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Today (11 may 2022) is a very important day in Indian history. To my mind, 11 may 1998,( that was 24 years ago) was as important an event in modern Indian history as 15 August 1947 and 26 January 1950. If we got political freedom on 15 august 1947 and democratic republic on 26 january 1950, then 11 may 1998 was the day when India proclaimed independence from the bullying of foreign powers. It was on this day that India announced itself as a self respecting country that would no longer allow itself to be browbeaten by others.

It was on this date 24 years ago that India detonated three thermonuclear devices (Shakti I, Shakti II, Shakti III) at 3:45 PM from three different shafts in Pokharan. This test was conducted clandestinely evading the prying eyes of foreign spy agencies and their spy satellites. India had tried conducting these tests a few years ago, but USA had come to know about that through their spy satellite and USA had pressurised the then government to halt this test.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP PM candidate and a self respecting nationalist leader was firm that India needed to have nuclear capability, in view of the kind of neighbourhood we were located in. When he became PM for the first time in 1996, his tenure lasted for just one week, and there was not much he could do in that tenure. The next time he was sworn in as a PM was in 1998. This tenure would last 13 months. But this time was enough for him to fulfil his promise of seeing India as a nuclear armed country.

His second tenure began on 19 march 1998. The process of nuclear tests were set on motion on top priority. Learning from the previous mistake, this time the whole exercise was conducted in such secrecy that USA, for all its high tech resources failed to get a wind of Indian nuclear tests. In a matter of less than two months, India carried out its nuclear tests on 11 may 1998. Subsequently three more tests were carried out two days later on 13 may 1998.

Soon after the tests, PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee came on national TV and made this announcement:-

Today, at 15:45 hours, India conducted three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran range. The tests conducted today were with a fission device, a low yield device and a thermonuclear device. The measured yields are in line with expected values. Measurements have also confirmed that there was no release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. These were contained explosions like the experiment conducted in May 1974. I warmly congratulate the scientists and engineers who have carried out these successful tests.

This explosion was condemned worldwide. The nuclear have nots condemning it can be understood, but nuclear armed countries that had themselves carried out hundreds of tests themselves condemning this test was hypocrisy at its worst. These nuclear haves considered themselves above law as far as nuclear proliferation was concerned. They had forced most nations of the world into signing the highly discriminatory NPT (Nuclear non proliferation treaty) and CTBT (Comprehensive test ban treaty), after ensuring that they themselves had violated the provisions of these treaties in the past.

India refused to bow down to all that pressure and did not sign these treaties. Pakistan, ever eager to compare itself with India, did the same.

Pakistan, that was justifiably the most vociferous in condemning Indian nuclear tests, was under intense domestic pressure from the egotist and chauvinistic domestic population to match India and carry out nuclear tests. Pakistan was warned not to do that, but not matching India on this count was something Pakistan could not afford, so they too duly carried out their tests on 30 and 31 may 1998.

This test too drew worldwide condemnation from the entire world. Though Pakistan had condemned Indian nuclear tests, India did not condemn Pakistani tests, rather, Indian PM (Vajpayee) and Home Minister (Advani) secretly gave each other high fives. They were egging on Pakistan all these days -“come on, mard ke bachche ho to test karke dikhaao“. Pakistan could not restrain itself and finally succumbed to pressure. Pakistani tests that were carried out within two weeks of Indian test proved the Indian allegation that Pakistan had already acquired nuclear capability. Indian tests forced Pakistan hand and Pakistan too had to admit that they also had nuclear capability and that they were lying about it all these years.

Indian tests led to sanctions from USA and other countries. Pakistani tests led to they getting sanctioned as well. The way India responded to sanctions and the way Pakistan responded were poles apart and it was quite amusing to watch.

America had a policy called Glen Amendment that prescribed the process of sanctioning the errant nations.

The Glenn Amendment to the Arms Export Control Act of 1994 requires the president to
impose these seven sanctions:
• Suspend foreign aid (except for humanitarian assistance or food and other agricultural commodities);
• Terminate sales of any military items;
• Terminate other military assistance;
• Stop credits or guarantees to the country by US government agencies;
• Vote against credits or assistance by international financial institutions;
• Prohibit US banks from making loans to the foreign government concerned; and
• Prohibit exports of specific goods and technology [as specified in the Export Administration Act of 1979] with civilian and military nuclear applications.

As far as India was concerned, India was getting bullied and ill treated by USA for the last two decades. In effect, India was already under USA sanctions for the last many years. For instance, USA gave India a meagre $ 10 millions as aid in 1984. The figure for Pakistan was a mammoth $ 4.02 billions. Secondly, India did not buy any military equipment from USA. India did not seek any military assistance from USA. India was not looking for any loans from IMF etc that were controlled by USA. In the past India had sought Super computer for weather forecast which was denied by USA on the pretext that this supercomputer could be used for nuclear tests. India manufactured its own super computer and actually used that supercomputer for nuclear tests. India sought cryogenic engines for its space programme. Not from USA but from Russia. But USA arm twisted Russia and prevented them from giving India this technology. So India developed its own cryogenic technology and began to use that in her space programme. After that experience, India had stopped seeking any technologies from USA. In other words, USA sanctions against India was like an empty shell whose charge was already expended many years ago. India cared too hoots about USA sanctions.

It was an entirely different story with Pakistan. Pakistani public were jubilant and they took to street to celebrate their nuclear tests on 30 may 1998. After the USA sanction, Pakistan economy collapsed. The same Pakistani public took to streets once again, not in jubilation tis time, but to protest against the very same government that they were hailing a few weeks ago.

UN passed a resolution on 6 june 1998, condemning nuclear tests by India and Pakistan. This resolution number 1172 read :-

Mindful of its primary responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security,

1. Condemns the nuclear tests conducted by India on 11 and 13 May 1998 and by Pakistan on 28 and 30 May 1998

2. Endorses the Joint Communique issued by the Foreign Ministers of China, France, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America at their meeting in Geneva on 4 June 1998 (S/1998/473);

3. Demands that India and Pakistan refrain from further nuclear tests and in this context calls upon all States not to carry out any nuclear weapon test explosion or any other nuclear explosion in accordance with the provisions of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty;

4. Urges India and Pakistan to exercise maximum restraint and to avoid threatening military movements, cross-border violations, or other provocations in order to prevent an aggravation of the situation;

5. Urges India and Pakistan to resume the dialogue between them on all outstanding issues, particularly on all matters pertaining to peace and security, in order to remove the tensions between them, and encourages them to find mutually acceptable solutions that address the root causes of those tensions, including Kashmir;

6. Welcomes the efforts of the Secretary-General to encourage India and Pakistan to enter into dialogue;

7. Calls upon India and Pakistan immediately to stop their nuclear weapon development programmes, to refrain from weaponization or from the deployment of nuclear weapons, to cease development of ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and any further production of fissile material for nuclear weapons, to confirm their policies not to export equipment, materials or technology that could contribute to weapons of mass destruction or missiles capable of delivering them and to undertake appropriate commitments in that regard;

8. Encourages all States to prevent the export of equipment, materials or technology that could in any way assist programmes in India or Pakistan for nuclear weapons or for ballistic missiles capable of delivering such weapons, and welcomes national policies adopted and declared in this respect;

9. Expresses its grave concern at the negative effect of the nuclear tests conducted by India and Pakistan on peace and stability in South Asia and beyond;

10. Reaffirms its full commitment to and the crucial importance of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty as the cornerstones of the international regime on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and as essential foundations for the pursuit of nuclear disarmament;

11. Expresses its firm conviction that the international regime on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons should be maintained and consolidated and recalls that in accordance with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons India or Pakistan cannot have the status of a nuclear-weapon State;

12. Recognizes that the tests conducted by India and Pakistan constitute a serious threat to global efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament;

13. Urges India and Pakistan, and all other States that have not yet done so, to become Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty without delay and without conditions;

14. Urges India and Pakistan to participate, in a positive spirit and on the basis of the agreed mandate, in negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, with a view to reaching early agreement;

15. Requests the Secretary-General to report urgently to the Council on the steps taken by India and Pakistan to implement the present resolution;

16. Expresses its readiness to consider further how best to ensure the implementation of the present resolution;

17. Decides to remain actively seized of the matter.

As one can see from the above, the UN resolution uses very patronising and condescending language. In a very humiliating tone, the resolution states that Five permanent members are above all the rules and regulations of nuclear tests and proliferations but other countries must strictly follow the dictats of the five permanent members and should remain at the mercy of the nuclear haves.

Those were the days when India was in no position to protest against such language, but today , more than two decades later, India is in a strong position to take exceptions. Ironically, Pakistan has ended up being in a more vulnerable position today than what it was in 1998.

India was yet to discard the inferiority complex and its subservient ways in dealing with the West. India did protest, but their protest to my mind sounded feeble and ineffective. Not that it matters. India were protesting the discriminatory nature of NPT , CTBT etc that the nuclear haves were forcing nuclear have nots to sign. These treaties gave nuclear haves to keep their nuclear bombs and nuclear programs going, while the other countries were strictly prohibited from doing so.

UN Expressed grave concern about the peace and stabilty in South Asia and beyond. The fact that peace and stability in South Asia and beyond was because of terror outfits being trained by Pakistan (with active support of USA) was a non issue as far as UN security council was concerned. Pakistan was pursuing nuclear programme and was indulging in black marketing of nuclear technology to countries like North Korea, Syria, Iraq etc. These facts came to public notice but neither UN nor USA acted to restrain Pakistan. Pakistan nuclear scientist A Q Khan had admitted in an interview in february 1987 that Pakistan was already a nuclear capable country. USA rules prevented USA government from giving aid to such countries. But USA very blatantly ignored this clear evidence and the USA president kept certifying that Pakistan did not have a nuclear programme and so they should be given USA aid of 4.02 billions. USA president kept giving this certificate of nuclear non proliferation to Pakistan year after year till 1998 when Pakistan made a mockery of this presidential certificate.

When USA realised that its sanctions were hurting its ally Pakistan, USA forgot all about its “concerns” about nuclear proliferations etc and they hastily removed sanctions on the two countries. The sole aim was to try and revive Pakistani economy that was in ICU.

Just six months after the sanctions were announced, however, the United States had lifted virtually all of them. The process of weakening the sanctions in place against India and Pakistan had actually begun in July 1998, when the Senate voted to exempt food exports from sanctions. On October 21, 1998, Congress passed the Brownback Amendment, which gave President Clinton the authority to waive certain economic sanctions in place against India and Pakistan and to
resume trade financing and other assistance programs for up to 12 months.

President Clinton wasted little time in using this waiver authority. On November 6, 1998, the president’s declaration, officially titled the “India-Pakistan Relief Act,” waived the prohibitions in place against the activities of the United States Export-Import Bank, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Trade Development Agency in both India and Pakistan. Perhaps most importantly, the presidential waiver also authorized US officials to support loans
to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Every sentence above mentions India and Pakistan both. But all this subterfuge is basically to cover up for one sentence, namely “… the presidential waiver also authorized US officials to support loans to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

Pakistan’s economy had crumbled and so USA forgot all its sanctimonious preaching on NPT and CTBT. All the resolutions and condemnations were hastily thrown into the dustbin and all sanctions were hastily removed so that Pakistan economy could be saved by urgently bailing it out by yet another IMF and world bank bailout package, among other measures.

While USA government rushed in to save Pakistan economy, USA businesses rushed in to pour money into Indian economy, trying to take advantage of the Indian market that was showing big promise and that promise actually turned into a remarkable success story, with India, then a $400 billion economy, becoming $3000 billions economy in two decades !

One year later, When Atal Bihari Vajpayee was trying to mend ways with Pakistan by going there on Bus and holding dialogues with Pakistan PM, Pakistan’s actual rulers the army, did not like this and they clandestinely acted to scuttle all this goodwill gesture undertaken by the two PMs. We know this Pakistani Army misadventure as Kargil War. When Pakistani army realised that they were losing badly, they tried to save face and tried to use their nuclear arms. Bill Clinton, who by now was realising that his country was backing a rouge state against a democratic and responsible state, got angry at Pakistan PM Nawaz Shareef and declared that Pakistan must stop its aggression and withdraw to LOC, and that USA will not ask India to give Pakistan any face saving opportunity. In any case USA did not have any leverage left with India and Clinton realised that it was time USA built bridges with India that they themselves had destroyed.

After Kargil war, Pakistan army duly usurped power and General Musharraf, who had scuttled the attempt of the two Prime Ministers to sue for peace, appointed himself President of Pakistan. This made USA government disillusioned with Pakistan. Bill Clinton then tried to build bridges with India during the remaining three years of his tenure.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, realising that Pakistan army is the real ruler in Pakistan, tried to sue for peace yet again with General Musharraf. General Musharraf responded, but it turned out that Pakistan army did not want peace with India, even if General Musharraf, head of Pakistani army wanted it. So one could see that it is Pakistan army as a whole, and not Pakistani army chief that calls the shots in Pakistan. and this Pakistan army does not want good relations with India, because they feel that good relations with India will threaten the importance and existence of Pakistan army as rulers of Army.

This, plus the 9/11 attack on USA by Al Qaida terrorists that were trained by Pakistan and later harboured by Pakistan, meant that USA gradually began to distance itself from Pakistan and began to grudgingly accept India as a nuclear power.

To cut a long story short, India, after its nuclear tests gradually found acceptance and grudging respect among other nations, with USA beginning to look at India with respect. USA helped India gets waivers despite being a non signatory to NPT, CTBT, etc. Pakistan too demanded the same treatment as India but they failed to get the same acceptability as India.

Moreover, India, after its assured and credible deterrence, began to concentrate on developing its economy. From a tiny $ 400 billions economy in 1998, today India is the fifth largest economy in the world. On PPP terms, India is already the third largest economy in the world. Indian exports in the year 2021-22 were $ 670 billions which is more than the combined GDP of its south Asian neighbours. Incidentally, four South Asian neighbours of India, including Pakistan are financially crumbling at the moment whereas Indian economy is in a strong position despite global supply chain and energy crisis.

Today India is in a position to tell other countries off when they try to preach us. We saw how our foreign affairs minister told off USA when they tried to preach us on our purchase of Russian Oil and our Human rights issue. “We purchase less Oil in a month compared to what Europe purchases in an afternoon”- Indian Foreign minister told USA. “If USA is taking note of our Human rights matters then we too are watching the human rights matters in USA”- Indian foreign minister stated. Such assertiveness on the part of Indians was unheard of and unimaginable in the past.

The seeds of this assertiveness and self respect were sown on 11 may 1998, at 15:45. Today that seed had become a giant tree.

India celebrated this day as National Technology day. I personally consider it as National Self Respect day.

“Parmanu”(2018) was a fictionalised account of the events that led to Indian nuclear tests in may 1998. I have been discussing songs from this movie on this day for the last three years. I have so far covered three songs from the movie.

Here is the fourth song from “Parmanu”(2018). Unlike the three songs already covered, that fitted the theme, this song does not fit the theme of the movie. This song is better heard than seen, and better heard as a standalone song having no relation to the story of the movie.

This song is sung by Yaser Desai. Kumar Vishwas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.

As a stand alone song, this sounds like a superb song.

The singer and lyricist make their debuts in the blog with this song.

I take this opportunity to wish all Indians a happy self respect day as I see this day. Officially it is National Technology day. So happy national Technology day as well.


Song-Ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai (Parmanu)(1998) Singer-Yaser Desai, Lyrics-Kumar Vishwas, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm

tu hai subah tu shaam hai
jeene ka tu hi hai nazariya haan
teri lehar aathon pahar
main boond tu hi mera dariya
duniya se juda kar de
zarre ko khuda kar de
oh tere ishq se mujhko
na karna kabhi tu juda

ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
dil mein apne dil bhar kar de de jagah
de de jagah
meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
itni si mere rab tujhse hai dua

hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm

jeeta raha khwaabon mein main
khud se hi par door thha
thhoda sa tu majboor thha
thhoda main majboor thha
khwaabon ko zubaan kar de
nazron se bayaan kar de
tere ishq se mujhko na karna kabhi tu juda
ki ab meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
dil mein apne dil bhar kar de de jagah
de de jagah
meri saans saans tere paas hai
aur tere aas paas pehchaan hai ab meri
itni si mere rab tujhse hai dua


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Today is 11 may 2020. In my opinion, 11 may is one of the most important dates in the history of modern India. It is on this date that India threw away the self imposed shackles of being an apologetic, suffering from inferiority complex, indecisive and weak nation which was being regarded as a pushover by one and all. Even tiny countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were beginning to mess with India with impunity.

It was on this day in 1998 that India announced to the world in no uncertain terms that enough was enough. India was not a nation to be trifled with. India is not a mouse. It is an elephant and it has decided to take its rightful place in the world. It will no longer act timid when faced with monkeys and hyenas. The world better get used to it.

What exactly did India do on 11 may 1998 ?

It was on this day that India, despite severe pressure from the entire world, and despite being subjected to high tech surveillance on its activities, successfully conducted nuclear tests (3 nuclear tests on this day, followed by two more tests two days later).

The PM of India, Mr Atalbihari Vajpayee, who had authorised these tests as soon as he came to power,  then announced to the world that India was “now a full fledged nuclear state”.

The haves of the nuclear technology as well as the first world wanted India to sign the discriminatory treaties like NPT and CTBT and give up all attempts at developing nuclear capabilities, while the existing nuclear powers were free to carry out their nuclear weapons programme.

They were bullying India for several years. The fact that India was a very weak and vulnerable country those days, beginning from early 1990s meant that India was being regarded as a third world country not worthy of being taken seriously or given respect. Indians who were still around during 1980s will recall that any technology that India wanted to acquire from the west those days was scuttled by USA. India wanted to buy supercomputers for weather forecast but USA prevented its sale giving the excuse that India would use it for its nuclear activities. When India wanted cryogenic engines for its space explorations, USA not only denied this technology to India, it also arm twisted Russia into not giving this technology to India.

India, showing self respect,  developed its own supercomputers as well as its own cryogenic engine.

The fact that India had adopted a disastrous economic policy since its independence meant that India was a begging bowl country right from its independence, and no attempt was made to address this fact. In 1991, with India being in dire straights, politically, economically and in many other ways, India faced the ignominy of having to mortgage its gold to secure an IMF bailout package to save Indian economy !

This incident led to an uproar among Indian public. Fortunately, a right man found himself at the helm at the right moment. This man, Mr P V Narsimha Rao, reformed Indian economic policy. The results of this reform took time to show, but they began to show results with time. This was another example to show that Indians had self respect, and they would go to great lengths to protect their self respect.

These two events, one being the opening of India economy (the date was 24 july 1991) and other being the nuclear tests on 11 may 1998, are as important in the history of modern India as 15 august 1947 and 26 january 1950. As far as the world was concerned, these two dates are of far more significance than they are to India. Opening of the Indian economy found India becoming an attractive destination of foreign investment and becoming a vast market as well.

When India exploded its nuclear devices on 11 may 1998, the world, which was largely anti India, condemned it. Most major countries imposed sanctions of India.

As noted earlier, India was already used to anti India conduct of USA and their friends. Even the “aid” that India used to receive from USA was only in millions whereas someone like Pakistan used to receive aid in billions of dollars. So the tiny amount of a few million dollars of American aid that was withheld not hurt India much.

Curiously,  countries like Germany,  France and UK could see what USA had not seen, that India was becoming a big market to do business with, and so they neither condemned Indian tests not imposed any sanctions on India. USA and Japan, alongwith China were the most vocal against Indian tests. And unsurprisingly, Pakistan.

Indians knew that Pakistan had acquired nuclear technology clandestinely from China. Threat from China and Pakistan was one of the major reasons why India felt compelled to become a nuclear power. Pakistan felt the urge to match India. They were pressurized by their public (also egged on and mocked at by Indian PM and home minister) into conducting their nuclear tests, while USA warned Pakistan against it. Pakistan succumbed to its domestic pressure and conducted its nuclear tests on 28 may 1998. This vindicated Indian accusation that Pakistan had already acquired the nuclear technology clandestinely with Chinese help. Pakistan had to come clean on its nuclear capabilities.

Like India, Pakistan too were slapped with economic sanctions.

What followed in the aftermath of these tests changed the course of International relations. India did not give a damn to USA sanctions but Pakistani economy crumbled. To save Pakistan, an ally of USA, USA looked for a face saving formula and removed the sanctions on the two countries,  and at the same time hastily arranged for IMF loans to bail out Pakistani economy.

Soon enough, USA realized that India was a potential economic power and a vast market. And that India had the manpower to develop its own technologies if foreign technologies were denied to them. These realization,  plus the knowledge that Indian nuclear programme was indigenous and not based on stealing,  unlike Pakistan, meant that USA grudgingly began to give respect to India. Meanwhile tiny neighbors like Nepal and Sri Lanka also learnt to respect the new found assertiveness of India.

Today,  in 2020, youngsters who find India being in good terms with USA and other major nations, can barely believe what I have written above. Today India can assert itself and is respected worldwide by the same countries that scorned and scoffed at India till 1998. All this change happened as a result of two major events of 1990s, namely opening of economy and conducting nuclear tests.

This second event took place on 11 may 1998 (viz on this day 22 years ago. Ever since, this date is observed in India as National Technological day. To my mind, it was much more than that. As far as I am concerned this day can as well be called “National Self Respect day.”

It was from this day onward that India became a self respecting and assertive nation. And this self respect and assertiveness began to show in different fields. For instance, India began to become a cricketing powerhouse, at a cricketing as well as at financial level. Indians began to shine in several areas. The area of IT,  a new sector which did not exist back then in 1990s,  is a sector that is today a sector where Indians thrive.

Today India is world’s fifth largest economy and looks set to become world’s third largest economy in one decade.

All the above feats have been achieved after Indians gained self confidence and self esteem. And that day was 11 may 1998. India has not looked back since.

“Parmaanu”(1998) is a movie that is based on the Pokharan nuclear tests of 1998 that changed the world. This is a very interesting movie. This movie was directed by Abhishek Verma for Zee Studios and JA Entertainment. The movie had John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Aditya Hitkari, Vikas Kumar, Yogendra Tiku, Ajay Shankar, Anuja Sathe, Darshan Pandya, Zachary Coffin, Mark Bennington, Satinder Singh Gahlot, Praveena Deshpande etc in it.

A dialogue of the movie, is my favorite dialogue. It should be the favorite dialogue of all self respecting Indians:-

ab ham dar ke shaant nahin baithhenge
kar ke shaant baithhenge

I watched this movie and loved it. I have covered two songs from this movie in the past. The second of these songs was covered on this date one year ago.

On the occasion of this great day in modern Indian history, here is a song from “Parmaanu”(1998). This song is sung by Divya Kumar. Vayu is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.


Song-Ke mainu aisa lageya lageya (Parmaanu)(2018) Singer-Divya Kumar, Lyrics-Vayu, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

chorus

lageya lageya mainu lageya lageya mainu
lageya lageya mainu lageya lageya mainu

sabse pehle sabse badhke
dil mein mere hai ye mera watan
aasmaan bhi haar jaaye kar le koi jatan
sabse badhke dil mein mere hai ye mera watan
aasmaan bhi haar jaaye kar le koi jatan
mainu laggeya
ho mainu laggeya
ho mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya laagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
mainu lageya laegeya mainu lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang

zid pe jo ad jaayenge
jag se bhi lad jayenge
aabru iski rakhne ko
ab to main waari jaawaan ye jivan
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang

chorus

apna loha maane duniya ye banaaya hai man
saara dum kham daal ke hum poora kar dein vachan
apna loha maane duniya ye banaaya hai man
sara dum kham daal ke hum poora kar dein vachan
darr se upar uthh gaye sar
hausle hain buland
is iraade ko hila de
har kisi mein kahaan hai itna dum
mainu laggeya
o ho mainu laggeya
ho mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya lagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya lageya lagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
mainu lageya lageya mainu lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya lageya lagi lageya kasumbi rang

zid pe jo ad jayenge
jag se bhi bhid jayenge
aabru iski rakhne ko ab to main waari jaawaan ye jeevan
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
laagi lageya laegeya laagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
laagi lageya laegeya laagi lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
mainu lageya laegeya mainu lageya kasumbi rang
ki aisa mainu lageya lageya
lagi lageya laegeya laagi lageya kasumbi rang


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Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls on the Shukla Chaturthi (4th day after Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar i.e. August-September of the Gregorian calendar. Now this is common to the whole of India. And everyone has their own list of prasad that they offer to the lord. And all the panchang reading elders will tell us that when the Chaturthi starts etc and for how many days the festival will be for (usually 10) but due to the lunar calendar that is followed there will be some ghatika calculations which will determine if the festival ends on the 10th or 11th day.

But thanks to Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharashtra has a special way of celebrating it. There the devout bring home idols and do pooja for a day and half and give a send-off to their favourite god on the next day that is on Panchmi. Then there are also those who keep the lord in their homes for five days. In between they also have a Gauri sthapana and worship the mother and son together for 2 days and then see them off on the 5th day. That day is Gauri visarjan.

Then there are the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. It is here that the youth get to show their ideas of decoration, event organisation etc. The mandals dedicate themselves to various causes and highlight this in their pandals. There is the usual bhajans playing through the 10 days of the festival etc. Then on the 10th day that means Anant Chaturdashi day there is the aarathi, the final pooja and then the idols along with all the flowers used for decoration etc are taken for immersion. The large ones are on open trucks and we have all the young revellers dancing to the beat of Nashik Dhols and recorded music and the cry of GANAPATI Bappa Morya filling the air space. (Environmentalists will call it high decibels of noise pollution). And there are the large numbers of people out on the streets till wee hours of the next morning waiting to see the last huge one immerse in the sea. If I am not wrong the last one is always Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaug is a locality in the old Bombay region. This is where during the freedom struggle Balgangadhar Tilak had started the practice of community worship of the Lord as a way to protest the diktat of limit on number of people congregating.

Lalbaugcha Raja has a story of its own. It seems the market at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932 effecting the livelihood of the fisherfolk and other vendors who operated from there. These vendors vowed to Ganesha for a permanent place for their market. The collective efforts of the councillors and prominent local residents of those times the landlord Rajabai Tayyabji gave the land for the existing Lalbaug Market.

In 1934 as a thanksgiving or fulfilment of their vow (Navasa in Marathi) the traders and fisherfolk came together to start this sarvajanik pandal. Since 1935 the same family -Kambli family- has been designing the idol which has kept nearly the same “sitting pose” over the years. The idol is always around 18-20 feet tall. The parts are made at their workshop in the adjoining lane and assembled in the pandal. The grand old man of the Kambli family then comes and paints the lord’s eyes. The decoration is always contemporary and this year it was “Chandrayaan”. The visarjan procession of Lalbaugcha Raja is eagerly awaited through the lanes that it takes to reach Girgaum Chowpatty. There are special trucks, trailers and boats with pulleys that help take the idol kilometres into the sea so that it can be given a proper deep-sea immersion to match its size.

P.S.: the details about Lalbaugcha Raja are from a documentary that I saw last week on National Geography Channel.

We had the N. Chandra’s “Ankush” (1986) which used the Ganesh visarjan backdrop to show the rivalry between two Ganesh pandals and how it erupts into street fight.

In Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD- Any Body Can Dance” (2013) we had a sequence showing Ganesh Visarjan. There was this wonderful dance number and the song was true to the Ganapati Bappa Morya spirit. The movie had a collection of dance freaks who were essentially a part of Remo’s troupe most of who are independent choreographers now. in addition we have Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, in major roles in the movie, present in this song.

I thought that this song is ideal for today. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan & Vishal Dadlani. The song is written by one Mayur Puri and Sachin-Jigar are the music directors. This means that this song would have qualified in the series of “Music Director singing for another music director list” that we had from Arunkumar Deshmukhji a few years back. (Both Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani are music directors as we all know).

This is the link to the song:-

Audio

Video

Song-Ridhhi Siddhhi Vriddhi Hoti (ABCD-Any Body Can Dance)(2013) Singers-Shankar Mahadewan, Vishal Dadlani, Lyrics-Mayur Puri, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

riddhi siddi vriddi hoti
haan tere hi aane se
aur sundar yeh srishti hoti
haan tere hi aane se
moraya… aaa
moraya…aaa
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

man ke andhere kone mein
jo danav chupa hai moraya
uspe hi jai ho toh digvijai ho
teri tarah moraya
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

ho… lakh koi de hunkare
lakh koi dhamkaale
ho oo
hum teri raahon pe chalte
hum nahi rukhne wale
mera deva devon ka devta
mazha deva devon ka devta
pair ye rukh ne na sar ye jhukne na dega
morya re moraya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

devaa… aaaaa ho ooo

sajjan ki aas
durjan ka naash
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
teri ho puja phir koi duja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
hoo… oooo
yun toh sabhi devoke aage
yeh sar jhuka hai morya
par apna hai tu
ghar pe humare aaya hai morya
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

gan ganganpati gaja mukh mangal
didikita didikita didikita dhundhun
ta ta tai tha
jai jagavandhan vakratunda daani daata
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
dhum kita dhum kita dha dong dha dong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya

deva aaa aaaa aaaa

hey… jal mein, thal mein
shristi sakal mein
van mein, rann mein, kan kan mein
taru mein, tran mein, gaj mein, gana mein
morya hai har mann mein
hey rang ki dhaare, ras fuhaarein
chhal chhal chhalke sarjan mein
tej hai, bal hai, shakti prabal hai
morya ke darshan mein re bappa
morya ke darshan mein re deva
morya ke darshan mein hey..
morya ke darshan mein…. ho


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Blog Day : 3949 Post No. : 15024

15 august 1947 and 26 january 1950 are popularly regarded as two important days in the history of modern India. India got freedom from British rule on 15 august 1947 whereas India became a republic on 26 january 1950.

There were two more days in India that have escaped the attention of people, but they have had equally profound effect on India.

It was on 24 july 1991 that India liberalised its economy, and that was a game changing moment for the economy of India. From a struggling economy dependent on foreign aid, this day India achieved economical freedom. Today, 28 years later, India is the sixth largest economy in the world (in nominal terms) and it will become the third largest economy in the world in another decade.

Another game changing day came about on 11 may 1998, exactly 21 years ago. This day is now celebrated in India as National technology day. It was on 11 may 1998 that India, defying immense world wide pressure, carried out nuclear explosions in Pokharan and proudly, and unapologetically described India as a nuclear power.

A large population of India are mainly interested in own interests and are not bothered about bigger things like national interest, national pride etc. Those were the days when Indians suffered from low self esteem as well as inferiority complex. Reasons were not far to seek. One reason was ofcourse poor Indian economy. That matter was addressed in 1991, and the results of this belated step would begin to bear fruit only in the years to come.

Five nuclear powers had set up a discriminatory club of nuclear haves-they had made a discriminatory law that allowed them to do all the nuclear tests that they wanted but prohibited others to carry out any nuclear tests. India was againt this discrimination and felt that they too belonged to this exclusive group as and when they decided to become a nuclear state.

This discriminatory treaty ws called NPT (Non Proliferation treaty) which came into force in 1970. All the five nuclear powers at that time were given privileges vis a vis nuclear tests that were not available to other countries. Under this treaty, nuclear haves were not required to give up their nuclear weapons while the have nots were not allowed to have them.

Indian objection was that China, despite being a nuclear have and a signatory to NPT had violated it by passing nuclear know how to Pakistan. Indian objection to NPT was also because both China and Pakistan, its two intransigent neighbours had nuclear weapons (whether declared or clandestine) and so India, in their national interest was unwilling to sign this treaty.

In 1996, one more discriminatory treaty, viz CTBT (Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban treaty) was created and all nations of the world were required to sign it. This treaty forbid countries to carry out any kinds of nuclear explosions. This was discriminatory because the nuclear haves had already carried out number of nuclear exposion tests whereas the nuclear have nots were being forbidden to do the same.

India did not sign NPT and CTBT. Pakistan too did likewise.

Despite these treaties, Self respecting Indians felt that India needed to assert themselves, no matter what the treaties prescribed. PV Narsimha Rao, the architect behind the economic liberalisation, decided that he would as well carry out the nuclear test. But USA, thanks to its satellites, got wind of the intentions and prevailed over India to stop it.

After the next elections, P V Narsimha Rao lost election, but his seccessor, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was determined to carry out this test. Learning from the earlier foiled attempt, he ensured that this time USA was unable to get wind of Indian intentions. USA became aware of Indian intention only after India had done their tests.

The date was 11 may 1998. Three explosions (one fusion bomb and two fission bomb) were exploded on this day. It was followd by two more fission explosion on 13 may 1998.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced that India was “now a full fledged nuclear state”.

How these tests were conducted keeping high tech USA spy satellites in the dark is the stuff of fiction and legend. Enough reading material is available on this topic. It is very interesting if you are the kind who love reading thrillers/ spy novels/ adventure novels etc. And to imagine that all this ACTUALLY happened. One USA senator described it as “the biggest failure of our intelligence gathering agencies in the past ten years or more”.

The aftermath of these tests, and how India dealt with them was even more impressive and awe inspiring if you are a self respecting Indian. The world condemned these tests and stringent economic sanctions were imposed on India by USA and Japan, among others. It was here that the well planned and thought out measures by Atal Bihari Vajpayee and others paid off. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishn Advani, after these tests began to mock Pakistan on a daily basis. This mocking and the increasing domestic pressure began too much for Pakistan and they too carried out their nuclear tests on 28 may 1998, despite international pressure. Sanctions were imposed on Pakistan as well.

Vajpayee had planned for the aftermath of these tests and so they were ready. But Pakistan, in trying to match India found itself in doldrums as a result of economic sanctions. Pakistan was in the good books of USA at that time, and so USA began to get worried about the economy of Paakistan and tried to find ways to lift the economic sanctions of Pakistan. Desperate to lift Pakistan sanctions, USA devised a way out and lifted the sanction on Pakistan by end of 1998. With that even Indian sanctions were lifted.

It may sound counter intuitive, but these tests enhanced Indian stature in the world. USA, the first to comdemn Indian and imposed sanctions on India began to realise that India was a responsible nuclear power. India gained acceptability from USA and other nations followed. It was a turning point in India’s engagement with the world- long overdue but still incomplete, investment in assuring Indian security.

India was a non signatory of NPT and CTBT still it was made member of three of four global non proliferation regimes, and got a waiver for the fourth viz NSG.

India were subjected to so many economic and technological sanctions from USA in the past that Indians had stopped bothering about them. These sanctions made them develop their own indigenous technologies. For instance, USA prohibited the sale of supercomputers to India in 1980s. India in response developed their own superomputer. USA in 1990s ensured that India would not be given cryogenic technology used for launching satellites. India developed their own cryogenic engine.

On this day in 1998, India also test fired Trishul missile successfully. Hansa-3, the first indigenously built aircraft was test flown on this as well. In recognition of these feats, 11 may is celebrated as “national Technological day”. But to my mind, this day should be regarded as national self respect day. It was on this day that made other nations begin to look at India with renewed respect and awe. Subsequently, growth of Indian economy has added to Indian clout considerably.

These tests, which are poularly known as “Pokharan II”, led to a movie being made on this topic in 2018. This movie called “Parmanu” (2018) was a nice imaginary take on this very important happening in modern Indian history. This movie was directed by Abhishek Verma for Zee Studios and JA Entertainment. The movie had John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Aditya Hitkari, Vikas Kumar, Yogendra Tiku, Ajay Shankar, Anuja Sathe, Darshan Pandya, Zachary Coffin, Mark Bennington, Satinder Singh Gahlot, Praveena Deshpande etc in it.

The movie was released on 5 may 2018. It was the first Hindi movie of 2018 that I watched and I quite liked it. I have already covered one song from this movie.

My favourite dialogue from the movie is:

ab ham dar ke shaant nahin baithhenge
kar ke shaant baithhenge

Today, on this Indian self respect day (my nomenclature), here is a song from “Parmanu”(2018). This song is sung by Divya Kumar and chorus. Vayu is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.

The song is picturised as a background song in the movie.

Video

Audio

Song-Thaare waaste (Parmanu)(2018) Singer-Divya Kumar, Lyrics-Vayu, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala
sar uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham

josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala
sar uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham

ho o
thaare waaste re
maadhi re ae ae
jaan lagaa denge ham
thaare waaste re
maadhi re ae ae
duniya hila denge ham
josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala
sar uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham

josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala
sar uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham

hmmmm
khwaabon ne jaise ki zanjeeren pahni thhhi
aasmaan se tha faasla
ab raah pakki hai
ye baat hakki hai
phir se uthha haai hausla
thaare waaste re
maadhi re
maadhi re
jaan lagaa denge ham
thaare waaste re
maadhi re ae ae
duniya hila denge ham
josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala
sar uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham

hmmmm
ik pyaas aadhi thhi
ik aas pyaasi thhi
ik karz dil pe thha rakhha
poora hua apna
toota sa wo sapna
chubhta jo aankhon mein aaya thha
ho o
thaare waaste re
maadhi re ae ae
jaan lagaa denge ham
thaare waaste re
maadhi re ae ae
duniya hila denge ham
josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala kar
uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham
josh mein jala
zalzalaa chala
ab rukengee na ham
dar mita chala kar
uthha chala
ab jhukenge na ham


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Blog Day : 3615 Post No. : 14412

Since this is a song blog so it is natural that I visit song sites viz YT etc daily. I had vaguely noticed a video about a movie called “Parmanu” in the past in YT and I had not taken much notice, seeing that I am not interested in new movies.

Three days ago (friday), I saw that video again. I got interested and clicked on that link. I found that it was the trailer of the movie. From the trailer I found that this movie was based on the tale of Indian nuclear tests carried out in 1998. The trailer also mentioned that the movie was releasing on 25 may 2018.

We were already in june 2018, which meant that the movie must have been released already. But I did not have much information about it. But then how could I, as I was not much interested and aware about new movies.

Seeing that the movie was based on a real life happening, and that too a very important happening in the history of India, and also the world, I suddenly became very interested in the movie. The movie was released two weeks ago and I did not read anything about it on newspapers or online, so I guessed that the movie may not have done well at the box office. I wondered whether it was still playing in a movie hall near me, as they say in movie advertisements. When I checked up, I found that the movie was indeed playing in three nearby movie halls. It was friday, and I decided to watch it in the mall where it was being shown in noon show (13:30 PM). I was familiar with this mall because it is a favourite place for my wife whenever she visits me. 🙂

It was friday and the show timings coincided with my lunch break time. So I decided to forego my lunch that day and instead decided to watch the movie.

The nuclear tests of may 1998 are fairly well known to most regulars of this blog who all must have been well into their twenties or more at that time. But since I am very interested in such matters, I may have more in depth information on this topic than most people.

The real tale in brief is:

After the collapse of Soviet Union in early 1990s, India finds itself in a precarious position. Friendship with Soviet Union assured them of security in the past but that security umbrella had vanished. India found themselves increasingly bullied by USA and China, and Pakistan, an ally of USA and China stepped up its efforts to destabilise India through actions that self respecting Indians found highly provocative and humiliating. Forget Pakistan, even other tiny neighbouring countries began to needle India.

Public sentiment of nationalist Indians was that India needed to sent a strong message to the world that India could not be regarded as a pushover. So as soon as the nationalist government of BJP won vote of confidence in Parliament, it authorised nuclear testing. Three years ago, P V Narsimha Rao’s government had also contemplated it, but USA got wind of it and put intense pressure on India and that plan had to be dropped.

This time in 1998, Vajpayee government was determined that tests must be carried out. Learning from 1995, it was decided to carry out the preparation for the tests in secrecy so that USA did not get any clue and became aware of the fact only after the tests were carried out. Indians actually managed to carry out all their preparations in secrecy. USA, despite its spy satellites could not detect any unusual happenings. So this real tale, where preparation work was going on in plain sight (so to say) in a desert still spy satellites could not detect that, provided great plot for a thriller cum suspense movie. American CIA is considered a top notch spy agency, and they failed to detect what was going on- this makes for a great real life spy tale. And that is what this movie “Parmanu”(2018) is all about.

In real life, the push for the test had come from the political leadership and then the plan was carried out with great secrery and precision by real life people viz APJ Abdul Kalam, then scientific advisor to PM (and later President of India), R Chidambaram (Secretary Atomic energy commission) were the chief co ordinators. Nearly 80 scientists from Different departments, viz BARC, AMDER, DRDO etc were involved. 58th Engineers regiment, led by Gopal Kaushik were present at site, so that it looked like it was an army settlement. Work was mostly done during night, and equipment was returned to the original place to give the impression that it was never moved.

Bomb shafts were dug under camouflage netting and the dug-out sand was shaped like shaped dunes. Cables for sensors were covered with sand and concealed using native vegetation.

The movie uses the real life happenings as the base material, and then mixes it with imaginary incidences and stories to come up with an interesting movie that I found a nice watch.

In the movie, the idea that India, instead of being pushed around, needed to assert herself by acquiring nuclear capability, is put forward by a junior IAS officer, Ashwath Raina(John Abraham) in 1995. But his idea is implemented in a bothched up manner and USA gets wind of it. The plan has to be abanadoned and Ashwath is held responsible for the fiasco and he is dismissed from service.

In 1998, new government takes over. It is decided to carry out nuclear test. Himanshu Shukla, The Principal Secretary to PM (played by Boman Irani) locates the dismissed officer John Abraham again. His plan that his bosses during the previous government in 1995 had not gone through is explained by him. He informs Principal secretary that the major part of his plan, viz evading detection during preparation work, was not even understood by his seniors during 1995 and that is why that attempt had failed.

Ashwath assembles the leaders of his five teams from five different departments. They are given code names inspired from the five Pandavas of Mahabharat. Himashu Shukla gives Ashwath Raina the code name of Krishna. 🙂

It turns out that one of the five leaders viz the incharge of security is a female called Captain Ambalika Bandhopadhyay (Diana Penty). She is bemused when she finds the codename of Nakul being assigned to her. 🙂

Scientists are seen working at the time when satellites are not watching them. Every day their password is changed and the vehicle carrying them is allowed to pass only when they give the password for the day. The passwords seem to be set by an old Hindi movie songs lover, because they are mostly lines from old Hindi movie songs, such as “lag ja gale ke phir ye haseen raat ho na ho”. 🙂

Avoiding detection by CIA satellites, as well as keeping the project hidden from the prying eyes of CIA and ISI agents forms the bulk of the movie and is presented in an interesting manner. There are many roadblocks, interruptions, near mishaps etc and quite a bit of suspense. Even though it is just a movie and we know what actually happened, the movie still manages to keep you in suspense about what is going to happen next. 🙂

The movie ends as the nuclear tests are carried out successfully and Indian PM announces it on TV.

These tests were gamechangers in world geopolitics. What followed in the aftermath of these tests were far more interesting and significant. In my opinion, all the aims of India that were sought to be achieved by these tests were achieved spectacularly.

Here are my take on the developments that took place after the tests:-

1. There may be people who may point out that economic sanctions were imposed on India. Indeed that was the case. But Indians were prepared for that. Indians overwhelmingly welcomed the tests. As for the sanctions, Indian government did not react at all, which was as good as cocking a snook at the sanction imposers. As it is, India was already being kicked around and bullied by USA for last several years, and Indians had learnt to manage without USA. USA in the past had denied India supercomputers, cryogenic engines etc and Indians had subsequently developed them on their own. USA had very little leverage with India at that time and Indians were in no mood to listen to them, seeing that US was a blind supporter of Pakistan.

2. Reaction of Pakistan:- While most western countries condemned the tests and some of them imposed economic sanctions on India, Pakistan’s reaction was classic. Pakistanis expressed great ire and vowed to match India. Unlike India, who prepared for their tests in secrecy, Pakistanis openly prepared in full view of USA spy satellites at their Chagai site. USA pressurised Pakistan to desist from carrying out the test, but domestic pressure got the better of Pakistani rulers and Pakistan detonated six bombs on 28 may and 30 may 1998.

Pakistani public rejoiced just like Indian public had done. Comically, the same Pakistani public came out protesting against the same government a few weeks later when it became clear that Pakistani economy, unlike Indian economy, was unable to withstand economic sanctions of USA and it had reached the stage of virtual deathbed.

USA, realised that their sanctions, instead of hurting India, had ended up dealing a death blow to the economy of their “ally” Pakistan. So US president Bill Clinton, in an act of obscene hurry waived off sanctions of both countries on 9 november 1998. It was mainly to save Pakistan economy rather than to save arms race in the region, which was purported to be the reason for the waiver. In addition to waiving off the sanction, US officials were also authorised to support loans to Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. 🙂

So, USA as well as Pakistan were badly rattled in the wake of Indian nuclear tests and they were forced to take extraordinary steps to deal with the situation while for most Indians it was business as usual.

So, knowing all these real life facts and then watching the movie made it quite an enjoyable experience for me. I know that there are more takers for movies like “Veere Di Wedding”, but this movie “Parmanu” deals with a very very important date in Indian history. I personally feel that 11 may 1998 was as red letter a day in Indian history as 15 august 1947 and 26 january 1950. This date is now observed as National Technology day in India. In my opinion, it should be regarded as National Self respect day. It is on this day that many Indians gained self respect by doing what they needed to do in their national interest. And as I have explained above, they were prepared to pay the price for asserting themselves, and as it turned out, they emerged far far stronger after the event. It sent a clear and firm message to the world that was urgently needed to be sent.

My favourite dialogue from the movie has to do with self respect as well:

ab ham dar ke shaant nahin baithhenge
kar ke shaant baithhenge

As I mentioned earlier, I quite loved the movie. This movie is not to be watched as one watches a normal masala movie. It has to be watched with the knowledge that we are watching an event that was a major and glorious turning point in the history of India.

I do not recall too many songs in the movie and whatever songs were these appeared to be just few seconds long each. But when I checked up, I found that the movie had as many as six songs in it. It appears to me that full songs are released in audio form and only small snatches of these songs are used in the movie.

Here is the theme song of “Parmanu”(2018). This song is sung by Keerti Sagathia and Jyotica Tangri, Vayu is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sachin Jigar.

The movie as well as the artists make their debut in the blog with this song. I have no idea who they are. I request our knowledgeable (in this case young) regulars to tell us more about them.

This song is the first song from 2018 to appear in the blog. And quite a befitting song from 2018 it is too.

Audio – Full song

Video – Partial

Song-Shubh din aayo(Parmanu)(2018) Singers-Keerti Sagathia, Jyotica Tangri, Lyrics-Vayu, MD-Sachin-Jigar

Lyrics

he ae ae
sun hudas
sooraj ugiyo
aur chaaru mer huyi jhilmilaahat
aayo mhaara paavna aa aa aa aa
ke swaagat kara behisaab

hey ae ae
sajti raahen mangal gaawen
man upji phulwaari re
saaje gaaje baaje goonje
sapnori ye kilkaari re
ban upwan abhinandan karta
chhaayi ghata paniyaari re
shakkar phaanko
jhaanki jhaanko
hui jashan ki ye taiyyaari re
man harshaayo
ghan barsaayo
dhan sukhwaalo jee re
ee ae ae ae

aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re shubh din aayo re ae ae

shubh din aayo
man’ne bhaayo
nayo nayo so rang le aayo
shubh din aayo
man’ne bhaayo
nayo nayo so rang le aayo
honthon pe muskaan gulaabi
laayo re
honthon pe muskaan gulaabi
laayo re
he ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
o o o
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae

hey
hey
hey
hey
hey
chanda laavo deepak laaj
jagmag taare laijo jee
jagmag taare laijo laijo
jagmag taare laijo jee
jagmag taare laijo laijo
jagmag taare laijo jee

khushiyaan baantoon dil mein sabke
shaakar misri bhar do jee
arre ghoomar rasiya meethha meethha
gaayo re
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae
aayo re
shubh din aayo re ae ae

kesariyo rangeelo aayo
sooraj so chamkeelo aayo
kesariyo rangeelo aayo
sooraj so chamkeelo aayo
o din ye pyaaro
kismat waalo aayo re
din ye pyaaro
kismat waalo aayo re

hey hey
hey hey
hey hey
hey

padhaaro re ae ae
padhaaro jee ae

mangal gaao
shubh din aayo
bali bali jaao
shubh shubh din aayo
misri baanton
shubh din aayo
jhoomo naacho
shubh shubh din aayo
arre lok bulaao
shubh din aayo
rang udaao
shubh shubh din aayo
phool sajaao
shubh din aayo
khushi manaao
aayo ae ee
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din (aayo re)
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din aayo
shubh din
jee


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The bond of Father and Daughter is one of the most Special bonds in the world. 12th february is my Father’s birthday and iam dedicating this song to him. Music has been one of the common interests we (my sister , father and I ) share.
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