Saturday, 20 October 2012

Happy Durga Puja

                                                           Happy Durga Puja 

At last those days have come and its Durga Puja now... The festival is going on ... Today is mohaSaptami.. and yesterday got leave from office finally... Already I have started hopping pandals :) Wishing all my blog readers a Happy Durga Puja and may this festive season fulfills  all your dreams

Jai Ma Durga .... Mahisauramardini


                                                                                                 ©Debarati Datta

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Mohaloya... The beginning of DEVIPAKSHA

                                                       Mohaloya... The beginning of DEVIPAKSHA

Today is "Mohaloya"... The first day of Devipaksha..The formal beginning of Durga Puja..the most awaited festival of Bengalis.It's the day when Ma Durga arrives on Earth and stays for 10 days long at her mother's home.It is the end of Pitripaksha when all the bengalis do "tarpan"(recalls their ancestors in a holy manner near Ganges and offers respect and prayer) early morning.

As the day comes we,the "Bangalis" start our counting as Prothoma,Dwitiya,Tritiya and so on upto Dashami.. The auspicious day starts with the holy chants of BirendraKrishna Bhadra's Mahisasuramardini ( An Early Programme which used to ger AIRed on Radio Aakashbani .to know more on this topic,read this .).All the Bengalis wake up at 4 am and start listening to this programme.From decades past it has been a tradition to have ears on the radio at early morning over all Bengal.

my Mohaloya from childhood till present :

Day by day everything changes but the excitement of mine for this festival has still not changed.I still remember during childhood,my mother used to call me up early morning 4 o'clock just to activate my ears on radio to listen the Mahisasurmardini Radio Telecast..Though that was recorded too..I was not fortunate enough to have the LIVE BirendraKrishnaBhadra's telecast.Heard more about it from my mother.But really was kid and didn't used to get interest on the radio version.Rather than that used to like the T.V Programme where the total story of Devipaksha,Basanti Puja and how durga puja got famous in Bengal,Mahisasur Vadh used to get telecasted.In each and every year,different actresses  used to act as Durga on T.V..Once Hema Malini acted also... and now also it's the same.Now it's 12.00 am and I will get up at just 4 am to listen the holy,golden stotra path of the BirendraKrishnaBhadra and will sooth my mind with "Bajlo Tomar lor Benu.

readers you can have eyes over this video of Hema Malini .

Once again would like to wish all my blog readers "Subho Mohaloyar priti o Subhechha"

                                                                                                                          ©Debarati Datta

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Memories hold my breath

                                    Memories hold my breath

Human Nature, the more you want to forget, the more you remember... It happens with me always...Not only me. I guess with everyone it happens.Atleast the people I have met so far in my life...Memories...Whether good, bad, best or worst People love to recollect it… Some memories from past, yesteryears make us cry, some of them make us smile…for me it feels like I walk down the street of memories that point of time they just hold me and my breath... for some moment,for some while...they give me a different reflection of my characteristics...I get some different ways to know myself...Very serious,very imaginative, A different me.. For a certain time my world stops from it's work and simply stands quite... without knowing the fact,without knowing the time... my world surrounds me with the past....

Memories,Memories and Memories....Memories are never old..they are precious,priceless and remains Golden.. ever ever and for ever... I love my memories ☺☺

                                   ©Debarati Datta

Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Tirbute to Nazia .. From my mind

                                                       A Tirbute to Nazia .. From my mind

Today I am gonna write about the personality whom I love from the bottom of the heart,whose song and mesmerizing voice always make my legs to groove up,the one and only The Nazia Hassan,The Disco Sensation of late 80's when I wasn't in this world also.Don't you people miss her when you listen The Disco song from the movie "The Student of the Year" ???I do miss her a lot..Sometimes I get angry too as only few lines had been mixed up or just because I think there was no need to remix the original song Disco Deewane[this itself is so groovy]...Anyways folks here I am just gathering my love towards of The Late Nazia Hassan.

Nazia Hassan

Nazia with her brother Zohaib Hassan
Already I have written a short note about her  once, before few months in this post. When I was a kid ,defintinely didn't have any  idea about her and her songs.But the remixed songs of Nazia used to come up in  TV channels especially Sueprhit Muqabla in DD National.Boom Boom -the Biddu Experience and Disco Deewane revisited by Sagarika ... First person to tell me that those songs are originally of Nazia was my mother.. Got to know she was a big fan of Nazia and had all collections of Nazia Hassan.Then more hit songs like Aankhein Milane wale came up with a remixed version.. But was still a small girl to have all those power of attorney to gain a huge collection of her songs.. But before 4 years when I was big enough to have my own music collection,collected all her albums,solo and duet with her lil brother Zohaib Hassan.. Did research on her biography and her musical journey from her brother's website and defintiley some blogs and wikipedia..Got to know about Biddu,the musical star behind this Superstar..Watched her videos online.I have all of her videos with me.. If you guys want to know more about her biography then read this

The Innocent Nazia Hassan with Kishor Kumar
Whenever I listen her voice,I go back to 1980's and can feel the aura of the disco sensation,the rhythmic era of Music..How people used to be and enjoy the Disco Mania with grooving shoulders and legs...Her songs are still so modern and catchy that it can attract anyone's mind easliy..And really have to praise her beauty and Fashion Sense..She could be a Heroine easily.I think that's why all the album directors used to feature her in the videos.So Here I am gonna list my favourite songs of Nazia Hassan..

1.Disco Deewane
2.Aap Jaisa Koi
3.Boom Boom (meadle)
4.Lekin mera Dil
5.Aankhein Milane wale
8.Dil Mera Kehta Hain
9.Aao na Pyaar Karein

and other tracks of Zohaib Hassan ... khubsoorat,Ooie Ooie,Jaana(from the movie star) are my all time favourite songs..

I wonder How beautiful she was

And videos which I enjoy most are here below ....

Aankhein Milane Wale

Disco Deewane feat Zohaib Hassan

Lekin Mera Dil

Boom Boom from Movie Star-1982
Dum Dum Dee Dee

Hope you all guys will watch these videos and shake your legs up with these groovy tracks and enjoy this Husky,Nasal and the most unique voice of Late Nazia Hassan.I really feel sad for her and pitty for us as we have lost this talented pop singer before 12 years .. She could have sung more hits for Pop Industry...

"Phool Khilte Rahein
Hawa Chalti Hain
Log Milte Rahe  
Lekin ....."
      bas ek hi Nazia Hassan the, aur rahenge

We miss you Nazia and your eternal,husky,mesmerizing voice


                                                                                                                          ©Debarati Datta

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Touch of Sharadia

                                                                        Touch of Sharadia

Hi friends!! After a long time I m here to write again…I guess more than a month…Really feeling bad as couldn’t post anything…Too much work pressure that too long 9-10 hrs dealing with computer …and after that really don’t feel like sitting again in front of PC… Anyways… It’s October month and the month of festivals..Just love it...And for a Bengali Citizen the most thrilling and exciting is to celebrate Durga Puja in Grand way…Though this time Puja timing is quite late still it’s not much far from now… Just few days and then YIPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY….Time to say “Subho Saradiya” will come… ☺☺


“Sarat Kaal”--the season of festivals…The mesmerizing, floating, carefree clouds & the hide and seek game of sunlight through those clouds are just flaunting… “Kaash phool “another object of nature which smoothens Bengali’s mind as it reminds us to get ready for welcoming Goddess.Ma Durga...The unprepared Goddess idols at Kumortuli,the  unfinished Pandals around the city excite us and tell us that yes Ma is coming soon..But this feeling is only better because as soon as the Festival starts, days pass like Rajdhani Express and make us sad…
Sometimes I really do feel like going to some village side area where I can enjoy a Bonedi Barir Durga Pujo…From Mahalaya to Dashami totally 10 days just watching those floating clouds and the gangs of Kaash Phool, dancing to the beats of Dhaak… just to celebrate a Complete Bangali Durga Pujo… I am very much prone to thinking, thinking and thinking. These little little instances of nature just blow my mind but unfortunately it’s impossible to spend long time over there practically…Still hope for it to happen sometimes in my Life.Anyways Let me share my Childhood Durga Puja Holidays and the scenario of the Tilottoma Mahanagari Kolkata…

I am highly fun loving girl from childhood, and I get too excited just thinking of having fun and if that is of the ultimate festive season for having fun then.”Kono kotha hobe na”...Not only me All the Bengalis do the same behavior like I do in this season, whether in West Bengal or outside anywhere in the world. The preparation starts from 2 months before the Puja and now the things are totally running fast...In everywhere from the media to magazines only about Puja Puja and Puja…Different shows based upon this and many more things.. ☺

In these long 23 years of my life I have tasted different flavors of Durga Puja …during childhood the taste was so unique which I miss much… Then people were not much concerned about pandal hopping like recent times. It has become a rage now to hop Pandals from Chaturthi to Ekadashi … Actually we Bengalis don’t want to leave this enjoyment soon. So we stretch the time from both starting and ending ☺ …In childhood Puja means long holiday of one month, several dresses from loved ones (definitely used to have competition with friends regarding this [wink]),hopping pandals with ma and papa everyday from Saptami to Dashami ☺,having a tough game competition with local friends with Gun and Cap (cracker) and humming to the tunes of Pujo numbers released by Kumar Sanu and few R.D –Asha Bengali hit adhunik songs.. Then enjoyment with relatives and all … But now neither I get long one month holiday nor have that excitement of counting dresses with friends ( kiddish)..But it doesn’t mean that I don’t take any preparations at all...Already it has been started…Puja days I spend with my family and friends… Have a jomati adda,whole night pandal hopping,eating like hell from outside [specially junk food] .. and many more..OH !! I just can’t wait .. only 17 days more…

Hey!! Bloggers those who stay outside of Kolkata and never got a chance to celebrate Durga Puja with Bengalis, I do request and invite them to come once to Kolkata and to have a glance of this world famous Grand Durga Puja… love you  Bye ….

                                                                                               ©Debarati Datta