Monday, August 3, 2015

Why Mohammad Aziz is indebted to Laxmikant Pyarelal

Mohammad Aziz, the alternative for Mohammad Rafi may not have filled the void created by the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi but he did made dint in the mid 80’s and 90’s by giving several hits and has the prestige of working under eminent music directors like Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Rahul Dev Burman, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin Lalit, Rajesh Roshan, Anu Malik and what’s more he even has the distinction of singing under music maestro Naushad.

Munna better known as Mohammad Aziz is one of the many clones of Mohammad Rafi, who made his living singing Mohammad Rafi songs in hotels, bars and stage shows. He began singing Mohammad Rafi songs since childhood and won huge accolades. Though Anu Malik gave him his first super song Mard Tangewala Mein Hoon Mard… (MARD) yet Mohammad Aziz consider Laxmikant Pyarelal his best.

Listen to Mohammad Aziz Songs on Raaga.com

Wanna know why? Well in an interview Aziz said, “ I shall always remember indebted to LP (Laxmikant Pyarelal) not because they played an important role in enhancing my career but because they chose me to sing the song Na fankaar tujhsa tere baad aaya Mohammed Rafi tu bahut yaad aaya… the inimitable tribute given to Rafi Sahab by Anand Bakshi in the movie KRODH and picturised on Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.”

He added, “Laxmikant Pyarelal wanted to give a befitting tribute to the legendary Mohd. Rafi Sahab on his tenth death anniversary hence Anand Bakshi ji was asked to pen a soulful lyric that would fill the eyes of every Rafi fan. Bakshiji did a fantastic job. But the million dollar question was who would do justice to the songs. Thus the hunt began for a singer who with his melancholious voice could put across the emotion and pathos excellently. Many name cropped up. Finally voting was done to choose the best singer and to my luck my name won maximum votes.”

He concluded, “When LP informed me that I was chosen to sing the song, tears of joy rolled my cheeks because Rafi Sahab, whom I idolized for years and used his songs to make a living, LP gave me the opportunity to pay back all my debts to the greatest singer of all time.”

After Swachh Bharat’, Is Narendra Modi on a new mission called ‘Swachh Internet’?

It seems after ‘Swachh Bharat’, the Narendra Modi government is on a new mission called ‘Swachh Internet’, where in it plans to cleanse the internet from the filth of ‘Porn’ content available in India.

A picture of this drive was witnessed on Sunday morning when most of internet service providers (ISPs) – including Vodafone, MTNL, ACT, Hathway and BSNL – porn sites went BLANK!

What was most shocking for porn site addicts was that even popular porn sites like Pornhub and Redtube displayed blank pages. A site displayed the message – ‘Blocked’ as per the directions received from Department of Telecommunications, ‘Government of India’.


Irritated at government’s unwarranted action, the social media was packed with anger, resentment and some even mocked the government’s idiotic dictatorship. A sarcastic tweet read - Someone must remind the current government that they were elected to run the nation not become Moral Science Teacher!

Another sarcastic tweet read - Earlier: BJP = Bhartiya Janta Party and Now BJP = Ban JoBhiManKiya Party!!!

Possibly mocking at the earlier beef ban and now the porn site ban!

Peeved at the ban, eminent filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma, known for making ridiculous remarks, for the first time rightly tweeted, “Government must finds ways to steer the content not going in wrong directions rather than to block it.” To make his point clear he added, “To ban porn saying it corrupts the young minds is like stopping traffic because it would cause accident.”


True indeed! Just because porn site are targeted for increase in crimes like rape and molestation does not mean you shut them off. Instead the government must find solutions that prevent children from easily accessing these sites.

It may be remembered that even the Apex Court believes banning adults from watching porn is VIOLATION of Article 21 [right to personal liberty]. Hence the honorable Supreme Court had turned down the PIL filed by an advocate Kamlesh Vashwani to block porn websites in India.

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu in his judgment had guaranteed Indians a right to personal liberty which allows them to watch pornography in private.


In fact porn is legal in many parts of the world. The Telecom & IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad too, in a press meet confessed, “I know that porn is legal in other countries but it needs to be viewed in the "context of Indian culture and moral obligation towards society".

I fail to understand what Indian culture is the honorable Minister talking about? India is a land that gave the world Kamasutra and the Khajaro temple proudly displays the same! The erotic carvings displaying various kinds of sex positions and the art of love making on its walls are regarded as India’s heritage. Hence to advocate about Indian culture is hollow and meaningless.

The truth is that the Narendra Modi government is obligated to its various religious wings likes Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Sanga Parivar, Bajran Dal, Baba Ramdev, etc. who are against porn, has been compelled to take this step.