Movies, Music, Books, Etc by Snehith Kumbla

40 Episodes

By: Snehith Kumbla

Everything under the sun and beyond on movies, music and books...

Sonu Nigam's Greatest Songs 6: Hindi Film Songs
Yesterday at 5:07 PM

Celebrating the greatest Hindi film songs of the 1973-born Sonu Nigam.

Sonu Nigam's Greatest Songs 5: Hindi Film Songs
Last Saturday at 5:52 PM

Fifth part of celebrating Hindi movie playback singer Sonu Nigam's greatest songs.

India: An introduction by Khushwant Singh: Book Excerpts
Last Saturday at 7:26 AM

Excerpts from India's best-known journalist, Khushwant Singh's work.

Sonu Nigam's Greatest Songs 4: Hindi Film Songs
Last Friday at 6:20 PM

Continuing on the journey of celebrating the best songs of Hindi film playback singer Sonu Nigam.

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri: Book Excerpts
Last Friday at 6:55 AM

Excerpt from Jhumpa Lahiri's new novel, Whereabouts.

The Greatest Sonu Nigam Songs (PART THREE): Hindi Film Songs
Last Thursday at 6:37 PM

Part three of many to come, celebrating the greatest songs of Hindi film playback singer Sonu Nigam.

The Greatest Sonu Nigam Songs (PART TWO): Hindi Film Songs
Last Wednesday at 5:24 PM

Featuring the best Sonu Nigam Hindi film songs between 1998 and 2000, in the second part of the series.

Hindi Film Songs: The Greatest Sonu Nigam Songs (Part One)
Last Tuesday at 4:37 PM

Featuring the musical journey of Sonu Nigam, the mercurial Hindi film playback singer. Part one of many to follow.

Movies, Music, Books, Etc by Snehith Kumbla (Trailer)
Last Tuesday at 3:53 AM

Hindi Film Songs: Sahir Ludhianvi Birth Centenary Special

Celebrating film song lyrics written written by Sahir Ludhianvi, one of India's greatest poet and songwriter.

Rain Songs in Hindi Movies: A Spontaneous Celebration (In Hindi)

A run through the best rain songs ever made in popular Hindi cinema.

Book Excerpts: This Way for a Shroud by James Hadley Chase

Excerpts and crime thriller talk about this exceptional 1953 James Hadley Chase page turner.

Book Excerpts: Why I am an Atheist and Other Works by Bhagat Singh

Excerpts from this collection of writing of fiery Indian revolutionary Bhagat Singh, hanged along with fellow revolunaries Rajguru and Sukhdev on March 23, 1931 by the British Empire in Lahore.

Book Excerpts: My Kumaon by Jim Corbett

Excerpts from this celebratory edition featuring Jim Corbett's unpublished writings, first published in 2012.

Book Excerpts: The Lonely Tiger by Hugh Allen

About this wonderful collection of true wildlife encounters, and about its lesser-known author, and book excerpts.

Song of the Day: Imagine by John Lennon

On the iconic 1971 song John Lennon, the poetry collection behind its origin, a strand from its lyrics.

Song of the Day: Vincent by Don McClean

How Don McClean read about the tragic Dutch painter and was moved to write a song to celebrate the great painter's spirit.

Song of the Day: Yesterday by The Beatles

The most covered song in the world and at one time voted the best pop song ever, about Yesterday by The Beatles.

Book excerpts: Death and the Magician: The Mystery of Houdini by Raymund Fitzsimons

A reading from the Reader's Digest compilation.

Song of the Day: Groovin' by The Rascals

A perfect song for a chilled out, laid back Sunday experience, by a 60's New Jersey band.

The Saturday Punch by SK #2

My weekly round up of the week, on current affairs, movies, books, and other small talk.

The Saturday Punch by SK

Podcaster Snehith Kumbla rounds up the week with his talk on movies, music, books and other general occurrences like some bloke threatening to demolish democracy.

Book excerpts: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Reading excerpts and talking about the landmark non fiction crime novel In Cold Blood.

The Trial of the Chicago 7: Rambling Movie Review

Reviewing the new Aaron Sorkin movie based on a 1969 trial of eight defendants, harking back to the US of today.

Book excerpts: Delhi a novel by Khushwant Singh

Reading from one of the greatest novels in Indian English literature, by celebrated journalist Khushwant Singh.

Bulbul Can Sing (2108): Rambling Movie Review

Review of the Assamese movie by Rima Das, Bulbul Can Sing (2018)

Rambling Movie Reviews: Village Rockstars (2017)

Review of the beautiful, charming Assamese coming of age movie, directed by Rima Das.

The Hunt for Gollum: The Lord of the Rings Fan Movie Review

About the fan movie on Gollum, and why you may like to watch it, and what part it plays in The Lord of the Rings plot.

Book excerpts: Night in Tunisia by Neil Jordan (short stories)

Reading from a 1976 award-winning short story collection by Neil Jordan.

Lata Mangeshkar Birthday Special: Hindi Film Songs

Going down memory lane and picking up milestone Lata Mangeshkar Hindi film songs, Mangeshkar turns 91 today.

Book Specials: Celebrating Hundred Years of The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham

Celebrating 100 years of The Moon and Sixpence by W Somerset Maugham.

S.P. Balasubrahmanyam tribute: Indian Music Specials

On the death of great Indian playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam and his incredible songs.

The Dishwashing Song by Snehith Kumbla

A spoof song dedicated to all brave souls who washed dishes all this pandemic with utmost courage and patience.

Books: Roald Dahl 104th Birth Anniversary Podcast

On my favourite Roald Dahl books, his stories for adults, recommended compilations, and readings.

Music: Dil Chahta Hai: Great Hindi Film Soundtracks: Shankar Ehsaan Loy

On the breakthrough 2001 Hindi film soundtrack Dil Chahta Hai.

Music: The Traveler's Song: Celebrating Gulzar

On the legendary Hindi film song, Musafir Hu Yaaro, Gulzar's lyrics and the resemblance to The Sound of Music.

Agatha Christie Birthday Special: Book Specials

On Agatha Christie, her initial books, subsequent fame and a excerpt reading of Curtain: Poirot's Last Case.

Celebrating Gulzar: First Song, First Film

On Gulzar, notes poet, lyricist and filmmaker, his first songs and first films, episode one, more to follow.

JL 50 web series review: Planes, dames and time travel

Reviewing the new Sony Liv sci-fi drama JL 50, starring Abhay Deol.

Circus artists and Ram Singh Charlie: Movie Reviews

Reviewing the touching, if mitigated drama, Ram Singh Charlie, featuring a superb performance by Kumud Mishra.