Rockin’ the ’90s: My Top 15 Songs from the Decade that (Re)Defined Indian Pop Music

Whether it’s Afreen Afreen or Dil le gayi kudi Gujarat di, whether it is Ab Ke Sawan or Kabhi to nazar milao, as someone who was a card-carying member of India’s first MTV generation, I often reminisce over what I consider the best decade of Indian pop music. Here are my 15 memorable numbers.


Letter to my Daughter: 20-going-on-21

Dear Picklebunny, that an embarrassing name? Honestly, I call you whatever comes to mind and you just seem the perfect little “whatever-I-call-you”. Picklebunny, Sweatpea, Bean Bean, Snuggle Puppy, Cuddle Bunny, Cuddle Bug, Bumble Bee, Pickle, Thing 2, Little 1, Gondu, Gondi, Gonduli, Gundula, and Pumpkin, are some of the more common names I use …