Category Archives: For the eternal love.

The Velveteen Rabbit.

I have been told that some books that you read in your childhood, are meant for your childhood. Not be read in your yonger days, and not to be read as you grow. For they are mere fantasy plots, which make you believe in things untrue. But today, I feel literally no shame in saying out loud, that I am sitting near a raging and waving ocean and reading ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’.

You want to know what gave me the courage to do this. Well, it’s something like this-

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Okay, neither am a 10 year old nor a 50 year old. But what can I do when this was giving me pleasure beyond words. So I just went ahead and did it.

I read The Velveteen rabbit, sitting at the most favourite place in the world, when I could have done so many other things.

A Million Little Things!

From unknown to known,

From being fellow bloggers to blogger friends,

From reading to sharing,

From solace to comfort,

From silence to spreading the thought,

You lovely people have stayed with me,

Carried the burden of my unjustifiable words,

Put along with my never-ending emotional tantrums,

And also entertained me with some of my irrational posts,

More so this has all happened without any judgements on my character,

And all the more, you have given me,

A million little things to cherish;

For which I can’t thank anyone of you enough.

All of you, every one of you have always remained,

And will always remain close to my heart.

A big thank you,

And a very Happy friendships day.

For a friend is not one who talks to you everyday, and hangs out with you, who brings you gifts and cuts a cake with you on your birthday, with whom you share all your secrets and with whom you go shopping. He is not someone with whom you just discuss your latest girl crush, or with whom you go out and eat because you are in the mood.

A friend is someone who is simply there for you when you need them, who will sit at home and listen to you while you ramble away all your miseries, again and again. He is someone who will know what’s wrong, with one look, and will not let go until you let go of what you are hiding. He is someone who will laugh at you after knowing, what’s troubling you, but will be with you all the same. A friend is not someone who posts with you 20 different photos on social media, but in the end, forgets that there is a life outside of social media. (I get the irony of posting this on a blog)

Walter Winchell was absolutely right in saying, “A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

3 Days Lyrical Challenge- Day3

So after a song from 2018 and then reverting back to 1960, today I am in a fix. As soon as I heard lyrical challenge, I knew my all time favourites, and go to songs will be included here. But I haven’t until now, so today when I cannot choose from these two songs I take the liberty to put up two songs today. I am sorry I just cannot pick one between these two. I have been listening to these two songs since years and I never get enough of them. They are always on my list, always! So I am almost possessed my them 😉 (If you know what I mean)

The first song is somewhere between my two time varying selections; from 1990. The movie from which I take this song is ‘Jurm’.

Singers: Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam
Lyrics: Indeevar
Music: Rajesh Roshan

Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Naa koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Ho chaandni jab tak raat deta hai har koi saath
Tum magar andheron mein na chhodna mera haath
Ho chaandni jab tak raat deta hai har koi saath
Tum magar andheron mein na chhodna mera haath
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Wafadaari ki vo rasmein nibhayenge hum tum kasmein
Ek bhi saans zindagi ki jab tak ho apne bas mein
Wafadaari ki vo rasmein nibhayenge hum tum kasmein
Ek bhi saans zindagi ki jab tak ho apne bas mein
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

Dil ko mere hua yakeen hum pehle bhi mile kahin
Silsila ye sadiyon ka koi aaj ki baat nahin
Dil ko mere hua yakeen hum pehle bhi mile kahin
Silsila ye sadiyon ka koi aaj ki baat nahin
Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

 

Jab koi baat bigad jaaye jab koi mushkil pad jaaye
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Na koi hai na koi tha zindagi mein tumhaare siva
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa
Tum dena saath mera o humnawaa

This is literally my go to song. I don’t know I love it-

 

And now the next song. I don’t know what to say except I love it too.

I do realise that I am picking all the old songs now and you might think what an oldie this person is, but okay, I got it. It is still my favourite too :-p

The song is from the movie  ‘Woh Kaun Thi’, a 1964 movie.

Song : Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hasin Raat
Music : Madan Mohan Kohli
lyrics : Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
Singers : Lata Mangeshkar

Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hasin Raat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Ham Ko Mili Hain Aaj, Ye Ghadiyaan Nasib Se
Ji Bhar Ke Dekh Lijiye Ham Ko Karib Se
Phir Aap Ke Nasib Men Ye Baat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Paas Aaiye Ki Ham Nahin Aaenge Baar-Baar
Baahen Gale Men Daal Ke Ham Ro Le Zaar-Zaar
Aankhon Se Phir Ye Pyaar Ki Barasaat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho

Lag Ja Gale Ki Phir Ye Hassin Raat Ho Na Ho
Shaayad Phir Is Janam Men Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho
Lag Jaa Gale …

Tell me you don’t like this song in the least and I don’t know what am I going to do 😀

 

Happy listening-  to these oldies 😀

Also, if you are not participating in this challenge, would you please just mention one song, just one from your all time favourites. They say your taste of music lets people know what kind of a person you are. So just curious. 🙂

 

3 Days Lyrical Challenge- Day 2

After my first and very recent song in the challenge, today I use a very, very old one. Call me old fashioned, but what can I say except the fact that I love this song too.

The song is from the movie ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’

Music : Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankar Singh Raghuvanshi
lyrics : Shailendra (Shankardas Kesarilal)
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

The lyrics to the songs are purely mesmerizing.

Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Yeh Roshni Ke Sath Kyu
Dhuan Utha Chirag Se
Yeh Roshni Ke Sath Kyu
Dhuan Utha Chirag Se
Yeh Khwab Dekhti Hu Mai
Ke Jag Padi Hu Khwab Se
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Mubarke Tumhe Ke
Tum Kisi Ke Nur Ho Gaye
Mubarke Tumhe Ke
Tum Kisi Ke Nur Ho Gaye
Kisi Ke Itne Pas Ho Ke
Sab Se Dur Ho Gaye
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh Kaha
Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham
Kisi Kaa Pyar Leke Tum
Naya Jahan Basaoge
Kisi Kaa Pyar Leke Tum
Naya Jahan Basaoge
Yeh Sham Jab Bhi Aayegi
Tum Hamko Yad Aaoge
Ajib Dastan Hai Yeh
Kaha Shuru Kaha Khatam
Yeh Manjile Hai Kaun Si Naa
Woh Samajh Sake Naa Ham

Okay I got nothing more to say about this song. Tell me about your views on this if you have heard this song (Chances are many might not have considering it’s age) or else simply tune in to this-

To The One Who Dreams

Because I am feeling a little dreamy today,

Because I am reading something too beautiful today,

Because everything is too good to be true today,

Because I believe; today:

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Heart! Mind! Or a Grammar Nazi?

Most of the time when I write or post something, it gets confused for being true. Well, sometimes it is and sometimes it is a part of my delusion or imagination. Whatever be it, imagination or truth there is one thing that keeps getting in my way, which is whether to write it with my heart at hand or with my mind. This dilemma between heart and mind is constant, not for me alone but for almost everyone. And it is true to writing too, that when it comes to a battle between heart and mind there is absolutely no one who can win.

If you think with your heart your mind loses but if you consider things with your mind your heart loses. There is nothing new here, right?

But there is a set pattern I have noticed in myself, in my writings precisely. Going through my past posts and or certain unpublished pieces I realised that when I have written with rationality the pieces are fine, but when I have my emotions out, I make mistakes as silly as no one who knows proper grammar will make.

Yesterday going through one of my posts, I remembered a long lost incident from my school. When I was in my early school days my English teacher used to make sure that we made no grammatical errors in our grammar paper, for this she would go to really great extremes, so much, as when we made a certain mistake we would have to write it on a sheet of paper at least 50 times. Writing that correct sentence for so many times, I don’t think anyone would make that mistake again. One such time even I had written sentences like, “No sooner did….” And “I didn’t know….”  For 50 times so that I would never make that mistake again. And that is how I remember even today how the tenses work.

But when yesterday I was reading one particular post where my heart was literally put out into words, I realised that I had lost sense of grammar and I had literally gone as far as writing, “I didn’t knew.” (I am ashamed!)

If my English teacher would read that today, she would laugh at me till her cheeks would hurt. First she wouldn’t even believe that I could write that, and then if she would have believed it, finally, then she would certainly laugh at my callousness, and loss of my sanity.

So we go to such extremes, isn’t it, when our hearts are not in their places? Or should I say when our minds are not in our places?

Can there ever be equilibrium when it comes to the matters of heart? Can we ever rationalise things or we are for ever to be acting as the lost ones when we just cannot chose between our hearts and minds?

The disturbingly melodious song!

“Tera mujse hai pehle ka nata koi, yu hi nahi dil lubhata koi

Janee tu, ya jane naaaaaaa, mane tu ya mane na.”

How many of you remember this song? Not the new one, the really old version.

I love this song, adding it to one of my favourites.

This song comes to me today, bringing back old memories, as old as my school memories.

Of course every class has two types of students, the front benchers, the docile and obedient ones and the last benchers, the naughty and the cheeky ones. I was among the front benchers, usually seated in the corner, doing my own work, literally not caring about anyone else, which of course made me somewhat as an attitudinal one. (Really not the case though)

And then comes the mischievous and the impertinent ones. They like to be the class gang, will want to know everything going on in the class, will interfere in your work, and even pull your leg to an extent making you feel uncomfortable, and they look somewhat as rude and arrogant. (Again not the case though)

They are just different from each other.

Yes, so I was the front bencher, and I was always immersed, on God knows what, never giving them enough heed. But today this song makes me go back to those days, among those very people who might have pulled my leg someday.

Our class had this huge gang sitting at the back, always playing games inside the class. You name it and they might have played it. But their best game for me was playing ‘Antakshari” Oh they sang such beautiful songs sometimes in the class, but of course it did not end there, obviously they had to add their ‘singing touch’ to it, making the song disturbingly melodious. But it was fun in the end.

So, why this particular song?

They had the talent to destroy this song to such an extent, you could not even think of it. They would literally shout at the top of their voices, sometimes making the teachers from the staff-room come to our class and make them stop singing. And then we would all have a good laugh, not to forget the melodious singers.

They would laugh at their own voice and start singing, yet again.

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So this post is dedicated to those singers of my class, some of whom might be reading this now. I wish them a lifetime of singing talents, but above that, sheer happiness.