Happy Children’s Day!!!!

Children’s Day in India is November 14th, because that’s Nehru’s birthday, and Nehru loved children.  Isn’t that sweet?  And, just like World Animal Day and all the other sub-holidays, I am marking the occasion with a theme video post. (this is an updated and reposted post from last year)

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Songs to Sooth Me to Sleep

Well, I seem to have stopped sleeping.  Through my own stupidity, so I am also very angry at my past self.  Oh well, maybe I can stay up all night tonight and reset my internal clock.

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Watch This Video and Tell Me I’m Not Crazy!!!!!

I put up this video as part of my Friendship Day post, and it got no comments, which makes me think either no one watched it, or it isn’t as remarkable as it feels to me.  And I am going slowly insane trying to figure out which it is.  Please!  Watch and comment and tell me I’m not crazy!

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Light Post: Let’s Recommend Songs to Each Other!

Filmilibrarian just said in a comment that she was trying to get back to listening to more music, and we had a nice exchange about the songs we like.  And since I just put up my Ali Zafar post and need something to decompress with, and something to make us all a community even if we disagree, I thought it might be nice to have a little friendly “lets all enjoy stuff together” post.

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Happy Police Day in Poland! From Shahrukh, Akshay, Shahid, Nivin, Ajay, John, Rani, and Others

I think maybe I should just accept that Tuesdays will always be horrible.  After last week’s terrible Tuesday, I’m having another “can’t think straight because so much is happening” day at work.  So I am going to be lazy and do a post just for Angie, National Police Day in Poland.  Well, Angie and all of us who enjoy attractive movie stars in police uniform.

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Well, My Day Started HORRIBLE!!!! But I am going to find a bright side in everything, because that’s what I do

Not a great start to the day here!  Hopefully it gets better.  Or else I will get a pizza on the way home tonight (my soothing stay inside treat) and hide from the world with Dog Hazel, that works too.  Or just rely on my natural optimistic instinct to find the silver lining and force myself to be happy.

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Happy Summer Solstice/My Aunt Bernice’s Birthday!

Never actually met Aunt Bernice, she was my great-great-aunt, but every summer solstice my grandmother would mention that it was also Aunt Bernice’s birthday and now that is burned into my brain, the two go together.  Pagan earth based sun rituals, and a spinster who worked for a mail order catalog company for 40 years.

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Memorial Day: In Hindi Songs

It’s Memorial Day, which I am celebrating in the traditional American way, a barbecue.  Although I am also sort of visiting a cemetery, since my friend’s backyard backs up on one.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t take a moment to think about what it really means and why it is a unique holiday.  Fair warning, this involves a lot of use of Rang De Basanti.

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Female Bonding Songs, Inspired by “Veere” from Veere Di Wedding

This post is also because I am looking for a nice light post to put up to cheer myself up because it has now been raining here for 30 hours.  It was nice yesterday, when I could huddle in bed and watch the rain, but it’s not the same now that I am at work and have to shiver in my office watching the rain.

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Happy May Day!!!! Let’s Have Some May Flowers!

May day, in addition to being the international day of labor, is also the international day of “hanging flowers and candy on your neighbor’s doors”.  And the Maypole dance and various other obviously pagan spring rituals.  But whatever, it works!  Spring keeps coming!  And to that end, let’s enjoy some pretty spring flower songs.

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Inspirational Songs! Just in Case You Need Inspiring

Mrs. Perfect mentioned that she is struggling with the agony of college decisions.  And it is also the end of exam season in India (I still don’t understand this concept, but I will accept that it exists).  Time for inspiring “Go and succeed and work hard and have a new challenge!!!!” post!

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My Mercury is Out of Retrograde!

Thanks to Asmita, we all learned the valuable lesson a few weeks ago that Mercury was in Retrograde, thereby causing all sorts of minor inconveniences and mistakes to all of us here in BlogWorld.  And also Alia Bhatt who broke her shoulder.  But now, it is out of retrograde!  And I don’t know about you, but my life is suddenly locking into place.

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Learn Indian Primary Narratives Through Film Songs!

I considered “myths”, but that’s not quite right.  There are a combination of Persian legends, Punjabi folk tales, and of course the Puranic stories of Ram and Sita, which are all important to know if you watch Hindi film because they influence the way the narratives play out.  Luckily, many of them are summarized and represented through simple songs!

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Happy Spring Forward Day! Springy Songs! (The physical movement, not the season)

Nothing interesting in the news today (so desperate that outlets are falling back on the good old reliable Don 3 rumors), no birthdays, I already put up a review, so time to fall back on the oooooold reliable fill in, a theme song post!  But a fun theme this time (I hope), songs with people jumping around!

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Travel Day! Reruns Straight Through!

I hope you enjoy a new rerun every hour!  Because that is what you are getting today!  I am going to enjoy all the niceness of sitting in an airport and reading a book for fun and ignore my blogging.  But first, I will summarize my day for you so you can picture it, and know why I’m not responding to your comments.

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Holi Hai!!!!

Happy Holi! I almost forgot this holiday thanks to the national mourning happening (sounds like at least a few of the Holi parties for the film industry will be canceled altogether), but I remembered in time. This is a mix of songs I have posted in previous years and new ones. Enjoy! And let me know if I missed something (yes yes, “Rang Barse” and all the other must dos are there)

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