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Going mad

because since 930 pm last night, which was the time he got back home, Stoob has been dancing around the flat singing the following song in a terrible Kannada accent.

Kruipe Mahesh

Movie : Operation Diamond Rocket
Lyric : Chi UdayaShankar
Music : GK Venkatesh
Voice : RajKumar

if you come today | it’s too early
if you come tomorrow | it’s too late
you pick the time | tick tick tick tick tick tick | darling

if you say morning | no no it’s not good
if you say evening | no no it’s too bad
if you say noon | no no it’s not the time
what did you say | nothing oh it’s all right
you pick the time | tick tick tick tick tick tick | darling

million times beating my heart
million dreams haunt my heart
million memories squeez my heart
million desires stinging my heart
you pick the time | tick tick tick tick tick tick | darling


About Samit Basu

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


11 thoughts on “Going mad

  1. HOW did your friend learn this Kannda song sitting in Delhi when sitting in Bangalore I havent heard of it? I must go find out about this song right now 🙂

    Posted by Ron | November 16, 2005, 8:10 am
  2. Especially like the darling at the end. Now I am yearning to hear the Kannada version.

    Posted by Ph | November 16, 2005, 11:27 am
  3. good for stoob..:)

    Posted by Anvita Thapliyal | November 16, 2005, 1:55 pm
  4. totally out of context, but have any idea how much your book(hard cover) will cost around? Have to know whether my saved up pocket money will be enough..

    Any release date finalized? Will it be available in Cal on the same day???

    Posted by Pip Squeak | November 16, 2005, 2:24 pm
  5. Violence is required in such situations.

    Posted by Abhimanyu | November 16, 2005, 2:25 pm
  6. ron, ph: this is not a translation, this is the song.

    ps: um, no hardcover. will cost 295, i think. not sure about release date.

    at, ad: even as i type, he is returning from office. and still singing

    Posted by samit | November 16, 2005, 3:21 pm
  7. tick tick tick tick tick tick
    tick tick tick tick tick tick
    tick tick tick tick tick tick

    Posted by Unjustified Insanity~~ | November 16, 2005, 4:14 pm
  8. please teach me the tune. i will sing it at your book launch.

    Posted by Teleute | November 16, 2005, 4:15 pm
  9. I am coming to Delhi on 22nd, da (added the da to somehow connect to the theme of your post)See you soon!

    Posted by BridalBeer | November 17, 2005, 9:51 am
  10. eeps, I saw the later post first and this later. whatever. but ‘if you come today’ rules. and rocks.
    and if you liked this, you must look out for another kannada song, “1234 ok, abcd ok, a aa i ee ok”. I kid you not.

    Posted by charu | November 21, 2005, 5:58 pm
  11. hahah! this songs becoming a bigger hit now than it probably was in its time. half of the video’s on my blog if you want it.

    Posted by SC | January 22, 2006, 8:20 pm

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November 2005


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