November 22nd, 2015

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Magic In Tunes: 11/17/2015 - Yeh Kulamu Needante Gokulamu Navvindi

This melody is from the 1981 hit Telugu film Saptapadi ( = Seven Steps, an important rite in Hindu Marriage ceremony) that was Sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and P. Susheela. It's Music was composed by K. V. Mahadevan and Lyrics penned by Veturi Sundararama Murthy. This song summarizes the entire movie in these few lines.

The concept revolves around the conversation the characters Yajulu (J. V. Somayajulu) and Raju (Allu Ramalingayya) have about caste and if it is a necessary evil. Caste system so ingrained in Indian system and root for so many conflicts sometimes. Although when this was written it was more to point that there is no such thing as born in lower or upper caste but one should be judged by their actions. However things seemed to have been flipped lately. Caste seemed to be taken even more importance and more advantage if you are born in a lower caste. The reason why the different policies have been put in to uplift the lower caste and untouchables have been misconstrued gravely as time passed by. Sadly that is giving an edge to everyone to use their caste as the primary right while choosing friends, relationships, work, politics, etc. Judging a person by actions has somehow lost in the game of changing people to stop judging by caste.



Lyrics in Romanized Telugu:

Yeh Kulamu Needante Gokulamu Navvindi
Maadhavudu Yaadavudu Maa Kulamelemmandi..O..Aa..
Yeh Kulamu Needante Gokulamu Navvindi
Maadhavudu Yaadavudu Maa Kulamelemmandi

Edu Varnaalu Kalisi Indhradhanasauthaadi; Anni Varnalaku Okate Ihamu Paramuntaadi
Edu Varnaalu Kalisi Indhradhanasauthaadi; Anni Varnalaku Okate Ihamu Paramuntaadi
Yeh Kulamu Needante Gokulamu Navvindi
Maadhavudu Yaadavudu Maa Kulamelemmandi

Aadi Nunchi Aakaasham Moogadi; Anaadigaa Thalli Dharani Moogadi
Aadi Nunchi Aakasam Moogadi; Anaadigaa Thalli Dharani Moogadi
Naduma Vacchi Urumuthaayi Mabbulu; Naduma Vacchi Urumuthaayi Mabbulu
Ee Nadamanthrapu Manushulake Maatalu; Inni Maatalu
Aa.. Yeh Kulamu Needante Gokulamu Navvindi
Maadhavudu Yaadavudu Maa Kulamelemmandi
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Magic In Tunes: 11/18/2015 - Diwali Party at work

We had another Diwali party at work. This time around it was our department hosting a Diwali-Thanksgiving Potluck inviting everyone to enjoy the yummy food and also socialize with colleagues that you don’t get to meet every day, building relationships. That is one of the beauty of such festivals and gatherings - networking and learning new cultures.

This song from the 2000 hit Hindi film Mohabbatein ( = Love Stories) indeed showcases love and harmony on the festival of Diwali. This can be extended to Thanksgiving as well since it brings families together. Music composed by Jatin Lalit incorporated Dhol beats tying the festivities well. Lyrics penned by Anand Bakshi and was Sung by a myriad of singers namely Shweta Pandit, Sonali Bhatawdekar, Pritha Mazumdar, Udhbav, Manohar Shetty and Ishaan. A rather lengthy song (extended version) yet peppy and adorable.



Lyrics in Romanized Hindi:

O Ho Ho Ho Ho O Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho O O O
Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm Mm..........
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai, Paayal Ne Machaaya Shor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai, Paayal Ne Machaaya Shor
Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band, Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu, Machne De Paayal Ka Shor
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu, Machne De Paayal Ka Shor
Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol, Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai

Kahu Main Kya, Karu Main Kya, Sharam Aa Jaati Hai
Na Yun Tadpa Ke Meri Jaan Nikalti Jaati Hai
Tu Aashiq Hai Mera Sachcha Yakin Toh Aane De
Tere Dil Mein Agar Shaq Hai Toh Bas Phir Jaane De
Itni Juldi Laaj Ka Ghunghat Na Kholungi, Sochungi Phir Soch Ke Kal Parson Bolungi
Tu Aaj Bhi Haan Na Boli, Oye Kudiye Teri Doli, Le Na Jaaye Koyi Aur
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai, Paayal Ne Machaaya Shor
Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band, Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu, Machne De Paayal Ka Shor
Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol, Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai

Jinhe Milna Hai Kuchh Bhi Ho Aji Mil Jaate Hain
Dilon Ke Phool Toh Pathjhad Mein Bhi Khil Jaate Hai
Zamaana Doston Dil Ko Deewana Kehta Hai
Deewana Dil Zamaane Ko Deewana Kehta Hai
Le Mein Saiyaan Aa Gayi Saari Duniya Chod Ke
Tera Bandhan Baandh Liye, Saare Bandhan Tod Ke
Ek Duje Se Jud Jaayen, Aa Hum Dono Udd Jaayen, Jaise Sang Patang Aur Dor

Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai, Paayal Ne Machaaya Shor
Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band, Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Hai
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu
Tod De Saare Bandhan Tu, Machne De Paayal Ka Shor
Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol, Dil Ke Sab Darwaaze Khol
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Pairon Mein Bandhan Ha

Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band, Sab Darwaaze Kar Lo Band
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor
Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor, Dekho Aaye, Aaye Chor