…was a favourite song with the Bean. Our home on a busy road of the city often witnesses wedding processions and the kids love to stand in the balcony, look down at the road and watch the lights, the dancing and the groom on the horse. Invariably the band strikes up a number of wedding numbers like ‘Mujhse shaadi karogi…’ and ‘Aaj mere yaar ki shaadi hai’… and my little roadside ruffians know all these songs like they know their names.
The Bean’s current favourite, embarassingly, is Emosional Atyachar because the brass bands are going to town with it. A few days ago she found a pagdi (turban) lying around the house and freaked out! Dancing around the house in it, loudly singing wedding songs, all ending in tauba tera jalwa, tauba tera pyaar…. tera emosional atyachar… I distract her with Goosey goosey gander, but she’s having none of it. Surely our guests are more interested in the latest Bollywood music than an ancient nursery rhyme, right?
Bean, I know I’m cringing in embarassment today when you decide to entertain guests with it. But I guarantee you the tables will turn and in ten years time when I relate this story to people – you’ll be as red as this turban on your head!
The Led Zeppelin tee is the saving grace!