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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything – Plato

It would be only redundant if I talk about the importance of Music. In my opinion, if there is anything that the whole world will agree upon it would be music. The genre and the tastes differ of course, but the acceptance of Music itself is universal. Continue Reading…

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NewYork Nagaram Translation

I was utterly bored this Saturday and was browsing through the videos in youtube. I came across my favorite ‘NewYork Nagaram’ song composed and sung by the ‘Mozart of Madras’ AR Rahman for the movie ‘Sillunu Oru Kadhal’.  I thought why cant I try to translate this to English. I tried my best to and below is the output. Some parts might feel like Translation and some like transliteration. Read it at your own risk  🙂 .

First the video, and then the translation.

When the NewYork city was sleeping,
Solitude got dense;
Mist was enveloping.
Getting off from the ship,
Wind was strolling on the land.
Am I a candle
Crying in a glass cage?
Is it loneliness?
Or is it a martyrdom?

You are not here to lull me with your words;
You are not here to offer me a morning coffee with a kiss;
You are not here to blow out the dust falling in my eyes;
You are not here to calm my baffling mind;
I am here and you are there,
Why does this minutes of separation fell like years?
‘Sky is here and blue is there’ –
Have we become an analogy for this phrase? …

My pen would write your name
A hundred times in diary,
Was your name made of honey ?!
For ants swarm your name after it has been written.
Earth is chill;
Why this freezing winter turned into a summer at this moment?
Come my Dear!
Even the hot lava glaciates into an ice
If you are near….