August 2nd, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 07/26/2015 – Laddu Laddu Laddu

What a scrumptious lunch we had at a friend’s this day. What better a song to describe the feeling than with this song that talks about different types of Laddoos ( = Round balls of Sweet made in different ways). From the 1964 hit Telugu film Aggi Pidugu ( = One Who is Faster Like a Fire Cracker) Sung by Ghantasala and S. Janaki. Music composed by Rajan Nagendra and Lyrics penned by G. Krishnamurthy. A comedy song that makes your mouth water.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Laddu Laddu
Laddu Laddu Laddu Bandaru Mithai Laddu
Boondi Laddu, Khova Laddo, Ravva Laddu
Misri Badam Pista, Kissmiss Kalpina Laddu; Nethi Mithai Laddu
Laddu Laddu Laddu Bandaru Mithai Laddu
Boondi Laddu, Khova Laddo, Ravva Laddu
Misri Badam Pista, Kissmiss Kalpina Laddu; Nethi Mithai Laddu

Kavalante Radu, Bajarulone Ledu
Avunu Yogam Meeke Undi Mee Chetiki Vachindi
Bakka Nakka Tinnada, Pikka Balam Hechu
Musali Taata Tinnada, Padachu Danam Vachu
Vastadayi Povalante, Kusti Lo Neggalante
Vastadayi Povalante, Kusti Lo Neggalante
Danda, Kanda, Dhairyam, Dhati; Dheema, Geema Andistundi Laddu

Laddu Laddu Laddu Bandaru Mithai Laddu
Boondi Laddu, Khova Laddo, Ravva Laddu
Misri Badam Pista, Kissmiss Kalpina Laddu; Nethi Mithai Laddu

Hanumantudu Tinnadu, Lanka Ku Langhinchadu
Ravanaudu Tinnadu, Kailasame Kadilinchadu
Undanu Tinte Bhoome Gundranga Undantaaru
Mukka Koritikte Chaalu Swarganne Choostaru
Rammante Rambhostundi, Mimmalne Premistundi
Rammante Rambhostundi, Mimmalne Premistundi
Lokam, Shokam, Baadha, Bandi; Cheedara Baadara Maripistundi Laddu

Laddu Laddu Laddu Bandaru Mithai Laddu
Boondi Laddu, Khova Laddo, Ravva Laddu
Misri Badam Pista, Kissmiss Kalpina Laddu; Nethi Mithai Laddu
Nethi Mithai Laddu, Nethi Mithai Laddu
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Magic In Tunes: 07/27/2015 – Abdul Kalam, a true scientist rests with stars

Abdul Kalam, the 11th President of India, passed away on July 27th 2015 while giving a lecture on "Creating a Livable Planet Earth" at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong. Even to his last breathe he had been serving the people. A true and honest politician, who spent his life living for people and standing with science. It would benefit the country if they can implement all of his ideals and ideas. Salute to you Sir, for everything you have given to this country.

This song titled Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam from the 1965 hit Hndi film Shaheed ( = Martyr), a story about another legend, Bhagat Singh, who sacrificed his life for freedom of India, is a perfect song for this legend who gave his life serving the same free country. Sung by Mohd. Rafi, this song was Composed and Written by Prem Dhawan. The song is in several parts in the movie. All parts and Lyrics are below.



Remaining Parts:



The last part video is mixed with the first part as well.



Complete Lyrics in Romanized Hindi / Urdu:

Jalte Bhi Gaye Kahte Bhi Gaye, Aazaadi Ke Parwaane
Jeena To Usi Ka Jeena Hai, Jo Marna Watan Pe Jaane

Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Phool Kyaa Cheez Hai Tere Kadmon Pe Hum, Bhent Apne Saron Ki Chadhaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Seh Chuke Hain Sitam Hum Bahut Gair Ke, Ab Karenge Har Ek Baar Ka Saamna
Seh Chuke Hain Sitam Hum Bahut Gair Ke, Ab Karenge Har Ek Baar Ka Saamna
Jhuk Sakega Na Ab Sarfroshon Ka Sar, Chaahe Ho Khooni Talwar Ka Saamna
Chaahe Ho Khooni Talwar Ka Saamna
Sar Pe Baandhe Kafan Hum To Hanste Hue, Maut Ko Bhi Gale Se Lagaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Koi Punjab Se Koi Maharashtra Se, Koi Up Se Hai Koi Bangal Se
Koi Punjab Se Koi Maharashtra Se, Koi Up Se Hai Koi Bangal Se
Teri Pooja Ki Thaali Mein Laaye Hain Hum
Teri Pooja Ki Thaali Mein Laaye Hain Hum, Phool Har Rang Ke Aaj Har Daal Se
Phool Har Rang Ke Aaj Har Daal Se
Naan Kuchh Bhi Sahi Par Lagan Ek Hai, Jyot Se Jyot Dil Ki Jagaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Hanske Ruksat Karo Humko Aye Saathiyon, Poori Karne Hum Apni Kasam Chaldiye
Raakhi Baandi Thi Behna Jis Haath Mein, Pehan Kar Hathkadi Us Mein Hum Chaldiye
Humne Dekhenge Kal Ki Bahaarein To Kya, Tumko To Bahaarein Dikhaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Phool Kyaa Cheez Hai Tere Kadmon Pe Hum, Bhent Apne Saron Ki Chadhaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Tu Na Rona Ki Tu Hai Bhagat Singh Ki Maa, Marke Bhi Laal Tera Marega Nahin
Ghodi Chadke To Laate Hai Dulhan Sabhi, Hanske Har Koi Phansi Chadhega Nahin
Ishq Aazaadi Se Aashiqon Ne Kiya, Dekh Lena Usey Hum Byaah Laayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Jab Shaheedon Ki Arthi Uthhe Dhoom Se, Deshwaalon Tum Aansoo Bahaanaa Nahin
Par Manaao Jab Aazaad Bhaarat Ka Din. Us Ghadi Tum Humein Bhool Jaanaa Nahin
Laut Kar Aa Sakein Na Jahaan Mein To Kya, Yaad Banke Dilon Mein To Aa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan

Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Phool Kyaa Cheez Hai Tere Kadmon Pe Hum, Bhent Apne Saron Ki Chadhaa Jaayenge
Aye Watan Aye Watan Humko Teri Kasam, Teri Raahon Mein Jaan Tak Lutaa Jaayenge
Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad,
Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad
Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad, Inquilab Zindabad
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Book Critique 2015 – Traveling Man



Prologue: Go here.

When I ordered a book by Nora Roberts online, I was sent this book by Elizabeth Lowell by mistake. I wonder how the book store owner mistook one author for the other, when the titles were also not same. Never the less, since I got the book, I didn’t have a mind to just donate it without reading nor return it (return shipping was costing me). So, what did I do? I simply read it.

Having never read her book before, it was a journey for me in not only knowing the characters, but also her writing style thru this book first published in 1985. The story is smooth, with few rough edges or violence. Characters are strong and have been played well all thru. Not a sizzling romance, yet it kept me going till the end. Although a few chapters were very very descriptive that I could not keep up with my imagination and the story-line. I had to read them again for some parts, with not much regret. Later I realized that I could have skipped those chapters happily without missing the actual plot.

If I can summarize the story in a few lines, this is what it would be: Shelly Wilde spent years to forget her pain of betrayal and divorce, before she builds a career decorating other’s houses in the process making a home herself – secure, but alone. Cain Remington is the Traveling Man who doesn’t have a passion for settling at one place as he sees the world as his home. When they meet, sparks sizzle that reminds one of two rams locking horns rather than two lovers recognizing each other. As Shelly gilds Cain’s home, she learns more of him that slows turns the sparks of war towards love. Although Cain does have a tendency to be shameless that catches the war fire again.  As long as Shelly had known she craved for a home to live in, a place where she would know everyone and everything. She fears Cain as much as she loves him as he threatens her home that she made with his enormous passion to share the world with her. Although Cain recognizes her as his partner, equal in every way, he has to work hard to chip thru her bubble in the process building a life. And Shelly has to learn to find a home in his arms rather than between the walls and under a roof.

I liked the story-line and the contrasting idea of home. However, I was surprised to find the ending very very similar to what Nora Roberts had in her book Rules Of The Game first published in 1984. Both the stories started differently but ended at the same juncture. I wonder if the latter book’s ending was inspired (using the word very mildly) but the former book. A question only the author can answer.

I have been unable to find this book on GoodReads.com or anywhere else though.
Updated 3/29/2020: I found the book on Goodreads now.
Instead there is another book of hers titled Where The Heart Is which was published in 1997 that seems to be a rewrite of the original book. I have yet to read that book to see for myself.
An easy ready if you are looking for a quick finish and if you can find this book.As for me picking up another Elizabeth Lowell book, perhaps I will when I need a break from my usual reads. J