Memorable lyrics from Indian Songs

Memorable lyrics from Indian Songs 

Bollywood is one of the most entertaining movie genres you can watch. With heart-wrenching lines, vibrant set production and talented actors and actresses, it’s not a surprise that it’s enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. 

Aside from the entertainment it provides, Bollywood movies often have the best songs that you can enjoy. Catchy beats and reverberating rhythms of classical Indian music, there’s always something about Hindi songs that pique your interest. What makes Hindi songs even more captivating is when they’re performed by talented actors and actresses. Are you interested to know more? In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most memorable Indian lyrics of all time. 

Pashmina 

Movie: Fitoor 

Performed by: Amit Trivedi 

Featured in the movie Fitoor, Pashmina is a song that won the hearts of many Bollywood enthusiasts. The husky and melodious voice of Amit Trivedi is full of emotion and longing that fits with the romantic drama theme of the film. When you watch the music video, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur perform a dance that captures the yearning in the song lyrics. 

Lyrics: 

Pashmina dhaagon ke sang

Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise

Waadi mein goonje kahin naye saaz

Ye rawaab aise kaise

Pashmina dhaagon ke sang

Kaliyon ne badle abhi ye mizaaj

Ehsaas aise kaise

Palkon ne khole abhi naye raaz

Jazbaat aise kaise

Pashmina dhaagon ke sang

Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise

Kacchi hawa, kaccha dhuaan ghul raha

Kaccha sa dil lamhe naye chun raha

Kacchi si dhoop, kacchi dagar phisal rahi

Koi khada chupke se keh raha

Main saaya banun, tere piche chalun

Chalta rahoon…

Pashmina dhaagon ke sang

Koi aaj bune khwaab aise kaise hmm…

Shabnam ke do qatre yunhi tehal rahe

Shaakhon pe wo moti se khel rahe

Befikr se ik dooje mein ghul rahe

Jab ho judaa, khayalon mein mill rahe

Khayalon mein yun yeh guftagu chalti rahe

Haan haa..

Waadi mein goonje kahin naye saaz

Ye rawaab.. aise kaise

Aise kaise.. aise kaise..

Aise kaise.. aise kaise..

Iktara 

Movie: Wake Up Sid

Performed by: Javed Akhtar and Tochi Raina

After the movie Wake Up Sid was released, the song Iktara became one of the most popular songs on the music charts. With its soulful and whimsical tune, the song is a breath of fresh air from usual dance-type songs in Bollywood films. 

Lyrics:

O re manwa tu to bawra hai

Tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai

Tu hi jaane tu kya sochta hai

Baware 

Kyun dikhaye sapne tu sote jaagte

Jo barsein sapne boond boond

Nainon ko moond moond

Nainon ko moond moond

Jo barsein sapne boond boond

Nainon ko moond moond

Kaise main chaloon

Dekh na sakoon

Anjaane raaste

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Sun rahi hoon sudhbudh kho ke

Koi main kahani

Puri kahani hai kya kisi hai pata

Main to kisiki ho ke yeh bhi na jaani

Ruth hai yeh do pal ki ya rahegi sada

Kise hai pata

kise hai pata

Jo barsein sapne boond boond

Nainon ko moond moond

Nainon ko moond moond

Jo barsein sapne boond boond

Nainon ko moond moon

Kaise main chaloon

Dekh na sakoon

Anjaane raaste

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara iktara

Goonja sa hai koi ektara

Kabira 

Movie: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 

Performed by: Rekha Bhardwaj, Tochi Raina 

Kabira is the main theme song in the movie Yeh Jawaano Hai Deewani starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Aditya Roy Kapur and Kalki Koechlin. This coming of age has a special place in Bollywood enthusiasts’ hearts because of its simple yet impactful story about people looking trying to find their paths. 

Lyrics:

Kaisi teri khudgarzi

Na dhoop chune na chhanv

Kaise teri khudgarzi

Kisi thaur tike na paanv

Kaisi teri khudgarzi

Na dhoop chune na chhanv

Kaise teri khudgarzi

Kisi thaur tike na paanv

Ban liya apna paigambar

Tair liyaa saat samandar

Phir bhi sooukha man ke andar

Kyon reh gaya..

Re Kabira maan jaa

Re fakeera maan jaa

Aaja tujhko pukaarein

Teri parchhaiyaan Re Kabira maan ja

Re fakeera maan ja

Aisa tu hai mere mohi kaisa

Harjaaiyaa..

Tuti chaarpaai wohi

Thandi purvaai rasta dekhe

Doodhoon ki malaai wohi

Mitti ki suraahi rasta dekhe

Kaisi teri khudgarzi

Lab naamak rame na mishri

Kaisi teri khudgarzi

Tujhe preet purani bisri

Mast maula, mast kalander

Tu hawa ka ek bavandar

Bujh ke yun andar hi andar

Kyon reh gaya..

Re Kabira maan jaa

Re fakeera maan jaa

Aaja tujhko pukaarein

Teri parchhaiyaan

Re Kabira maan ja

Re fakeera maan ja

Aisa tu hai mere mohi kaisa

Harjaaiyaa..

Khabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 

Movie: Khabi Khushi Kabhie Gham 

Performed by: Sonu Nigam, Jatin Lalit

This song is the theme song from the popular Hindi film Khabi Khushi Kabhie Gham starring Sharukh Khan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. If you’re looking for a dramatic but light-hearted family-themed movie to watch, you can watch Khabi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Additionally, the whole movie album is also full of good songs you can listen to after watching. 

Lyrics: 

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Meri saason mein tu hai samaya

Mera jeevan to hai tera saaya

Meri saason mein tu hai samaya

Mera jeevan to hai tera saaya

Teri pooja karoon main to hardam

Yeh hai tere karam

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Meri saason mein tu hai samaya

Mera jeevan to hai tera saaya

Teri pooja karoon main to hardam

Yeh hai tere karam

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Suboh shyaam charno mein diye hum jalayen

Dekhen yahan bhi dekhen tujhko hi paayen

Suboh shyaam charno mein diye hum jalayen

Dekhen yahan bhi dekhen tujhko hi paayen

In labon pe tera bas tera naam ho

In labon pe tera bas tera naam ho

Pyaar dil se kabhi hi na ho kam

Yeh hai tere karam

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Yeh ghar nahin hai mandir hai tera

Is mein sada rahe tera basera

Yeh ghar nahi hai mandir hai tera

Is mein sada rahe tera basera

Khushboon se teri yeh mehektha rahen

Khushboon se teri yeh mehektha rahen

Aaye jaaye bhale hi koyi mausam

Yeh hai tere karam

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Meri saason mein tu hai samaya

Mera jeevan to hai tera saaya

Meri saason mein tu hai samaya

Mera jeevan to hai tera saaya

Teri pooja karoon main to hardam

Yeh hai tere karam

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Na judaa honge hum

Kabhi khushi kabhie gham

Aabaad Barbaad

Movie: Ludo 

Performed by: Arjit Singh 

Aabaad Barbaad is one of the songs from the movie Ludo. Performed by Arjit Singh, this song was well-received by people. If you’re looking for a romantic and mushy song to listen to, give this title a listen.

Lyrics:

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do

Wo galat tha yeh sahi hai

Jhooth yeh aaj keh do

Itna ehsaan kar do

Itna ehsaan kar do

Poore armaan kar do

Lab pe aakar jo ruke hain

Dhai wo harf keh do

Meri saanson se judi hai

Teri har saans keh do

Mushqil aasaan kar do

Mushqil aasaan kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do..

Meetha sa yeh zehar

Main to peeta rahunga

Tu khuda na sahi

Main to sajde karunga

Hmm..

Meetha sa yeh zehar

Main to peeta rahunga

Tu khuda na sahi

Main to sajde karunga

Tum jo sheerin na huye kya

Humko farhaad kar do

Meri saanson se judi hai

Teri har saans keh do

Mushqil aasaan kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do..

Khwabon ko jagah na mili aankhon mein

Wahaan pehle se hi sailaab tha

Nagme banaata fira saajo pe

Dil apna fatak mijraab thha

Hmm..

Khwabon ko jagah na mili aankhon mein

Wahaan pehle se hi sailaab tha

Nagme banaata fira saajo pe

Dil apna fatak mijraab thha

Meri bejaan hasraton ko

Kaabile-daar kar do

Meri saanson se judi hai

Teri har saans keh do

Itna ehsaan kar do

Itna ehsaan kar do

Poore armaan kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do..

Itna ehsaan kar do

Itna ehsaan kar do

Poore armaan kar do

Ya to barbaad kar do

Ya phir aabaad kar do..

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Top Indie Indian artists you should know about

Top Indie Indian artists you should know about 

When it comes to producing music, India has a lot of promising artists worth listening to. Since the pandemic, we have seen a lot of emerging artists that are gaining popularity in the indie music scene. 

Now, artists are more creative and innovative with their music style. While nothing beats the classics and Hindi songs by popular artists, there are Indian musicians in the Indie music scene that will make you hit replay over and over. So, if you’re interested to know more, we’ve rounded up some of the best artists worth listening to. 

When Chai Meets Toast 

Coming from Kerala, these South Indian artists are some of the most promising musicians that feature a lot of good songs that you’ll enjoy. Before they attracted listeners, the band’s first members were Ashwin and Achytun. Later, Pai Sailesh and Palee Francis joined the band. Here are some of the songs by the band we can recommend to you: 

  • Khoj
  • When we feel young
  • Beautiful World 
  • Firefly 
  • Kahanii 
  • Believe 
  • Run Closer
  • Ocean Tide 
  • Forever. 

Osho Jain

Hailing from Indore, Osho Jain has been one of the most popular artists who’s been producing some of the most popular songs in the Indie Fusion scene. What makes Jain’s songs unique is that he includes relevant topics and words in Hindi and Urdu language. If you want to listen to songs that dig deeper than the surface, give Osho’s songs a try. Here are some of the songs we can recommend:

  • Khush Toh Hai
  • Allah Shankar
  • Paisa
  • Jannat
  • Nahi Hai. 

Prateek Kuhad 

Prateek Kuhad is a musician from Jaipur but studied in the United States for his masters. What propelled Kuhad’s fame in the Indie music scene was when former President Barack Obama featured his song Cold/Mess in his favourite music list. If you’re looking for soft tunes to listen to, Kuhad is your artist. Here are some of the songs you can listen to: 

  • Cold/Mess
  • Saansein 
  • 100 Words
  • Tum Jab Pass
  • Kasoor 
  • Yeh Pal
  • With you/For you
  • Kadam
  • Oh Love
  • Tune Kaha. 

Taba Chake 

Taba Chake is a musician from Arunachal Pradesh who’s living in Mumbai. His songs are unique and feature themes such as tribal folklore and myths. Usually, Taba makes his songs in Assamese, Myishi, Hindi and English. 

Just recently, he released his song called Walk With Me, which gathered instant popularity among listeners. One of his popular albums is Bombay Dreams. Here are some of some songs by Taba we can recommend to you: 

  • Shayaad 
  • Walk With Me
  • Aao Chalten 
  • My Other Side
  • No Doma Lo
  • Blush 
  • Meri Dastan
  • Morning Sun
  • Hugulo. 

Parvaaz 

Parvaaz is a band based in Bangalore that came together in 2010. Because of their unique style and music approach, they have gathered a lot of fanbase over the years. Some of their songs we can recommend are: 

  • Khalid Ahmed
  • Kashif Iqbal 
  • Color White 
  • Banandur. 

Timeless Indian songs worth listening to

Timeless Indian songs worth listening to 

While the current music scene today is saturated with fast-paced and electronic music, classic songs from Bollywood films from yesteryears still captivate the younger generation. With their relaxing and soulful tunes, it’s hard not to put these songs on repeat while you’re at home and enjoying a warm cup of chai tea. 

There are a lot of Hindi songs you can find, but it’s hard to find something that will give you LSS feels while listening to it. Fortunately, there are a lot of classic Hindi songs that will give you the satisfaction you need while listening to them. Are you curious to know more? Here are some of the best timeless Hindi songs worth adding to your playlist.

Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein (1976)

Performed by Mukesh, this song is one of the most classic Hindi songs you’ll enjoy. Taken from the movie, Kabhie Kabhie, the song’s music video became popular because of Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee’s intense on-cam chemistry made the song a popular hit during the 70s. The song talks about an intense feeling of love for another person. When translated in English, you’ll be surprised at the emotions each line can evoke. 

Aside from being sung by Amitabh Bachchan, this song has won 3 Film fare awards for best music, lyrics and male playback singer. 

Lyrics:

Kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayal aata hain

Ke jaise tujhko banaaya gaya hain mere liye

Tu abse pehle sitaaron mein bas rahi thi kahin

Tujhe zameen pe bulaaya gaya hain mere liye

English translation: 

Sometimes, in my heart, a feeling emerges

That this body, these eyes, are mine to treasure

As if the shade beneath these tresses is meant for me

And these lips and these arms are mine to treasure.

Lag Jaa Gale (1964)

Performed by the talented Lata Mangeshkar, Lag Jaa Gale is a classic Hindi song written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. It was featured in the film Woh Kaun Thi? which was a popular movie at the time. According to Lata, this song is one of the titles that will remain close to her heart because of the beautiful crafting of the lyrics and instrument accompaniment. In the movie, the late actor Sadhana performed the song. 

Hindi lyrics: 

Lag Jaa Gale K Phir Haseen Raat Ho Na Ho

Shaayad Phir Is Janam mein

Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho -2

Lag Jaa Gale se he…

Humko Mili Hain Aaj Yeh Ghadiyaan Naseeb Se-2

Jee Bhar Ke Dekh Lijiye Humkok Qareeb Se

Phir Aapke Naseeb Mein Yeh raat Ho Na Ho

Shaayad Phir Is Janam Mein Mulaaqaat Ho Na Ho

English translation: 

Embrace me, dear, who knows whether or not this beautiful night will ever come again. In this life, we may or may never meet again. This time, I’ve been given luck.

I was lucky enough to get these moments today. Look at me closely, sweetheart.

Who knows, if this situation will be posted again by destiny.

We may or may never meet again in this life.

Come closer to me, because I’m not going to be able to get back to you again & again. Come closer, because I will not be able to come to you again & again.

The rain of love in our eyes may or may not happen again.

Yeh Dosti (1975)

If you’re looking for a song you can dedicate to your friends, this song by Kishore Kumar with Manna Dey is the perfect title for you. Featured in the movie Sholay, this song became a hit especially because the music video featured Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra. In the movie, they were two thieves living in the city. Years after its release, Yeh Dosti is still appreciated by many because of its soulful and honest lyrics. 

Hindi lyrics:

Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge

Todenge dam magar

Tera saath na chhodenge

Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge

Todenge dam magar

Tera saath na chhodenge


Ae meri jeet teri jeet

Teri haar meri haar

Sun ae mere yaar

Tera gham mera gham

Meri jaan teri jaan

Aisa apna pyaar

Jaan pe bhi khelenge

Tere liye le lenge.

English translation: 

We will not break this friendship, it may break my strength, but I will not leave your side.

Oh, my victory

Your pain is my pain, my life is your life

That is how our love is your victory, your loss is my loss. Listen, oh my friend

I will even risk my life, for you I will

Become enemies with everyone

We will not break this friendship

I may break my strength. 

Mere Haathon Mein (1989)

Mere Haathon Mein was originally performed by Lata Mangeshkar and became one of the most popular Hindi classic songs we know today. Written by Anand Bakshi, the song was used for the blockbuster hit movie Chandini starring the late Sri Devi. The song won the award for best soundtrack award of the decade. It’s also considered as one of the songs that catapulted Sridevi’s acting career. 

Hindi lyrics:

Mere haathon mein nau-nau chudiyaan hai

Thoda thaharo sajan majaburiyaan hai

Mere haathon mein nau-nau chudiyaan hai

Thoda thaharo sajan majaburiyaan hai

Milan hogaa abhi ik raat ki duriyaa hai

Mere haathon mein nau-nau chudiyaan hai

Lambi-lambi te kaali-kaali raato mein

Kaahe chudiyaan khanakati hai

Haatho mein lambi-lambi

Ho lambi-lambi te kaali-kaali raato mein

Kaahe chudiyaan khanakati hai haatho mein

Na aanaa tu nigodi chudiyo ki baato mein.

English translation:

There are nine-nine bangles in my hands.

O dear, just wait I have some limitations

We will meet, just there is a distance of one night.

In these long-long and dark-dark nights

why these bangles are clinking in hands

You don’t come in the talks of these worthless bangles.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Something Happens)

Karan Johar’s movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of the most popular classic films in the late 90s starring Sharukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji. What made it more of a blockbuster hit was the engaging collection of songs performed by the actors and actresses. During the Star Screen Awards, the song with the same title won an award for best music. 

Hindi lyrics: 

Tum paas aaye yoon muskaraye

Tumne na jaane kya sapne dikhaye

Tum paas aaye yoon muskaraye

Tumne na jaane kya sapne dikhaye

Ab to mera dil jaage na sota hai

Kya karoon haye kuchh kuchh hota hai

Kya karoon haye kuchh kuchh hota hai. 

Na jaane kaisa ehsaas hai

Bujhti nahin hai kya pyaas hai

Kya nasha is pyaar ka

Mujhpe sanam chhane laga

Koi na jaane kyon chein khota hai

Kya karoon haye kuchh kuchh hota hai

Kya karoon haye kuchh kuchh hota hai.

English lyrics: 

You came near me, then you smiled

You don’t even know the dreams you’ve shown me

You came near me, then you smiled

You don’t even know the dreams you’ve shown me

Now my heart remains neither awake nor asleep

What do I do, oh, something is happening. 

Omkara (2006)

Omkara is the main track from Vishal Bhardwaj eponymous film. Also composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the songs are written by Gulzar and remains to be some of the best classic Hindi songs enjoyed by many. 

Hindi lyrics:

Dham dham dhadam dhadaiya re

Sab se bade ladaiya re

Omkara hey omkara

Dham dham dhadam dhadaiya re

Sab se bade ladaiya re

Omkara.. hey omkara

Omkara re omkara

Arre dham dham dhadam dhadaiya re

Sab se bade ladaiya re

Omkara.. hey omkara

Omkara re.. Omkara.

English lyrics:

The drums are beating

The biggest fighter of all is

Omkara hey Omkara

The drums are beating

The biggest fighter of all is

Omkara hey Omkara

Omkara hey Omkara

The drums are beating

The biggest fighter of all is

Omkara hey Omkara

Omkara hey Omkara. 

His eyes are like sharpening steel

His tongue is like a snake’s hiss

Omkara hey Omkara

He falls like lightning on someone’s head

When he uses his sword. 

Saibo 

Saibo is the theme song in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s film ‘Shor in the City’. While the movie didn’t gain much traction, the song ‘Saibo’ latched on pretty well to listeners who love soulful yet engaging Hindi music. The music plays through the movie, especially in scenes where there’s build-up tension between the characters. 

Hindi lyrics: 

Mann yeh saahib ji

Jaane hai sab ji

Phir bhi banaye bahane

Naina nawaabi ji

Dekhe hai sab ji

Phir bhi na samjhe ishaare

Mann yeh saahib ji haan karta bahane

Naina nawaabi ji na samjhe ishaare.

Dheere dheere nainon ko dheere dheere

Jiya ko dheere dheere bhaayo re saibo

Dheere dheere begana dheere dheere

Apna sa dheere dheere laage re saibo.

English lyrics: 

Master, this heart

Knows everything

But still, it makes up excuses

These eyes are princely

They can see everything

But still, they don’t understand signals

Master, this heart makes up excuses

These princely eyes don’t understand signals.

Beloved, let my eyes like you slowly

Beloved, let my heart like you slowly

Beloved, slowly let the stranger be known

Beloved, let me feel you as my dear one slowly. 

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Different Indian music genres you should know

Different Indian music genres you should know

India is one of the most beautiful and diverse countries you can visit. Aside from its unique culture and diverse beliefs, the country is also home to a rich musical heritage that’s renowned across the world. Theirs is a country that encompasses a lot of genres and has a lot of varieties and forms of music worth listening to. 

Music is a big part of Indian culture. It serves as a form of entertainment and expression for people. Every region in India has its own unique musical preference that’s been entrenched in their way of living. Are you curious to know more about it? Read this article and learn more about the different Indian music genres. 

Carnatic Music 

Coming from the beautiful land of South India, Carnatic music is one of the most popular genres in the country. It emerged in the country during the Vijayanagar Empire and is believed to be practised among people as early as the 14th century. Carnatic music has similar elements from Persian and Asian influences. In recent years, this type of genre has been used in many films. 

Hindustani Music 

Originating from the North, Hindustani music is another Indian music genre that emerged during the Vedic era. This type of music was usually religious hymns and performed with the accompaniment of musical instruments. 

Before it became an independent music genre, Hindustan music was a part of Carnatic music until the 14th century. Over time, Persian influences were merged with it and became popular across the world. You can usually find it depicted in Bollywood films. 

Light classical music 

Light classical music is another genre in Indian music that’s known for its many variants. Usually, this genre features light melodies that are relaxing and often used for meditation. Under the light classical music, you can find subgenres such as Chaiti, Natya Sangeet, Bhajan, Qawwali, Thumri, Kajri, Tappa, Dadra and Ghazal. 

Lavani 

Lavani is an Indian music genre popular in Maharashtra state. Usually, it’s performed using dholakia, a type of Indian percussion instrument. In Lavani, there are usually dancers interpreting the meaning of the song. 

You can easily identify Lavani because of its quick tempo and rhythm. In Marathi folk theatre, this music genre is often used and performed by female performers wearing long sarees. 

Bhangra and Modern Bhangra 

Bhangra is a music genre usually performed in the state of Punjab. This is one of the most popular genres outside Indian and can be found in Indian communities residing in Europe and the United. The Bhangra music originated in British Punjab during the late 1970s. Modern Bhangra is similar to the traditional ones, the only difference is that it has a single chorus and 4 verses. Additionally, there’s a noticeable interval featuring musical instruments only in the bridge section.