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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1990s (1991 to 2000)’ Category


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Hullo to all Atulites

Today’s birthday girl was a Miss India winner in the year when my family got a TV for the first time ever. Prior to that whatever I have seen on TV (read Doordarshan) was either in other people’s houses or my chachu’s home. (As I have previously mentioned on many occasions. Those days nobody minded other people’s kids or adults too for that matter, coming in to see TV) I remember having got used to seeing the live relay of the Republic day parades, Filmfare Awards Nites, test matches, Wimbledon and opening ceremonies of Olympics or Asiad etc. They had a different charm to them specially when there would be no repeat telecasts and we used to either wake up early or sit up late to see live relays of overseas events.

One such live event which I tried never to miss was the Femina Miss India Contest. I have seen it almost every year till 1995 (then they became too commercial as so many other things in our lives.) So in the year 1984 we had this very cutely pretty (if there is such an expression) Juhi Chawla winning the Miss India crown. Then when she went to represent India at the Miss Universe contest I made it a point to sit through that too. Here she had worn a very lovely Ghaghara Choli and that got her the best costume award, it made her look so Indian that any Indian would have been proud to carry that look. In the final listing she was placed number five, even that was not a small achievement I am sure. But that gave her the ticket to a career in front of the camera. She has been a model & went on to become one of Hindi film industry’s reigning goddesses. I saw a little of two of her last releases and I was so happy that she has not been relegated to mother or aunt roles but has been getting strong female characters. “Gulab Gang” (2014) has her playing a conniving and shrewd politician, Sumitra Bagrecha, who uses people. Then came “Chalk n Duster” where she played a teacher who takes a stand against the commercialization of the Indian private education system. If she had Madhuri Dixit as her co actor in Gulab Gang she had Shabana Azmi with her in Chalk ‘n’ Duster. And in both movies it was difficult to judge who was better than whom. She has been a producer in partnership with Shahrukh Khan and Aziz Mirza. She is also the co-owner of the Kolkata cricket team in the IPL. What varied interests indeed. Her only regret was that she discontinued her dancing lessons after just three years but has been training in classical music for some time now.

Since I mentioned that Juhi Chawla had won the Best Costume at the Miss Universe I thought we will also have her in a song where she is donning a Ghaghara Choli and looking lovely/ pretty. The song is from the 1993-Mahesh Bhatt directed-Tahir Hussain produced- “Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke”. This movie had her play Vyjayanti Iyer who runs away from home and a marriage to a person she can’t stand. She takes refuge in Amir Khan’s home (initially without his knowledge), who has a bunch of kids to take care of. She becomes the go-between for the kids and their mama, falls in love with the mama and day dreams today’s song. It is sung by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Shanu. The song got Alka Yagnik a National Award for best singer and the movie got Juhi her Best Actress Filmfare Award. The song also fetched Sameer the best lyricist Filmfare Award. Nadeem-Shravan were the music directors.

Still liking your performances; Happy Birthday to you Juhi Chawla.


Song-Ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke)(1993) Singers-Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan

Lyrics

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar kaaa
deedaar adhooraaa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka

ghoonghat ki aadh se dilbar ka
deedaar adhoora rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai
ghunghat ki aad se dilbar ka

dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

gore mukhde se ghunghta hataane de
ghadi apne milan ki toh aane de
mere dil pe nahin mera kaabu hai
kuch nahi yeh toh chaahat ka jaadoo hai
badhti hi jaati hai sanam
pyar ki yeh bekhudi ho

do premiyon ke na milne se ae
sansaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
jab tak na pade aashiq ki nazar
singaar adhoora rehta hai
ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

baagh mein gul ka khilna zaroori hai
haan mohabbat mein milna zaroori hai
paas aane ka achchha bahaana hai
kya karoon main ke mausam deewaana hai
dil mera dhadkaane lagi
abb toh yeh dewaangi ho
bina kisi yaar ke jaane jaan aa
yeh pyaar adhooraa rehta hai
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
jab tak na mile nazron se nazar
ikraar adhoora rehta hai

ghoonghat ki aad se dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
o dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
haan dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka
dilbar ka dilbar ka dilbar ka

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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to Atuldom

2nd November is the birthdate of Anu Malik, son of famous yesteryear music director Sardar Malik. Sardar Malik who is one among the forgotten stars of yesteryears and is not counted among the top five, but his works are still remembered. How can one forget “main gareebon ka dil hoon watan ki zuban” or “saranga teri yaad mein” or the Talat Mehmood classic “ae gham-e-dil kya karoon”; every one of them dipped in pure emotion and melody.

As the English say Anu Malik is a “chip of the old block”. Like his multi-talented father who could sing and was also a trained dancer in addition to being a composer Anwar Sardar Malik -Anu Malik- can also sing in addition to playing a few instruments and composing music. He is the favourite punching bag of the classes who fail to see that in addition to inspired (plagiarised) music his portfolio has more or an equal number of original and melodious stuff.

He had a lack lustre debut in 1977 with a (now forgotten) “Hunterwaali” a movie produced and directed by Mohan Choti. But his next two “Aapas Ki Baat” and “Poonam” had some good compositions. It can be said that Rajiv Mehra’s (son of F. C. Mehra) “Ek Jaan Hain Hum” did wonders for Anu Malik’s career as this was his first for any major banner. There were a few melodies in that movie too- remember the title song or “dil chahe aasman pe likh doon naam tera”? But just as people remember RD Burman for “aa jaa aa jaa” and “Mehbooba mehbooba” and not “Ghar aaja ghir aayi badra sawariya” or “tumne mujhe dekha ho kar meherbaan”, people can only think of “yeh kaali kaali aankhen gore gore gaal” or “ruk ruk arre baba ruk” at the mention of Anu Malik. People forget songs from “Border”, “Refugee”, “Viraasat”, “Mard”, “Asoka” etc. Why I have tried to show a similarity between RD and Anu Malik is when RD passed away he completed Pancham’s incomplete Mazhar Khan’s much-delayed “Gang” and “Ghatak” and there was not much difference in the styles.

Today on his 57th birthday I am spoilt for choice. I have a vast collection to choose from. And I chose a song from “Chamatkar”. Why? Obvious answer- it is a Shahrukh Khan movie. Our second birthday boy today is Shahrukh Khan.

Born and brought up in New Delhi; he is one “outsider” who was accepted as one of their own by the Hindi Film Industry; what I mean is he is neither related to anyone in the industry nor is he a star son. His achievement of name and fame is his own hard work and talent and a bit of lady-luck’s benevolence. In terms of audience size and income, he has been described as one of the most successful film stars in the world. Starting his acting career with the TV series “Dil Dariya” directed by the late Lekh Tandon (he passed away on 17th October, may he rest in peace) and “Fauji” by Colonel Raj Kapoor he was noticed by Hema Malini who launched him in her directorial debut “Dil Aashna Hai”. His first release though was “Deewana” where he played second lead to Rishi Kapoor. The same year we saw him in “Chamatkar” and “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman” as also “Dil Aashna Hai” (it released after Deewana). And then as they say “rest is history” or is there for public scrutiny.

Today’s song is in the voice of Kumar Sanu, Sukhwinder Singh and Nandu Bhende. It is written by Anand Bakshi. The song also shows us how good a dancer Naseeruddin Shah is. 🙂 Chamatkar was directed by Rajiv Mehra for eagle films.

So, let us wish Anu Malik and Shahrukh Khan all the best for ever and a very Happy Birthday.

{Editor’s note: The first couple of lines of the song are followed by multilingual lines in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi. Readers familiar with the languages are requested to suggest corrections/ help fill in the blanks as appropriate.}

Video (partial)

Audio (Full )

Song-Taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin (Chamatkaar)(1992) Singers-Kumar Shanu, Sukhwinder Singh, Nandu Bhende, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics (based on audio link)

dekho dekho dekho dekho chamatkaar
aaoge dekhne baar baar

(Multi language words in Punjabi, Bangla and Marathi)
ek ka do bataao
??
lage dande
?? le paiyyaajee
very pad

chomchom
lancha
paantua
chow cake
paao boley
bombai theke damdame
ude jaao chole
kolkaataaye
raat ki din
hardam mee loadshedding
chaanmaan chaanmaan
keno je ae mon ghoorchhe bon bon
ami bhaagchhi
?? hallo nakko
?? kholoo nakko boloo nakko
aayela mantar maaroon
mandir banaaooto
hansoo nakko
?? jaau ni
mantracha khucchi paahuni
kurkur kurkur kura
?? aswasth nana
basoo nakko

(multi lingual portion ends)

taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh toh toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai

jhooth mein sach mein socho toh
yaaron fark zaraa sa hai
jo kuchh dekh rahe ho tum
sab kuchh khel tamaasha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
duniya mein kya rakha hai
bas ik khel tamaashe bin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achhe din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chun chum le chin chin

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se se se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se

chhote bade sab log bane
apni apni takdeeron se
par hum jaise muflis achche
aise kayi ameeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
haath bhare hain heeron se
dil khaali khaali lekin
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
hey taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
botal se baahar aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aa gaya jin
aaye hain sabke achche din
taak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin
tak dhin dhin taak dhin dhin dhin
chum le chin chum le chin chin


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

26th October is an important date for our blog. It has 2 birthdays. One is our very own Rajababu another is the female actor of the 90s Raveena Tandon. For me it is important as on this day my lil sister was born all those years ago. (I still feel of my sisters as little sisters even though the eldest child of my younger sis is in her first year of college this year, and the twins of my other sister are in class 4).

Raveena Tandon is one of the actors of the 90s who used to look good and had decent acting abilities. She has donned many caps over the years including that of an adopted mother. I mean she had adopted two girl children in 1995 when they were barely 11 and 8. She also was a model before she got to acting in films. She is the daughter of filmmaker Ravi Tandon (maker of Majboor, Khel Khel Mein etc). She made a successful pair with Govinda, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan etc. She also managed – with reasonable success- a few serious movies like Daman; Satta; Aks; Shool etc. She was comfortable dancing.

She has won a National Award for her role of a victim of marital violence in Kalpana Lajmi’s “Daman”. She also got the filmfare award for a debutant in Patthar Ke Phool (1991). I have chosen a song from her debut film Patthar Ke Phool which was directed by Anant Balani and produced by G.P.Sippy. The music was by Ram Laxman. The lyrics for this song are by Rawinder Rawal. Play back is by S.P.Balasubramaniam and Lata Mangeshkar. The movie had a vey simple star cast of Vinod Mehra (hero’s honest police officer father), Reema Lagoo (hero’s mother), Manohar Singh (heroine’s gangster father), Kiran Kumar, with Salman Khan and Raveena being the young couple. Going by what I have written in the brackets along with the actors playing the seniors we have a fair idea about the content of the movie.

So here is a happy birthday to Raveena Tandon on her 43rd birthday.


Song-Tumse jo dekhte hi pyaar hua (Patthar Ke Phool)(1991) Singers-S P Balasubramaniyam, Lata, Lyrics-Ravindra Rawal, MD-Ram Laxman
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

tumse jo dekhte hi pyaar hua
zindagi mein pehli baar hua
hey
tumse jo dekhte hi pyaar hua
zindagi mein pehli baar hua
tum itne din thhi kahaan aan
main dhoondhata hi raha
kahaan
kabhi linking road
kabhi warden road
kabhi cadell road
kabhi peddar road
tumse jo dekhte hi pyaar hua
zindagi mein pehli baar hua
tum itne din thhi kahaan aan
main dhoondhta hi raha
kahaan
kabhi linking road
kabhi warden road
kabhi cadell road
kabhi peddar road
la la lalalalala
rururu ru
ahahahahaha
papapapapauuu

kitne kooche galiyaan chhaani
mere dil ne ek na maani
kitne kooche galiyaan chhaani
mere dil ne ek na maani
kahaan kahaan par tujhko dhoondha
tere liye main huyi deewaani
phir bhi na tera deedaar hua
yaar mere aisa kayi baar hua
ae
phir bhi na tera deedaar hua
yaar mere aisa kayi baar hua

arre tum itne din thhi kahaan aan
main dhoondhata hi raha
kahaan
kabhi turner road
kabhi carter road
kabhi charni road
kabhi arthur road

lalalala
lalalala
lalalala
lalalala

prem paheli aisi uljhi
zor lagaaya
par na suljhi
prem paheli aisi uljhi
zor lagaaya
par na suljhi
pyaar pe koyi zor nahin hai
dil mein koyi aur nahin hai
tere liye dil bezaar hua
yaar mere aisa kayi baar hua
ae
tere liye dil bezaar hua
yaar mere aisa kayi baar hua

arre tum itne din thhi kahaan
mai dhoondhata hi raha
kahaan
kabhi berey road
kabhi pali road
kabhi mira road
ghodbander road

lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala
lalalalala

upar waale ki hai maaya
usne hamko khoob milaaya
haan
upar waale ki hai maaya
usne hamko khoob milaaya
bhoole-bhatke aaj mile hain
dekho kitne phool khile hain

jaane do jo abb tak yaar hua
milte hi abb ikraar hua
hey
jaane do jo abb tak yaar hua
milte hi abb ikraar hua
chalte hain donon wahaan aan
mat poochho abb tum kahaan

par kahaan
linking road
kabhi warden road
dunkin road
lamington road
cadell road
kabhi pedar road,
charni road
kabhi arthur road
turner road
kabhi carter road

la la la lala lala la
la la la lala lala la
la la la lala lala la


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

26th October is a special day in my life. It is the birthdate of two people who are very important to me personally. One was my first playmate, friend etc… my sister- a person who I cannot live with and without. I cannot live with her as she is in Mumbai but then both my sisters are in Mumbai and both are important for me forever; and it is the birthday of one of them.

The second person whose birthday it is, is a fairly new entrant in my life. He is a fan of Rafi but loves Kishore Kumar just as much. We can find him appreciating “main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya” at the same time as “Koi humdum na raha koi sahara na raha”. Is as much a fan of style icon Dev Anand as much as Rajesh Khanna. And I know for a fact that he loves old classic Indian (Bollywood) movies as much as the typical masala fair that used to be dished out in the 70s and 80s. But because he loves Rajesh Khanna does not mean he dislikes Amitabh Bachchan- he learnt to appreciate Big B towards end 70s. He is a fan of all the legends of HFM like Majrooh, Sahir, Shakeel Badayuni etc, (this is only a sample list, please ask the birthday boy for the complete list ??) and has a soft corner for Urdu poetry in film music. Hope I am not wrong in my analysis.

He is a typical Indian in the sense he loves cricket and HFM in equal measure. These days one finds him inactive or as he has said in one of his recent posts and I quote, “I go through these periods of high-frequency posting to nil-posting every now and then. A cricketing analogy for this behaviour would be the equivalent of hitting 3 sixes and then playing out 3 maiden overs. A coach would frown at this inconsistency.”

He is a spectator as far as group activities on Atuldom’s WhatsApp group is concerned but decently active on twitter. He feels many issues in India needs rectification because AFTER ALL HE IS AN INDIAN even if he spends part of the year overseas- pardes. I am sure he will like this dialogue of Raj Kapoor’s “Hindu ko ram ram, musalmman ko salaam, Christian ko good morning aur sardarji ko Sat Sri Akal! Mera joota hain japaani, yeh patloon englistaani, sarpe laal topi roosi phir bhi DIL HAI HINDUSTANI”. don’t exactly know if this is his attire in pardes but he indeed has a solah anne khara Hindustani dil.

He is one of the many “70s ke bachche” that are regular ASAD followers. I am sure all the regular followers of the blog have understood it is our dearest Rajaji’s birthday today.

Normally I am an on-the-spot writer but this time around I must have mentally written 5-6 posts and discarded a few songs that would accompany this special post. I have not written anything about his comfort level with the various software available that help trim videos etc. But that can come in some other post.

I hope he likes the song that I felt describes him truly or for that matter the majority of Indians. It is written by ex-script writer and a rather modern lyricist- Jaaved Akhtar, music is by Jatin Lalit and sung by Udit Narayan. It is from the 2000 release “Phir Bhi Dil Hindustani” and hope it is one of the songs he has heard. 🙂

So wishing the first farmaisher of the blog, a very happy birthday. May he have all the fun and joy that music has the potential to impart to listeners. Happy Birthday Rajaji.


Song-Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani(Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani)(2000) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Jawed Akhtar, MD-Jatin Lalit
Chorus

Lyrics

hum logon ko samajh sako toh
samjho dilbar jaani
jitna bhi tum samjhoge
utni hogi hairaani
hum logon ko samajh sako toh
samjho dilbar jaani
jitna bhi tum samjhoge
utni hogi hairaani
apni chhatri tumko de den
kabhi jo barse paani
kabhi naye packet mein
bechen tumko cheez puraani
phir bhi dil hai hindustani, (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai hindustani (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai hindustani (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani (ooooooo)

lalala lalalala
lalala lalalala

thhode anaadi hain thhode khilaadi
ruk ruk’ke chalti hai apni gaadi
thhode anaadi hain thode khilaadi
ruk ruk’ke chalti hai apni gaadi
hame pyaar chahiye
aur kuchh paise bhi
hum aise bhi hain
hum hain vaise bhi
hum logon ko samajh sako toh
samjho dilbar jaani
ulti seedhi jaisi bhi hai,
apni yahi kahaani
thhodi hum mein hoshiyaari hai,
thhodi hai nadaani
thhodi hum mein sachchaai hai,
thhodi beimaani
phir bhi dil hai hindustani,
phir bhi dil hai hindustani
phir bhi dil hai hindustani,
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani

aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaaa

aankhon mein kuch aansoon hai kuch sapne hain
aansoon aur sapne donon hi apne hain
aankhon mein kuch aansoon hai kuch sapne hain
aansoon aur sapne donon hi apne hain
dil dukha hai lekin
toota toh nahin hai
ummeed ka daaman
chhoota toh nahin hai
hum logon ko samajh sako toh
samjho dilbar jaani
thhodi majboori hai
lekin thhodi hai manmaani
thodi tu tu main main hai
aur thhodi kheencha taani
hum mein kaafi baatein hai,
jo lagti hain deewaani
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai hindustani, (ooooooo)
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani (ooooooo)
dil hai hindustani,
phir bhi dil hai Hindustani
phir bhi dil hai hindustani
phir bhi dil hai hindustani


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There have been lots of articles (in this blog and elsewhere) about the festival of Deepaawali. They mostly deal with the history of the festival, stories associated with it, how it is celebrated etc.

Deepaawali, and for that matter any festival is celebrated best when near and dear ones are present. That was not very difficult to ensure in the distant past when there were joint families and most people of such families stayed at the same place. With time, some family members began to go away for the purpose of employment. A time came when joint families themselves gave way to nuclear families consisting of just one set of parents and their kids.

Even in nuclear families, we have situations when all the members stay away from each other.

Those near and dear ones need to come together to celebrate festivals. If people are located at far off places, then they may not be able to come together for all festivals. But they all try and go back to their native places for the more important festivals.

Deepaawali IS the most important festival in India for majority of people. So almost everyone, who is based away from his/her original places wants to go back home on this occasion.

As a result, the transport sector sees its peak rush on the eve of as well as on the wake of Deepaawali. Travelling on public transport on this occasion is not at all easy. It is a herculean task and is not for the feeble of hearts.

As regulars of this blog know very well, my family is as nuclear as they come and my family members are all located in different states, away from each other by more than 1000 KM each. And that has been the case for the last five years or so.

Seeing that I am unlikely to get much leave, we tend to try and come together at my place on the eve of Deepaawali these days. That means arranging for my wife and daughter’s travel to my place.

My daughter is based in Maharashtra and my wife in MP. The logistics of their travels is arranged by me, of course. 🙂

So, my daughter must travel from Mumbai to Bareilly, whereas my wife must travel from Jabalpur to Bareilly. There is no direct train/ flight to Bareilly from either of these places. No matter how one plans, one needs to change over at one place (either Delhi or Lucknow) and then catch a train to Bareilly.

I arrange for my daughter to travel from Mumbai to Delhi and then she catches a train from Delhi to Bareilly. The most suitable train from Mumbai to Delhi is Rajdhani Express of course, which leaves Mumbai Central in the evening and arrived New Delhi next morning at 8:35.

The real tough job starts at Delhi. The earliest daily trains going towards Bareilly start from Old Delhi, and the earliest daily trains from New Delhi start only in the afternoon.

There is a way around, which I have worked out with experience. Twice a week, there is Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express that leaves at 9:30 AM and passes through Bareilly, reaching there in the afternoon.

So, based on my consultation with my daughter, I got her a ticket on Mumbai Rajdhani on saturday, that arrived New Delhi on sunday morning. One hour later, she would get Dibrugarh Rajdhani on the same station that would take her to Bareilly by 1:15 PM, by lunch time.

That was the plan, of course. But as usual, you rarely get confirmed reservation in any Indian train. I had got these tickets booked in early september itself but even then the status showed waiting list 60 in AC 2 in Mumbai Rajdhani. Even Dibrugarh Rajdhani ticket was waitlisted number 9.

These days, we have apps in mobiles for all purposes. Apps related to train travels are quite useful for those planning to travel by trains. There is one app that gives your current wait listed position, if one feeds the PNR. In addition, it also serves as an online astrologer and it predicts the likelihood of the ticket getting confirmed. 🙂

This app predicted that tickets of Mumbai Rajdhani and Dibrugarh Rajdhani both had about 65 % chances of getting confirmed. I kept checking up the status regularly for six weeks till the D date. While the waiting list figure was coming down for Mumbai Rajdhani, Dibrugarh Rajdhani WL figure would not change.

Just one day before the Mumbai Rajdhani train was to leave, the WL figure for its ticket became 6, with 75 % chances of it getting confirmed. That was too tight, so that meant I needed to adopt another approach.

In railways, there is this concept of Emergency Quota (EQ). All trains have EQ of a few berths at important stations. These berths are alloted to wait listed passengers who apply for them, based on a priority list. Request of people who are higher in the priority list gets preferred over those who are lower in the priority list. Most of these EQ are at originating stations. One needs to send requisition for EQ signed by someone whose signature would carry weight with the person allotting the EQ berths. Mumbai Rajdhani is a western Railway train so EQ for this train is allotted by a commercial department officer of Western Railway. I am a Railway officer so I needed to find some Railway officer at Western Railway HQ I was acquainted with who would be kind enough to send EQ requisition on my behalf. Fortunately I knew one such person in Western Railway HQ. So I sent him an SMS with the relevant details and he sent me the acknowledgement that he would send the requisition.

For trains on saturday and sunday, one must send the requisitions on friday itself. So I had sent my request for Mumbai Rajdhani on friday itself.

For trains originating at Delhi area, EQ are allotted by Rail Bhawan. So one needs to get such EQ application signed by someone in Rail Bhawan. So, I got one EQ requisition sent to Rail Bhawan as well on friday itself.

On saturday, the train was at 5 PM from Mumbai Central. Repeated checking up at the app was not making any difference at the WL figure of 6. Then at 1:30 PM, I found that my daughter had got a berth on this train through EQ. An upper berth, but a confirmed berth nevertheless. So, I phoned my daughter and asked her to arrive the station in time.

Our daughter has set up a whatsapp group for the three of us. My wife commented in that group- “good that you have got an upper berth. No one would eye your berth hoping to get it exchanged with his/her berth”. 🙂

I also have another railway related app to keep track of train movement. With the help of this app called NTES, I would keep track of the train movement. I kept track of the movement of the train and found that it was running on time and would arrive New Delhi right on time.

At night time, checking up on the PNR app I found that my daughter had got a berth under EQ in Dibrugarh Rajdhani as well. So now she was assured to a comfortable travel upto Bareilly.

She arrived New Delhi right on time and boarded Dibrugarh Rajdhani. Another person came to her berth and claimed that the berth allotted to my daugter was her berth. My daughter was under suspense and asked me if I had informed her the correct berth number. It was indeed the correct berth number and the SMS that IRCTC sends on users mobile very much confirmed it. I forwarded her the IRCTC sms.

A few hours later, it came to notice from TTE’s chart that the other person claiming this berth was supposed to occupy this berth after Bareilly, viz at Lucknow. So her claim that this was her berth from New Delhi itself was incorrect.

It is irritants like this that help young people like my daughter to learn to face life on their own, of course with the support of their parents who are in a position to help and guide them.

So finally my daughter arrived Bareilly right on time on sunday afternoon. She came home and the two pets were extremely happy to see her again.

My wife’s travel plan was that she would travel from Jabalpur on tuesday afternoon and would arrive Hazrat Nizamuddin by early Wednesday morning. There was no Dibrugarh Rajdhani for her to catch on that day so she would have to catch either Awadh Assam from old Delhi or Garibrath from New Delhi.

My wife had a confirmed berth in the Jabalpur-Nizamuddin train but all the morning trains from Delhi/ New Delhi to Bareilly were heavily wait listed, in addition to being poor quality trains as far as their running as well as the nature of passengers in them were concerned. I got wait listed ticket on them and thought about sending EQ for one of these trains.

It turned out that my wife had to attend a function in her office at 11 AM on the day of her journey to be attended by local MPs. This function got delayed and it became certain that she would not be able to catch her 3 PM train from Jabalpur. She phoned me frantically and wondered what to do. Was there any other train that started late ? I told her that trains starting late from Jabalpur would reach Delhi so late that she would not get any connecting trains. I told her that I would try to see if I could get her an accommodation in a train going from Jabalpur to Lucknow.

I logged on to IRCTC site and found that two berths in AC 2 were available on Premium Tatkal quota o the Lucknow bound train. I quickly booked a berth for her on that train, and informed my wife that she could peacefully attend her official function and board this night train from Jabalpur towards Lucknow. This train would reach Lucknow as 9:30 and then she would get Howrah-Jammu Tawi express at 10-40 AM that would take her to Bareilly by afternoon.

So my wife attended the official function with full peace of mind, cracked jokes with the MPs (old acquaintances of her) and then boarded the night train bound for Lucknow.

Next morning, when I ckecked the punctuality position of this train, I found that the train was getting delayed and delayed after it entered UP. The train, instead of arriving Lucknow at 9:30 AM arrived there only in the afternoon and by that time the connecting train, though also delayed, had already departed from Lucknow.

It was here where being a railway person helps. Railway people get free privilege passes to travel on train for them and their family members. Most of them would travel i trains oly o passes and would be averse to spend money on buying tickets. I on the other hand mostly get my wife and daughter to travel on trains by buying tickets as it saves time. Saving time to my mind is more important than saving money.

Seeing that my wife needs to change trains at Lucknow or Delhi, I have got her a railway pass to allow her to travel on this route, to be used when she misses her designated train as was the case here. There was an extremely late superfast train which had just arrived Lucknow nearly seven hours late. She managed to get a berth in that train with that pass.

Though a superfast train, which was not supposed to stop anywhere, it kept stopping all over and arrived Bareilly at night time, some eight hours late. While I was waiting for her train to arrive at Bareilly, I found that all trains were running extremely late and jam packed. Had she come via Delhi as origially planned, then her connecting trains from Delhi/ New Delhi would have arrived Bareilly even more late than the train she was coming from. I found Garib Rath arriving from New Delhi at 7 PM at Bareilly, some six hours late. Its coaches were jam packed with passengers. Travelling in this train would have been a nightmare for my wife, had this been her train from New Delhi to Bareilly. My wife commented that all this had happened for the better. Though she arrived a few hours later, and in the process she missed two trains with confirmed berths and also the money paid for these tickets, she arrived in reasonably good shape unlike most passengers who were travelling on this route on that day.

So, just as it was night time of 18 october 2017, the three of us finally managed to come together for the festival of Deepaawali. They will stay here for nearly a week. I addition to celebrating the festival together, it will help us all to take a break from our routines and help us recharge our mental batteries.

While searching for a song about coming together/ reunion, I was unable to come up with appropriate sogs at such short notice. However, I found this modern song from “Arzoo”(1999). This song is sung by Udit Narayan. The song is picturised on Saif Ali Khan.

The tune of this song is a much plagiarized tune that Anu Malik would employ in almost every song that he “composed”.

The real star of this song are its lyrics. and it is Anand Bakshi, the old warhorse, who has penned the song. This must be one of the last lyrics of Anand Bakshi in HFM. Ad it is such a nice song to listen to, just for its lyrics and picturisation.

I take this opportuity to wish all the contributors, visitors and well wishers of this blog a very happy, prosperous and safe Deepaawali, in the company of all their near and dear ones.


Song-Main aa raha hoon waapas (Aarzoo)(1999) Singer-Udit Narayan, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Anu Malik
Chorus

Lyrics

ru ru
ru ru ru
ru ru ru ru
ru ru ru

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
mehbooba aa
o meri mehbooba

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa

aankhen na mujhse churaana
karna na koi bahaana
yoon hi kai saal beete
ik pal nahin ab ganvaana
laaya main kya saath apne
sab kuchh wahaan chhod aaya
aate huye paas tere ae
ye dil ye jaan chhod aaya
meri muhabbat meri amaanat
waapas mujhe de sanam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

jis roz jab ham milenge
to kis tarah ham milenge
ik doosre se lipat ke
royenge ya ham hansege
na to ye toone kaha hai
na to ye maine kaha hai
ik dooje ke ham hain lekin
ham donon ko ye pata hai
ye pyaar kaisa ikraar kaisa
waada na koi kasam
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna
main aa raha hoon waapas
mera intzaar karna
tujhe saamne bitha ke
tujhse hai pyaar karna

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

If it is a post by me then it has to be someone’s’ birthday.

It is 8thSeptember. Our beloved Asha Bhonsle’s 84thbirthday. So let me wish her a very Happy Birthday with this very lively number from her Non- Film album ‘Janam Samjha Karo’ (1997). I just thought that it will be a lovely departure from routine to showcase the versatility of the forever young-at-heart Asha.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo all Atulwaasis

I want to thank a few people who made me what I am. And the few means a small number of 25 or so teachers. Today (5 september 2017) is TEACHER’s Day.

During school days, we used to eagerly wait for this day. Those were the days when we didn’t have regular pocket money and we had to put an application to our parents for anything from Re. 1 to Rs. 5 (depending on what the class organizing committee would have set as the minimum individual contribution.)
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This article is written by Raja, 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.

Today (27 june 2017) is the birth anniversary of one of the most loved, and most popular, of composers that HFM has ever seen.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 26
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As repeatedly mentioned earlier, those were the days when under ‘Super Cassettes Industries Limited’ banner, Gulshan Kumar had released a number of Devotional and Gazal cassettes under T-Series, to the utter joy of real good taste music lovers.  He had many singers as well as many MDs under contract and had made a bank of songs suitable for various situations and had used them in films, whenever needed.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Sureeli Suman – 25
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As repeatedly mentioned earlier, those were the days when under ‘Super Cassettes Industries Limited’ banner, Gulshan Kumar had released a number of Devotional and Gazal cassettes under T-Series, to the utter joy of real good taste music lovers.  He had many singers as well as many MDs under contract and had made a bank of songs suitable for various situations and had used them in films, whenever needed.
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