After a hectic day at college and a scrumptious dinner, I was lying on the bed, listening to to the cine songs playing in my mobile speakers.When the song Kannalane from “Bombay” started playing my brain quickly started to run down memory lane and gather all the memories associated with this song.
Down memory lane
I was five years old then; I used to have an extremely lovely chocolate-pink dupatta with a golden border. I used to play this on my tape recorder and then wear that dupatta over my head just like Manisha Koirala would in the movie and go crazy dancing. Dancing to this song was my entertainment. My grandparents too enjoyed watching me dance.It’s funny to think about now, but sweet too. The memory of those innocent days, when words like sorrow, sadness, fear and stress hadn’t entered my dictionary (it was full of “happy-happy” words) made me feel blissful.
Songs aren’t just a tune but also a perfect referencing agent to many incidents and memories. Some songs bring to your mind the forgotten facets, lost deep within one’s memory. A few remind you of the fun you had while playing Antakshari with your dear ones. Another song will remind you of the first time you bunked class to go for a movie. A certain song will take you back to the college days, while another will remind you of your board exams.
Reliving the past
For sure, everyone has some memories that are triggered when a song hits the ears. Songs even recap an untoward incident of life, but nevertheless a best indicator of times and moments. They have the ability to go down your memory and make you relive the past.
P. GOMATHI SARNYA, Final Year, M.Sc. Electronic Media, Anna University
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