Love in the Time of Aerograms

Love, InshAllah

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Years after India gained independence from Great Britain in 1947, the eastern portion of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan began its own struggle for independence. As the seeds of civil war were being planted, a missed connecting train from the small town of Parvatipur laid the first root of my family tree.

My paternal grandfather found himself stranded in Parvatipur with no way to get back to his base in Rangpur until the following morning. I imagine my Karachi-based grandfather never thought that his rural development project in East Pakistan would get him stranded in a  small town. In a time where people came to the rescue as opposed to technology, my grandfather realized that the brother-in-law of one of his distant cousins lived in the neighboring village of Saidpur. Fifty or so years ago  showing up unannounced at the house of a family member of a family member was…

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Mehendi Entrance Songs for Him & Her

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photo credit: Lisa Rigby Photography

Mehendi Entrance Songs for her

1. Dhol Yaara Dhol:

Acoustic versionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htwg3djPLIs

Film Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7PPLBZpa20

2. Naam Ada Likhna

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_PI1h3d0_U

3. Chanda ki Doli meine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhhwWbnpsQM

4. Peer Manavan

Film version; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va6ThJ6ywoU

Remix version: http://www.index-of-mp3s.com/download/mp3/lagu/id/cff897b2/peer-manava-remix/

4. Mehendi hai rachne wali

Video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j8k2mBXnCw

5. Navrai Majhi

Video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEHNef66HT0

6. Jhoom by Ali Zafar

Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/…/xw287f_jhoom-ali-zafar_…

7. Likh ke mehendi se sajna ka naam

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9DHq4rOc8s

8. Mehendi lagauun gi meine

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc1kdRPKiCY

9. Charha de rang

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZTMQiTay0Y

10. Mahi ve

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhLm_IZpnP0

11. Rab Rakha

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKuZ61NSlgg

12. Leja Leja Ve

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urEadpQOcPY

13. Mehendi rache ge tere hath

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nChDdG9xeNc

14. Sawar Luun

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k8Aja80GQM

Mehendi Entrance Songs for Him:

1. Mehendi ki khushboo by Haroon

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNl5fsvKwlM

2.  Dekh Chori ko dekh

Video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3EFN-uldUc

3. Tenu le ke

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SkWCf46FNo

4. Desi Boys

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq84UA3eCV8

5. Aaja Nachle

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngdHfWKHxOg

6. Rola Pe Gaya

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFfYBFI-Zpw

6. Mundia tou bach ke

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TcD_IeMdG4

6. Aaloo Chat

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddvC9WnOZcg

7. Aahun Aahun

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk9bPR2wfJ4

8. Rola pe gaya

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFfYBFI-Zpw

9. IPL Mashup ( DJ Chetas)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKBQvQzYyJA