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Maybe it’s a song that brings back good memories. Maybe it was your first radio or record player – or iPod depending on your age. Maybe it is the song that always moves you to tears. What song was played at your wedding? Did you have band posters hanging on your bedroom walls? What are your music-connected memories?
Music had been in my nerves since the very beginning of childhood. The reason being I have this huge musical background in my family. My paternal grandmother used to sing a lot of bhajans (religious prayers in local languages) and hindi songs. My father, paternal uncles (fathers’s elder brothers) and paternal aunts (elder sisters) too have a great fondness towards music. My eldest paternal aunt has learnt classical music, playing harmonium and other musical instruments. My father used to sing a lot, specially the great Indian singer Mukesh’s songs. People say his voice resembles him a lot. Even today, he sings and often sends the audio recordings to us. Naturally, me and my sister got inclined towards music.
During childhood, my father would play Hindi bollywood songs on his large cassette player. We used to sing along and dance to those songs. We have learnt by heart those songs till date. A lot of cassettes were kept besides the player. My father used to choose from them on weekends and play. That cassette player had become a part of us during childhood. I do not have a picture of it now, but it looked a lot like the one in the picture below.
As we grew up, he bought us our own mini player. Me and my sister used to share that. We used to practice dance and learn songs by playing it on our terrace. It was our prized possession.
In school and college, I used to particiapte in the singing fest. Music remained inseparable in all my journeys.
I record songs with my father and sister on mobile when we meet.
Music resumes to be my siesta corner. I listen to old bollywood songs at night. I listen to the new ones while getting ready for office. It remains an integral part of my memories as well as future.