I can think of no better day than today, Indian Independence Day, to share with you this favourite song from my running playlist.
“Maa tujhe salaam…”
It’s stirring, I am totally in love with A.R.Rahman’s music, and I love to sing out loud to it as I run – poor Hindi accent notwithstanding. Embarrassing myself, no doubt, but there you go!
There was one memorable morning a few months ago, when I was running down Raj Path, and had just started huffing and puffing my way up Raisina Hill, towards the police barriers – and this song came up, on random shuffle, so of course I started singing along. Cops looked at me as though I were a lunatic. Red-faced old lady singing an uber patriotic song, off-key. Must’ve given them sleepless nights…:)
But what a lovely song.
And even though I am not big on flag-waving, I like the visuals to this. Must have been amazing to co-ordinate and film this video.
If you, too, would like this on your playlist so you, too, can sing along as you run – here you go. A link to iTunes. Just click and download.