Sunday, September 7, 2008

Where is my hindi music? .. the first disappointment

I dont know why i call this post "the first disappointment"... maybe i am expecting more..

We got our car in it was delivered yesterday.. now, the thing is i love listening to music.. when driving.. hindi music as well as english.. as i can sing along / hum along!! Now here comes the googly.. in this city, they play a lot of kannada songs and only some (very very few) hindi songs.. like once in an hour.. on all the FM channels that too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, why???? This is terrible... i love going on drives .. a music is a must!! Today we were driving.. it took us about 45 mins to reach that place.. and all the while and on all the channels kannada songs were playing.. i have nothing against them.. but i am craving to listen to familiar, popular music... so anyway, just as we were about to park.. the aditi song from Jaane tu started obviously couldnt hear it in full (happened twice and the same song too!!!)... now that i understood this after the first one hour of driving and changing channels every second in the hope of hearing some hindi songs.. i refused to make any calls / receive any calls or do any task when any hindi song was playing.. no matter which.. even the Himesh Reshammaiya song "afsana bana ke bhool na jaana"!!!!!

Oh boy, i miss it so much.. even though would have been in the car for about 2-3 hrs in all over the weekend!!
I know you all will be like.. when will you get so much time.. how does it matter.. you can hear it on tv music channels etc... BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME!!!! I love listening to popular hindi/english music when driving.. i feel incomplete without it (really!!!)... i cant imagine driving without music.. even if it is for 5 mins.. i remember once in delhi my music thing was not working.. i sang and talked to myself for an hour throughout the drive (I was alone). Hindi film music is an integral part of my life.. when i read in the night before going to sleep, i put on music.... and go off to sleep with the music on... and my husband switches it off when he gets back home!!!

This is terrible... and definitely not something i had even remotely thought about!!!! What else to do... listening to CDs is not as much fun.. coz you already know whats coming next! Just enquired about World space...:(

There is a song by Trisha Yearwood.. "How do i get thru my life without you.. if i ever live without you, what kind of a life would that be"... so apt!!!

And that too a long drive to kerala coming up soon.. ipod is the only way out!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Bangalore Diaries

Reached Bangalore safe and sound on Sunday.. unfortunately, was not able to connect to internet.. till now i.e.... was missing blogging.. have been catching up on blogs today since morning!!!!

I dont feel as if i have left Mumbai yet.. maybe thats because we are putting up in a guesthouse right now.. so it feels like a short holiday (havent joined work yet).. as if i am going to back to Mahim in a couple of days!!!!! I am sure i will definitely feel it once we move in to the new house this weekend.

I have never stayed in a south indian city for more than 2 months (we used to go to Kerala during vacations)... even though i am a south indian, i am more of a north indian by behaviour, by nature, by the kind of language i speak, having always stayed in delhi and that too in a colony of sardars (for about 12 yrs).. and then among punjabis..

So it is slightly strange.. to be surrounded by south indians (even though Blr is cosmopolitan).. to hear people speaking in malayalam a lot... in bombay when i used to hear the language, i would always turn around and check out the person.. there is a natural affinity.. here too i am doing it right now... yesterday when i went to fab india bumped into a mallu couple..i went to staring at them till the uncle caught my look and smiled at me.. even then i went on staring with that secret smile on my face, the "hey, i understand what you are saying "look.. but thankfully he didnt get irritated.. :-) .... but i am sure that will stop soon as i am going to be surrounded by south indians .. not laughing when you call dosa a dosha