‘Patakha Guddi’ in ‘Highway’
‘Sounds of Silence’ – Simon & Garfunkel’
‘Jugni’ by Sultana and Jyoti Nooran
Nee mein Jana, Jogi day naal…
India’s amazing Piyush Mishra performing at Coke Studio MTV India.
The song is a letter from one ‘Javed’ who was separated from his lover ‘Husna’ during the bloody Partition of India in 1947 that drew an artificial border dividing the Punjab, dividing millions and causing the slaughter of a million. Here Mishra wails about the powerlessness of love in face of politics. Enjoy.
John Lennon’s Imagine…
India’s Rabbi Shergil pays tribute to Punjab’s greatest poet, Bulleh Shah
Bulleh Shah (1680–1757) was a Punjabi Sufi poet, humanist and philosopher who can be said to be the earliest of secular Muslims of India, rejecting and openly challenging the clergy. For rejecting the Islamic orthodoxy, he was declared an infidel.
Balochi song: Danah Pah Danah…
An Ode to Baba Farid
Khwaja Farīduddīn Mas’ūd Ganjshakar was a Muslim missionary in Punjab who is equally revered by both Sikhs and Muslims. Also known as Baba Farid (1173–1266) the saint stands in sharp contrast to the radical Islam that has swept his birthplace. Here, the Pakistani communist band ‘Laal’ (Reds) sing an ode to the great poet of Punjab.