Tag Archives: Hindi

Heer – Jab Tak Hai Jaan

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I did a cover of this beautiful song “Heer” from Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Thanks to my Punjabi friends who helped me a lot with the accent, and I apologize in advance for any mistakes :) I don’t speak any Punjabi!

The Story

Heer is a song about the stories of Heer-Ranjha & Mirza-Sahebaan. Ranjha left his beloved to get married to someone else, and Heer was forced to marry another man. However, Mirza takes his beloved Sahebaan away on a horse.

In this song, the girl wants to be called Sahebaan instead of Heer, as she is hoping that someone like Mirza takes her away on a horse.

 

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani & A Kiss to Build A Dream On

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When the song Kaisi Paheli Zindagani came out, there was a buzz that it was a copy of the song “A Kiss to Build a Dream on” by Louis Armstrong. I personally love both songs and saw their similarities as a great opportunity to put these together :) Thank you to my sister Sneha for the videography!

Kaisi Paheli Zindagani
Original Singer: Sunidhi Chaudan
Movie: Parineetha
Music Director: Shanthanu Moitra

Lyrics
Nayi nahin nayi ye baatein ye baatein hain puraani
kaisi paheli hai yeh kaisi paheli zindagaani

thaama haan roka isko kisne haan yeh to behta paani
kaisi paheli hai yeh kaisi paheli zindagaanipi le isse, is mein nashaa
jisne piyaa voh gham mein bhi hasaapal mein hasaaye aur pal mein rulaaye yeh kahaani
kaisi paheli hai yeh kaisi paheli zindagaaniaankhon mein gair sapna nayaa
aansu tera ek moti hai banaa

suuri tagar pe jaise suuri yeh chaanv ho suhaani
kaisi paheli hai yeh kaisi paheli zindagaani

Translation (By Hindilyrics.net)
None of this is new; no, this is all old talk
of what a riddle, what a riddle life is!

Who ever managed to stop its eternal flow?

Drink it slowly; it’s a powerful intoxicant!
He who has drunk of it knows laughter even in grief.

It’s a story that makes you laugh and cry in the space of an instant.
What a riddle, what a riddle this life is!

A strange dream in your eyes;
your tear has made a pearl.

Like sun blocked by a shield, how lovely and restful is this shadow!
What a riddle, what a riddle this life is!

A Kiss to Build A Dream On
Original Singer: Louis Armstrong

Lyrics
Give me a kiss to build a dream on
And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this
A kiss to build a dream on

Give me a kiss before you leave me
And my imagination will feed my hungry heart
Leave me one thing before we part
A kiss to build a dream on

Last Christmas & Dil Mera Churaya Kyun

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We always noticed how similar the tunes of Last Christmas & Dil Mera Churaya Kyun from the movie Akhele Hum Akhele Tum were. My sister Sneha & I decided to put the songs together in a little Bollywood Christmas Cover :)

Enjoy the lyrics video!

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..

Yeh Nigahein – Cover with Akshay Hari

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My family friend Akshay Hari in Pittsburgh is a star Bollywood performer, and even had a stint with Sa Re Ga Ma Pa in Bombay!

After an amazing karaoke night with the families, we decided to record a song together. Of course Bollywood is totally out of my comfort zone, but it was fun to collaboarate with a professional :D

Check out Akshay’s YouTube link, and our first song “Yeh Nigahein” from the movie Khoya Khoya Chand!

http://www.youtube.com/user/akshayfromusa

Yeh Nigahein Lyrics

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki
Haaye
Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki

Haaye
Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
To Kyun Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Khobsurat Si Surat Hai Inmein Basi Basi

Ki Sharbati In Aankhon Mein Basa Hai Kyun Bolo
Ki Bola Na Palak Utha Ki Raj Dil To Kholo
JO Tum Nahi To Gum Nahi
Shamaye Bhi To Kam Nahi
Ka Honge Ki Hum Nahi
Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Appni Aahein Labon Ki Hado Per Ruki Ruki

Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
Per Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Nazar Mile To Ek Khahar Sa Ban Ke Tut Legi
Yeh Khwahise Haya Ki Sarhado Ko Tog Dengi
Nazar Mile To Ek Khahar Sa Ban Ke Tut Legi
Yeh Khwahise Haya Ki Sarhado Ko Tog Dengi
Haan
Jao Na Ajee Jao Bhi
Jao Na Ajee Jao Bhi
Zindagi Mein Waise Bhi Gum Koi Kam To Nahi

Yeh Nigahein Nigahein Nigahein Jhuki Jhuki
Khobsurat Si Surat Hai Inmein Basi Basi

Mehfil Mehfil Kyun Deewana
Yeh Parwana Ghomta Hai
Jal Jayega Janta Hai
Per Shama Ko Chumta Hai

Aaye Giridhar Dhware

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A lot of my favourite songs have a mellow hindustani feel feel to them, and this song is no different. This beautiful Keerthanam “Aaye Giridhar Dhware” , in raagam Puriya Danashri (South Indian raagam – Pantuvarali) was taught to me by my guru.

Tomorrow morning I leave on my 1.5 week vacation, and though I have 100 other things to do, I couldn’t resist taking a quick try at this amazing new USB mirophone. Though it was a quick, less than perfect rendition, you have to admit that the unedited recording quality is fantastic! Enjoy :)