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Are, Chaddi Pehen Ke Phool Khila Hai!

I got a pleasant surprise today morning (23 December 2019) when I saw this Aloe Vera plant. It held aloft its long stalk of lovely, pink flowers with great pride!

It reminded me of the popular Hindi song ‘Are, Chaddi Pehen Ke Phool Khila hai’ from the TV serial Jungle Book -Mowgli. Its literal meaning is ‘Wow, the flower is blooming with its underwear on!’

The song was created by Bollywood’s lyricist Gulzar and music director Vishal Bhardwaj.

Once Upon A Time…

Way back in 1990, at my first job, my colleague Sukhangshu Chatterjee performed an impromptu parody item during an office get-together. That was when I discovered that he is a talented artist too, apart from being a wonderful, caring human being. I lost my heart to him that day and married him 2 years later.

On 30 November 2019, on Bhola Mama’s 80th birthday, Sukhangshu performed this parody again and made me visit the old memory lane again. This time I got the chance to make a video too. Here it is…click here…

Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai

This recent pic of mine reminded me of the opening lines of a Bollywood song mentioned above in the title. Its literal translation is “What’s Behind The Blouse?” That’s pretty straight and simple, isn’t it?

It is the metaphorical meaning, however, that arouses passions and raises controversies on what it represents, the female sexuality.

Way back in 1993, when the film Khalayak was released, its choli-ke-peeche song was banned both on All India radio and Doordarshan Television because it was considered vulgar and obscene, replete with double meanings.

But banning never helps, does it? It only whets the craze. In spite of huge criticism, the song became a rage and the film picked up lots of Filmfare awards.

Here is some free advice for still-not-bestseller writers. First get your books banned.

Phul Gaindwa Na Maro…

This Marigold flower reminded me of an old Hindi song sung wonderfully by Manna Dey…Phul Gaindwa Na Maro, na maro, Lagat Karajwa Mein chot…Really wonderful poetry with lots of double meaning…It means “Don’t hit me with a Marigold flower, don’t hit me, it hurts my soul… ”

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