Yaadein – In deep thought

Nagmein Hain Shikwe Hain
Kisse Hain Baatein Hain
Baatein Bhool Jaati hain
Yaadein Yaad Aati Hain
Yeh Yaadein Kisi Dil-O-Jaanam Ke
Chale Jaane Ke Baad Aati Hain
Yaadein, Meethi Meethi Yaadein
Khatti Meethi Yaadein

Listening to or even thinking these about these lines from the song Yaadein from the movie of the same name, always makes me realize again and again how true these lines are. It’s just the memories alone that remain with you forever after a person dies. Whether you like it or not, it won’t leave you and go. It’s as though you get to live with the person all over again through the ever-alive memories. Each and every time you recollect the memories, the harsh reality that there is not going to be another one like this added to your mind hits you hard. At the same time, if it’s a pleasant memory, it will manage to bring a smile to your face over-powering your sorrow. That’s when the realization strikes you that it’s important to leave behind pleasant memories so that you manage to bring a smile on the face of someone you lived with, even though you may not be around to add onto the collection of memories of the other person. And of course, it’s not as though you are going to the revisit the memories only when the person is not around anymore. But all said and done, is it easy to always not express your anger or act/react in a manner that doesn’t hurt anyone? But if you really put an effort to change yourself, you know you, if not make someone’s day, won’t break someone’s. πŸ™‚ But, the effort to be put in is going to be enormous. But can’t a start be anyway made?

10 thoughts on “Yaadein – In deep thought

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  2. Sathej

    A touching post, Aparna. However, one thing, even if those are pleasant memories, won’t you miss the person being there? I believe its actually pleasant memories which end up making you miss the person more. But, yes, all said and done, a pleasant memory is what we all should strive to leave behind as ‘footprints in the sands of time’ (to borrow from Longfellow)

  3. Sathej

    Yes, absolutely nothing. Unless you transcend to a higher level of maturity-detachment and so on. But we all cannot do that. A person who is dear and close will always be missed.

  4. arvind

    excellent song by hari haran..the only thing good in the film, perhaps πŸ˜› .
    the song really brings back ur old memories…
    for guys like me away from the place where i spent almost my whole life till now ,the songs becomes too emotional…
    it would have been better if u had put the video from youtube πŸ™‚

  5. Ranjhith

    I second @arvind.

    You are trying to bring-in fear of death for ppl to change themselves. πŸ™‚ This is a new thought, linking death with relationships. Death is a serious scarer that humbles the life you live. So def, ppl with change when they pick up death as their motivator. πŸ™‚

    Good post.

  6. Aparna

    Hmmm πŸ™‚
    Since the post was more about the thoughts the song stirred in me, rather than my views on the song, I didn’t want to post the video.

    Hmmm. Thanks πŸ™‚

  7. chiroti

    Hi Aparna,

    What’s happening…:-)

    I can see a lot of changes in you…I am reading blogs after a long break. Was curious to read your posts. I am surprised. πŸ™‚

    Good post.

    Take care,


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