Monday, October 07, 2013

Just a little happiness, please

Shringaar  by Amrita Sher-Gil

Too much of a good thing becomes bad
Cooks change,
 Rice decorations go,
   Oil in the food increases
The stomach hurts.
To learn to be happy with a little of a good thing

A travel memo was sent - Just a little happiness, please

- Neha

Geography of Sky

Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur by Pablo Picasso

You, a green leaf
I, a yellow one (just before the great fall suspended in time)
We greet only in the blue grey swirling sky
And soon I'm gone

- Neha

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Phule Phule Dhole Dhole

Phule phule dhole dhole,
Bohey kibaa mridu baay.
Totini hillolo tuley,
Kollole choliya jaay.
Piko kibaa kunje kunje,
Piko kibaa kunje kunje,
Kuhu kuhu kuhu gaay.
Ki jaani kishero laagi,
Praano kore haay-haay.

A touch of sweetness in the breeze that
Softly cradles buds today
A winding stream that gently gurgles
In its happy course at play
The cuckoo sings in trees and gardens
a cuhoo cuhoo cuhoo lay
My absent heart does not know why
It's absolutely borne away

- Rabindranath Tagore, Featured in Satyajit Ray's Charulata 

I love these versions: 

# 1. From Satyajit Ray's 1964 movie "Charulata" based on Rabindranath Tagore's Novel "Nastanirh" 
# 2. This back to back amalgamation with a Scottish song by Robert Burns
# 3. This traditional Rabindra Sangeet version
# 4. This Parineeta song which is inspired by and based on the same tune