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
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 :)