Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga Pyaara!

Ae mere pyare vatan, ae mere bichhde chaman
tujhpe dil qurbaan
Tu hi meri aarzu, tu hi meri aabru
tu hi meri jaan.

Tere daman se jo aaye un havaon ko salaam
choom loon main us zubaan ko jispe aaye tera naam
Sabse pyaari subah teri, sabse rangeen teri shaam,
Tujhpe dil qurbaan.

Tu hi meri aarzu, tu hi meri aabru, tu hi meri jaan.

My favourite deshbhakti song. Gets me all choked up despite the fact that I'm neither fervently patriotic, nor, in any way, bichhdo-ed from my chaman. Also, in the film, the song was sung by a wrongfully-convicted Afghan trader, who was pining for his country i.e. Afghanistan.

I think my patriotic beliefs can safely be defined as 'schizo pick and mix'.

8 comments:

crab said...

That number is a favorite here too .. congrats on the 60th budday CS :-)

Chronicus Skepticus said...

Crab: And the same to you my crustacean friend! :)

Arthur Quiller Couch said...

Not patriotic? Sensible. National borders are artificial. Made so politicians can screw us for their own benefit.

??! said...

aqc:
hear, hear. Also - there, there.

iz said...

It's still a lurvely song.

crab said...

Thanks :-)

Spunky Monkey said...

I am not that fervently patriotic either. But then, there are certain things that make you all soft(?) on the inside. Mile sur mera tumhara does that to me even today.

Revealed said...

National borders are artificial. Made so politicians can screw us for their own benefit.


Profundity abounds. Revealed fades out.