Monday, February 27, 2012

Singing voices from across the border – II

It is rightly said, music knows no boundaries or barriers. The other day, I chanced upon one more voice from across the border via You tube . It is Alvin Thomas Jacob paying tribute to the legendary Ghazal king Jagjit Singh. . I listened to three songs / ghazals originally sung by the maestro :

. Hothon se chhoo lo tum….

. Tum ko dekha to yeh khayal aya ….

. Chitthi na koi sandesh……

-rendered by this upcoming singer and the striking similarity with Jagjit’s voice and style simply left me enthralled.

It would suffice to google the name of the singer to reach the link !

Monday, February 13, 2012

Where is my Valentine !

“Mohabbat ke liye kuchh khas dil makhsoos hote hain

Ye woh nagma hai jo har saaz par gaya nahin jata”

I would like to take some liberty with the above couplet and modify it thus :

"Mohabbat ke liye ye khas din makhsoos hota hai

Ye woh nagma hai jo hardin kabhi gaya nahin jata".

Come 14th February a.k.a Valentine Day, and every thing including the air smells of love. I do not know whether the lovers gain any thing out of the market gimmicks, that have an open play, but the shopkeepers and traders do have a field day. Not that I am against any thing of the sort - rather I envy the young lovers who wait for this day all the year for their love to find expression or take wings . I look , in vain for my Valentine, who seems to be lost somewhere and has taken the form of a matronly figure- mother of my kids – whom even suggestion of some endearment from me gives creeps.