Its been some Time, and Punjabi Music.Posted: September 3, 2007
I know, I know … thats a rather unimaginative title for a post, but I just wanted to write a couple of thoughts. Well … Rather unrelated thoughts, if you ask me, but nevertheless …
Today is 3rd. September, 2007. No, I am not targetting this post (Marketing Strategy classes showing up again?) at some time capsule kind of sci-fi scene. Its just that this day, 18 years ago, a boy from Delhi had landed up in the lovely city of Varanasi (ok, ok … Fact is, I still prefer Banaras, and of course, Kashi … She is Kashi Hindu Vishwavidyala, the City of Cities … Kashi!). He went to this city, reached there on the 3rd. September, 1989, a boy in his teens, and left the city another four years down the line, a man! Such was the metamorphosis brought upon by the city.
Now, I know that the boy have grown into a man anywhere … It had nothing to do with where he was. But, the kind of man he grew up into does have a relationship with where he grew up. Now, I am not blemishless. Nobody in this world is (Romans 3:23). But, I do believe, I turned out to be a person who is nice (I dont think comparisons have any meaning … the question is the degree of goodness, I believe!).
The Punjabi Music part … I am listening to an album of Rabbi Shergill as I write this post … Apart from that the music grips you, and forces you to hink, apart from listening, there is another aspect of this … This genre of music is not the good old B3 (Balle Balle Boys!), and this goes to mention a point … There is much more to Punjabiyat (Punjabi culture, language, lifestyles, way of life …), than only remixed Bhangra songs! A very nice point … Tere Bin … saannoo soneya koi hor naiyo labbana … Beautiful song (not for nothing I had this as my caller tune when I was in Calcutta … still trying to make it my caller tune!).