).  You might have even hummed, snapped your fingers or tapped your feet to the song, it is a fast number. The song is from…

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