Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I Am In Love

In the beginning, the personal blog is like a pet dog. You feed it everyday, take it to the vet when required, bathe it and so on. But after a while, I guess, it assumes the status of a street dog: you are not obliged to feed it, but when circumstances permit, you throw a bread or two. You know it will survive.

Something similar is happening to Ganga Mail. Time was when I used to wonder: "When to write?" These days I wonder: "What to write?" Am I running out of ideas? I am not, and I better not, for ideas are my bread and butter. Just that I don't know which of the thoughts to freeze on the blog -- there's so much happening, pleasant and unpleasant.

The unpleasant bits can remain buried in my chest. As for the pleasant part, maybe I am in love. Almost everything about love has been written by poets and lyricists, and there is nothing new for me to write, except to recall the famous song Pyaar humen kis mod pe le aaya from Satte Pe Satta, in which Amitabh Bachchan, in Kishore Kumar's voice, hums:

Jab koi ginta hai raaton to taare
Tab samjho use pyaar ho gaya pyaare:


When someone begins to count the stars at night
You know he (or she) is in love.

Those into Hindi movies must be familiar with the song. Those who haven't, please listen to it: the song was composed a quater century ago but can sound fresh for another century. It is one of the rare songs that vouches, at the same time, for R.D. Burman's genius and Kishore Kumar's versatility. Meanwhile, would you like to know how the song was created? Here's how:

Pyaar Humen Kis Mo...

10 comments:

Gaizabonts said...

i am beginning to love your esnips folder :)

you almost did a "Describe Blogging" challenge!

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Atul, my heartfelt thanks!

Swahilya said...

A great way to be.

Shek said...

brilliant song

Anonymous said...

how many times will u fall in love!!??!!

Micki said...

"Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to" - Carl Van Doren

mithali said...

Last few posts we see you whining and trying hard to find yourself reasons to blog.
it was not long ago when you were a hungry soul(ur words)vying to be heard,yearning to be appereciated all the while honing your skills to be a writer.u learnt the art,u feel the pulse of the people by the vein ,having grown your wings you are confident.All these points out to a period of transition.u want to move ahead conquer the bigger world,Go ahead Bish,complete ur dream,start writing a book.
As for your new found love hope she/it inspires you to attain higher things in life.

Shek said...

You are tagged. More details here: link

Anonymous said...

I am in love too. With you!

dazedandconfused said...

http://www.buzz18.com/showstory.php?id=3252&flag=p&pg=0

You must have read this bizarre interview before of Kishore Kumar. Wanted to know you thoughts on this and the man...