I saw this latest Frooti advertisement featuring Sharukh and simply fell in love with the music, lyrics and concept. Lyrics, though hummable are not entirely clear in meaning.
Aamaletiya stavin crata pile pila,
Aamaletiya merlucchiya pile pila,
Inlorpotamanta tora tut tut tiya,
Less so less in nina amichiya strala,
Aamaletiya stavin crata pile pila – 4
I assumed these lyrics are not garbage and tried to de-cypher. What I saw is they are a mix of Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Hindi, Italian words.
Beautiful and lovely mango, to us highly starving people, you will act as pile of batteries to recharge,
Beautiful and lovely mango, you are partly wicked, you will act as pile of batteries to recharge,
We are salivating greatly agreed, from unpleasant fighting people, we become happiest person in the world,
As it is getting over, like a little girl, it is emitting eternal love,
Beautiful and lovely mango, to us highly starving people, you will act as pile of batteries to recharge – 4
Beautiful and lovely mango, you are partly wicked…
Aam: Hindi, Mango
Letiya: Urban Lingo, Beautiful person, lovely heart
Stavin: Short for starving
Crata: French, might/strength
Pile: Spanish, batteries
Pila: Italian, Pile
Mer: An affix meaning “part”, used in chemistry
Lucchi: Hindi, wicked
Lor: Singapore Lingo, Agree
Pota: Uraban Lingo, Salivating
Manta: Spanish, Great Size
Tora: Japanese, Quarrel
Tut-tut: Urban Lingo, Disapproval
Tiya: Urban Lingo, Happiest person in the world.
Nina: Spanish, Little girl
Ami: Italian, Love
Chiya: Japanese, Eternal
Strala: Swedish, To radiate light
Disclaimer: This is just my view. Chances are, this might be entirey wrong.
थका हारा चढ़ा मैं बस में,
बगल में आकर बैठ गयी वो,
नींद उसकी आँखों में झलकी,
मेरा कन्धा कब बना सिरहाना,
न वो समझी, न मैंने जाना,
उसको उठाने को मन न माना,
मेरा स्टॉप जाने कब निकला,
एक मक्खी परेशां करने लगी,
अखबार से पंखा करता रहा,
टिकट आखिर की ले दी उसकी,
टीटी कहीं उठा न दे उसको,
बस की यात्रा में जिंदगी सजा ली,
सोते में उसके चेहरे पर हँसी,
दिल ले गयी हमारा, कन्धा भी,
जैसे जैसे आखिर स्टॉप आने लगा,
हमारे दिल में टीस सी उठने लगी,
सोचा उठाऊँ उसको, पूछूं नाम,
पर कुछ कर न पाया,
आखिर बस रुक गयी,
आवाज लगी, सब उतरो,
वो उठ गयी, कुछ अनजान,
कंधे से उठी, शर्मिंदा सी,
हम कुछ कहने को हुए,
जो ख्वाब बुने थे बयां करूँ,
वो बाल सही करने लगी,
दुपट्टा भी ठीक किया उसने,
गला ठक रहा था अबतक,
तभी कुछ दिखा हमें,
फलक में शब्द रुक गए,
सारे अरमां खाख हुए,
छुपा हुआ था पल्लू में जो,
हमें दिखा उसका मंगलसूत्र।
In the middle of the night,
I had a dream,
Out went the light,
I could just scream.
Faint images I remember,
Amidst the fog, couldn’t see long,
Looked like winter of December,
Didn’t hear the chirpy song.
Half dig graves, dead all around,
No one mourn, no one stop,
The path I walked, didn’t seem ground,
So many crowds, silence pin drop.
Beads of sweat, landscape change,
Dead stood up, then burnt to ash,
Couldn’t fathom it, am I derange?
The thing I smoked, was it hash?
Itching inside, burning sensation,
Lots of air, short of breath,
Blood splurge, eyes burst open,
Elements destroyed, taken by death.
Deafening sounds, I cannot bear,
Not from outside, from within,
The sanity says, I am here,
Oracle says, pay for your sin.
Setting changes to serene, lush green,
Through the barren, life break out,
Just then I wake up, cells clean,
All that sticks with me, Death Crowd.
दिल झर झर कर क्यूँ रोता है?
औ अँखियाँ सूखी सूखी क्यूँ?
जल भर भर कर वो पीता है,
प्यास है पर बुझती ही नहीं।
हैं सासें चढ़ी चढ़ी सी क्यूँ?
मन बैठा सा क्यूँ जाता है?
लब सूखे सूखे लगते हैं,
तन सावन से घबराता है।
दिन ढला ढला क्यूँ रहता है?
रातों को आँख क्यूँ चुँधियाती?
वो मीलों मीलों चलता है,
पर दूरी है घटती ही नहीं।
चढ़ते हैं रंग न होली में?
फुलझड़ी भी फुस्स हो जाती है।
पकवानों की सजी मंडी में,
मन खाने का न करता है।
वो तारे गिनने बैठा था,
एक हाथ खत्म न कर पाया,
सूरज की घनी तपन भी क्यूँ,
ठिठुरन सी देकर जाती है।
दुनिया की रीत परायी है,
लगता है कुछ अजब ग़जब।
हुआ है एक युग का अंत,
वो समझ न पाता है ये सब।।
During my early childhood, in the absence of mobile phones, there were very few means to communicate real-time. I remember we waited, all dressed up for my father to come from office and take us market/movie or whatever that was promised. It often happened so; he came back late caught up in some work with no communication.
Now my father is what you can call a Community Character. He will go the extra mile to help people who come to him with problems. He would take charge of marriage arrangements to help out families that he knows of. When we were waiting for him he might get busy helping out some old aunt, uncle or someone who asked his help.
We used to get angry with him then, but today we can understand he was just helping his fellow men. People used to ask him for money, for medicines, child’s school fees and what not. He used to help out and mostly never got his money back.
It’s just that he didn’t know how to say NO. We can look at it both ways. Good or Bad. As I grew up and started discussing things more openly with my father, I realized that over the years he too came to understand the need to say NO. More so, when the people whom he helped, never helped back.
Life has changed a lot in last 10-15 years and time has become a scarcity now. Living in metros, fast paced life and hectic work in private firms has left very less time for an individual. It’s ever more necessary to prioritize and filter out things. People would love to let you do their work. Take for example office, do help out others but always complete your own work first. If you have to stay late helping others, it’s your family with whom you are spending less time.
When you say No, do it in a polite manner. Explain the other person that you would like to help out once you complete your own work, time permitting. It would help you in the long term. No point if your own work/family suffers. It’s very frustrating to say the least.
I have come to realize of late that I am getting too mechanical and work oriented. Day by day my life has started revolving more and more around office. Far cry from the days of the old. However somewhere deep down my old self has not been able to come to terms with this change. It has been in denial.
Today however that discussion was put to an end. I was stuck in some coding work which I was not able to crack. It has been 4 days and I was half mad already. As you grow in experience, you are required to solve things all by yourself. You can’t look up to others to help you out all the time. And so there I was with all my struggle.
I tried all tricks in the book but to no avail. For me a part of it comes as I feel my reputation is at stake. It’s a totally different thing altogether that I don’t have much reputation for real.
Where were we? Yes. It happened so that I was able to solve the pending issue. Like always it was the last place I would have looked. Anyways I was so relieved that emotions got better of me. For the first time I was close to what we can call Tears of Joy out of my office work.
I think that settles it my old self, I am for bad or for good, no longer the devil may care. Another one tamed.