Friday, December 5, 2008

I couldn’t give a title to this post. You may call them my musing on a free morning (Ya! At times we do have them over here). I am not much into listening to songs but recently since my laptop has decided to go all dumb for sure I realize I miss listening to a few songs(courtesy youtube, who else!!!) Especially those songs which remind me of people. People who form an integral part of my life, people who just came across coz they had to, people who I don’t want to think of and also people who meant a lot at one point of time but now just remain a name for me. I would just mention a few songs which invariably remind me of those people. A tribute to those songs or those people I don’t know but its tribute nevertheless.

Lets start with the person who dared (I swear it isn’t a typo) to bring me on this earth. My mom. I link all possible Bengali songs (especially those Rabindra Sangeet) with her. They would invariably take me back to that same kitchen were between the clinking of vessels I could hear my mom singing these songs. She doesn’t have a great voice and let’s not talk about her knowledge of lyrics n music, but it all seemed great. I guess it’s the Mom factor and though I never told her this but I owe her whatever little knowledge I have of Bengali songs completely.

“Chalte chalte yuhin koi mil gaya…” If this song is heard anywhere in my house my dad would come running to me to always say in his dreamy smiling voice, “ Tinni, these are all eternal and evergreen songs. Not the ones that you listen to these days.” I would always snort at him or make a face as if I care (but unfortunately I do L). I want to go back and tell him I thought the same and I still do.

Now onwards the rest of the characters will not be named due to confidentiality matters. If you can guess who they are.. Lucky you J

Raja ko Rani se pyar ho gaya”…I associate this song with D (funny I know but it wont be if you read along) It takes me back to my pre teen days and unfortunately to his teen ones when he would make me a love messenger to pass on letters, cassettes and other stupid stuff to his then puppy love GF. I can still close my eyes and see him giving me a cassette of “Akele Hum Akele Tum” and ordering me, “Tell her Song No. 1 is for her” (BAAAHHHHHH !!!Those late 90’s stupid love stories ) And ofcourse needless to mention that it was this song. And I a pre teen who only had crush on Shahrukh till then thought, “Oh he is so cool and romantic.” For the next few days he was close to Shahrukh for me. But of course I was back to realities with one of our endless fights.

“Dam a dam Mast kalandar..” This song takes me back to a humid afternoon in Rourkela Club …100 people dancing to this song….I cant think of any one face in this case but a 100 of them screaming and dancing on it in a party. Ofcourse since the SPICMACAY function in our college recently, I have started associating it with the right set of people.

Sanson ko sanson se.. “ A song which reminds me of H. It takes me back to those days when she and her BF behaved like a lovesick couple in a long distant relationship. This song was unfortunately her mobile ringtone and apparently due to high STD call rates her BF decided to give her more missed calls than calls. SO all day long her cellphone would sing this song for half a minute. I who was myself one of the recent cupid target by then found it the most romantic song on earth. Ahh…that French Window and the Pune rains!!!

"Now what the hell are you waiting for" Numb by Linking Park it reminds me.. well of myself. Thanks to A this song was my alarm ringtone for nearly a year. This song, not so thankfully, has woken me up from my unending dreams to the stark realities of projects, assignments, classes and quizzes of the hellish first term in XIMB. And I guess A would be smiling and nodding his head saying," I told you so" at this ---I miss my alarm tone and I wish I could have it back. 

“Soni de nakhre soni lagde..” I think my entire batch (or at least the die hard XIMB JLT fans ) would support me in this song. It simply reminds me of our all night long JLTs and those hazy faces who dance as if they have attained nirvana in this life itself.

I saved this for the last. “Ankhon hi ankhon mein” from the latest movie EMI. It doesn’t take me back too far. At the stroke of midnight (or a little after that) A sang this song for me on my bday. Apparently he memorized the entire song as a bday gift. The duchess loved it but she still awaits her actual gift :) 

 

 

17 comments:

Mainak said...

abbe ritu, the blog was terrific .. it made me laugh a few times ... like --
1) "Lets start with the person who dared (I swear it isn’t a typo) to bring me on this earth. My mom." -- had she seen u durin ragging sessions, she too would say, that even "dare" is an understated word ...
2) "This song was unfortunately her mobile ringtone and apparently due to high STD call rates her BF decided to give her more missed calls than calls" -- when i initially had my first phone, i too did the same .. for every other frnd with mob ..bt this statement, would perhaps b more apt at present times ... ha ha .. so u c, u actually wrote another timeless funda, along with those timeless songs that u mentioned ..

Memorising the entire song as a bda gift !!.. thats terrific boss .. i understand, wht all made ur days recently ..

Neways, keep writin, i really liked the blog alot...

tank said...

simply awesome...i mean you so good at capturing the essence of every word...short and crisp but bang on the target
but im upset as there is no mention of my name or song :P
and i completely agree with mainak

Ritu said...

@ Mainak ..thanks a lot dear.U still give missed calls. I think I have stopped ..maybe i shud..

@ Tank...well i have mentioned all XIMB ppl.. :) but surely i wl one day

Sumo said...

Very nicely put...this reminded me of the sings I associate with the people in my life too. Looks like you have given me the inspiration for another post! :-D

Ritu said...

@ Sumo: Thanks a lot..m glad I was ur inspiration.& wen u write thr i wud comment on urs too :)

saanjh said...

Congrats sweetie !! For an awesome start of ur blogging ..as about the post ... loved it ! Hope this blog reveals the non-kaki tender side of urs to all :)

Ritu said...

oh u want the mushy mushy parts of m side :P

Ankita said...

hey motu.. tune mujhe badi sari cheezo ka revision kar diya.. the blog is amazing n just 2 good.

cheers.............

Saloni said...

omg!!!!!!! simply amazing.i was getting kinda dejavu feelings reading it all in one go..
lovely write up!

Ritu said...

@ Anki ..hey sweety we have loads of other memories to talk about.I wish I could meet you for once to discuss them..
@ Saloni...Hey dear m so glad u liked it...aisi hi hoti hai nostalgia...thanks a lot..

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abhinandan said...

u forgot to mention the reason.."A" at that point of time was obsessed with grand theft auto.. and as a natural consequence the "gangsta rap" songs..and thought it was cool to use afro american words like "nigga" and "homie" "homeboy" etc.. but ye he has long out grown them [:)]...but i guess he would only like to say the same as the opening lines of the song "thank you thank you thank you. ure far too kind"

Ritu said...

@ "A" I dnt think u have far outgrown those Afro-American words (especially tat irritating homie)

Soumik said...

Hey Ritu,

Nice to see you blogging :) and terrific concept indeed.. we do associate songs with ppl.. unconciously or subconciously..
This certainly reminds me of the songs that have formed an integral part of events in my life..

Keep it up..

Soumik

Ritu said...

@ Soumik : Thanks a lot dear...And its not just songs..we at times associate them with movies too..

Ankit said...

Must say a very nicely put thoughts...linking each songs with someone is really interesting...but somehow I feel you consciously tried to keep it in a happy mood...so may have left out some emotional songs... well its just a guess.. but may be I am right :P

Ankit said...

Must say a very nicely put thoughts...linking each songs with someone is really interesting...but somehow I feel you consciously tried to keep it in a happy mood...so may have left out some emotional songs... well its just a guess.. but may be I am right :P