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Monday, May 28th, 2007

Note the capital b. Happened unplanned (Friday, May 18th). It keeps getting better everytime. Was more conscious. Was able to cook 5am dinner.
Every time I say not again.. but it does happen again. But its awesome, godly. Love it. Not ‘often’.
Slept only for a few hours, so the full day was blissful. And a visit to ice-n-spice and finjaan made it rock even more.

Had a screwed up health for a week last week. Fever, cold and then cough. It sucked. Had forgotten how we fell ill. Was having good health from long long time. It was interesting to learn that when you get sick there is nothing you can do about it. I can understand how people feel when they are ill.

Finally got some time to learn bridge. Only cards game i heard of and didn’t know to play. No one around me knew, so finally got lessons from net. Gameplay is of a normal trump game, except for the dummy player whose cards are visible to all and is played by partner. The important and tricky part is bidding. Lots of bidding rules make it little difficult to learn. But it does rock. Liked the game. this site has nice tutes, and can play online with bots and multiplayer.

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Jagjit Live in concert @ Hyderabad
Yea.. again, on June 2nd @ Shilpakala Vedika. Tickets available at Wangs Kitchen, HiTech and Music World. I thought this was last time. Didn’t have any wish of listening live again, but couldn’t resist as soon i heard about it. Hope this time he sings ‘mein nashe mein hoon’. Will surely request (read shout) for this ghazal this time.

Jagjit Singh live in concert

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Listened to Jagjit Singh live. A long time wish come true.

It doesnt actually make any difference for me to listen to him live or on a player. I have no craze of listening to singers live. But Jagjit’s case is different. Have a bond with him of a decade.

I’m listening to Jagjit from 10 years now. Started listening to him when i was in 8th, and more regularly from 10th. I was not a lot into music till then. filmi music never made sense to me. I never understood what did my friends find so interesting in songs, and why do we have song in movies. Though later movies like Dil Se, Taal, Kareeb etc made me like filmi music as well.

I prefer to keep music in background. The purpose of music for me is to create an ambiance. I rarely like to keep music in foreground and listen to lyrics or appreciate the music.
During +1/+2 or drop i started playing gazals in a low volume while studying. And at IIIT continued to listen to gazals while working on pc. Gazals because they fulfilled my purpose of slow, soft background music very well. Now I like other kind of music as well, but they don’t go so well in background. They arent meant to.

I sometimes feel Jagjit as a important part in my life. When i was a senti kid, i use to listen to him. When i was crazy in love, his gazals use to share my feelings, understand me. His gazals maintained the ambiance, while i was thinking, solving the complex questions of life. I thank him as a contributor for my philosophical development. In my dream home, i never forgot to include his music playing in the morning and evening. I can’t imagine an ambiance better than created by his gazals. And a rack full of his albums.

After i introduced her to Jagjit, she too became a fan of him. She was too happy today for me listening to him live.

A few of my favorite gazals -
* Main nashe mein hoon
* Apne hoton pe sajana cahata hoon
* Apni marzi se kahan, apne safar ke hum hain
* Woh khat ke purze udaa raha tha
* Hazaron Khwahishe Aisi
* Jab naam tera pyar se likhti hain oonglian