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A podcast series about the wordsmiths of Hindustani music. Join Kulsum and Virat on a journey to celebrate the words behind the tunes we love.

Apr 5, 2021

How do we even begin to discuss the work of a person whose name itself means 'immortal'? Poet, screenwriter, lyricist. Javed Akhtar has worn many hats. In this episode, we explore what qualities as a lyricist we adore in his work and deep-dive into some of his lesser discussed songs. Toh aaiye aur suniye, ke Javed sahab...


Jan 3, 2021

Gosh, 2020 has been a LOT! Who would've thought, when the year began that it would bring so many surprises with it? We look back at a year that honestly feels closer to a decade - the things we learnt and the things we didn't. Most importantly, how music, songs and lyrics have saved us. A very Happy New Year to all....


Oct 18, 2020

We are extremely excited to take you all to a galaxy far far away! So aaja meri spaceship mein baith jaa and come with us on this amazing journey as we speak with the extremely talented Garima Obrah, lyricist for Hindi film albums like Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (dir: Vasan Bala) and Choked (dir: Anurag Kashyap). What...


Jul 9, 2020

Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam, that somehow, through some cruel twist of fate, we never got around to discussing the magic of Kaifi Azmi! But now that we're here, we shall stay awhile. Join Virat & Kulsum down memory lane as we dissect some of Kaifi sahab's most memorable songs and try to understand what set him apart...


Apr 12, 2020

Hope you all are safe and keeping well wherever you are in this post COVID-19 world. Coronavirus has changed all our lives forever. In this episode, we look at some of the songs that have helped get us through these social distancing, self-quarantined times. What songs give you solace in such extraordinary times?