For my first post of 2015 I decided to go old school – all the way back to 1960. Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh is one of my all time favorite Hindi songs. The introspective, sentimental, and haunting melody all fit so well. The bittersweet song features actress Meena Kumari lip-synching the legendary Lata Mangeshkar’s vocals to her love who is now married to another woman. The lyrics tell of a strange journey – who knows where it starts and ends. Who our future is tied to and who it isn’t.
Specifically this fits into my thoughts now as this year begins. Maybe it’s because I have a landmark birthday coming up, or because I always feel introspective at times like this, but this song is so right at this moment.