Monday, August 16, 2010

My Band Brahma Satya

I never have talked about my band "Brahma Satya". Brahma Satya(BS) means universal truth. Thats the name we three, Mohit Sadana, Akhil Sindhwani and me, atlast had come up with after looking many Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi words. Before I join the band, the band was known as Hybrids.

This Independence Day of India, we came up with a new song about our mother land, Meri Maa (that's first Patriotic song of the band). Though I was not present when the song was being framed, but still I know everyone had great time. And yeah, the song is great, although I never had imagined my band to have a patriotic song. 

  

I still remember when Wolverine a.k.a. Akhil Sindhwani (the lead guitarist) asked me to write something for the band on humanity. I was not sure about it, but still I agreed for it. And next day, I came up with the lyrics of "Bandeya". Akhil introduced me to Mohit Sadana (the vocalist) on the same day in the evening. By then, they both had framed the song. There was a great place for musicians in the college, i.e. Open Amphitheater or better know as Sutta Stairs. Musicians get a good number of listeners there with some puffing the cigarettes hiding from the college faculty. Coming back to my story, the song was great when I listened to it. I knew the song will be hit.

A three man band, including the lyricist, was on a search of other people required for the band. The band also was not equipped that time. We just had two Acoustic Guitars, one for each of other two. After a year, a new member was introduced to band, Anmol Dutt Mehta a.k.a. Pappa. He was my junior in college. He was learning the Base Guitar, but he was good at understanding the music. We guys started jamming with other people, plus we were learning the music as well.

And a year later, one new junior joined us, Rahul Chhabra a.k.a. Oblix. We were jamming with one of the friends of Mohit and Akhil along with Rahul. While just covering the song, we realized that our search for drummer has ended. Yes, Rahul Chhabra is a drummer of the band. He loves metal rock more than other genres. But when we jam, we come up with something new every time. 

These three years were great so far. We were more of Sufi kind people, especially me, Mohit and Akhil. The band was started three years back, since then we have gotten around 8-9 songs so far, on some we are working. "Meri Maa" is the last song, we got on this 15th August. The list of our songs are as follows:

1. Bandeya
2. Jinh
3. Hanuman Chalisa
4. Jhoom Jhoom
5. Grounded
6. Peace
7. Mumma
8. Catchfall
9. Punjabi
10. Ram
11. Meri Maa

Sunday, August 15, 2010

You need to be mature

"There is something in your writing. You are kind of fresh. I find some maturity in your Writing. But you still are a type of child and you need to understand that you are not serious about your life."

Last Monday, one of my friend said me all these words like a wiser man. He usually does not and there was a truth in it. I never have noticed it before. He even did not provide me any example from my own life. May be he knew, I would make up weird face there only. But later on, I thought about it for a while am I really a immature.

Though I kept thinking about this for the whole day and even more, but I was not aware of the situations when I behave like a kid. It was really torture when a person say you are still a kid in your life. Yes, it was for me, till the night when I had a dream or a nightmare. I don't remember exactly how I landed there (obviously, you can't ever figure out about it, thanks to Inception). The dream was more about the life without childish behavior.

F1 to me: You have strong hand in writing. I mean you are mature and fresh at it.
I: Thank you bhai.
F1: But you need to understand your life more. You are not serious about it.

After few minutes of my dream, I moved to my other friend. She had a fight with her boyfriend.

I: Oye, what was the reason for the fight?
F2: Because he was not picking up my phone. I wanted to talk with him.
I: He must be busy at his office.
F2: Haan, he was. But atleast he can text me.
I: You know what, you are still immature. You are mature to understand your life, but not a relationship.

The dream did not end there only. Both of my friends know each other.

F2: Do you have any idea what are loosing with wasting your time? C'mmon, you spend more time with your friends and obvious result is fail in few of the subjects.
F1: No yaar, I have planned proper time for the studies as well.
F2: Oh really. You got persuasive voice, mature at advising others, but you are spoiling your own. You need to understand it.

Seriously talking, most of the people tell about one's nature. Those people does not know about their maturity level. Well, they too following the same track. I have few examples from my daily life; atleast I'm not like my friend, who kept me dubious about my own maturity level. The maturity level can not calculable. One has both  the levels, mature at activity one is best and immature at the other. Confusing for some, I know, even for me. And finally, I came to conclusion that I'm still confused. I was not confused whether I mature or not, but who is more mature, one with best at his ability or the one who understands the life more.