Sunday, July 18, 2010

Raising the bar(ah)

18 July 2010.

This song marks the completion of my 12th year in Singapore.

Chhota sa yeh island hai
Baju mein Malaysia Thailand hai
Bhai toh surrendered wholly hai
Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai

Winter hai na spring hai
Bas suryadev hi king hai
Aur baarish humjoli hai
Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai

Chaar bhasha mein sign hai
Har cheez pe tagda fine hai
Apun dil mein hi manata holi hai
Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai

Padosi kaun hai pata nahin
Pan isme kisi ki khata nahin
Koi bole na apni boli hai
Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai

Aisa anokha nation hai
Apun ka love-hate ka relation hai
Rishta bana yeh slowly hai
Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai



23 comments:

Kanan said...

GOLD! :D

Now going to read the post. ;)

Kanan said...

Waah waah kya baat hai
Dil ko chhu le aisi likhaai hai
Aur kyon nahin hongi, bhai?
Bhai ne khud jo banaayi hai!

Sowmya said...

May you celebrate many more barahs :)

And hope to see you blogging for the next 12 too! ( really do)

Devi said...

Hey hii...I absolutely love ur blog and the way u write...keep up the gr8 work...

Arun said...

Sing-a-pore mein raho tho song likni hi padti hai, jissay Sing-a-rich ho jayen.

Arun said...

Aisa kaho ki Bhai ke baara baj gaye!

Geomon said...

Silver!
aur adha silver jubilee congrats :P

starbreez said...

translated edition too, please ... how come no mention of dosti? heheheheh

happy 12th year on the sunny island set in the sea!

Nandini said...

You are too good!

pRasad said...

Too good ...

Just toooo good...:))

I have Nothing more to say..

Arun said...

A youtube for you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvQb8YZN8eU

Sanchit said...

bhai.. dozen to ho gaya, ab aage kya.. ??? :)

Sanchit said...

subscribing... :D

Technofun said...

kya baat hai bidu..ekdum mast gana likha hai..

tumko bollywood mai try karne ka mangta..

anyway ..enjoy have fun :)

~ Lopa said...

wow....this is a nice one !
Bhai kya shayri hai !

Congrats on your 12th anniv. with Singapore ;)

nits said...

congrats bhai on ur 12th ann. in spore..

Sudeep said...

Singapore ke baara bajaa diye eh? Nice creation...

Read this yesterday..
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/every-4th-person-in-singapore-an-indian/649137/

Sudeep said...

I think you will like this one...

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/i-want-to-be-the-biggest-star-and-the-greatest-actor/647456/0

dilontherocks said...

Congratulations. You made it. Let singapore celebrate..

Raja Swaminathan said...

I don't want to spam you, Sayesha - just want to say this was a lovely tribute (in bhai-style) to Singapore. :-)

Wish you and Viv many more happy years in that country.

Sayesha said...

#Kanan,
Thank you! :)

#Sowmya,
Thanks! :)

#Devi,
Thank you! :)

#Arun,
Ya allah! Kya baat hai Arun! Tumhari poetry laajawab! :D

#Geomon,
Thanks! :)

#starbrez,
Difficult to translate the whole thing cos it's in Mumbaiya Hindi, but the gist is 'Ab yeich apun ki kholi hai' which means 'Now this is home to me'. :)

//how come no mention of dosti?

Dosti?? Coming from you who ran away to Hong Kong? Tch tch! :P

#Nandini,
Thanks! :)

#pRasad,
Thanks. :)

#Arun,
Hehe... thanks man. Unfortunately that song does nothing for me. :P

#Sanchit,
Ab aage pandrah bees etc. aur kya? :D

#Technofun,
Thanks! :)

#~Lopa,
Thanks! :)

#nits,
Thanks! :)

#Sudeep,
Wow interesting link, thanks! :)

#dilontherocks,
Thanks. :)

#Raja,
Thank you! :)

Arun said...

Ya. In 1998 they were celebrating, but little did they know why they were celebrating. Some unconscious feeling that Bhai had come among them, and life would not be the same again. However, though the gentle glow of Bhai's arrival, yet unrecognized, gave them the inspiration to celebrate, it did not inspire their Muse. It took 12 long years before finally, Bhai, in her pity, wrote her incomparable "b yeich apun ki kholi hai". It was to be another two years, before it was set to music, and another decade before it became Bhaipore's national song.

Neha said...

Not planning to come back?