Saturday, October 02, 2010

ದೋಣಿ ಸಾಗಲಿ ಮುಂದೆ ಹೋಗಲಿ ದೂರ ತೀರವ ಸೇರಲಿ

In a recent web surf to find Kannada songs based on classical ragas, I ran into this song from yesteryears, based on raag ♫पहाड़ी. There is already a nice Kannada presentation of the lyrics on the web, and hence you won't find any here.

बनाके क्यों बिगाड़ा रे

A woman who has suffered an ill-fated incident in her life questions whether she can trust God. Why? Because of the injustice meted out to her (by God, she thinks).

वैष्णव जन तो ...

No collection of songs would be complete if the most favorite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi were not included. October 2 is Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The song goes on to define what a Vaishnav, i.e., a liberated one, is by elaborating on various characteristics of such an individual.

Since the original lyrics were composed in Gujarati, I won't give the lyrics here, but refer you instead to other web pages through the buttons below.

Friday, October 01, 2010

La Isla Bonita

The lilting music of this song is a delight for the ears. Madonna reminisces about an island that she once visited (either for real or in imagination).