Sep 29 2009
I hated Lata Mangeshkar. She is responsible for the blandness of the Indian female playback singer scene that lasted for at least two decades.
All you need to do is to look at the list of female playback singers and the list of male playback singers during sixties and seventies. There is a HUGE difference! She actively supressed new female artists.
Yes, she sings well; yes, she is a good business woman, but she also deprived me of access to new artists and vibrant sounds.
Back to sarees! I love this picture of three sarees, probably from late forties. As they say, style changes, style stays the same!