Friday, April 27, 2012

Congratulations to me!/ music and memories

Today is April 27, 2012 folks! What does that mean? This day marks the one year anniversary for my blog. It feels really good. What started off as an experiment, is now my everyday routine. Thanks to readers like you, who keep coming back reading, leaving comments, calling, etc. who keep me motivated. Hoping for another 365 days of successful blogging. So, Mads has signed 2 movies. I hope, for old times sake, she can live up to her standards and not make a mockery of herself. They have started a running club at work. I wish I could join. My knees are not willing. Had a good evening out with "familia". Ate dinner at "Chipotle".  Our fav. place to hang out on Friday nights. I was so full, that I got a severe headache with the last bite and had to sleep for an hour, till the food digested somewhat. I woke up, just to write this blog on this "BIG" day. Song of the day:
Prem Rog friends. Love the songs from this movie. In fact, my love for Hindi cinema started with the story of this movie which was related to me by my cousin when I was 11 years old. This was the era of the singers like Suresh Wadker. A different genre of music and movies altogether. Songs have a way of bringing things back: a place, a person, a time. Nursery rhymes remind us of our kindergarten days, School prayers are associated with uniforms and early morning rush to school, National anthem reminds us of ceremonial days and flag hoisting and Vande mataram reminds us of the Father of the nation"Mahatma Ghandi". I have many such memories. One of my classmates, on the last day of college wrote on my autograph book. "gori tere gaon bada pyaara'". Once, a back bencher in class during the last period sang out loud "mess bulaa rahi hai, seeti bajaa rahi hai".  He must have been hungry. One other back bencher used to sing this song every time he wanted to de stress. He did not care who he was surrounded by. His song was " Aate jaate, hanste gaate". It suited his personality very well. Then there was a group of students who sang "ai dil hai mushakil jeena yahaan
zara hat ke, zara bach keye hai Manipal meri jaan" for a music competition. They went on to win the second prize. What made this group unique was their choice of song and change of the place in the song from Bambai to Manipal. Most of the other students in college listening to them, could connect to the situation and the song. I wish I knew how to whistle back then. My friends and I used to perform group dances on many occasions. Some of the songs we danced to were - "Damadum mast kalander", "Zulmi sang aankh ladi", "panchi banu udti phirun mast gagan mein" and "hey naam re sabse bada tera naam oh sherawaali". Those were the times! We used to be huge fans of Mads and never used to miss any of her movies. One of my best friends knew most of  the dialogues from the movie Tezaab. We would often enact it at home. I would act as Nikita (Mandakini) and she would act as Mohini (Mads). Then there were the romantic songs during my college days. "Tere mere hoton pe", "Bahut pyar kartein hain tumko sanam", "dheere dheere pyar ko badana hai", "Dil deewana bin sajna ke", "Dheere dheere se mere zindagi mein aana", "humne ghar choda hai" and "akele hain to kya gum hai". Aah! give me back those days and I will be grateful forever. Music keeps the mind active and memories alive.  Good night my dear friends. Enjoy your music. Tra la la...


  1. congratulations on completing ur 1 yr anniv. Good to know Chipotle food can be digested by sleeping.As far as your song collections I could care less , maybe u can publish them in AN newspaper he he he he. But I love ur spirit , keep the good work going !

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