Sunday, October 28, 2007

Three Songs

I enter the bar. Dimly lit. A festooned stage few meters away. Am led to a corner table with a flower vase on it. The performance begins. And am mesmerized by the sensuality.

[ Film: Howrah Bridge, 1958
Song: Aaiiye Meherbaan
Music: O.P. Nayyar
Singer: Asha Bhosale
Featuring: Madhubala and Ashok Kumar ]

I was so blown away by her. Never have I and never will I see a more beautiful woman. The ravishing element juxtaposed with the sweetest innocence.

I asked her what she would be doing tomorrow. To my heartbreak, she was to leave tomorrow by train.

Ummm....let me see how I can woo her. All I would need is a jeep driven by my buddy.

[ Film: Aradhana, 1969
Song: Mere Sapnon Ki Rani
Music: S.D. Burman
Singer: Kishore Kumar
Featuring: Rajesh Kumar and Sharmila Tagore ]
Its so cool that she also likes Alistair Maclean.

Ahhh. But it is so tough to depart like this. However, I know she is due to return in two days. Till then, I need to think.

I fix up our date at this beautiful tower I know.

[ Film: Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, 1963
Song: Dil ka Bhanwar
Music: S.D. Burman
Singer: Mohammed Rafi
Featuring: Dev Anand and Nutan ]
I think she has agreed. Yippee!

Hindi cinema was at its pinnacle over 30-40 years ago. Epitomized by the legends.

Three of my favorite songs spiced with a fictional story.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007


Snippets from the past 3 weeks:

1. Got the dream apartment. Just for myself. Interior designing scribbled somewhere inside me.

2. Trek to Skandagiri rocked. Good fox's eye view from the top. Brownie, the mountain dog was damn handsome.

3. Mysore - a sweet small city with a baggage of history. The Palace was electrifyingly lit up in all its finery.

4. Exactly an year since the greatest trek/trip of my life.

5. Life is a spicy poetry whose stanzas act on their own whims. Need a Gibran soon.

6. Exactly a month since it ended. I am alright now.

7. Finally have the entire Beatles collection. Every record.

8. Monica Bellucci performed splendidly in the grotesque Irreversible

9. Mumbai seems to be surging ahead over Bangalore.

10. Waiting for Cassini to experience Titan