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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.
Today is the festival of Lohri in north India, and here is a song from the film Veer Zaara for this celebration.
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The culture of India, irrespective of religions and regional diversity has one very strong common thread. In all parts of this culture-rich land, the basic celebrations abound with a deep seated respect for the seasons and the natural elements of sky, wind, fire, water and the earth. In the spring season, there are festivals connected with Basant, the celebration of spring. In the monsoon season, there are Teej festivals that celebrating the rainy season. There are festivals that celebrate the sowing of crops, and there are festivals that celebrate harvesting. The Navratri celebrations, that occur twice in the year, herald the onset of summer and the winter seasons. Every event relating to seasons and to the celestial movements in the skies – we have a reason to celebrate, and we have a festival to celebrate it with. No wonder that the culture of this land is simply a continuous celebration of life, each day, every day.
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