Let's have fun conversations, threads on inconsequential stuff and not just political or serious stuff.
That's how at least I met and made lasting offline friendships on the birdsite
@ranasafvi i agree. we spoke about music, hindi films, books, not jus things that we disagree on , but things we agree on.
@Calamur and had such fun. That's also reason for toxicity of the birdsite. Too much politics.
Let's talk of music, food and other things that calm the soul
@ranasafvi I agree. With people such as yourself on the Platform who have so much to share on food culture and history it’s a pity not to. Besides politics changes so slowly that it seems we are still grappling with issues that were debated in the Constituent Assembly debates in the late 1940’s.
@ranasafvi Did you know that ants walk faster in summer than in winter? (Borrowed from PG Wodehouse)
Fun conversations, yeah we are getting quite serious. How about delving into memories and sharing songs that you can't seem to forget. Let's start from Childhood/school times - top 5. Mine are:
1. Ichak dana, pichak dana, dana upar dana
2. Hum nanhe nau nihal navjyoti jaladenge
3. Butterfly, flutter by, o'er the highways and the by-ways...
4. My Bonnie lies over the ocean
5. Vijay vishwa tiranga pyara, jhanda uncha rahe humara...
@ranasafvi , how about yours...
@nimmypal how about you chip in...
@KayKap Ah.... I'm forgetting that there is Mastodon now :) My fav songs are from high school days, I guess. I was mostly into sports before that 😮
Ajeeb daastaan hei ye
Khoya khoya chaand
Idu oru ponmalai - Tamil
Pukaarta chala hoon
Ye chaand sa roshan tera
Top of the mind....n several more 😀
@nimmypal I am finding it more peaceful and less stressed here, with Twitter you never knew what would kinda be the lead when you reached it
@KayKap I felt that way several months ago n then unfollowed people who were bitter. So, things improved 😊
@nimmypal I did that too; but had people who had people who were bitter... could not mute / unfollow everyone...
@KayKap 😛😛 I know.... that's a pain. Also, one way to handle that is to create a list and not see the full timeline
Fav. version of Ya Rayah, raï song - and cheb khaled is my favourite
Manou Chao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rm_HriVHvE
Gypsy Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCRe9iPpQZI
Classical, Bhangra (my village) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QguAou7UHe4
@KayKap @vimoh @Deepsealioness I am listening now before work :-)
Usually, I just download a 'best of' year xxxx, rip the audio and put it on a usb key or the phone. e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRnpz26MWxQ
It ended now, it was very pleasant and quiet. Of course, I don't understand any words at all (born in UK, grew up in canada).
@vimoh Kati patang kaun se naye dor mein bhand jayegi kya pata... eh?
@aab1dh favorite songs that you can't forget... top 5...
@KayKap Here you go --
1. Soldat - Aya Nakamura
2. Mafiosa - Larista
3. Fallait Pas - Marwa Loud
4. Farak - Divine
5. So High - Sidhu Moose Wala
6. Anthem for the North East - Mixed Artists
There are many more 😀
@gautamghosh do join in...
@KayKap ek gilhari, anek gilhariyan..
@ninad what about yours...
@KayKap the earliest I can remember are songs during my primary school prayer
1) Sooraj ki garmi see.....
2) hum honge kamyab..
Then there is a Gujarati song cum lullaby my mom used to sing me (still sings sometimes when I request):-
3) Tame mara dev na didhel..
And 4) & 5), 6) are title tracks of cartoons I used to watch - Noddy, Ninja Hatori and Bob the builder.
@ninad I remember No 2. We initially learnt the English version... We shall overcome...
We didn't have TV in my childhood days, that came much later, so we had the radio, songs in we learnt in school, songs in Hindi, English, Bengali (lingua franca of state that was in at that time) and some folksy numbers
@KayKap I sometimes wonder how it would have been to study before the telecommunication boom happened. Would going to school have aroused much more curiousness in me than it did the time I went? Would I have been more attentive in class coz sources to learn new things were limited then? Also higher studies would have been tough as hell. Sitting in libraries taking notes. No Google scholar, no jstor no YouTube!
@ninad That was my generation! We had libraries and books that we could read, the radio and sometimes films run on old time projectors with either a wall or sheet doubling up as the screen. I remember seeing King Kong and Sound of Music via the old projector and film...
@sanddollar Same here! I remember the absolute joy of becoming a member of the central library. It meant I had graduated from the Children's library and become a member of the big wide world. Helped that the big library allowed me to take home some extra books. Oh I loved it... Sure helped along my love for reading @ninad
1. and 2. were my favorites, although I liked it when I could sing 1. in one breath. Seems it is to be sung in that way. One of my favorites from the oldies is -
man tarpat hai hari darshan ko aaj..
Dunno if you have seen it or not. Classical at its best -
Okay then. Here is some Fun and inconsequential stuff:
The old man was sitting on the examining table in the doctor’s office having his hearing checked. The doctor poked his light scope in the old man’s ear and said, “Hey, you have a suppository in your ear!”
“Rats,” said the old man. “Now I know where my hearing aid went.”
@ranasafvi did you know that a polar bear's liver can kill you? Not because it's poisonous but because it's too nutritious. It has too much Vitamin A, and human body can't digest it.
@ranasafvi How about this. My 9th grader was called by his teacher and asked to write a poem on Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb. I loved that anyone is even talking about that these days. Of course, we are in Hyderabad, but even so, it is nice.
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