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.