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Aana O Bhai Jaan Khilaaun Paan Laga Ke Chuna

Posted on: July 20, 2015


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 10
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[Note of Apology: This write up has been in the making since two nights, including the “telephonic interview”.  Apologies that I was not able to post it before midnight yesterday. But then the thought comes – it is still 19th July somewhere in the world. Ah yes, our Khyati Ben in Los Angeles, USA,  is still working through the 19th.  So in a ‘relative’ way, this post is still on time. A brief summary of the celebration events covered herein – seventh anniversary for the blog, 11,300th song posted, and the completion of the planned ‘Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs’ series. Read on.]

[Note of Apology 2: With due apologies to Atul ji, for having taken some liberties in narrating certain aspects of his household.  I am very sure the permission towards these liberties are/will be granted, even though the same has not yet been formally requested 😉 ]

Einstein has said, and he must have been quoted on this many million times by now, that ‘time is relative’. There are a variety of different explanations and discourses on this single statement, depending on the perspective or the branch of science or maths, or for that matter, any other subject, that one is considering. There is a very interesting anecdote connected with this statement. Once a newspaper reporter asked Einstein to explain in simple terms, what is the meaning of the phrase ‘time is relative’.  And Einstein, without going into any mathematical or philosophical explanations, gave the following response.  He said – consider the situation when someone is holding your feet to the fire.  In such a circumstance, a passage of even 5 seconds would seem as if an hour has passed. Then again, think of a situation, when you are sitting and talking ‘sweet nothings’ with your beloved.  Then, after an hour has passed, it would seem to you as if just maybe five minutes have gone by.  That is what makes time relative. 🙂

Not thinking about spending time on exchanging ‘sweet nothings’ with one’s beloved, the ‘relativity’ of time comes in as such a strong realization in my life, as I look back on my association with this blog, and the people who have now become part of a family, a la the ‘musical bandwagon’.  It is simply so hard to believe that it is more than four and a half years since I first subscribed to this blog.  And in one of  our recent exchanges, Atul ji expressed the very same sentiments – it is hard for him to believe that this blog is about to celebrate seven years of its existence. Goodness, it just seems like yesterday that we were discussing the songs of Saigal Sb, and we completed the posting of all the available Sajjad Hussain songs.  And it seems just like last month that the debut song of this blog – “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Li”, made its completely unassuming and unobtrusive appearance on the internet.  As I look back into the records, the last song of Saigal Sb was posted on 18th September, 2011.  That is close to four years ago now.  The last song of Sajjad Sb, in regular sequences of posts, was posted on 15th June, 2013 (with another rare find posted later on 16th June, 2014).  That is just a little more than 2 years ago.

And yes, the posting of the debut song – well, today we are celebrating the seventh anniversary of that day – 19th July.  Atul ji has mentioned in an earlier post today, that since he does not maintain a diary, he is not able to recount what may have transpired in the days just before that day – in his mind and in his actions.  He was responding to Peevesie’s Mom ji request to him in her post yesterday, “Chaand NazarAa Gaya”, to share what was in his mind on the eve of posting the debut song.  Atul ji was not very helpful in this matter.

From our earlier discussions on this, and the narratives that have been shared earlier by Raja ji and Atul ji himself, this blog came about from an online discussion they had, as they were discussing other matters related to cricket, on a cricket based discussion forum online.  Their exchanges on cricket also started to include topics related to Hindi film songs.  At that time, the lyrics of the songs were hard to come by on the net.  Atul ji mused about it, and in discussions with Raja ji, the idea for this blog was born – to setup a blog to post one Hindi film song per day.  The post would contain the full lyrics of the song, the online link to listen/view the song, and a brief article accompanying it would document some details, interesting related information, and possibly a discussion on the contents of the song.  And so, on 19th July, seven years ago, this blog was born.

In earlier discourses, Atul ji has shared that initially he did not expect this effort to amount to much.  He had no expectation of many folks getting interested to read his blog.  At best, it was visualized as a short term (relatively speaking 🙂 ) effort.  In the beginning, Atul ji estimated that this blog would slow down and maybe come to a stop after he had posted all his favorite songs, which he had earlier estimated to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2000 to 2500 songs.  And that too, if he himself could muster up enough energy and interest to keep it going that long.  Of course, the history and the events of the past seven years, and the current state of affairs on this blog, has completely belied this initial mindset and expectations – belied, in a most mind boggling manner.

I am going to take a great leap here, as another set of thoughts come on board the think train chugging  through the mind. A few days back, I was a small get together of like minded music loving friends.  The discussion, for no specific reason, moved towards the books related to Hindi film music. I happened to mention about the imminent publication of KL Pandey ji’s compendium of his research on the classical music content of the Hindi film songs.  The discussion then progressed towards other compilations like Geet Kosh books for Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, and Hemant Kumar, and other compilations that different authors have brought out – for Madan Mohan, Lata Mangeshkar, Bharat Vyas, Kishore Kumar, etc. And then, I think it was Zafar Bhai who commented that whatever may have been done by the many authors to write/compile books about various artists, the compilation of the Hindi Film Geet Kosh stands out as a giant and a sterling effort, that will probably never be surpassed.  I cannot agree more with this observation – the effort and the tribulations that Harmandir ji ‘Hamraaz’ has gone through, and the outcome of this effort in terms of the five volume set is a rare category all by itself.  No other work on Hindi film songs and its artists can be placed in the same category as the Geet Kosh.

Then my mind wandered further, and the thought came – our blog is also probably in a category all of its own.  There is nothing that comes close to it – in terms of approach and content, in terms of quality of data and information, and most importantly, the aspect of a continuous growth. Everyday there are selections of new offerings. And when we say every day, it is in fact EVERY DAY.  Rare are the days that are dot ball days in the entire run up of the seven years ‘labor of love’ that has brought this blog to 11,300th song today. That speaks volumes about the relentless toil and a determined and disciplined leadership that is attributed to our ‘fearless leader’ – Atul ji, the ‘Raanchi Waala Gaane Waala.

So all this well said, and I am sure, well read by you, the readers.  However, the starting query, which was initiated by Peeesie’s Mom last night, still remains unanswered.  Atul ji is not much help – he has already announced that he is not a ’diarist’. I have been wondering where can one find some more information to address the query.  And then, it struck me.

It was very late last night, and Ben Katie can vouch for it.  I had responded to an email from her at 2:40 am India time.  It was just after about 3 am that it struck me.  The best way was to make the call. But I was hesitant.  The time was too odd to connect, and then to start a discussion on this interesting topic. But then, the opposing argument was that this is probably the only right time for such a conversation. Next day, i.e. today, being a Sunday, this conversation would not be possible.  So I decided to take the chance. And dialed the number.

And I prayed that the phone be picked up within one or two rings only, before the sound of the phone bell disturbs Atul ji from his sleep.  The gamble paid off royally. The phone was picked up even before the first ring could complete itself.  And the gruff ‘woof’ confirmed to me that the right person had picked up the phone.  3 am is probably a good time for the wishes to come true.

Chhote was on line.  Without any preamble, I identified myself.  On hearing my name, there was a ‘whoosh’ of joy from the other end of the line, accompanied by a snappy ‘yippeeee’ in another voice, which I immediately guessed, is ‘Bhole’. Both of them were on top of each other, profusely thanking me for the ‘birthday gift’ song I had posted for Atul ji, some days back – “Chhota Sa Pappu Hoon. . .”.  Both were competing to congratulate me for locating that song and bringing it to the blog. They marveled at the appropriateness of my song selection, in general, and for the opulent gem, in particular.  (I insist to the readers that the praises quoted above are verbatim as I heard them from Bhole and Chhote; confirmations can be made any day by calling the Besra residence at 3 am or later in the night). And especially Chhote was besides himself with pleasure, since even his name appears in the song.  I must add that I was completely floored by receiving these compliments from such an unexpected quarter. (The ‘unexpected’ part is an oversight on my behalf; this is actually the most ‘expected’ quarter for such compliments).

So, after these initial pleasantries, the conversation moved ahead. I told them the purpose of my call, that I was looking for some background inputs into the creation of the blog.  With a short subdued yelp, Chhote growled that indeed I had contacted just the right people for this information. “Wo wo, ask away” he said.  So I repeated my query, about the state of affairs of the mind of Atul ji during the days leading to 19th July, 2008.

Chhote began to talk.  In short, but very lucid sentences, he began to describe the events of the few days before the date in question.  Their master was used to spending long hours on his laptop, pounding away on the keyboard, as he communicated with other friends. Cricket, of course, is a significant passion for him.  There had been days already when difficult words had been exchanged between their master, and the lady of the house.  She felt that altogether too much attention and time was being monopolized by this passion.  There were some references to ‘unreal’ people with whom the master was seemingly spending apparently ‘too much time’. Bhole joined in with his staccato of comment, saying that they were still new to the computers. Their use was limited to playing with the laptop after their adopted family had gone to sleep, and listening to the music stored inside it.  Bhole said that these few hours every day were simply the best for them, as they browse through their playlists on the Windows Media Player.  Even their own interest in cricket is limited to being concerned that India should perform well against other nations, but that’s about it.  Blogging was till then, an unfamiliar concept for them, and they would wonder what the master was doing, spending so much time simply typing away on the keyboard.  The exchanges between the master and the mistress gave them some idea that the former was spending time on the computer to ’talk’ cricket with other friends who probably lived hugely long distances away.

Chhote then said that he clearly remembered it was probably the night of 15th July. Master suddenly opened up the topic about starting a new website on film music. Both of them were immediately excited at the prospect.  However, the master also expressed his apprehensions about the time requirements for these activities, and the difficulties it might create in conversations with the mistress. Chhote added that they expressed solidarity with him, saying that they would be very happy to be part of this new enterprise.  Master expressed happiness at their support, but he seemed worried with doubts about balancing things in life.  The conversation ended for the evening.

Bhole continued.  Later that night and the next day, the two of them continued discussing this new topic.  They felt that this would be a very wholesome new activity that would give them opportunity to listen to more music.  Both of them agreed that they were spending altogether too much time outside the house, listening to Hindi film songs being played on the radio at the Paanwaala shop, two streets away.  They felt that the current announcers on the radio channels were very limited in their choices for good songs.  Maybe they were not even aware of the really good artists from the golden period, and continued to play mostly the same selections repeatedly.  If the master would start this new activity, then they would be getting opportunity to listen to more and more of the beautiful music that was not easily available. Bhole said that it was Chhote who quipped at that juncture – wo wo, it would be like having a Paanwaala shop inside the home itself, and master would be playing all those wonderful songs from the olden times. Bhole said that both of them had a hearty gruff laughter on this thought.  But they agreed that the master must be convinced to pursue this idea, and not give it up.

Next night, when they conversed again, Chhote said that master was pretty sure he did not want to get into additional activities on the computer. Chhote said that his heart sank.  He looked at Bhole and Bhole looked at him.  They thought probably they had too much mirthful growling on the idea of the Paanwaala shop inside the home, that Gods had decided to punish them.  Of course they did not literally mean that master would be actually selling Paan and cigarettes, while he played the music.  That was just a rhetorical statement.  But now both of them were feeling like cads for having these thoughts the previous night.

Bhole said that he then went to the master, and put his nose against his hands, and requested him to think more seriously about this new activity. Chhote added that they promised they will be good kids, they will spend more time at home, and will not get into unnecessary growling and howling competition with the other canine kids on the streets.  He said the master was surprised.  He said that he didn’t realize that the Hindi film songs were such a favorite topic with the two of them, much more than cricket.  He now seemed to be more enthused about it, and promised to think seriously about starting this new activity. Bhole said that that night, both of them spent some time praying to their ‘Wolf’ God, to make this happen.

The next night, which was the 17th July, the master was not very communicative.  He seemed very busy on his computer, and both of them were silently making brief entreaties to the ‘Wolf’ God that master be working to decide in favor of this activity.  That night, and most of the next day were very full of suspense for both of them.

Then came the night of 18th July.  Master continued to be busy, but he seemed more relaxed, and more communicative. He said that he had been consulting with his friend in Europe, and finally he had decided to experiment with this new idea.  He said he would try it for some days, and see how much time it took, and how many of his friends would like it.  He then briefly described the format of this new website.  Both of us were immediately taken in with the description, and immediately whelped our support for it.  Our response seemed to strengthen his resolve.

Bhole said that just the previous day, he had heard this very good song on the radio at the Paanwaala’s shop.  When master said that he had chosen that as the first song to start the new website, Bhole was overcome with joy.  As per Chhote, he was up and down the house and around the open verandah at least five times in the next two minutes, with his tail wiggling and waving at speeds that would match the canine world records. This was going to be a great thing. No more rushing out to the Paanwaala shop two streets away to listen to the radio. Meanwhile, the master became busy on the keyboard, and Chhote said they realized that the new web site with Hindi film songs was in the making.

The next day, 19th, master announced that he had initiated the activity on an experimental basis.  Bhole said that he thanked both of them for their inputs and encouragement, and also that he expected them to be more well behaved in the future.  Bhole said that both of them looked at each other, and whined out a solemn promise between themselves. So after master went to sleep, both had a good look at the new web page.  It seemed fairly well balanced and well done. They discussed between themselves that they were sure things will improve with time.

Then I asked them about how they felt today about the blog, after having spent seven years with it, and having seen all the development first hand from the closest vantage point.  Chhote said they were very happy and satisfied with the development. The most important thing for them was that on most days, they would be introduced to new songs that they had never heard before.  It was this joy of meeting new and unexpected songs that has really spiced up their daily routine in the past seven years. Both of them were quite ecstatic about it.

Now it was the turn for them to ask me. Chhote enquired whether I was gathering their inputs just for myself.  He growled that the preference would be to see this described in an article on the master’s web site. I then promised that I would write up this narrative, and that they could check it tomorrow. Then Bhole chimed in and asked me whether I had heard this wonderful Paanwaala song from the film ‘Taxi Stand’.  I told him that yes, I had got this song recently from another friend and that I too was very much taken in by this song.  Bhole suggested that I use this song with my article about this narrative.  I promised that I would work it in.  Chhote added that although the film is not available, but that he was quite sure that this song is a Johnny Walker song.  Just listen to the lines, he said.  The singing is very much Johnny Walker style.

Our conversation had gone on for almost fifty minutes by then. I suggested to them that we close the talk now, and that I needed to get some sleep before morning came. They simply would not let me end the conversation, till I promised them that I would call again within the next few days itself.  The promise seemed to satisfy them, and so I disconnected and took to the bed.  There was going to be a marathon writing session coming up the next day.  Before closing the call, I requested them to be on the lookout for this article.  They promised they will, and will provide their inputs to the master.

So that was a very very very interesting and revealing conversation.  And here is the song suggested by Bhole.  It is from the 1958 film ‘Taxi Stand’. The lyrics are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music is by Chitragupt. And of course the singer is Rafi Sb. Chote had suggested this was a Johnny Walker song, and so the singing has to be Rafi Sb.

I also thought that this would be a very appropriate song to go with this century write up on the seventh anniversary of the blog.  Especially after the manner in which Bhole and Chhote had described their time spent in listening to songs at the local Paanwaala shop, and also how they had once visualized their master opening up a Paanwaala shop inside the house. 🙂

Bhole’s suggestion is a rare find. With the song, come the congratulations both of them have requested me to convey to the entire team as well as the readers and friends.

Seven years, eleven thousand three hundred songs.  And we are nowhere close to being done with this wonderful ocean of Hindi film music.  Kudos to the entire team for their efforts. And a very special thanks to Bhole and Chhote, without whose pushing, this blog may not have seen the light of the day.  Wonderful song suggested by them.  Listen and enjoy.

PS: This additional note is based on recent conversations with Atul ji.  First, he cautioned me not to be taken in by the enthusiastic commentary by Bhole and Chhote.  Part of their conversation needs to taken in with a barrel of salt, and of course, should be reviewed and edited properly.  He cautioned me about the friendly praises they were giving me; and some of the so called “presumptuous facts” that they would express with such earnestness, maintaining a straight face, but laughing their hearts out behind the back.  As an example, he pointed out that Johnny Walker was not even listed in the star cast of ‘Taxi Stand’.  And my mind went back to my “night” conversation with Bhole and Chhote, whence I had been talked in to believe that this song is a Johnny Walker song.  Plus Atul ji also points out that their claims of promises to be good kids, are not so true as they would have me believe.  He has first hand experience of this, and knows in how much water they stand (कितने पानी में हैं). And left it at that.

So I have made the correction to the categories list of this song, removing the tag for “Johnny Walker”.  I am leaving the rest of the article untouched for now, with the promise that in future, I will be more careful in verifying the things that Bhole and Chhote share in their conversations. Amen to that – 🙂 ]

Song – Aana O Bhai Jaan Khilaaun Paan Laga Ke Chuna (Taxi Stand) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

aana o bhai jaan khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa. .aa. .aa

aana
o bhai jaan
khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa
aana
o bhai jaan
khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa
isko chabaa ke yaar
agar ho pyaar
mazaa ho doona
aana o bhai jaan khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa. .aa. .aa

beeda mera jo khaaye
laali kuchh aisi chhaaye
jo baat nikle munh se
tachni color ho jaaye
beeda mera jo khaaye
laali kuchh aisi chhaaye
jo baat nikle munh se
tachni color ho jaaye
ye mere paan
hain angrezi
o ruk ruk yaar
na kar tezi
haathon se mat chhoona
aana
o bhai jaan
khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa
aana o bhai jaan khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa. .aa

chhori
ho ya koi chhora
gori
ho ya koi gora
kha ke gilori meri
daale dilon par dora
chhori
ho ya koi chhora
gori
ho ya koi gora
kha ke gilori meri
daale dilon par dora
majnu khaaye
romance karey
arey laila khaaye
to dance karey
dekho seth namoona
aana
o bhai jaan
khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa
aana o bhai jaan khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa. .aa. .aa

keemat hai itni sasti
rangeen hai saari basti
dekho to iski khushboo
parkho to iski masti
keemat hai itni sasti
rangeen hai saari basti
dekho to iski khushboo
parkho to iski masti
o mister kyon
o akka phoon
o bolo miss
tumhen kya doon
desi bangla poona
aana
o bhai jaan
khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa
isko chabaa ke yaar
agar ho pyaar
mazaa ho doona
aana o bhai jaan khilaaun paan lagaake chunaa. .aa. .aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आना ओ भाई जान खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना॰ ॰आ॰ ॰आ

आना
ओ भाई जान
खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना
आना
ओ भाई जान
खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना
इसको चबा के यार
अगर हो प्यार
मज़ा हो दूना
आना ओ भाई जान खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना॰ ॰आ॰ ॰आ

बीड़ा मेरा जो खाये
लाली कुछ ऐसी छाए
जो बात निकले मुंह से
टकनी कलर हो जाये
बीड़ा मेरा जो खाये
लाली कुछ ऐसी छाए
जो बात निकले मुंह से
टकनी कलर हो जाये
ये मेरे पान
हैं अँग्रेजी
ओ रुक रुक यार
ना कर तेज़ी
हाथों से मत छूना
आना
ओ भाई जान
खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना
आना ओ भाई जान खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना॰ ॰आ॰ ॰आ

छोरी
हो या कोई छोरा
गोरी
हो या कोई गोरा
खा के गिलोरी मेरी
डाले दिलों पर डोरा
छोरी
हो या कोई छोरा
गोरी
हो या कोई गोरा
खा के गिलोरी मेरी
डाले दिलों पर डोरा
मजनू खाये
रोमांस करे
अरे लैला खाये
तो डांस करे
देखो सेठ नमूना
आना
ओ भाई जान
खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना
आना ओ भाई जान खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना॰ ॰आ॰ ॰आ

कीमत है इसकी सस्ती
रंगीन है सारी बस्ती
देखो तो इसकी खुशबू
परखो तो इसकी मस्ती
कीमत है इसकी सस्ती
रंगीन है सारी बस्ती
देखो तो इसकी खुशबू
परखो तो इसकी मस्ती
ओ मिस्टर क्यों
ओ अक्कड़ फूँ
ओ बोलो मिस
तुम्हें क्या दूँ
देसी बंगला पूना
आना
ओ भाई जान
खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना
इसको चबा के यार
अगर हो प्यार
मज़ा हो दूना
आना ओ भाई जान खिलाऊँ पान लगा के चूना॰ ॰आ॰ ॰आ

14 Responses to "Aana O Bhai Jaan Khilaaun Paan Laga Ke Chuna"

Congratulations Sudhir Ji on yet another century, and many thanks for this post !!
Congratulations Atul Ji !!
Congratulations to all …!!!

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Thanks Avinash ji
🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji,

Many Thanks for the post and the song.
Some traces of OPN in the composition I suppose.
Yes, this was not posted up to 2:30 AM IST also.
I think adding the time after the date will be relevant to many of the posts such as this.

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Yes Mahesh ji,
This finally got posted at 5:34 am IST, after an all night session of drafting, reviewing and corrections.
🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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Sudhir ji,

Technically-as per the Indian Hindu Calendar-, even if this aricle is posted at 0534 hrs today morning,it was Yesterday only.

Indian panchangs count the day áhoratra’, which means Day and night Therefore the day is counted from Suryodaya to Suryodaya.
The Suryoday on 20th july was at 0612 hrs,so till then it was ‘yesterday’ only !!!

congratulations therefore for posting article on the 19th July correcty !

-AD

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Aa haa Arun ji,

Thanks for the encouraging support with the backing of ‘panchang’ rules.
I do sure hope that I do not start taking more rampant liberties with posting schedules, based on this.

😀

Rgds
Sudhir

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As usual I am always late and miss the bus in congratulating at the right time. I attribute this ‘art’ to my sluggishness to start anything. (I have been rewarded by this often as somebody else would do the needful and save me the labor involved) I wonder the ability to write pages (I mean PAGES) of imaginative talk with two dogs, that too on phone at night, about happening of something seven years back. Hats of Sudhir-ji !! I am unable to write simple two three few liner paragraphs about the HUMAN BEINGS in my write-up for intended presentation. My vocabulary consisting all the words I learnt from KG to Engineering could be written on the back of a stamp paper with some blank space sparred.
Seven years with 11300 songs will not make anybody laugh. (What I mean ‘it is not a joke’) Atul-ji is to be congratulated most for that on the seventh anniversary. Congratulations to all the contributing Atulites too. (Thereby I also receive a miniscule tiny pat on by back!!)

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Dear Bharat ji,

Thanks for your gracious comments.

This idea of an imaginary phone talk with dogs is not very original. Sometime back Sadanand ji has posted an article based on a similar phone conversation with Bholu and Chhotu. I refer to his post @ https://atulsongaday.me/2014/07/21/kaho-kiski-gali-mein-saari-raat-bitaayi/. Goodness, it is exactly one year ago. This post was the 10,001st song on the blog.

And yes, the pat on the back is collective – to all team members. 🙂

Rgds
Sudhir

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This congratulatory msg on reaching a magic figure exactly one year to the date comes from a village in palghat dist of Kerala. I seem to ve done it two years in a row….being out of broadband world and on the mercy of data connection of mobile service provider.
So here is 20th July wen song number 10000 came and now song number 11300. Wat do v reach on next 20th July?
Happy anniversary for song 10000

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1300 songs in 12 months !

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Sudhirji,
Belated Congrats for the coveted century. I was away in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. Thanks for the prodigious output over the years.

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Sorry, am coming late to the party here but how wonderful, as always, to celebrate a milestone here. Multiple milestones, in fact. Not only the 11300th song but SEVEN years of the blog!!! It feels like yesterday that Atul had opened his account with “mile na phool”. 🙂 Congratulations to him – and everybody actually, because this belongs to everyone.

What a wonderful – and as usual, hilarious – write-up, Sudhirji. 🙂 You should be doing screenplay for films. 🙂

Btw, I want to clarify things a bit. My role in the creation of this blog has been grossly exaggerated. Yes, on our cricket site, Atul and I (and a few others) would often discuss songs. We would even make parodies on the fly, depending on how the Indian cricket team was performing. 🙂

But credit for the creation of the blog should go 100% to Atul. He did mention on the cricket site that he was considering creating his own blog – and I obviously encouraged him. But beyond that, it was all his doing.

Yes, when he did start the blog, I was thrilled and bombarded him with so many requests that his patience must have run very thin. 🙂

Lovely memories of those early days. It feels a bit like 1932, when India played is first official Test match at Lord’s. We now know it as a memorable statistic but it must have had its own magic in coming about at all. 🙂

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Ah yes, Raja ji,

The magic does continue. 🙂

Thanks for your comments and words of appreciation.

Rgds
Sudhir

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Dear All,

Based on follow up conversations, there is a short ‘PS’ added to the post, and an important correction made to the tags.

Rgds
Sudhir

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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over ELEVEN years. This blog has over 15400 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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