Oh my goodness, such an important birthday! Almost as important as Courtney’s birthday last weekend! Let’s celebrate with songs!
Nationalism, yuch! Jingoism, double yuch!!!! But there is a way to acknowledge what is unique about your home country without saying it is necessarily better than other countries. So, let’s put up some nice Indian songs about the things that are cool about India!
First, obviously, the original “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani”. Released in the first decade after independence, an announcement of the new Indian identity which may be based on European structures, but at heart is still Indian.
And then the new age version! SRK being all cheerful with kids, showing how you could choose the multinational signs of wealth, but remember at heart you are Indian.
Going old school for a second, does anyone else remember this INSANE anti-globalization music video? “Made in India”
Speaking of insane, some old-school 90s tight pants Salman! “East Or West India is the Best”
Okay, I’ll do one straight up normal patriotic song! But in the lightest silliest way possible. “Vande Mataram” (K3G version)