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"Life was so much easier, twenty years ago..."

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So sang Kenny Rogers once and I used to love that song even before I turned 20. I never realised that song would hold more meanings to me as years pass by.

I don't know why but I suddenly took a fancy for songs in my native tongue tonight and I ended up listening to some of the sweetest melodies ever made in Malayalam. The year (or) rather years, were the late 1980s and the 90s. Just one song after the other...I couldn't stop listening. I drifted with each song, swung with the melody and at the end I caught myself crying pitifully like a child! I wonder what made me...why?

Perhaps those songs took me to the days when I and my sister were still with our dad, listening to him singing, sometimes humming songs while cooking, or even when he was out in the hot sun on Sunday mornings with us in our backyard, playing cricket with us. He was our first teacher in not just music but just about everything else. I do not know how much my sister recalls the memories about him but I do, vi…

Chal Diyay - A song for the soul!

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I've been quite caught by this song. I do not understand it's lyrics, yet...

Chal diyay-ye-ye-ye-ye

I'm rocking myself to sleep every night with this song. It's so soothing and...


I tried searching for its lyrics and the meaning and this is the best I could get.