Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Magic of Classics

Finally! Some time away from the mundane life that I have! These days I'm being introduced to the word 'stress' in a big way. It's physical torture to sit in one place and stare at the computer! But there's something that works as a great stress buster for me and gives immediate relaxation: music! I'm waking up to the charm of old Hindi songs recently. I'm truly amazed at their simplicity.

Listening to these songs is such a beautiful reminder of a world that once was. The intricate way they describe emotions... feels so fragile and so pure. There are a hundred ways of saying the same things - love with shokhiyon me ghola jaye, grief with tujhse naraaz nahi zindagi, joy with pancchi banoo, nostalgia with najaane kyu or plain madness with junglee - each a beautiful, modest expression in itself. Just makes me feel so relieved and truly relaxed.

Guess it's true for every simple thing we come across. We're so busy trying to make our lives better, that we forget to appreciate the goodness of being natural. I know that sounds cliched but its true all the same. Just stop and think for a moment, that in this mad race where are we all headed, and what is it that we're looking for?

Now playing: Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai :)

10 comments:

Stone said...

so true!
Music makes me happy :-)

R said...

Anything written by Gulzar works for me. Masoom is a masterpiece. :-)

Have you ever noticed one needs simpler words, simpler arrangements only when life's stressful? It's funny, really.

desperado said...

what is it we are looking for ???
...now only if we got got this answer and for once it did not change once we get that thing :P

ani_aset said...

loveee tujhse naaraz nahi :) awesome song

R said...

WHY DON'T YOU UPDATE?

Crazy Maverik said...

:) nice... its been a long time since you blogged though!

Merlin said...

So true... Old is gold!

Gaurav Alagh said...

I could have agreed more with u... and just to add on .. in this rat race, stopping once and listening to - GOLMAAL HAI BHAI SAB GOLMAAL HAI ... invariably brings a smile on ur face and thats the best thing one can ask for ... isnt it?

Anil P said...

Simplicity came from the lack of complications then. Those songs refresh the mind so well that it's a pleasure to listen to them.

R said...

Update or delete your blog. Hmph.