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Courage. Determination. Perseverance.Ā 

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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! šŸ˜Š

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Aaj Jaane Ki Zid

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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 theĀ 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 peopleĀ to sink into. Hope you enjoy! šŸ™‚

 

A Small Wish

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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!

 

Moh Moh Ke Dhaage

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This song Moh Moh Ke Dhaage is based on Rag Mishra Yaman in Hindustani and resembles Raga Lathaangi in Carnatic music system. It is composed so beautifully by Anu Malik. It is fromĀ the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Apart from loving the film, this song introduced me to the singer Monali Thakur. What a beautiful singer! I love the quality and sweetness of her voice. So, here’s my version of Moh Moh Ke Dhaage for you.

 

Sawaar Loon

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Here’s a beautiful melody that I fell in love with from the movie Lootera. I love the old class era feel of this Hindi song. It’s simply a gorgeous song! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this lovely romantic song! šŸ˜‰ Without much further ado, here’s Sawaar Loon!

Beauty of the Creative Arts

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This is a gorgeous melody. It touched my heart, the second I heard it for the first time a little over a decade ago. Everything about it is in perfect harmony. The music, the melody, the rendition, the picturization of the song, the actors inĀ the song, all just cooked to perfection. As I am working with backgroundĀ tracks and blending music with my voice at a very miniatureĀ scale, I have a greater appreciation for the amount of work that goes into the creative process of producing a music album out of thin air. From writing of the lyricsĀ to composing to singing to mixing, everything takes so much precision and effort from so many people in creating magic that lasts with us for so long.

Presenting to you, Piyu Bole from the movie Parineeta.