Do you ever have a song, an idea, a storyline, or an image stuck in your head? And it just refuses to go away? For some time at least? I have this with music — it could be a song, an instrumental piece, a jingle, etc. This becomes my “now’” song, and the “nowness” (pardon my English here) could be for any length of time.
This song was a hot favourite during my college and University days in Pune and I have some fond memories associated with it…
- of listening to this song on Vividh Bharati
- of singing along while completing whatever assignment or journal I was working on at that time
- of hostel gatherings and antaksharis where this song was a ‘must sing’.
- of hearing this song rendered at every field trip and class picnics by a classmate who only knew this one song.
I was in Pune last week and met some friends from my University days. As it usually happens with old friends, there was some talk of the present, a little of the future and a lot of reminiscing about the past. And one of the things that came up was this song.
I sang the song then and I’m still singing it after a week.