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Saturday, February 14, 2009

A New Twist To Love - Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day!

Times have changed and so has the expression, of the most sought after emotion in history, of love also changed slowly and steadily over the centuries.

Love, romance and desire were a taboo subject a few centuries ago. Oh, the feelings were very much there, just that people were not supposed to express them so freely out in the open. Even in India, the very notion of falling in love with someone was considered to be "scandalous", specially for a girl. Arranged marriages were the norm a few decades ago. Anyone having a "love marriage" was considered to be very "bold" in the eyes of the society.

Love and romance in those days happened or rather was encouraged only after marriage. An example of this romance between married couples is shown in this very romantic song of the past - epitome of romance - Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rahman in "Choudhavi Ka Chand". A song by Mohammad Rafi that has remained evergreen till date.

More lilting romantic tunes from the yesteryear:

How times have changed now. The younger generations became bolder and more free with their expressions as the electronic media has advanced with technology helping to bridge gaps and bring the whole humanity closer together. Internet, mobile phones, sms, e-mails, and social networking sites have all worked as the cupid of the modern era to bring couples together, far and wide across oceans and all around the globe.

Films in India, Bollywood, specializes in the topic of romance since its inception. Songs have been a very important aspect of each and every film since the black and white era of cinema. Let's take a trip down memory lane of all the old romantic songs of yesteryear and see how the music and lyrics of the songs were so soft and soul touching as compared to the songs of the present era, which are now loud, bold and lyrics are mostly meaningless lost in the background music.

Here is an example of a lilting romantic hit number of the '70's era starring Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh from the film Kati Patang. The song is "Pyar diwana hota hai" sung by Kishore Kumar. Watch this You tube video:

More such romantic numbers:

These were the romantic tunes of the yesteryear. Come to the present and see how the present generation express their feelings about love in this song "Ishk Kamina" starring Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai...

More latest songs from Bollywood here:

Well, love certainly has had its twists and turns down the ages of mankind, and who knows what lies ahead, but one thing remains the same.......It's still LOVE!

So, go ahead and express your love freely today to all those who really matter to you in your life.

Happy Valentines Day...!

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