Posted in My Music, Poem

Pilani Slam (A Slam Poem)

So, a friend posted this poem on his FB wall and the moment I read it, I visualized it in a slam poetry format. Of course, this being about BITS PIlani, I connected with it right away.

The result is this experimental slam poem attempt.

(Soundcloud link below the lyrics)

Slam Poet: Vivek Misra
Programmed/Arranged by: Ganpy
Vocals: Ganpy

white hot yellow sands
dance, myriad mirages
green
peacocks strut
colour riots
tribes encoded saffron
pink red orange
turbaned hardened warriors
gaze from grey eyes
at grey skies
rain of life
pitter patter pitter patter
mops grey-blue
lustfilled suns heat
clouds burst
sheet the land
with water cool
life anew
smell of earth
anklets tinkle 
and muddy feet 
arouse passions…
chillums smoke
rings that dissipate
the smoker thinks
thinker smokes
camels snort, spit
spittle tourists
gaze disparaging
at minoltas clicking
the oohing the aahing
high heels
and fair skin
versus smouldering dark eyes
battle won
the mirrors reflect
on life outside
the red-orange veil…
cows the sentinels
of nighttime bus-stand
asleep standing
circling drunken
reveling boys
tested and sure
or unsure
no matter
tonight alcohol
decimates minds
while watchers watch
and smoke, their thoughts
chaotic….
a refrain floats
on chill air
and musky breath
“…a brilliant red
barchetta,….”
floats away
air guitaring
gesticulating
hop skip jumping
to samosas and tea
“aah …giri!,
goldflake! thanda! moda!…
chai!…”
5 am high….

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Bond Garu Theme

You know how a light hearted joke or a fun conversational thread with friends can go out of control? Yes, this is one of those instances…which resulted in something creative (for me).

Here is a South Indian take on the famous James Bond Theme –
Presenting the “Bond Garu Theme”.

Posted in Humor - General, My Music, Palin, Politics - General, Uncategorized

Not Red Enough

Well. It has happened. Palin has decided to endorse Trump and her endorsement speech was epic beyond anything I would have imagined. It was a masterpiece. And who knew we would end up with one of the best poetry slams of this election season!

And of course, I couldn’t resist quickly mixing it and giving it the right ‘color’. Yeah, the right color..

Here, have some fun.

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Maanudaa

No. I am not trying to promote world peace through this song. But something I felt like saying.
Here are the words:

மானுடா உன்னைப் பாரடா

கோடி கோடி கோடி கனவுகள்

அதை ஓடி ஆடித் தேடும் பருவங்கள்

மானுடா உன்னுள் தேடடா

தேடித் தேடி போகும் ஆசைகள்

நம்மைப் பிரிக்க நினைத்து விழுங்கும் பகைகள்

அன்பே!!

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Aao Aao

Ok..Here comes another composition – Collaboration with Sunil Sapra, whose lyrics continue to inspire me.

Original Music and Vocals – Ganpy

Lyrics (By Sunil Sapra):

सपने 

आओ कुछ सपने बोते हैं…

जैसा जग हम सोचते हैं
जैसा जग हम चाहते हैं
वो सच से बहुत दूर है
और राह कठिन ज़रूर है

उस राह पर कभी,
साथी भी अपने खोते हैं.
आओ कुछ सपने बोते हैं…

सच और सपने के बीच का
समय है भैया बड़ा निराला
उसे परीक्षा कहते हैं
बड़ा कड़वा उसका निवाला

परीक्षा के डर से कभी,
क्या हौसले रोते हैं.
आओ कुछ सपने बोते हैं…

परीक्षा है हर श्वास की
हर आम की, हर ख़ास की
हताशा की, उल्लास की
उस अडिग विश्वास की

विश्वास हो गर खुद पर,
सपने भी सच होते हैं.
आओ कुछ सपने बोते हैं…