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Dec. 26th, 2004 @ 08:09 pm "yeh yo des hai tera/ swades hai tera/ tuje dek ra hai/ yeh yo bunden yo kabhi tute nehi sakta"
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: songs that are sung by a r rahman
okay, so it turns out that the latest song that i have fallen in love with "yeh yo des hai" is all about transnationalism, cross-culture identity formation and emotionality. It is unnervingly appropriate, which makes it equally unnervingly frustrating. I'm still trying to understand why i like it -- i'm not really all that patriotic - i think it is the shenai. i think the shenai is the ultimate instrument, it does the best job of enlisting a multitude of emotions; ranging from winter weddings in old Delhi, the snake charmers outside the wind palace, the curves of the road to musoorie, the homesickness of cold galesburg where my heating isn't working, the bhukari of kashmir.
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Date:December 29th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)
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I love this entry!
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Date:December 30th, 2004 06:09 am (UTC)
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you gecko!!!
incidentally you're probably the only person reading this who can get the indian refrences and figure out my messed up hindi spellings