Came across this nice article about Javed Akhtar. Its actually a collection of excerpts from the preface (written by Shabana Azmi) to his new book "Talking Songs". Gives some insight into the way he works. And is interspersed with some great lines from his songs. Like this one from Tezaab.
Rat a’i to vo jin ke ghar the
Vo ghar ko ga’e so ga’e
Rat a’i to ham jaise awara phir nikle
Rahon men aur kho ga’e
Is gali, us gali
Is nagar, us nagar
Ja’en bhi to kahan jana chahen agar...