Comments - There are a lot of liberties taken with this piece. It seems like a mix of Khammaj and Desh with some other "massala" thrown in as well. Don't use this as a benchmark to get a handle on how Desh moves.
Comments - This starts off as a first rate example of Desh. However after the first interlude, I guess the bhang started to kick in. For whatever reason, they started to mix other rags. Still the beginning portion is so pure that you can use this as a benchmark for Desh
Comments - This piece is a bit problematic. It has the notes of Desh but the movement of Tilak Kamod. Therefore categorising it as either one poses problems. Since it ultimately comes down to a judgement call, we are calling it Desh. If you listen to it and decide you want to call it Tilak Kamod, fine, go for it.
Comments - One must remember that there are several versions of this song, and they are not all in Desh. The Anand Math (1952) is not in Desh. The Kabhi Khush, Kabhi Gham version is not in Desh, It is the original, non-film version which is Desh