My “now” song: Anjan ki siti

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.

I love the rains, not so much for the romance associated with it, but for the freshness that it brings. It is a time for to take things a little slowly, for long walks, hot cups of tea, books to be read and listen to lots of music, particularly folk music. If you were to ask me what the connection is between folk music and the rains, I have no explanation.

Therefore, it is not surprising that my “now song is Anjan ki siti mein mhaaro man dole, a folk song sung by Rehana Mirza.

A mix of Rajasthani and Haryanvi, Anjan ki siti... has been pretty addictive and I have this song playing at home, at office… and often singing along with it as well. 🙂 I was introduced to this song by Teevramadhyam and I can’t thank him enough for this.

What is your “now” song?

30 thoughts on “My “now” song: Anjan ki siti

    1. Thanks for sharing this song. It has been a long time since I listened to Jihale masti. But you know what got me excited when I saw the video? I recognised the setting — the song has been shot at Jaisalmer’s Bada Bagh or the site of cenotaphs of the royal family of Jaisalmer. I had visited Jaisalmer in February this year.

      Thank you once again 🙂

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  1. I love this song. Heard it for the first time during Doordarshan’s National Integration programme in the voice of two Rajasthani kids. 🙂 And now that you have reminded, can’t stop singing…:) So now this is my now song too. Just before reading your post it was the old classic Jhuki Jhuki si Nazar…

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    1. When I heard this song about two weeks ago, it was the first time I heard it. Would have loved to hear the kids sing it.

      And Jhuki jhuki si nazar… I’m listening to it now 🙂

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  2. Several years before I heard this song, & after listening it today it reminds me my old days Of Rajasthan at my native place.

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    1. Welcome here Ishmeet and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m very happy that this song brought back (happy) memories of your native place 🙂

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    1. So did I, when I heard this song for a first time a couple of months back. Made me wonder which planet I was living on and how come I missed such a wonderful song 🙂

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    1. Anjan ki siti is really quite catchy and I have been singing it at home and at work and generally driving everyone around me crazy. Till the next song then … 🙂

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  3. I had listened to it long back, but had not had the link for it. Thanks for sharing. I have toooooo many now songs. You could call them ‘just now’ songs, maybe? I keep telling my brain to switch songs — fast!

    And my ‘just now’ song is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHzIBQsF3UA Just listen to the song and enjoy Rafi’s expressive voice — it is wonderful even without the video!.

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    1. “Just now” songs seem so much better 🙂

      And this is the first time I have heard “Na ro bhai na ro…”. I don’t think anybody, but Rafi, could have sung this song. He had the most expressive voice ever.

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  4. what a post!! yesterday only I was thinking abt this song..I used to love it when i was a kid! Being a proper Rajasthani, this is definitely a special song for me )
    There is another one ‘choori chamke’..i love that too!

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    1. Welcome here, Ankita, and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Glad that it brought back lovely memories. I just listened to Choori Chamke which was nice, but not like Anjan ki siti 🙂

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  5. In terms of style and rhythm, seems like a shamshad begum song from 1960s .. my now song is “bhag milkha” while I tell myself to do some jogging and lose some weight :)))

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