I think I am a diehard traditionalist, set in my ways …. at least in some habits ……
I have memories of waking up to the sound of the cooker’s whistle drowning down the Vividh Bharati
Sounds of the song “Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charchey Har Zubaan Par”
K. L. Sehgal, Manna Dey, Kishore …………..
I loved Asha Bhonsle
Hated Lata Aunty’s voice, found it too shrill
See I was an opinionated brat and was proud of being one!
I have kept up the traditions ….
I exercise to music channels playing Aa chance par dance karley and the likes
Nothing like doing your stretches to music channels playing dhin chak Hindi music
I am quite a square
A whisky swigging trash talking zany woman, but a square nevertheless
I met a cousin yesterday and we decided to spend some quality time catching up
We stopped at a pub and had a few drinks and were discussing life in general and stuff like that
I hear a cellphone ring. The ring tone was “Hey Saala” from Rang De Basanti
I looked around ….
Never thought it was my cousin, dammit he is old hanh! I can clearly remember him turning his nose up at cellphones and telling me he would never allow his school going kids to keep them
He hated MP3 players and Ipods since kids turned into zombies after plugging on the earphones
He took that cellphone out of his pocket and dealt with the call
I gulped down my drink in an effort to control my jaw that nearly dropped on the floor
Dudes, what’s with the world these days????
Me : Ummm Bhai, did the kids put that ring tone on your mobile?
Bhai : No I did, I like the song
Me : Downing a handful of moongphali chaat to control my suprise : You did?
Bhai : Proudly: Yeah I have an entire collection of them and change them often. Your Bhabhi is boring, she only keeps Sharukh songs as ring tones. I keep updating hers too. My Ipod has a huge collection
Dammit, I dont know how to add music to my Ipod!!!
Just at that moment my phone rings a staid Tring Tring
Bhai : Oh this is boring. Let me change your ring tone for you
Me : Hanging on to my cellphone and shreds of my dignity : No, I prefer a plain ringtone.
Dammit, I’ll remain a small townie and traditionalist. I am taking a stand. My phone will continue to have a plain and simplistic ring.
Mumtaz+Rajesh Khanna movie anyone?