Sunday, 25 November 2012
ow are the photographs which triggered my memory.
Am I dreaming? Without any provocation I drifted into the past. The pastwhichSomebody has rightly said that Love is a many splendoured thing. How true!! Speaking about Love, memories come gushing one by one into my mind. It is all about love, the love which is true, which has all the passion, which has the capability of transforming lives and which makes you feel elated and thrilled. One moment you are alone, but the next moment when this love mania emancipates, you are not what you hitherto used to be! Your thoughts, your feelings and your emotions all are focused on one person, who has the capacity to change your persona without your being conscious of it.
Given bel has all these years been hidden in the womb of time and which has now surfaced on the uppermost layer of my head and heart!! It has shaken me from my slumber and placed me gently into the lap of those days when love struck me!! It all happened fifty three years ago. Yes fifty three years have gone by since I married the man of my dreams. Fifty three years is not a short period. But both of us feel that all this happened only very recently! The love which reigned upon both of us culminated in uniting us forever! Ours was a love marriage. My memory is still fresh from the past. How in spite of obstacles everything fell into place. The one and only obstacle which came our way was “ a Punjabi girl marrying a Kerala boy”.(I am from Punjab and my husband is a Keralite.) My father, though he was very liberal, asked me several times how I would adjust my food habits, language etc. Similarly, my husband’s family was apprehensive of his marrying a girl whose parents were settled far away.
True love is always victorious. So was ours!! All this happened more than fifty years ago, when the society was not so progressive and was reluctant to approve of such alliances. Even though the marriage took place in Delhi, it had its impact in Kerala. We were told that some Kerala news papers splashed the news of our marriage. All these incidents took place more than half a century ago but are etched in my memory very vividly.
Fifty three years of married life have passed away as a reel of a movie. We have enjoyed and shared all good things together in our journey through life. Adversities never shook us as our love for each other stood like a rock. We had our share of differences but our love for each other was strong enough to tide over all such situations.
We have two children and four grand children. Due to God’s grace they are very loving and caring. On our golden jubilee anniversary, they arranged a gala surprise party in our honor which had all the trappings of a real wedding.
We have left behind a joyous and perilous road and have reached the evening of our lives. We are still very warm and care for each other. We are thankful to BlogAdda for helping us to revive our old but golden memories. Amen!!
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Friday, 23 November 2012
Grand children! How much do we love you!! Grand children you are the flesh of our flesh and soul of our soul. When our first grand daughter was born , and I enfolded her in my arms, it gave me a feeling that I was transported to another world.The ecstasy of that moment cannot be described in words.It is etched deep into the portals of my heart. Wow, I had become the mother of her mother. It is a different matter that she is in her early twenties now. This experience will for ever remain fresh in my mind. Afterwards we were blessed by three more grand children. All the four are darlings. They have filled the space in the hearts of their grand parents , which we never knew was empty. All four are God's gift to us. Whosoever coined the the word grand child,deserves an applause, because they are really grand.
Today I am in a reminiscent mood. Flashes of the days gone by are vividly appearing in front of my eyes.I am dreaming with my eyes open. Incidents are coming to the fore which are not in chronological order. There she is, our elder grand daughter ( I will refer to her as Doll in this article). She was real sweetie pie. Even her naughty pranks did not irritate us. In fact we used to be tickled by her mischiefs.She too knew that we were amused. She loved to throw things...... I remember that the sofa cushions seemed to be an eye sore to this Doll. During the day the elders would keep the cushions in their proper place and next time you enter the room the cushions would be on the floor.This sequence used to continue the whole day. She also was an expert in removing clothes from the wardrobe. Her mother would arrange the garments and the daughter would pull them out and scatter them , all crushed on the floor.This little Doll grew up to become a very responsible and meticulous young maiden,who can manage her things in a responsible manner. My younger grand daughter,(she will be referred as a Princess) grew up in the shadow of her elder sister.It is natural that she has acquired the likes and dislikes of her sister.Both sisters are fond of Dancing.They learnt dancing when they were hardly three years old.They have performed at school and college level functions. The Princess is very much concerned about the welfare of the family.Both girls are our son's daughters. They love fast music..I am playing two songs which I presume they will like.The first one is We Are Young and the other one is a remix version of Hawa Hawai.
The other two grand children are the sons of our daughter.We will refer to the elder one a as Prince and the younger one as Smartu.The Prince is going to become a Doctor in a couple of months. From his looks he is innocent but appearances are deceptive. He is a boy with a strong will and determination and is blessed with great self confidence. He has strong likes and dislikes. He is very fond of listening to old Hindi movie songs. Quiz competitions are his forte. Right from his early school days there was hardly a quiz competition in which he did not get a prize. The younger one Smartu is actually a smart boy. He is a happy go lucky child, but at the same time very sharp and intelligent. He is a connoisseur of guitar. Whereever he goes his guitar accompanies him.He is also a connoisseur of good food. He likes to listen to Rock music and also sings rock music with great enthusiasm. I present the following songs for the boys and their parents to enjoy.
Videos courtesy You Tube
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Devotional songs have always found a place of pride in movies made in our country but have been successful even several years after their release.
There was a movie., Do Ankhen Barah Haath directed by V Shantaram, in which a very popular devotional song was the main attraction of the film.
This song is an all time favourite with young and old alike. It was adopted by many Schools , to be the part of the school assembly.
The next devotional song which I am posting here is from the movie Baiju Bawra,sung by Mohd. Rafi. The song is so moving that it is capable of touching the very chords of the heart of the listener. This song is based on Hindustani Classical music.
There is another song which is fresh in memory. It is from the film Geet Gaata Chal and based on the lines from Ram Charit Manas . I feel this song will be appreciated .
The Bhajan which became very popular is from the movie Ankush.This song also has found a place in many schools' morning assembly. The music is haunting and the words are inspiring.
There was an old movie starring Dev Anand ,Sadhana and Nanda. .They were the top stars in those days..The song was very appealing and became very successful.The name of the movie was Hum Dono.
The last song that I am including here is from the film Hari Darshan.It is the chanting of the Lord's name.
I have written this post to revive the memory of some devotional songs.
Source courtesy :You Tube