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Jiya Re

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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!

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Courage. Determination. Perseverance. 

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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! 😊

Gilehriyaan

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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! 🙂

Kaun Tujhe

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My latest venture has been working on this beautiful melody, Kaun Tujhe from the movie M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 😉 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 in the song, all just cooked to perfection. As I am working with background tracks and blending music with my voice at a very miniature 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 lyrics 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.

 

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! 🙂 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!