Friday, February 5, 2010

Jawani Diwani: A college classic that redefined Urban India

College songs, they used to be called. At a time when even in urban centres, a teenaged "boy" going out with a "girl" was scandalous.
Jawani Diwani was a classic that defined a change in the culture.
There was a discotheque song, probably marking a change from the "club" routine of the 1950s and 1960s.
And breezy songs by Rahul Dev Burman that live on today.