My daughter in love Manjiree listens to the FM radio when she is busy in the kitchen and this morning she was listening to this lovely song from a nineties Bollywood movie.
You can read the lyrics and the translation to English here. As corny as it sounds, it was a hit song and one of my favourite in the good old days, almost a quarter of a century ago.
The refrain is “Ed Ladki Ko Dekha Tho Aisa Laga”, It means “When I saw a girl it was like…”
After she finished up in the kitchen Manjiree came to sit in the drawing room and I remarked to her how the song was a favourite of mine and how her late mother in law used to tease me about eying girls while she was not around. That little episode led to my remembering other things like the joke about why she would not dance with me because I would look over her head while dancing and wave to other ladies on the dance floor and so on. I also tried to mimicry her voice and went all nostalgic for her great sense of humour and Hyderabadi accent.
I am not getting old. I am old.