This song has been playing over and over in my head, partly thanks to Sury singing it whenever it plays on the radio. I love the bond we share, united in remembering you and your very essence when we listen to this song.

It played again on the radio yesterday on Vividh Bharti during Bhoole Bisre Geet and of course, it is now stuck in a happy place in my head. I can even ignore the actor doing the role. Anari was a good movie.

Remember the series of films Doordarshan aired back in 1987! What sweet memories of cuddling up with the kids from the neighborhood and watching it, singing along and then, watching them slowly nod off to sleep!

They came to keep me company when you were away in Madras. I would then rearrange them on the mattress on the floor and cover them with that huge white sheet with the tiny flower print we had. In two minutes they would kick it off and after gently extracting Soujanya’s thumb from her mouth, I’d switch off the TV and the light and we’d sleep off. Peacefully.

Those days I didn’t even need to set the alarm since one of the kids would surely be up at 4 am to be carried to the bathroom to susu.

They were simple days!

How beautiful the lyrics are, Mi! I love them mostly because it is exactly the way you lived!

किसी की मुस्कुराहटों पे हो निसार
To offer yourself to someone's smiles
किसी का दर्द मिल सके तो, ले उधार
To borrow someone's pain
किसी के वास्ते हो तेरे दिल में प्यार, जीना इसी का नाम है
To have love for someone in your heart, that's what life is all about.

माना अपनी जेब से फकीर है
Granted that we are poor in terms of material riches
फिर भी यारो दिल के हम अमीर है
Yet, we are rich at heart
मिटे जो प्यार के लिये वो जिंदगी
The life that sacrifices itself for love
जले बहार के लिये वो जिंदगी
The life that craves for spring
किसी को हो ना हो हमें तो ऐतबार, जीना इसी का नाम है
Regardless of what others believe, we believe...that's what life is all about

रिश्ता दिल से, दिल के ऐतबार का
The relationship of the heart with its credibility
ज़िंदा है हम ही से नाम प्यार का
Love lives because of us
के मर के भी किसी को याद आयेंगे
Even when we are gone, we will be remembered
किसी के आसुओं में मुस्कुरायेंगे
We will smile through someone's tears
कहेगा फूल हर कली से बार बार, जीना इसी का नाम है
The flowers will tell each bud, again and again, that this is what's life is all about.