My first solo dance performance

My first solo dance performance

I have been on stage before but never alone, and that too on a big stage like this one,
was nervous, and exited…..I had shaky legs and a forced smile for the first 20 seconds, my heart is racing even as I remember how I felt during that time, but once the initial fear was gone, I was good to go…..phew…glad its over and glad I tried. It was not The best, but it was My best 🙂
(Photo clicked by a friend)


Jaise mile ajnabee (Madras Cafe) – Lyrics and Translation

Sung by zeb,  from the movie Madras Cafe.  Here’s the link . A simple and pleasant song 🙂

Ta ra ta ta ta ……jaise mile ajnabee

Hai meri dua, ki jab hum mile, tu dekhe mujhe mere dost ek baar yun hi

Jaise mile ajnabee

Hum fir se chale, tu fir se hase, main fir se udoon, paaoon nayi ek khushi

Jaise mile ajnabee

To kya hua, ‘gar faasle darmiyaan pad gaye, iska kya gham

Thaam loon peeche se ‘gar main tujhe, tu mud ke mile, fir ek ho hum

Jaane kyun juda raaste hue, jaane kab mile hum tum fir

Suraj ki saahil se kirano ki naav pe nikli thi main dhoondhne kho gayi

Ab to milo ajnabee

Ta ta ra ta ……Jaise mile ajnabee

Dekho to chali hai hawa nayi, dil mein  fir jala wo diya kahin

khwaabon ke jungle mein pedon ki shaakhon se pate samete main hoon khadi

ab to milo ajnabee

Ta ra ta ta …. Jaise mile ajnabee

Like strangers meet, I wish that when we meet, hope you spot me while you are just looking around, like it happens when strangers meet

(I wish) We walk together, you laugh again, i fly again, and experience a new happiness, like it happens when strangers meet

So what if there are distances between us, why should we be sad.

I will come from the back and hold you one day, you will turn around and we will be one again.

I don’t know why our roads are separate now, I don’t know when we will see each other again

From the shores of the Sun, on the boat of sun rays, I started my search for you, but I got lost on the way

Come meet me my stranger

See how a new breeze has started to blow, It has rekindled the lamp (fire) in my heart

In the jungle of dreams, I stand there with leaves  I have gathered from the branches (waiting for you)

Come meet me my stranger

This ones to friends who are out of touch, to relationships that went sour, to loved ones who do not see each other anymore.Think how wonderful it would be if we could rewind and start afresh, like it was the very first meeting, like we were strangers again.There would be a new hope, new dreams, new happiness and we could start all over and build a beautiful tomorrow. I will go in search for you, in the hopes of finding you, and when I am tired or lost, I will wait for you, holding in my hand the dreams which I have gathered over the years…..I have not lost hope, I think we can still meet and start fresh, are you with me?

My favorite lines from the song : “Hum fir se chalein, tu fir se hase, main fir se udoon, paaoon nayi ek khushi” Feels like I have seen this dream a million times over.

(On another note this song reminds me of another song : “Us mod se shuru karein hum ye zindagi, har shay jahan haseen thi, hum tum the ajnabee”. Though the moods of the two songs are slightly different. )

Real or Reflection?

Weekly Photo Challenge : Unusual Point of View

There is often a very thin line between whats real and whats just a reflection.
Some reflections are as permanent as the reality that creates them and some realities as fleeting as the reflections they create.
Sometimes reflections are more beautiful than the reality that creates them, and sometimes the reflection is just a trap. When faced with a harsh reality or trapped in a reflection, you know what to do, just flip things over 😀

Weekly Photo Challenge : Sea

The sea to me is like time, it is not in its nature to stop, as they say : “time and tide wait for no man”. And its easier to run along it than against it.


Beach at Mahabalipuram, India. 

The sea is to me is like an endless source of energy, a symbol of strength. It does not stop when it finds a block, it cuts through the hardest of rocks slowly and steadily, or make its way around them.


Beach at Mahabalipuram, India 

The sea to me is like life, its waves will take in whatever you throw, only to bring it back to the shore one day, someday, as they say “what you give is what you get”.


The waves left some rags, a plastic cup and some plastic bags on the beach. (Aksa beach, Mumbai, India) 

The sea to me is like the ultimate stress reliever. Whenever I am at the beach, at the break of dawn or at dusk, listening to the waves, walking away from the crowd, allowing all noises around me to fade away, all except the sound of the waves and the chirping of the birds, the calmness I experience as I stare at the vast expanse in front of me, is hard to put into words, it’s just an experience, a very relaxing experience 🙂


Sunrise, Marina Beach, Chennai, India


Sunset, Aksa Beach, Mumbai, India.