Jab zero diya Bharat ne

Jab zero diya Bharat ne, duniya ko tabh gintee aayi,

(When India invented zero, the world learnt to count)

Taaron ki bhaasha Bharat ne, duniya ko pehle sikhayi

(India thought the world the language of Astronomy)

Deta na dashamal Bharat toh, yun chaand pe jaana mushkil tha

(Had India not given the decimal, going to the moon wouldn’t have been easy)

Dharti aur chaand ki duri ka, andaza lagana mushkil tha

(Distance between Earth and Moon would not have been easy to guess)

Sabhyata jahan pehle aayi, pehle janmi hai jahan pe kala

(Culture was here first, and so was art)

Apna Bharat woh Bharat hai jiske peeche sansaar chale

(Our India is the India, which the world follows)

Sansaar chala aur aage badha, yun aage bhada aur bandhta he gaya

(World kept moving forward and kept prospering)

Bhagwaan kare yeh aur badhe, bhadhta he rahe aur fule fale.

(And if God wills, keep prospering and keep growing)

Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind.

p.s. These lyrics are from the movie “Purab aur Paschim”. A 1970 movie produced and directed by our own Manoj Kumar, famously known as ‘Bharat’ Kumar.  This song was sung by Manoj Kumar on being told that India is nothing but zero. The playback singer is Mahendra Kapoor.

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My Best Friend

Today is friendship’s day. Over the years I’ve made some great friends. Some have survived the test of time while some have faded away. But nonetheless all those friends made this life worthwhile. And what better day to honor a special friend in my life than today. So, here I am, dedicating this wonderful song to my best (actually ‘bestest’) friend…

kisi raah mein kisi mod par
kahin chal na dena tu chhod kar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

kisi haal mein kisi baat par
kahin chal na dena tu chhod kar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

mera dil kahe kahin ye na ho
nahi ye na ho
kisi roz tujhse bichhad ke main
tujhe dhoondhti phiroon dar badar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

tera rang saaya bahaar ka
tera roop aaina pyaar ka
tujhe aa nazar mein chhupa loon main
tujhe lag na jaaye kahin nazar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

tera saath hai to hai zindagi
tera pyaar hai to hai roshani
kahaan din ye dhal jaaye kya pata
kahaan raat ho jaaye kya khabar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

kisi raah mein kisi mod par
kahin chal na dena tu chhod kar
mere humsafar mere humsafar
mere humsafar mere humsafar

This is dedicated to my wife. Happy friendship’s day, love.

Here’s the video. The song is a sweet romantic number from the film ‘Mere Humsafar’. The film was directed by Dulal Guha in the year 1970. This soft, melodious number is picturised on Jeetendra and Sharmila Tagore.

Daag e dil humko yaad aane lage

Daag-e-dil humko yaad aane lage
Log apne diye jalane lage

Khud farebi si khud farebi hai
Paas se dhol bhi suhane lage

Ab toh hota hai har qadam pe gumaan
Hum ye kaisa qadam utha ne lage

Kuch na pakar bhi mutmain hain
Ishq mein haath kya khazane lage

Ek pal mein wahan se hum uthey
Baithne mein jahan zamane lage

Apni qismat se hai maqar kisko
Teer par aa ke bhi nishane lage

Daag-e-dil humko yaad aane lage
Log apne diye jalane lage.

Open your heart – Jon Bon Jovi

Some lines from Jon Bon Jovi’s Open your heart….

Open your heart (I want to love you girl)
You made me love again (I want to show you my world)
I won’t let them take your love from me
Open your heart (I want to love you girl)
And baby love again (I want to show you my world)
I won’t let them take your love
I won’t let them take your love
I won’t let them take your love from me