Tuesday, February 13, 2007

10 years on...

Sometimes art imitates life and sometimes life imitates, well, Bollywood. Allow me a moment of self-indulgence to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary. Now I could wax poetic about how much we care about each other (we do) or how we couldn't imagine our lives with anyone else (we couldn't). But since this is a blog about Bollywood and the music inspired by it we will keep the lessons we have learned over the past ten years limited to how Bollywood has taught us to go about finding one's true 'yaar' (best friend/lover)...



-A true love will wait for you (even if she doesn't say it out loud) while you are imprisoned in a foreign jail somewhere for 20 some odd years - Veer Zaara.


-A true love will dance on broken glass in the stifling heat surrounded by really bad bandits to save your life - Sholay.


-A true love should live every day like it's their last because it really could be - Mohabattein


-A true love will spurn the advances of a very pretty British memsaheb for his spunky small town village girl with a heart of gold - Lagaan.



-A true love should be your best friend. The one that knows all about you but loves you anyway. Just don't let her get away as you go after the new hot babe at school who can recite religious poems and wear the latest fashions with equal conviction - Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. (Or you are going to have to wait for some REALLY tragic circumstances to get your true love back.)




The two songs presented today are from our wedding day and still resonate with very special meaning for us. The first song is Yeh Dil Aur by Lata from the movie 'Prem Parbat' - it is the song that was playing while the flower girls filed into the wedding hall. The second song is Aankhon Mein Humne by (who else?) Kishore Kumar & Lata from the movie 'Thodisi Bewafaii'. It was our first song that we danced to at our reception - the lyrics & music are pure poetry.

13 comments:

Ankur said...

Congratulations from the TOP of my heart to the two of you.....no corniness here about you two having been "meant for each other" blah blah blah. I will say that you two go together like a nice 18 yr old fine scotch and soda...i'll let you guess who's who...ha ha

Anyways, congratulations again, and in the words of both of your parents "where the hell are the kids!?!?!?!?"


Anks

Beth said...

What a truly sweet post! Congratulations you two - and, of course, here's to more than ten more!

TS said...

Congrats!! Wishing you both the very best for many many years.

Cheers,Trupti

sandhya said...

Really great. It was funny and touching all in one...a real tribute to you both. It's not everyday that you can count your life as a Bollywood soundtrack. Oh and GREAT PICTURE! have fun on your trip! sandhya

Farzana said...

I love what you did!!! Happy Anniversary Bhai and Bhabhi. Love you two loads.
Love, Farzana

Anonymous said...

Congratulations you two! Hope you stay as happy as Bob and I have been. Perfect Valentine's Day post.

Julie G

Anar said...

I can't believe it's been 10 years!! Congrats to you both!!! Loads of love! Anar

Daddy's Girl said...

And HOW SWEET IS THAT?? I LOVE this post. You obviously had a great Valentine's Day and I wish you many more and loads of happiness. Thanks for the Bollywood lessons on love - I really enjoyed reading them.

Sanket&Nilong said...

Thanks to all for all the well wishes - it really was touching for us to get so many emails about this from friends new & old. Here's to many more posts on life, love and of course - Bollywood :)

Tohou Lidia said...

Awww...this is so sweet! Congratulations on your anniversary!!

Thanks for your email! I'm definately going to link your blog - it's awesome with beautiful pictures :) I've always loved India and Indian culture but only got into bollywood maybe a year ago (?) when i saw Lagaan! Now i'm pretty much obsessed :)

I will be back!
-Amy

Anonymous said...

Great post. Fantastic site and playlist. But sorry wrong pics.

For Mohabattein you are showing Devdas for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai you are showing Khabi Kushie Khabie Gham

Nida said...

This congrats is about a year two late but I just couldn't resist since the post is so original and endearing!!
So, Congratulations you two...and now its 11 years!!

Sanket Vyas said...

Thanks Nida for the kind words! Planning a special 11th anniversary post for next week so stay tuned :)