150 Urdu-Hindi Terms of Endearment To Call Your Lover This Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to our dear readers! We hope you a very romantic day with your loved one. The Indian subcontinent has an amazing variety of terms of endearment for the word ‘lover’.  The origins of these terms arise from a wide diversity of languages within the South Asian diaspora, including Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Farsi, … Continue reading

Hindi Film Songs with Unnecessary English: Fusion Lyrics in Old Bollywood

Happy Fourth of July from Mr. and Mrs. 55! To honor this occasion, we would like to discuss that well-recognized, unsettling phenomena of classic Bollywood: Hindi film songs with unnecessary English. Yes, I know you just cringed. But recognition is the first step towards healing. Like those t-shirts your aunties used to bring back from … Continue reading

Raat Ke Humsafar Lyrics and Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” This quote by Ernest Hemingway is perhaps my favorite description of Paris, the quintessential city of lights and love. Being in … Continue reading

Alphabetical by Film

Find full English translations to all your favorite Hindi song lyrics from classic Bollywood films here. Mr. and Mrs. 55 provide line-by-line lyrics translations and a complete Urdu-Hindi glossary to accompany each song. Don’t see your favorite song on our list yet? Then, be sure to visit our Requests page to submit a song translation request! … Continue reading