Poetry in Bollywood: Sili Hawa Choo Gayi

Night-Sky-With-Moon

I don’t have the video for this song, because the movie in which it appears, Libaas, has not been released in India and there are no Youtube versions of it. Therefore, I can’t be sure about the context, but from what I can gather from listening to the words, it is yet another wistful poem […]

Poetry in Bollywood: Ajeeb Daastaan hain yeh

Lost Love

So this is something new I am trying out. Last night when I was listening to some old songs on Youtube, it suddenly struck me that it will be an interesting exercise to translate them into English poems or mood pieces. Now there are tens of websites which transliterate Hindi songs into English (e.g. Bollymeaning.com). These do […]