Happy Navaratri everyone!
Navaratri is a beautiful Indian festival to honor and celebrate the divine female energy in all her manifestations and forms. The beauty of this festival is it is nine days of celebrating women essentially. Wish everyone the strength to make the journey within and to get to know, love and embrace all of you in all your heartaches and glory for that is truly the journey we all are on.
My latest project has been a special one and will remain near and dear to me always since it is my very first project with my daughter, Siri. We were listening to this track, Jiya Re, on our way back from school one day and Siri got really excited by it and said, we should sing this song together. First, I was delighted. I loved her enthusiasm and her idea. What followed was fear and doubt of doing something I had never done before. I got overwhelmed by how I was going to bring this creative idea of hers to life. The only way I managed through my fears was by diving right into it. Thus began our Jiya Re journey. Somehow little by little and after many do’s and re-do’s, things started to shape up. Hope you like our little venture!
Challenges are part of life. Some big, some small nevertheless, we come across them every day. My latest project, Yeh Honsla, is very much aligned in this thought space.
It is a song that I had been humming for quite some time now. It is a beautiful melody from the movie Dor. The original music is flawless in every sense by music composers and directors, Salim-Sulaiman. I also loved the creative interpretation by Aakash Gandhi and Jonita Gandhi team. The lyrics to this song is so meaningful and applies to facing life’s tough terrain.
Courage. Determination. Perseverance. To me, that’s the essence of this song.
Incidentally, it so happened I watched a movie recently, Hidden Figures. I was blown away by it. It put a whole new perspective on life’s challenges, overcoming them by rising above it, and coming out stronger. This song, Yeh Honsla fit the spirit of the movie Hidden Figures perfectly, with the pulse of both being extremely uplifting and inspiring.
Hope you enjoy! 😊
Music knows no language, and has no bounds or barriers. It is a form of expression. It has the ability to move you, to take you away. It connects you to an experience, an emotion, other people. You can solely connect through sounds with not even knowing someone. That’s what I love about music or any other art form for that matter, it’s the connecting factor.
To me, this was one of those special songs that I could connect to. A beautiful song from the movie Kadal. Music by the amazing, A.R. Rahman. I really enjoyed singing this piece. The orchestra in this song is splendid. With that, I give to you Nenjukulle…
I had fun singing this melody from the recent movie Dangal. It has a light hearted and fun feel to the song. The lyrics is very poetic. It is about a girl who has moved to a big city away from her family for the first time. It expresses her playfulness, her innocence of the unknown, her excitement of experiencing life in all its crazy flavors.
Presenting Gilehriyaan…hope you enjoy! 🙂
I heard this classic ghazal piece in the 90’s in a movie called Monsoon Wedding and fell in love with this tune instantly. It has been in the back of my mind ever since. It’s not until recently that I took it upon myself to learn it to its entirety. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning and singing this piece. Originally sung by the wonderful artist, Farida Khanum, it has been adapted and sung by various artists over the years. I have learned from each and every artist that I have listened to while learning this song. This is my humble attempt and tribute to all the greats! Thank you for creating and putting such beautiful music out there for people to sink into. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
My latest venture has been working on this beautiful melody, Kaun Tujhe from the movie M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
I want to start this year with one of my favorites from the 90’s…Dil Hi Chotta Sa, Chotti Si Asha…I love the playful innocence imbibed in this song. This song is composed by the musical genius, A.R. Rahman. His music just touches my heart and speaks to the soul.
I truly believe happiness and beauty is in the little things. The smallest things in the world makes me happy like truly connecting with someone, the ever changing colors and shades of the sky, laughing over the silliest things, listening to good music, not to mention singing…so yeah this song totally suits my style! With that presenting to you, Dil Hi Chotta Sa. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Wishing you much love and happiness in 2017!