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Drink Pepshi labh Babli

Ei Babli shon na Babli be my labhar Babli
Ei Babli oi oi Babli tell your phathar Babli

Fiddle uith my choshma Babli
Tickle my phat goph
Bhun day bhen youre legal Babli
Bhe two musht elope

Ei Babli shon na Babli be my labhar Babli
Ei Babli oi oi Babli tell your phathar Babli

Thish ij tha part bhere I do tha rap (ei!)
Though Poltu shaid my shong ij crap (ki re!)
But my labh ij shinsheer and shweet (hoi!)
Though it not Rabindrashongeet (ki na?)

(Rabindrasangeet interlude, with Shantiniketan dancers. Cannot reproduce for legal reasons. The song, that is, not me)

To get back to the point,

Ei Babli shon na Babli be my labhar Babli
Ei Babli oi oi Babli tell your phathar Babli

Aather men uill labh you Babli
But their labh is dhop
Plij come be my labhly Babli
Eat my mangshor chop

Ei Babli shon na Babli be my labhar Babli
Ei Babli oi oi Babli tell your phathar Babli

(repeat from start)


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


22 thoughts on “Drink Pepshi labh Babli

  1. have read it for the tenth time now. it gets more and more brilliant. tumi ekta total star. u’d better marry me, eh?

    Posted by Buchu | April 21, 2005, 5:43 am
  2. Very nice! šŸ™‚
    Thanks for early morning giggle

    Posted by eM | April 21, 2005, 5:53 am
  3. heh heh
    didnt think id ever get to use the little ‘mail the post to someone’ box!

    Posted by Mangs | April 21, 2005, 9:38 am
  4. Play it again and again and again… Sam!

    Posted by Tridib | April 21, 2005, 5:30 pm
  5. very very nice.

    Posted by eeesh! | April 21, 2005, 6:29 pm
  6. Pure genius!! ROTFL!

    Posted by Urmea | April 21, 2005, 7:41 pm
  7. ey ta ke re baba?? era koth theke ashe??

    Posted by Buchu | April 22, 2005, 3:16 am
  8. After the minute it takes to get past the unnerving Bangla rendition (pathar? what the hell is pathar??) – this be hilarious!

    Posted by Monica | April 22, 2005, 5:54 am
  9. father, father…

    Posted by Smita | April 22, 2005, 7:16 am
  10. I bow to you, great one!

    Posted by Gamesmaster G9 | April 22, 2005, 7:38 am
  11. Bhery bhery gooood, nonsense parsen. The Robindroshongeet digression is the classic touch. Can’t wait to compose this latest masterpiece with soulful strains of Purano shei diner kotha thrown in. Fatafati hobe, mairi.

    Posted by The Marauder's Map | April 22, 2005, 9:01 am
  12. sides split.
    in emergency.
    waiting to get sewn up.
    when a bottle of pepsi wafted by…


    Posted by Anand | April 22, 2005, 6:44 pm
  13. this will travel the whorld-whide-whab . i vote for bappi-da to set this to music.

    Posted by Abstract Logic | April 22, 2005, 8:28 pm
  14. MMM… not bad but ive seen better. might change my opinion if you sing the rap though. If baba was alive would’ve been a gr8 spoof.. pls tell stoob…. Oye bablu…. Oye hoye Bablu…. he he

    Posted by T for Tamil Nadu | April 24, 2005, 7:14 am
  15. Rabindrasangeet and Shanitniketan Dancer?!? Naice!

    Good Stuff…

    Posted by A Hairy Snail | April 25, 2005, 10:13 am
  16. Very nice!

    Posted by Rashmi Bansal | April 25, 2005, 1:02 pm
  17. to echo the family, it really does get more and more brilliant. that tune tends to get stuck in your head, and this is a lovely alternative to have playing in your head. merci.

    Posted by Bini | April 26, 2005, 5:53 am
  18. Am an occasional reader.. reminded me of two old ones: “Theesh shwatar is made phrom ool, ool comes phrom ship, ship is on the sheep, sheep trabhals on uater” and “There is a strong bridge blowing on Howrah Breeze”

    Posted by Heh Heh | April 27, 2005, 6:06 am
  19. limitless articulate intelligence……well done….

    Posted by #3tiYo>B_shyo> | April 27, 2005, 6:31 am
  20. howlarious!! :))
    great work of art samit!

    phrom saambedy who ophen spiks in the same lenguege with bhong and not so bhong phrainds:D

    Posted by Shilpa | May 2, 2005, 9:32 am
  21. so when will the album hit the shelves of planet m?? and who’s doing the vocals??

    Posted by chitra | May 12, 2005, 3:54 am
  22. this is great!! i mean, after the simoqin spoofs i’ thought you were all out, but this is brilliant!!
    (try actually picturing this as a bengali tv ad)!!
    p.s. hurry up with the third book.

    Posted by Danielle | April 12, 2006, 3:47 pm

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April 2005


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