Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kabira (Encore Version)

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This is another song that Abhi & I recorded together :) I am still waiting for a Karaoke version of the original Kabira! It’s one of my favorite 2013 songs

Movie: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Music: Pritam
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Rekha Bharadwaj, Tochi Raina

Meaning

F: My darling daughter is leaving for her in-law’s home
She gave tears in our eyes, as a blessing
She took away her jaggery and covering of raw grains
M: Oh great one, heed to this
Oh deep thinker, don’t leave in this way
Come, your shadows are calling you
The same bed broke, the cold wind grazes on your path
The cream of milk is the same, the earten pot grazes on your path
F: Oh girl, your husband is a foreigner
Your bond is blessed by the heavens
Look it’s happiness all around
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Teri Aahatein Nahin Hain

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My moms college friend’s son moved to Canada, and  we both realized our common love for music! We had a great afternoon recording songs together. Stay tuned for a few more :)

Meaning

Song: Aahatein
Movie: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
Song Writer: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composer: Amit Trivedi

(Thanks to bollymeaning.com for the translation)

small things, just like that, while passing by,
memories go, stroking me,
in the nights, below the pillow, old smiles,
make me sleep..
it’s not possible to meet, but tell me this much
why have we met then..
I can’t call you, can’t forget you,
why is it so?
everything is the same, but something is missing..
the sound of your footsteps isn’t there..

I didn’t know, you didn’t know,
whatever happened without knowing..
something happened, that didn’t happen to me,
why did it happen to you then..
it’s not your mistake, it’s not my mistake,
why are there complaints still..
I can’t call you, can’t forget you,
why is it so?
everything is the same, but something is missing..
the sound of your footsteps isn’t there..

why, why aren’t they there

First Commissioned Drawing

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2013-09-19

This is a 5×7 drawing on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. It was my first time drawing stubble, tattoo’s, and gelled male hair, so it was an enjoyable challenge :)

This drawing was commissioned for a friend of a friend of a friend :) I would like to personally like to thank Suji for spreading the word about Srisarts, and I hope this drawing finds a happy home!

Phir Le Aya Dil – Barfi

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I had one of those rare hours to myself at home, and thought it would be a fun time to record a song :) This is one of my favorite songs, in one of my favorite movies “Barfi”. This was a one-shot recording, with very little practice, so please forgive all the errors!

Meaning

the helpless heart has brought me here again,
staying away wasn’t good to me, what to do…
the heart says go complete the talk that still remains incomplete,
that memory that remains still incomplete,

today I admit there was a mistake that I did, what to do,
the heart says, go get it,
that one suppressed wish that is within your heart

The fate wishes this, what to do,
let us keep meeting as we do, what to do,
the heart says, go make it forever,
that stuck path that is there,
that stuck wish that is there..
that stuck love that is there..

Kids & Cherry Blossoms

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This was a commissioned painting of my relative’s kids looking up at a large Cherry Blossom tree in British Columbia. This was definitely one of the most challenging paintings I have ever done, and it was really rewarding to see everything come together. Most importantly, it was very well received :). Hopefully this is the start of many more :)

This is a 16×20″ Oil Painting on Canvas