Talking of music, I have always believed that music has no boundaries – no language. The lyrics might be in different languages, but the underlying emotions are the same. They can be understood by every one. This belief of mine was proved right when one of my colleagues from the Marketing Division called up a client in Saudi Arabia. A soulful Arabic song started playing. None of us could understand the lyrics, but we were hooked somehow. The transformation that took place in the cabin was something almost magical, which words could not describe. Every one dropped what they were doing and started listening to the song. Every one had a look of awe on their faces, the song was so beautiful. This went on till the call was received.
This led me to search for Arabic songs on the Net. I could not find THAT song, but I found two very good ones, which are part of my current obsessions. 🙂
This also reminded me of the Malayalam lyrics in ‘Jiya Jale Jaan Jale’ from Dil Se which I couldn’t understand, but still loved the song. Also worth mentioning here is ‘The Ketchup song’ that I like listening to on and off in spite of not understanding the lyrics at all.
Talking about Hindi songs, I seem to be mesmerised by three songs these days. I just can’t seem to listen to anything else. I am posting the links here.
On a jazzier note, my recent favourites are: (of course, these can never beat the above three)
On a slightly different note, my current obsessions in terms of books:
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma
How Opal Mehta got kissed, got wild and got a life – Kaavya Vishwanathan
Manual of the warrior of light – Paulo Coelho
Wise and Otherwise – Sudha Murty
There have been a number of additions to my library in the last couple of months. Good additions, which I am waiting to get my hands on! In fact, so many additions that the home minister has threatened to throw me out along with them if I buy one more before finishing the rest. 🙂 The bookstore people now know me well and I am a privileged customer at the pavement bookwallah’s. 🙂
As if I am already not so busy with so much stuff, I have work to do at work! Totally unfair! 🙂
So, if I suddenly disappear from my blog for some time, you know what I’ll be up to! 🙂 Till then…