Thank you so much Alyssa @ castlesineurope for nominating me. It means so much to receive an award from someone you have never met, based only on what they read on your blog! Thanks, thanks, thanks, again! 🙂 The rules are that I must post the award on my blog, share seven random things about me, and nominate seven people for the award.
So here are 7 random things about me:
1. I am a big, big, big Harry Potter fan; I also am a huge Paulo Coelho fan! 🙂
2. I love exploring places on foot, and I am very bad at directions. However, I am very good at remembering signs and landmarks, so I get by.
3. My husband is indeed my best’est’ friend 🙂
4. I am a very emotional person; however, I rarely put my emotions on display – most people think I am very cool and calm 😛
5. I love writing, and I am trying to be more frank and fearless at it. ( trying to go beyond – oh my Mom is going to read this – let’s dial it down a notch :P)
6. I am a foodie and a once-reluctant cooking enthusiast.
7. When I was a kid, I always was scared that the tumbler would drown in the bucket! 😛
Now, here are my nominees for The Versatile Blogger award:
1. Shweta @ scribblingpad (she has a very casual but extremely effective style of conveying her inner thoughts)
Ahem! It is that time of the year again: Valentine’s Day, when love is supposed to be in the air! 😛 I am not a romantic person at all, but I am a big fan of Bollywood music. And Bollywood music makes romance really shine! So here’s a list of my favorite romantic Bollywood songs, in no particular order. Listen, view, and enjoy the YouTube songs! (But know that I don’t own the links :D)
1. Abhi na jao chhodkar
This is one of the oldest romantic and really sweet songs! Jo khatm ho kisi jagah, ye aisa silsila nahin… so true! Beautiful lyrics and a refreshing tune!
2. Kabhi phool dena
Aur kabhi kabhi khamosh baithen, baahon ke sahare
Sooraj bujhana, saagar kinaare; aur raaton ko chaand ugaana…
This song symbolizes the dreams and hopes of an ideal romance. Beautiful lyrics and the innocent romance, coupled with a peppy tune make this song really special. The video is cool, too – as it features Milind Soman, of course!
How can a list of romantic songs be complete without a Yash Chopra number? He has given us several beautiful lovey-dovey songs, but I chose this one purely for its haunting music. It is so melodiously romantic! I can’t quite understand the Punjabi lyrics, though 🙂
4. Humko sirf tumse pyar hai
I consider this song as the most romantic song ever! Some tunes are so romantic by themselves, right? In fact, the violin piece at the beginning of this song, in itself is enough to make the distinction. The video can be skipped, or played in the background. 🙂 😛
5. Ishq ki Daastan
This world has forever been torn between the hardcore romantics and the straightforward practical thinkers. There have been several songs that argue whether love is good or bad, for example, Jaane kyon log pyar karte hain , Kay Sera Sera, and so on. But no song explains the contrasting viewpoints of people who feel the need to express their love, and those who think that some things are best left unsaid. And the romantic side wins, and how! Beautiful lyrics, brilliant singing!
6. Saawan Barse Tarse Dil
Romance reaches a new height when the sky starts pouring – ’cause the rains make everything so beautiful and worthwhile! This song is beautifully shot, and sung. Of course, it is very hard to miss the romance in most rain songs. The best part is, a rain song can portray several moods of romance: playfulness, seduction, flirtation, bliss – you name it and the rains do it for you! 🙂
7. Accha ji mai haari
Sometimes, a relationship is not romantic unless you fight and then make up. Watch the beautiful but feisty Madhubala try to make up with Dev Anand, by first apologizing, then wooing, then threatening, and finally giving in – sweet!
8. Tujh me rab dikhta hai
This song symbolizes the whole movie: how ShahRukh Khan does anything and everything possible (and impossible) to keep his dear wife smiling… very, very sweet!
9. Aye Udi Udi
A combination of A R Rehman’s tune, Gulzaar ji’s lyrics, the choreography, Adnan Sami’s husky voice, and Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi’s performances simply means full-on romance… beautiful! Watch Rani and Vivek go through the drills of married life while the romance continues to blossom!
10. Pehla Nasha Pehla Khumar
This list, of course, wouldn’t have been complete without this mother of all romantic songs – need I say more? 🙂