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“Chitti na koi sandesh..janne woh kaun sa desh…jahan tum chale gaye…”

“Marasim” means relation.  I am a music buff! Depending on my mood for the day, I listen to everything from jazz to ghazals. It was during my Bombay Summers that I first heard Jagjit Singh. I never really understood the lyrics then. I just used to sing along. Now, i know how meaningful the lyrics were. Many a times, especially when I used to feel really low in the past his songs used to make me feel good and soothe the pain. I have heard him live once, but then again it was during the time I couldn’t recognize him!!! The relation I have with this icon started when I was 4 yeArs old (young). As years went by, it deepened. From seeing his face when I was 4, to liking the way he used to sing when I was 10, to writing down lyrics of his songs and singing them without knowing the meaning when I was 14 to understanding what they meant when I was 18 to singing them to my hearts content now, my relation with this legend grew.

He will be remembered always as The Ghazal King indeed!

Dear Jagjt Singhji, you will be truly missed and remembered. May your soul rest in peace.



There is a deep and cosmological connection between my birth, my parent's decision to name me what they did, my profession and my education. This brings me to the conclusion that fate is predetermined and like in Hindu mythology, is written by Brahma when someone is born. Example: My name is unique. I did my grads in Psychology. I then did my masters in HR (offshoot of following all the psychos). I then did the ultimate decision of joining an MNC in ............. beat it, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. So, I have the concept 'MAD' in my name, my education, my choice of career and all the milestone decisions of my life. Now, is it predetermined or what ? :-D

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