Song in My Head


Update for week ended 9 July 2010

There are songs that hum in your head when you wake up in the morning – and it could be a song that you went to bed with, or heard it recently, but many a times, it could be an old ditty that you enjoyed when you were many moons younger, and it just suddenly bursts into your head. One such song that kept humming around my already dizzy head (more on my dizziness later) this morning at 6 am, was the “aaj mein upar, aasman neeche” song breezily sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy and Kumar Sanu. It has quirky lyrics, zippy music, and the movie picturisation was rather unconventional for its time (the mid nineties). This was a song that captured the mood of a just-in-love-person, who forgets what she is doing, because she is just-in-love, and keeps going topsy turvy in her mind and does not mind it the least! The hero reciprocates and goes through similar emotions, but expresses it more physically by doing cartwheels – where he is at times literally heads down and feet up, apart from falling head over heels over his lady love. The simple boy girl routine gets a break here, because although this was a love duet, neither the hero nor the heroine meet each other during the song, except at its end! Movie songs play a large role in an Indian’s life; and sometimes this “song in the head” can get infectious if it is hummed while sipping the morning cuppa; or while travelling to work or even at the coffee machine in office. I am not sure how many people are singing this song today, or dreamily reliving the mid nineties, but maybe after reading this, many of you would!

The Aaj Upar, Aaj Neeche routine was something the D Boyz did for a large part of the past fortnight. And it was quite a dizzy spell at D Street as the D Boyz did cartwheels, spinning the SENSEX onto a wave pattern that looked like my five year olds writing practice of slanting lines and just like her, they did not manage to stay in line, but at times wove the pattern upwards and at times lower, “un-uniformly”. The teacher in us would perhaps believe that the D Boyz need to get back to writing practice; but for whatever it is worth, it has just led to a marginal upward move in the SENSEX, making investors potentially richer 259 points – ending at 17833.

I wish I could say that the woozy head I got this morning was because of the late night, watching good international football. There was none last night! But this weekend is going to be one of night-outs; and jubilation for fans of good sport. Some octopus is being riled for “predictions” and aiding this belief is the performance of the losing team… but I am not a fan of seafood; and I prefer my garlic butter on bruschetta unlike the Germans, and I am not sure if octopus is added to the famed saffron laced rice dish – Paella; or whether Dutch beer goes well with the grilled sea-mollusc. Either ways; I look forward to a great weekend; and more songs in my head!!

Have a great weekend… Cheers….

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