Phir Mile Sur

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Another Republic Day comes and goes; and I am still trying to find a meaning on being an Indian. A lot has been talked about our culture, our diversity but I ask myself today do I really care. Does it matter to me when as I blog right now, a lady is being stalked and hunted down by a pack of wolves, a house is getting robbed, another politician has lied his way to the assembly and thousands are starving to death somewhere in Orissa.

I read news clipping on the new version of “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara”; and see us doing the same old things again and again. While we have made half-hearted attempts at spreading the message of patriotism; we tend to forget the ideals laid down by the founding father of the constitution.

In the pages of history perhaps Baba Ambedkar should be held on the highest pedestal, but has been forgotten and sent to the pages where he is only known as a champion of the oppressed classes. Amazingly sidelined by Nehru, this genius only wins votes for the likes Behanji now.

So while we claim to be a “Sovereign Socialist Democracy”; I leave you with this thought.

A good deed a day makes the song meaningful. What good did you do today?

As for the song, Phir Mile Sur, in many ways represents what the youth today represent. Partying hard when they want to but going home at the end of the day to touch mom’s feet. That works for me.

9 Responses to “Phir Mile Sur”

  1. RichaNo Gravatar says:

    Hey thanks for sharing both the videos. Wish you werent so pessimistic though. We have come a long way since our independence even though we have still a great deal to achieve. If only our leaders understood the meaning of ‘mile sur mera tumhara’ instead of trying to make the rest of the country dance to their sur while they cut it up based on region, relegion or caste. Whilst they don’t well, like you said, we should do our bit and do that good deed that might help in India going forward.

  2. KetanNo Gravatar says:

    ‘Phir mile sur’ doesnt work for me…nah..not one bit.

    A lot of faces in the vidoe are completely unrelatable! Heck, what has Piggy chops, Abhishek B, Deepika P, etc done to be featured ? Zilch!

    To some extent i agree with your sentiments, and solidly feel that most of our patriotism is limited to songs and movies.

  3. VinniNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the link Shantanu! Shall check it!

  4. ManishNo Gravatar says:

    Check out this review of the new version - 9-point something on Phir Mile Sur

    http://manishmadan.blogspot.com/2010/02/phir-mile-sur-jo-nahi-mila.html

  5. vinniNo Gravatar says:

    Checking the link you just posted! Very nice stuff indeed!
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  6. I also saw the two versions. Infact I was waiting for 26 to see the second version. May be I expected too much from them. More over the second version seemed more like a tribute to bollywood than the country.


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