- Manek Premchand has a Diploma in Journalism and a degree in Arts from Bombay University. He has many friends in the film industry, and remains fascinated by the enormous role that cinema has played as a key gluing medium in a country as disparate as ours. This fascination has motivated him to write five books on the subject. These are Yesterdayâs Melodies Todayâs Memories, Musical Moments From Hindi Films, Romancing The Song, Talat MahmoodâThe Velvet Voice, and Hitting The Right Notes. A sixth book, Shiv Kumar SharmaâThe Man And His Music, was co-authored with two others. Besides these, he has written hundreds of music-related articles for a variety of newspapers.
He has also been a Consultant with Saregama India Ltd, advising for compilations of CDs and meeting music personalities such as AR Rehman, Manna Dey, and Suraiya. On WorldSpace Satellite Radioâs Farishta channel, he hosted a weekly show, interviewing a slew of personalities such as Lata Mangeshkar, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ram Narain, Burjor