Rekindled Love

In the mire of mundane necessities, very often we forget to love and value the most important people in our lives. One way of rekindling that love would be if our loved ones stay away from us for a short period. When we meet them, the meeting is always sweet; it brings back memories in its own manner.

Recently, I had two such instances which made me take a moment as we say, smell the flowers.

The recent Bryan Adams’ concert brought back some wonderful songs and along with it some wonderful memories. The man himself was less than 2feet away and the husky voice with a live band was simply superb. I found myself dancing and thoroughly enjoying a number – uninterruptedly after a very long time. His voice even at his age is just too good. I suppose its natural that if you really enjoy a song you will always have some kind of memories that you can associate with it. Every time we hear the song those beautiful memories come rushing back. If no memories, then at least the lovely, dreamy, happy feelings fill in and then you realise – what have I been doing all this while. Why didn’t I bother to listen to these songs and a little later why didn’t I take a moment and spend some quality time with those people I love?

Another instance which can bring back memories and make one stop in this perennial rat race is a good movie. I saw one today – Roman Holiday, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, it just can’t get better than this. I can’t imagine any other two people who could play the part better. I also realized that whatever one’s age, a good romance touches every heart. I know that our movies are full of it, but if dealt well, a good romance is always a hit. As humans we thrive on it. Many may not accept it, but if the romance and the chemistry is portrayed in some form or the other (movies, books or music) each one of us loves it. Roman Holiday is a masterpiece and one great way to rekindle the flame which is probably burning low.

Thanks to all the hype of Valentine’s day, at least there is a reason for us to do something differently- take a moment and rekindle love.

Happy month of love!

Ibn-E-Batuta ta ta ta. . .

Peppy, yummy, uplifting – that’s Ibn-e-batuta for you.

I don’t think I have enjoyed listening to any other song more than this in the recent past. Just love the beats and music in this song. Totally happy, especially for someone in my current situation. Loved all the songs of Ishqiya and highly recommended to anyone who enjoys good music and lyrics.

Lyrics – Courtesy http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/ibn-e-batuta-lyrics-ishqiya/

Ibn-e-batuta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ta ..

Ibn-e-batuta ta ta
Bagal mein joota ta ta
Ibn-e-batuta ta ta
Bagal mein joota ta ta
Pehne to karta hai churrr
Udh udh aave aa aa, daana chugey aa aa
Udh udh aave aa aa, daana chugey aa aa
Udh jaave chidiya phurrr

Ibn-e-batuta ta ta, bagal mein joota ta ta
Pehne to karta hai churrr
Udh udh gaave, daana chugey ye
Udh jaave chidiya phurrr
Phurrrrrrr ..

Ibn-e-batuta

Ibn-e-batuta

Yeehehh Agley mod pe, maut khadi hai
Arey marne ki bhi, kya jaldi hai

Ibn-e-batuta

Agley mod pe, maut khadi hai
Arey marne ki bhi haiii kya jaldi hai
Horn bajake, aawat janme
Hoo durghatna se, dher baji hai
Chal udh ja udh ja phurrr phurrr
Ibn-e-batuta ta ta
Bagal mein joota ta ta
Pehne to karta hai churrr
Udh udh aave aa aa , daana chugey aa aa
Udh jaave chidiya phurrr

Ibn-eeeeeeeee-batuta

Ibn-eeeeeeeee-batuta

Dono taraf se, bajthi hai ye
Aaye hai zindagi, kya dholak hai

Dono taraf se, bajti hai ye
Aaye hai zindagi, kya dholak hai
Horn bajake, aa bagian mein
Arrey thoda aa gaye, ghajro datt hai
Arrey chal chal chal udh ja udh ja
Phurrr, phurrr, phurrr

Ibn-e-batuta ta ta
(Ibn-e-batuta ta ta)
Bagal mein joota ta ta
(Bagal mein joota ta ta)
Pehne to karta hai churrr
Udh udh aave aa aa
(Udh udh aave aa aa)
Daana chugey aa aa
Udh jaave chidiya phurrr

Teri Deewani…

बहुत कम लॉगॊ कॊ बेताहा चाहा है..
उन्की दीवानी हू मै…
यह आप्के लिए…

“preet ki lath mohe aaisi laagi
ho gayi main matwaali
bal bal jaaun apane piya ko
he main jaaun vaari vaari
mohe sudh budh naa rahi tan mann ki
yeh toh jaane duniya saari
bebas aur laachar phiru main
haari main dil haari – 2

tere naam se jee loon – 2
tere naam se marr jaaun – 2
teri jaan ke sadke mein kuchh aaisa kar jaaun
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main
teri deewani deewani- 2
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main
teri deewani deewani – 2

ishq junoon jab hadh se badh jaaye – 2
haste haste aashiq suli chadh jaaye
ishq ka jaadu sara chadha kara bole – 2
khoob laga lo pehre raste rab khole
yahi ishq di marzi hain
yahi rab di marzi hain
yahi ishq di marzi hain
yahi rab di marzi hain
tere bin jeena kaisa
ah khush kar thi hai
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main
teri deewani deewani – 4

oh ho oh hoohhhh…

he main rang rangeeli deewani – 2
ke main albeli main mastani
gaaun bajaaun sabko rijhaaun
he main dila zaram se begaani
ke main deewani main deewani
tere naam se jee loon tere naam se marr jaaun
tere jaan ke sadle mein kuchh aaisa kar jaaun
tune kya kar dala marr gayi main mitt gayi main
ho ri ha ri ho gayi main
teri deewani deewani
teri deewani deewani
teri deewani deewani
teri deewani deewani…”

-Kailash Kher
Album: Kailasa

Top Of The World

Such a feelin’s comin’ over me
There is wonder in ‘most ev’ry thing I see
Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes
And I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream

Everything I want the world to be
Is now comin’ true especially for me
And the reason is clear, it’s because you are here
You’re the nearest thing to heaven that I’ve seen

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

Somethin’ in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There’s a pleasin’ sense of happiness for me

There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That tomorrow will be just the same for you and me
All I need will be mine if you are here

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation
And the only explanation I can find
Is the love that I’ve found ever since you’ve been around
Your love’s put me at the top of the world

(Richard Carpenter/John Bettis)

ELVIS


My introduction to Elvis was through my sis and thanks to her… now ‘I can’t help falling in love…. ” with his voice. One of the best singers I have ever heard to. Even after all these years he surely … LIVES… ELVIS!

One of my favourites here…

You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
(You were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind


Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
If I make you feel second best
Girl, I’m so sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
(You were always on my mind)
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done
I just never took the time
You were always on my mind
(You are always on my mind)
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind


Maybe I didn’t treat you
Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn’t hold you
All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you
I’m so happy that you’re mine
Maybe I didn`t treat you…
Quite as good as I should have…

Fairy Tale.

I think there is at least one song to describe a person’s feeling at any given time. I suppose as homo-sapiens we are predictable and the traits are found to be repetitive.
Here I have listed the lyrics of some such songs that are seemingly improbable and are still likable.

Have You Ever Loved A Woman

To really love a woman
To understand her – you gotta know her deep inside
Hear every thought – see every dream
N’ give her wings – when she wants to fly
Then when you find yourself lyin’ helpless in her arms
Ya know ya really love a woman

When you love a woman you tell her
That she’s really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her
That it’s gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really
– really really ever loved a woman?

To really love a woman
Let her hold you –
Til ya know how she needs to be touched
You’ve gotta breathe her – really taste her
Til you can feel her in your blood
N’ when you can see your unborn children in her eyes
Ya know ya really love a woman

When you love a woman
You tell her that she’s really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her
That you’ll always be together
So tell me have you ever really
-Really really ever loved a woman?

You got to give her some faith – hold her tight
A little tenderness – gotta treat her right
She will be there for you, takin’ good care of you
Ya really gotta love your woman…
Then when you find yourself lyin’ helpless in her arms
Ya know ya really love a woman
When you love a woman you tell her
That she’s really wanted
When you love a woman you tell her that she’s the one
Cuz she needs somebody to tell her
That it’s gonna last forever
So tell me have you ever really
– really really ever loved a woman?

Just tell me have you ever really,
Really, really, ever loved a woman?
Just tell me have you ever really,
Really, really, ever loved a woman?

— Bryan Adams
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Smooth

Man It’s a hot one
Like seven inches from the midday sun
I hear you whisper and the words Melt everyone
But you stay so cool My munequita, My spanish harlem Mona Lisa
Your My reason for reason
The step in my groove Pre-Chorus: And if you said
This life ain’t good enough
I would give My world to lift you up
I could change my life
To better suit your mood
Because your so smooth yeah Chorus: And It’s just like the ocean Under the moon
Well it’s the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kinda loving that can be so smooth
Yeah! Give me your heart
Make it real Or else forget about it I’ll tell you one thing
If you would leave it’d be a crying shame
In every breath and every word I hear your name calling me out
I’m from the Barrio You hear my rhythm on the radio
You hear the turning of the words so soft and slow
It’s turning you, Round.. and Round Pre-Chorus: And if you said
This life ain’t good enough
I would give My world to lift you up
I could change my life
To better suit your mood
Because your so smooth yeah Chorus: And It’s just like the ocean Under the moon
Well it’s the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kinda loving that can be so smooth
Yeah Give me your heart
Make it real Or else forget about it

–Santana.

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Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo

Aaj jaane ki zid na karo (3)
Yunhi pehloo mein baithe raho (2)
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Haay mar jaayenge, hum to lut jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo (2)
Haay mar jaayenge, hum to lut jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo

Tum hi socho zara, kyun na roke tumhe
Jaan jaati hai jab uth ke jaate ho tum (2)
Tumko apni qasam jaan-e-jaan
Baat itni meri maan lo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Yunhi pehloo mein baithe raho (2)
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Haay mar jaayenge, hum to lut jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo

Waqt ki qaid mein zindagi hai magar (2)
Chand ghadiyan yehi hain jo aazad hain (2)
Inko khokar mere jaan-e-jaan
Umr bhar na taraste raho
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Haay mar jaayenge, hum to lut jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo

Kitna maasoom rangeen hai yeh sama
Husn aur ishq ki aaj mein raaj hai (2)
Kal ki kisko khabar jaan-e-jaan
Rok lo aaj ki raat ko
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Yunhi pehloo mein baithe raho (2)
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
Haay mar jaayenge, hum to lut jaayenge
Aisi baatein kiya na karo
Aaj jaane ki zid na karo
— Farida Khanum

There was a time when I believed in them rather wanted to. They seemed probable even in reality… maybe with the right person. That hope now remains a mere fantasy.
Well, as long as something makes me happy, why not I continue to enjoy it?

Believable or not, these listings are still lovable.

To end it, I chanced upon these lines quite by chance. Beautiful!

“ ‘There are those that say that the most beautiful thing on the dark earth is a multitude of horsemen’ ”
“ ‘Others say it is an armada of ships.’ ”
“ ‘But I say it is the one you love.’ ”
–Sappho, Fragment 16

Rishton ki dagar hai mushkil…

Its very hot nowadays in Hyd, but then its Hyd. I still love this place. Iss shahar main rishton ko kayyam rakhna, kabhi kabhi mushkil lagta hai….
Sister’s enagagement was followed by all the fanfare and fun that’s so usual at these occasions. But, it did get me thinking into those myriad nuances involved in a marriage.

Listening to Shubha Mudgal, had to quote this….

rishta jo jisme dooriyaan ho, saans aaye jaye,
tera bhi apna bhi geet ho, woh bhi koi geet gaye,
khud ko mitana na chahe, tujhko badalna na chahe,
jaisa bhi hai tu tujhko vaise hi jo apnaye….

I find this stanza so very apt. So very important, that I wonder if I’ll find someone who respects such a belief….. and moreover …. is mine.