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Rewind - August 2020

August was a very good month. There was a lot I learned from personal experience which I will imbibe in the journey to be a better human being. I also realized the importance of a healthy enviornment. Cutting ties with toxic people and places has been the greatest learning of August. On the writing front, or, writing-for-pleasure front, I wrote the following: Date Content 08/01/2020 जिस दिन से तुम मिले हो  कमबख़्त रातें कटती ही नहीं  Jis din se tum mile ho Kambakhat raatein katti hi nahi 08/06/2020 कुछ किस्से नए से हुए  पुरानी यादों को ताज़ा करके  Ishq kahan samajh aayega un logo ko Jo sirf jism dekhte hai इश्क़ कहाँ समझ आएगा उन लोगों को  जो सिर्फ जिस्म देखते है  08/12/2020 इंटरनेट पे बोलने वाले भी कमाल करते हैं  बिना कुछ जाने चरित्र पे सवाल करते है Internet pe bolne wale bhi kamaal karte hain Bina kuch jaane charitr pe sawaal karte hai 08/14/2020 हे रब कुछ उल्टा हो जाए लोगों के मुँह बंद हो पर दिल खुल जाए He rab Kuch ulta ho jaaye Logon ke munh band ho Par dil khul jaaye 08/16/2020 काफ

Lambi Judai by Vandana Srinivasan - A Song For Your Parched Soul

Pick your smartphone. Open YouTube. Search Vandana Srinivasan . Tap 'Lambi Judai' from the search result. Keep your phone on a flat surface and be prepared to dive into an ocean of melody. The song starts and the soul-stirring voice of the singer sends shivers down the spine. If art is meant to touch your soul, her rendition will leave for soul hungry for more. I, for one, wept. I wept for almost an hour. The song played on a loop in the background. My body and soul felt light as I was shedding one more tear. I never knew I had those many suppressed and pent-up emotions inside me. Vandana was singing - I was unburdening my soul at her feet. It was cathartic. It was meditative. It was something I never experienced in my life before. Though I listen to at least 50 songs in a day. The song is about memories, separation and love. We have thousands, if not millions, songs on these themes. In fact, this song is a cover. Call me biased, this cover is better than original. The credit