October 30, 2009

A Patriotic Tamil Song

Our eyebrows are lowered, our eyes closed, lips parched, teeth clenched
We walk with our back bent.

We whom you rule over, lock us up in cages, flay us with staves.
Let the skin of our backs fester!

One day our eyebrows will arch. Our closed eyes will open again.
Our puckered lips will throb and our clenched teeth grind.
Rule over us until then. Flaunt your power over us.

It is taken from the movie 'Kannathil Muthamittal' directed by Maniratnam having the background of plight of tamil people in Srilanka.

October 3, 2009

Bavra mann dekhne chala ek sapna ..

Sun in the earth.. sunflower
Bird in the air ...rain
Eye within eye... daybreak

Bavra mann dekhne chala ek sapna ..

Streets we have never walked on
Windows we have never opened
Hands we have never held
Dreams we shall never ..never see again

Bavra mann dekhne chala ek sapna ..
Bavrese mann ki dekho bavri hain baatein
Bavrisi dhadkane hain bavri hain saanse

Sun in the earth.. sunflower
Bird in the air ...rain
Eye within eye... daybreak

Lives we have never lived
Hopes ..we have never realized
Fires we have never lit
Loves we shall never .. never make again

Bavra mann dekhne chala ek sapna ..

Sun in the earth sunflower
Bird in the air rain
Eye within eye daybreak

I hear those strange whispers again.....

-As recited by narrartor in the movie, Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi.

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