It was a horrible day for me. I was pretty irritated with what happened in college today and wanted to get the hell out of that place. Can’t people mind their own business? Why the hell should they poke their nose in my business? I never interfere in what they do, then why do they? I ended up slamming the door of my hostel room in anger and people in my floor were thinking what was wrong with the usually cheerful guy they knew.
I know I can be really bad when I lose my temper and to avoid any unpleasant incidents, I prefer being alone till I cool off( a view endorsed by people who have faced my wrath). Only few people have the courage to talk to me when I am in a foul mood and one of them (my junior Devjit Pal) just walked into my room then. The conversation went like this:
Devjit: Hey man...could see you're ready to blow up! Chill!
Me: What do you want?
Devjit: Well...I think I have something to cheer you up.
Me: It better be good!!!What do you have?
Devjit: Your favorite singer has sung a song in Zeher and it goes like Agar Tum Mil Jaao..something of that sort.
Me: Hmm...wait pls dont sing it..I will start hating it before listening to it. How is it? I hope you mean Shreya Ghoshal (it was no secret how much I admired her voice)
Devjit: Ya Ya the Jism singer...I didn’t like the song at all...but it is your type of music. I am sure you will love it.
Me: Alright! If you don’t like the song, I sure that I will love it...leave the cd here...I will hear it. Tomi Paagol...you don’t know what real music is!!!!Anyways thanks.
He knew that the only thing which could make me feel better was music and he also knew what sort of songs I listen to. I could trust his judgement. But today, I was in no mood to listen to a new song. I always prefer my tried and tested combination (a cd of songs by the greats Rafi and Kishore) whenever I am in a foul mood. I thought a long drive would be THE THING for me at the moment and I left the hostel in my car.
Being a post graduate student, I never had any restrictions on timings and I knew that I could come whenever I please. I drove a long way to the beach all alone (usually I like long drives alone with my music). I stopped the car near the waters and searched for my tried and tested combination.
To my dismay, I had forgotten to bring it with me and I had brought the zeher cd by mistake. Cursing my luck, I thought now that I have no choice, why not listen to the song my junior said.
The song Agar Tum Mil Jaao was the first song on the cd and it was sung by Shreya Ghoshal...one of my favourite singers. It was a dream for me to meet her once atleast...But today was a totally different situation. The song started on a slow note and once her voice was on air, I was totally transported to a different world. Everything about the song was perfect…the music, the background, the lyrics (I really adore them) and of course, the female voice. She was emoting every word(something which is a rare quality in female singers – I thought after Geeta Dutt and Asha Bhonsale, no one could do it - listen to the line teri surat na ho jismein woh sheesha tod denge hum – the way she stresses on the Tod Denge Hum part…I could literally imagine her doing it)
Imagine the situation...me all alone at 1 in the night near the waves and this song is playing in my car....I wished that the waves immediately rise and take me away...I was in a state of bliss. This song had not only made my day, it became a part of my life. It’s been my airtel caller tune since the time I heard it. I have changed my number a couple of times but not the caller tune. I had decided that if at all I get to meet Shreya Ghoshal, I would sing this song for her (I too have a decent voice folks :-) everyone say so) as a token of my appreciation.....
A Page from my diary……………………