Live Life To The Fullest

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Har Pal Yahan, Jeebar Jiyo, Jo Hain Sama, Kal Ho Na Ho…

I love love love this song ever since I heard it for the first time over a decade ago. This song is a total double treat…what’s not to like, it has got Shah Rukh Khan and Sonu Nigaam for¬†the background voice…hello!!! For those of you who don’t know yet, I am a fan of both so of course this song definitely made the cut for me! ūüėČ

On a deeper note, I love the lyrics of this song. Every time I listen to it, it puts things in perspective¬†for me. It reminds me all the time that every day is such a blessing, and even on what seems like the worst of days, when all things are going terribly wrong, there are many blessings to count! You just have to stop and take a minute to think of them. Jot them down even. It always helps me to write my thoughts down. Some of the things for which I am feeling super blessed right now: the quiet¬†right at this very moment, the burst of energy of my kids throughout the day, my hot morning tea, my jog this morning, the cool gentle breeze during my jog, watching my toddler’s cute little hands and feet busy at work. What are some of your blessings today?

Without further ado…my version of Kal Ho Na Ho

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Sleep Goodnight

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For a while there, if anyone asked me to sing a song, all I could literally think of was lullabies…that was pretty much all that I sung most of the time, and that is what would go on in my head on an auto replay cycle. I am sure all parents and many teachers of little ones can relate to this! ūüôā For those of you to whom I have sung Twinkle Twinkle when you lovingly asked me to sing you a song or times when I have had a blank look on my face not knowing what in the world to sing other than nursery rhymes, my sincere apologies! My repository of songs was zoned completely to the kid section. Thank you for baring through that phase of mine, although I am not sure I am completely past that. Needless to say, when I heard this song Sooha Saaha Amma ka…I could totally connect and feel the emotions of this song!

Sooha Saaha Amma Ka means your mom’s red rabbit and is a lullaby from the movie Highway. The gist of the song is that you are your mom’s cute little red rabbit!!! How sweet is that, right….I feel the special warm fuzzy loving comfort of my mom’s protection and care just thinking of that….so off I go to sing Sooha Saaha for you. Hope it takes you to that warm comfy cozy space!

My Dear Mom – Nanna Muddu Taayi

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Here is a song written and composed by my dad, Sadashiva Bhat, for his mom titled “My Dear Mom” in Kannada. I love this song and have heard my dad sing this since I was a little kid so it holds a very special place in my heart. This song has a picture of my Ajji (grandma) in it. My dad wrote and composed this piece 49 years ago that my Ajji loved very much also and would often ask him to sing it for her. This is my tribute to both my parents for giving me the gift of music!

Click here to listen.

Welcome to Soulful Chirps!!!

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Why Soulful Chirps? 

I have had a little voice in my head¬†telling me to¬†start a music blog for quite some time. After thinking about it for a good long while¬†and after bugging my bestie/hubby about what he thinks about my idea, should I, shouldn’t I, inspite¬†of all the self doubt, and after conjuring much strength¬†from within, I decided to trust my gut and start on this venture. This is me¬†taking¬†my very¬†first baby step.

Then came the blog name…I think to myself, wow, this is really happening…I am really doing this. I sit with my pen and paper and let the creative juices flow. I start to jot down all words that would describe me, what I envision for this blog and my list keeps¬†growing…nothing seems to click. Till a song in my head pops, Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens…and I start writing down words from that song that I love so very much. Being a chirpy song that truly resonates with me and touches my heart and soul, it brings a smile to my face every time and surely enough I was¬†smiling inside…thus came alive¬†‘Soulful Chirps’.

My vision for this blog is to inspire, be inspired, grow and connect through music.

Yours Truly!

Archana