Monday, October 20, 2008

Blogal Village

Today three great things have happened, the credit of which i give to my blog.

Firstly one of my long lost friends, Hari Sandhu, who was my class mate and my music mentor in the school right from fifth standard onwards, who now works for an FM in Delhi has contacted me after reading my blog post "
My Exploits on the Stage". I actually learnt 'sur and tal' of hindi songs from him.

Secondly,
Parry the composer has turned my poem ' तुम हो एक हवा का झोंका" into a melody. His music and his voice have brought out the frustration of the separation expressed in the poem, particularly a brief pause and change in the rhythm in the last stanza. Great job done. I wish him all the very best in his future musical ventures.

And thirdly i also learnt that Parry and me belong to the same institution.
World is so small.
I will call it a Blogal Village.

I will try and upload my song composed and sung by Parry.

EDITED TO ADD :- Incidentally let me also mention here that JP Joshi, who is now a blogger friend, also met me on my blog only. Joshi is an Indian Air Force Officer, an elite Fighter Pilot and served at Leh in 1984. After seeing my photograph of 1983 in my post "Just Struck Silver" he left a comment that whether i was in Leh in 1984. Though we had not formally met at that time and must have seen each other in some function or some party or at some other place at Leh like Defence Cinema Hall etc which we used to frequent often but hats off to his sharp memory. Thanks Joshi.

13 comments:

Mampi said...

wow
wow
wow
for all the three wonderful things you mentioned in the post. Parry has not posted the song to his blog yet, has he?
And yes, I have also recently discovered a wonderful fact about www that it brings strangers closer to you than your own relatives. I have found a dear dear mamoo on here. perhaps will write about it.

tulips said...

wow, great u found ur long lost friend! indeed the world is small and god is great!

Renu said...

wow! simply great:), I really feel so sad that none of my friends blog:(, I wish i also get to know about my lost friends some day like this:)

Reflections said...

hey this is gr8 news. CONGRATS!!! U must feeling so good:-D

How do we know said...

m waiting for z song..

vo kya sher tha... Musafir hum bhi hain, musafir tum bhi ho.. phir kisi mod par mulaqat hogi...

PARRY said...

Yes world indeed is a very small place.I wish more great things come your way.
I have found school friends whom I knew only by face but now we are in contact.
Will post the poem asap. saw your mail and then came here.

J P Joshi said...

Someone once told me that 'every seventh person in a chain is known to the first person' - some study revealed that. The blog world may just shorten this chain further. Good luck and many more such finds in blogosphere.

Gazal said...

inmates of the blogal world...

we are all happily imprisoned...

waiting for the song

Sree said...

Congrats and feeling nice to go through your blog.

Inexplicably said...

WHOA !

Congratulations Dude !!

Now 'frankly speaking' I have not been very regular at the blogal village and life has been a bit off track lately. I do read your blog and I stand guilty of not commenting ! On the rare occasion that the kids go to sleep early ( like today) and there is no school the next day ( like today) and if I am not carrying an endless list of pending chores to do ( like today) I come here and fill up on your space !

I like the frank, matter of fact way that you write in...

Usha Pisharody said...

Very right! I really enjoyed reading this.

First, of the coinage of the word "Blogal"; that seems to be the way the world is moving :)

And secondly for all those happy things to take place.

The blogal aspect again is revealed in that I just got to know that a blogger, whose space I visit often, actually studied in a school that I worked in.. :) And his younger brother would have been there when I was working there :) :)

Indyeah said...

What a great read this one was!:)I loved reading it!
And please do post the song link whenever you are able to get it...I loved reading your poem .....:)

Balvinder Singh said...

Thanks Abhilasha, yes blogging has paid me rich dividends, not in cash but in kind -- the kind of friends i got thorugh my blog. I could not upload the song (still a long way to go in doing such tricks with computer) but if you open my post "Magic of Music" under the lebel 'My poem Assigend Music' you may be able to hear the song in Parry's voice accompanied by lovely guitar played by him.