April 27th, 2011


A childhood favourite....

I don't even remember how, or when, I learnt this song. I think I learnt it by osmosis!
I didn't know that it was a movie song, and I didn't know the movie. I just suddenly decided to google for it....and there it was...in Asha Bhonsle's lovely voice.


is my rendition of it, obviously, a little different, with all those years of never hearing the original. And I have taken it at a much lower pitch.

A beautiful wedding....

I attended a lovely wedding today; here are the happy couple, exchanging garlands, a ritual signifying one soul in two bodies:

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The bride wears white, and the groom has a "jariga pAga" (gold-lace turban)....he is showing "arati" to her, as if to say, let the purifying fire protect you from all evil, and harm...

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Here's the bride, in a shower of rice, thrown as a benison...

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You want to see lots more photos of the wedding ceremony?

here you go

(Facebook page!)

Wishing my friends many years of happiness together....they met when they were teaching!