October 21st, 2015


Magic In Tunes: 10/09/2015 - Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se

Ravindra Jain, famous Indian film and devotional music composer, passed away on the 9th of this month. He was born blind, but overcame his disability to become a successful music composer and lyricist. His career produced several successful movies with beautiful melodies not only in Hindi but other Indian languages such as Malayalam, Telugu, Gujarati and Bengali. He also created several devotional albums during his lifetime. One of my favorite bhajan is Shyam Teri Bansi Pukare from the 1975 hit Hindi film Geet Gaata Chal. However, since I had already posted it on my blog a few years ago, I am going to pick another one of his melody remembering his greatness.

From the 1978 hit Hindi film Akhiyon Ke Jharokon Se ( = From The Window Of My Eyes), this song is titled the same and Sung by Hemlata. Lyrics penned by Ravindra Jain himself. With just these two lines, he has shown the entire plot in it.

Mere Pyaar Bhare Sapne Kahin Koi Na Chheen Le
Mann Soch Ke Ghabraye Yahi Soch Ke Ghabraye

Wish That No One Steals Away These Lovely Dreams
My Heart Always Shudders Just Thinking Of That.

No words can express the beauty behind these simple lines, one can only feel them. Such a great artiste he was. The movie in itself has become a classic and would be a post in itself sometime in future on my blog. Keep watching!!!

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Magic In Tunes: 10/10/2015 - Eye Of The Tiger

This year I participated in the Hartford Half Marathon again. Finished it in 3 hrs 13 mins. Good part was that this time around I didn't get injured (past two years I have got injured in this specific event), so, very pleased that I broke the curse (if you may call.. ;)). Better part was that I finished the entire run without stopping anywhere except at the water stations, even though I had to keep my pace slow on doctor's advice. And finally the best part was that I came out with Two Medals - One for the Half Marathon that I finished today. And the second one for the Progressive Run that I had signed-up earlier this year (5K in July, 10K in August and 1/2 Marathon Today). It was definitely a perfect way to finish the year. Super super cool!!

One of the song that was on play list was this one titled Eye Of The Tiger, Sung by the American rock band Survivor for their 1982 album with the same name. I believe I had the Rocky III version on iPod, but here I am playing the video of the original version. The song was Written by Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan and keyboardist Jim Peterik.

Lyrics in English:

Risin' Up, Back On The Street
Did My Time, Took My Chances
Went The Distance
Now I'm Back On My Feet
Just A Man And His Will To Survive

So Many Times, It Happens Too Fast
You Trade Your Passion For Glory
Don't Lose Your Grip On The Dreams Of The Past
You Must Fight Just To Keep Them Alive

It's The Eye Of The Tiger
It's The Thrill Of The Fight
Risin' Up To The Challenge
Of Our Rival
And The Last Known Survivor
Stalks His Prey In The Night
And He's Watching Us All With The
Eye Of The Tiger

Face To Face, Out In The Heat
Hangin' Tough, Stayin' Hungry
They Stack The Odds
Still We Take To The Street
For The Kill With The Skill To Survive

Risin' Up Straight To The Top
Had The Guts, Got The Glory
Went The Distance
Now I'm Not Gonna Stop
Just A Man And His Will To Survive

The Eye Of The Tiger
The Eye Of The Tiger
The Eye Of The Tiger
The Eye Of The Tiger