Suraj Hua Maddham

I have a mild liking to this song, which, if literally translated can be rather funny. Read it –

Suraj hua maddham, chaand jalne laga The sun has dimmed, the moon has begun to burn
Aasmaan yeh haai kyoon pighalne laga Oh, why has the sky begun to melt?
Main thehra raha, zameen chalne lagi I am standing still, the earth has begun to move
Dhadka yeh dil, saans thamne lagi My heart has beat, my breath has begun to stop
Oh, kya yeh mera pehla pehla pyaar hai Oh, is this my first love?
Sajna, kya yeh mera pehla pehla pyaar hai Darling, is this my first love?

So, basically, moon is burning, sky is melting, earth is beginning to move, presumably fast – the doomsday as predicted by many in 2012, happened in 2001. Silly people, they should have searched in retrospection. And the poor hero is thinking that he is falling in love. Now ‘Poor Hero’ and ‘Love’ reminds me of one incident I want to share with you guys. For those finding it difficult to gather the relation – I am the poor hero and ‘love’ is my love for my darling wife.

Recently, I bought her a radio alarm clock. She loves music, so I pampered her on Valentine’s Day with a meaningful gift. She was extremely happy. She played it the entire day, dusted it endlessly and arranged it many times till she found a good place for it. In fact, she sat in front of it for hours pretending to get some inspiration from it for her blog. God only know what transpired between her and radio that day! When I asked her to stop dusting it every half an hour, she gave me a 10 minute lecture of how she was protecting the speaker from collecting dust and how it improves the sound quality. She was so convincing, that at one point, I felt Bose should hire her for their ‘quality maintenance’ department. Without exaggerating it any further, basically she indulged herself.

But then, as you all know how “technically sound” ladies are, she didn’t set any of the functions. When I told her to decrease the volume, she frantically looked for the remote. I reminded her that it was a $20 gadget, not something fancy and it doesn’t come with a remote. I regretted it later, though. $20 gift was duly rewarded by Kelloggs for dinner.

As you all know how devoted I am towards her, I just let it go. We ate cereals for dinner, she gave me a doodle card as a thank you and we retired to our bed. In a while, she was probably dreaming about her radio and even I dozed off after some time. We were sleeping peacefully when suddenly at 12 in the night, “Suraj Hua Maddham” started playing at full volume. I got up, lost at what was happening around me, but my wife was snoring so loudly that Sonu Nigam and she seemed to be in some sort of Jugalbandi. I got up from the bed, turned off the radio alarm and touched her arm gently and asked, ‘Did you set the alarm?’

To which, she got up like a zombie and scolded the poor me, ‘Kya hua, kya hua. Sone bhi nahin dete!’ My face fell and like the poor hero in the song, I sang to myself, ‘Oh, kya yeh mera pehla pehla pyaar hai!’ 😛

68 thoughts on “Suraj Hua Maddham

  1. It was funny. I really laughed out aloud at the interpretation of the song and the $20 dinner.
    Thanks for dropping by at my blog and liking our reading expedition with The life of a car.

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  2. Hahahaha…Suraj hua Maddham at 12 and Kellogs for dinner…hahaha.
    This feels so real.
    Btw I am a true Bose fan too…only thing my husband does not gift me one…I literally had to slog my way for those deadly speakers.
    U r a lovely man…today my man reads ur blog too 🙂

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  3. LOL…you guys rock with whatever you do… be it finding a spot for car park or setting up an alarm 😀 … Love your rendition of the song and I can imagine how wonderful the Jugalbandi had been between Sonu Nigam and your wife snoring at midnight 😀

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  4. Hahaha.. Totally Hilarious..
    Anyways, I don’t find you “poor” in this incident Alok.
    And that’s because I can so much relate to Saru Di 😛

    @Saru Di:- The way Alok is writing, I am scared that he is gonna be more popular than you very soon. Be careful 😛

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  5. this is hilarious!! Thanks for the read 🙂 (And thanks for a that translation, I always had a faint idea of what was being sung but now it all makes perfect sense with your translation)

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  6. haha this is funny Alok.. I was smiling big when I read about Saru and her dusting obsession. I can relate to it a lot 😛 you both are super couple. cheers! and btw, that was my favourite song and today i learned the meaning of it 😛

    A Rat’s Nibble

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  7. It was hilarious and I am still smiling writing the comment, loved it to bits 🙂 I love the narration and every time i read such a post of yours Alok I secretly pray many wonderful years of togetherness for you and Saru 🙂

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