NaBloPoMo | Music and Me… #21 – Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna, from Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Written as part of NaBloPoMo Day 21.

NaBloPoMo November 2016

#21 – Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

There was a show on Star World called The Dewarists. I watched the first season without missing an episode. The show brought together different artists to collaborate on a song. In one of the episodes, I came across the artist Swanand Kirkire. And in that episode, I came across this song, a few lines of which he had sung. After the episode, I heard it completely, and it became one of my favorites.

Part of the lyrics is romantic, and part of it is about dreams and fantasies. This is another song that I like because of the magical combination of lyrics and melody.

The part of the lyrics I love the most?

Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
Baawre Se Mann, Ki Dekho Baawri Hain Baatein
Baawri Se Dhadkaane Hain, Baawri Hain Saansen
Baawri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Baawre Se Nain Chaahe, Baawre Jharokhon Se, Baawre Nazaron Ko Takna.

The bewitched mind wants to see a dream, a dream created from its bewitched thoughts. In doing so, the heartbeats and breaths seem bewitched too. In seeing that dream and chasing it, sleep wanders far away from us. The bewitched mind wants to see through closed eyes, many bewitched scenes.

I relate to this because it is what happens often. Ideas for writing come just as I’m about to sleep, and then, I have no peace of mind till I write it down. It’s a madness I’m quite fond of, though. It’s a madness that’s quite worth it.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 21st Nov, 2016)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

6 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo | Music and Me… #21 – Baawra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna, from Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi”

  1. This is a musical style not familiar to me in my particular musical culture, but I played the song and enjoyed it all the more for the explanation of the lyrics. (It was also nice to hear a sitar, an instrument that was popular in American rock music of the late 60’s, but you don’t hear too much of anymore.)
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    • I think each country has its own musical culture. 🙂 That’s one thing I love about music. Glad you played the song, and enjoyed it, Alana. The lyrics make the song more beautiful, and I hope to have got at least a bit of the magic through my explanation. 😀 I love the instruments in it too. Thank you.

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