The popularity of Pakistani singers in India is a very well known thing. But the other thing I have always wanted to know is which Indian singers are heard in Pakistan.So thought of writing a blog post to know little more. Of course there is no hidden agenda . Just out of curiosity wanted to know this.
It will be great if you could write the name of the singer in the comments. It will be even more awesome if you could few lines as well.
Please note that Bollywood playback singers don’t qualify as an answer.
Hoping to hear from Pakistani friends !
Nothing specific to write. Just a random post.
Was watching TV and the corruption sagas getting unfolded. How common man is being looted by the corrupt politicians and he can’t do much. The so called democracy looks more like dictatorship.
Thoughts of the large fraction of people are shaped by the “biased” media. So a big number doesn’t even understand what is good and what is bad for them ?
Move outside the country and in the neighborhood a 14 year old girl was shot in head for promoting education for women. What ? EDUCATION !
Move little more and you see a country that has been at war since so many years. As many as i can remember i think.
Have a look at the world map and countries are fighting with each other. Reasons ? either one wants to become more powerful or wants to have access to some natural resource that other country have in plenty.
The financial imbalance is increasing like anything. There are people who don’t know how much wealth they have and on the other side there are millions who don’t know whether they will get a meal before sleeping or not ?
Newspapers are full of news about rapes, murders, killings, corruption.
People are fighting over religions. Or are being killed in the name of religions.
Such a sad world we live in !
I am not sure if there is some God watching all this. Did he want the earth to be like this ? If NO then why doesn’t he do something ? After all it is he who is running everything. No ?
One thing that always gets ignored while talking about India’s independence is the partition of India. It was the largest displacement of people in the 20th century. The state worst affected by this was Punjab. It was divided into two parts and a large displacement of Muslims to Pakistan and Hindus & Sikhs to India started. Result was that an uncontrolled bloodshed followed. The unfortunate thing is that today’s generation hardly understands what exactly happened during those times. Even Punjabis don’t understand what exactly partition meant ? A friend sent me the link to this poem by a young Pakistani poet Afzal Saahir that describes the pain of the people who had to leave their homes and move to a complete new place. They could never forget the pain of leaving the place of their childhood and youth. In the poem Afzal talks about similar emotions.
Also the amazing kaun dushman hai by Ali Sardar Jafri
ghulam tum bhi the yaroon,
ghulam hum bhi thhe
Naha ke khoon mein aayi thi fasle azadi
Maza to tab tha ki milkar ilaaj e jaan karte
khud apne haath se tameer e gulsitan karte
hammare dard mein tum, aur tumhare dard mein ham
shareek hote to jashne aashiyaan karte
Tum aao gulshan e Lahore se chaman bardosh
hum ayen subah Banaras ki roshni lekar
Himalaye ki hawaaon ki taazgi lekar
Aur iske baad ye punchhen kaun dushman hai
(Taken from here)
Someone’s comment on youtube on a video of Atta Ullah Khan:
sometimes i think that i HATE pakistan…but when i go to songs of ataullah khan ,nusrat fateh ali khan ,abida parveen,,,THEN I THINK F*** HATE….”WE ARE BROTHERS”…
“kaun sahab nu aakhe ke inj nahi inj kar”
(Literal translation is: Who can dare tell God that do it like this, not like that ?)
How truly someone has put it in just a few words.
A very very sad day for music and the music lovers. The “one man army”, the captain of Indian Ghazal singing Jagjit Singh is no more. And even sadder is the thing that there is no-one to carry forward his legacy. His untimely demise marks the end of an era in the Indian music. There is no one like him, of the same status, same repute. In our sub continent also, there are very few names; Mehdi Hasan already stopped singing due to his health. At this moment the singing in 2 countries was being headed by Ghulam Ali & Jagjit Singh and one of them just left us. I can’t describe in words what a tremendous loss it is. Only a month back, we saw him perform live with Ghulam Ali and I was not at all happy with his performance and complained a lot about it. Because I wanted him to sing the classics he created. I feel lucky to have seen him perform live thrice in my life. I can’t just accept that he is no more with us.
Whose live show we are gonna attend now ?
Who will sing ghazals like Jagjit Singh ?
Posting some of my most favourite ghazals sung by him. Let us remember our hero and pray for the peace of his soul. Rest in Peace Mr Jagjit Singh !
agar hum kahein aur woh muskara dein
suntay hain ke mil jati hai
sar jhukaoge to pathar bhi devta ho jayega
kabhi yun bhi to ho