Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Things happen in life “all of a sudden”. I have fallen in love with the word ‘Dafatan’ so beautifully put in the lyrics of ‘ Dil gira dafatan’ from the stunningly inspiring album “Delhi 6”. The search for the meaning of some words will give you a different perspective of the songs which you have already heard. “Delhi 6” is a surprise package. An unbelievably brilliant album that captures almost all genres of music.. All moods and all emotions. Just a perfect blend any music lover would love to keep as a priceless possession.

“Dil Gira dafatan” and “Rehna Tu” have got the very ‘Rahmanish’ unconventional patterns and flow where you just fail to understand the structure unless you hook onto it for a million times. They are just fantabulous. Shreya will just amaze us with her magical “Bhor Bhaye” a pure classical rendition and 'Arziyan' has a great amount of divinity attached to it.

Mohit Chauhan’s versatility has been unveiled in “Masakali” and the song title is attributed to the white pigeon in the movie which symbolizes peace and freedom according to the Director of the movie. The title track is very attractive and no doubts that ARR magic will keep our flag flying high in the years to come. He is a blessed soul!! Handpicked and showered with talents by the Almighty!! Prasoon Joshi has raised the bar with his awesome lyrical talents and Urdu as a language is wowing me time and again.

Looks like the two years wait after “Rang De Basanti” was really worth it. Music does possess some magical powers. If you have music in your life you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. Even when am jotting down these thoughts I have “Dil gira dafatan” playing into my ears and hitting my senses hard …giving me that solace and comfort that we all long for at times.

Always expect the unexpected in life…almost all the best things came to me at least happened when I was least expecting them. But can’t disagree with Mark Twain when he says “A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes”. “Delhi 6” is a worth a trillion bucks and much more than words could ever say!!!

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle us, make us wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and where to.”

Monday, January 12, 2009


Heard from an old school friend after a long time today and had this huge emotional turmoil .. all the events just flashed in front of my eyes.. and yes I had a total 360 degree review of my life. Those times when you are ruled over by your emotions and reason doesn’t appear anywhere close to you. 'Loneliness' expresses the pain of being alone.. but yes.. we do have the much glorified 'Solitude' that indeed is the GLORY of being alone. We all need this space at times. The time and space all of us need to go through a Catharsis- the cleansing process... We all need this solitude...in love..in friendship..in every relationship!!!

"You will get over it.. it is the clich├ęs that cause the trouble" the saying is true by all means. Kahlil Gibran is one of the very few authors whom I have read.. He in his creation'Madman' once said..." I will have both freedom and safety in my madness..the freedom from being understood.. the safety of being alone..." this kinds of sums up all the much felt feelings reappearing every now and then... Some songs also kind of capture this much talked about Solitude. One which comes to my mind first if 'Tanhayee' from Dil Chahta He..one of my favourite movies of all times...

Just right kind of picturisation renders life and depth to the message the song is trying to convey..Sonu Nigam just amazes me every time with his soulful voice and unbelievable feel. The lyrics of this one just stands out with every single word complementing the other... and the end result was one fantabulous song..

For all those relations that all of us lost at some juncture.. this one is for all of them…

"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity of someone who has ceased to communicate.."