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It was a rainy afternoon. I was enjoying the drizzles when Ma said, “I’m going to the market. Take care of your grandma. And please don’t give her the leftover chocolates in the fridge even if she asks. You know, right, why I’m saying?”

“Yes, Ma.”

I sat down and recalled my childhood when Grandma took me from school and bought me cotton candies. And who forgets the lip-smacking Chilli Pickle, Kheer, Chicken Qorma, and what not! She is a magician when it comes to food!

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Sigh. Now she doesn’t even remember my name. Recipes are far away. Alzheimer and diabetes ruined my adulthood.

But what if I try to reminisce her about the lovely times we had by chocolate? After all, that was her favorite!

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I slowly crept into her room. She was sitting by the window ledge. I called her and gave her a packet of chocolate and asked, “Grandma, can you recall anything about how we had chocolates like a thief last month?”

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“No, not at all.”

“And the cotton candies you bought me when we were returning from school?”

“Mishti, can you tell me more about what else we did together?”

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I paused and wondered, did she call me by my name? Or was it my hallucination? I was lost in deep thought when she called me again.

“Mishtiiii, why did you stop? Tell me more. “

I smiled, knowing it was a temporary remembrance.

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Dating In India In 21st Century, Where Do We Stand?

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Living in the 21st century, young Indians are still worried about their parents finding out about the love affair. Dating in India isn’t as easy as it seems. Issues such as family estrangement, being torn apart from your partner if your family finds out, the constant demand for arranged marriages and a big ‘No’ to premarital sex, is a major cause behind dating in secret. Their personal choice is not valued enough. It is not considered to be of utmost importance. And, their love lives are overcomplicated due to this. Here’re reasons why Indians are dating in secret, even in 2021 –

Killing to Safeguard Honor

Dating In India In 21st Century, Where Do We Stand?

Honor killing in the name of love is rampant. Murdering youngsters if they fall in love with someone who doesn’t belong to the same caste, creed, etc., has been observed for decades. Family members usually justify honor killings by stating that these were committed to safeguarding the family’s image and caste. Sadly, most cases of honor killing go unreported. 

Conforming to Religious Norms and a Social Ban on Inter-Faith Dating 

For instance, if lovers belong to different faiths, a Hindu woman dating a Muslim man or vice versa, it is termed notoriously as ‘Love Jihad’. Conforming to religious practices, norms makes life difficult for adults to date beyond faith. Families disapprove of such relationships and force the couple to break up. The emotional trauma that the couple goes through is untold, unsaid in Indian society. 

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Being Physical before Marriage is Looked Down upon

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In Indian society, virginity is such a vast concept that they make a fuss out of it. Those who have premarital sex are considered to be loose. They are considered to be under the bad influence of others.

Marriage is a certificate to have sex, and young Indians protest silently against the same. Basically, no marriage, no sex!

Parents disapprove of the Concept of Virtual Dating

Although online dating apps like Bumble, Tinder, OK Cupid! Aisle have captured the Indian market, and parents fail to believe that teenagers and youngsters look for partners online these days. Virtual dating has become popular, especially during the pandemic. May it be a companion, a cuddle partner, a Netflix and Chill mate, love through the screen is relevant, and we look for it virtually.

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Age is Considered a Barrier

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Physical attraction may be a part of relationships and dating. Helping each other grow, supporting through thick and thin, respecting choices is the ultimate goal. People are happier with a snuggle partner who loves them to the fullest. In the end, age is just a number, and relationships surpass it. Age is not a barrier and doesn’t share proof of successful relationships.

Love is beautiful in itself. It’s a magical feeling that makes life a happier place. Once in a lifetime, date someone, love someone with all your heart. Don’t judge anyone for loving someone, don’t be judged for being loved by someone. Love is pure and let it be that way. Elders and parents need to understand that if not for love, humans wouldn’t have cohabited harmoniously. Love goes beyond race, caste, class, faith.

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Apple Arcade consists of over 200 premium games to enjoy on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The curated subscription service has something for everyone. But the sheer volume of options that Apple Arcade offers might get confusing. 

Here’s a list of a few Apple arcade games that are worth a shot.

Creaks

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Amanita Design, a developer known for the quality of its artwork, brings you an eye-catching and addictive game. Creaks sets in a surreal world hiding behind the protagonist’s bedroom wallpaper. The world is inhabited by bizarre creatures. In Creaks, you get to solve puzzles by observing and interacting with the world; you manipulate machines and befriend monsters as you pass each stage. 

Sayonara Wild Hearts 

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Sayonara Wild Hearts, a pop album video game, is more like an interactive music video. This captivating video game is filled with stylish high-octane races and dance-battle action. The Fool, the protagonist of the game, is charged with bringing back balance to the universe. You tag along with her as she journeys through the bewitching visuals and scoops up collectibles. 

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Little Orpheus

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This game is inspired by timeless classical movies like Flash Gordon and Sinbad. Little Orpheus tells a gripping story unraveling across eight bit-size episodes. This side-scrolling adventure game lets you explore lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles, and much more. The Hollywood-quality sound design makes this game even more engrossing. 

Oceanhorn 2

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Knights of the Lost Realm: Oceanhorn 2 is a stunning RPG quest spanning over 20 hours of gameplay. The game sets a thousand years before the events of the first chapter. Beautifully handcrafted graphics paint an intriguing world where you get to solve odd puzzles, comb varied locations, scrap with plentiful enemies, and complete missions. 

Assemble With Care

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This game tells the story of Maria, a restorer on a continental journey. She pays for the journey by fixing things for customers. Your job is to restore precious items spanning from old gadgets to items of sentimental value. Its bright visuals, smartly conceived interface, and chill soundtrack will certainly offer you a wholesome experience. 

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Grindstone

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Grindstone boasts 200+ levels, daily challenges, and leaderboards. The game sets on Grindstone Mountain which is littered with creeps. Your job is to get rid of them with a massive sword. But this game isn’t typical brutal-battle action, but a surprisingly thinky puzzle. 

What the Golf?

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This game aims to reinterpret the likeness of golf. The sport depicted in this game isn’t tedious or monotonous. The familiarity of knocking the golf ball into the hole vanishes as you play the game. The apparatus itself is replaced by some of the most bizarre and outlandish levels of design. The game blends humor, absurdism, and visual gags to give you a unique experience. 

Mutazione

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A meteor strikes a holiday resort situated on an island. Only a few survive but develop strange mutations. Now, one hundred years after the event, you visit the island as a teenager named Kai to look after a dying relative. This story-heavy adventure paces slowly. It’s filled with wholesome characters that you’ll be desperate to get to know. 

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Daler Mehndi Has Made the World Dance to His Tunak Tunak Tunes | Tunak Tunak Tun Lyrics English – Tunak Tunak Tun Lyrics

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If you are looking for Tunak Tunak Tun Lyrics in English, you are at the right place🎉🎊, so let’s get started.

Before Gangnam Style, there was Tunak Tunak Tun🎶. The song was originally produced as a clap-back to all the critics who refused to acknowledge Mehndi’s talent and instead decided to credit all his successes because he used “attractive women” in his music videos.

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Instead of getting demotivated or moving on, he made Tunak Tunak Tun🎶, which was also India’s first music video made with the extensive use of CGI and green screens. The video featured no sets, props, or backup dancers – only four different clones of Daler Mehndi himself, dancing and interacting with each other. 

 

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The song’s music video felt like it told a deeper story of four elements (earth, fire, wind, and water), which are initially seen as comets that land on earth and transform into well-dressed human figures. The figures are then seen talking to each other by taking turns singing the song and dancing, as the background scenery keeps changing to various locations like the desert and mountains. Towards the end of the video, the men turn back into comets to merge into a single, more powerful element. 

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Owing to its catchy tunes and catchy chorus, however, the song soon became one of the biggest Indipop hits of all time in the country. Not that he needed to, but Mehndi more than proved his talent and the fact that he needed no one else to make a chart-topping song.

 

The song soon started gaining international recognition and a cult following, particularly among the South-Asian citizens of countries like the United Kingdom and the USA. It also went viral in East-Asian countries like Japan and China because the song’s lyrics sounded like gibberish. It even got a unique name in China – “I’m playing clay in Northeastern China.” 

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This kind of international popularity reminds us of when Gangnam Style by Korean singer PSY went viral and would be played at every single event. Despite the fact that most of us had no idea what does tunak tunak tun meant, we had fun dancing to it and attempting the singer’s own moves. However, while Gangnam Style did go viral and was YouTube’s most streamed video in 2012, Tunak Tunak Tun’s 🎶 popularity remains unmatched. 

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In 2000, the song went viral as American comedian Dannel Gomiller created a parody and posted it on his website. The parody, showing the comedian attempting Mehndi’s dance step across various rooms in his house, went viral almost immediately, garnering almost 20k views each day. Given that the usage of the internet was just gaining popularity, 20,000 daily views was a lot at the time. 

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By 2005, however, is when the song hit its true popularity. With the launch of YouTube, Gomiller once again uploaded his previous parody, which gained millions of views. Seeing its popularity, many more parodies by various other people kept popping up over the years, each new video getting more creative than the last one uploaded. 

 

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That is not where it stopped, though. The song – and Mehndi’s dance moves – became so loved that they were even incorporated in the popular fantasy game World of Warcraft in 2008. In the game, the characters are seen dancing to the song using his viral moves.

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Even now, different parodies of the song keep showing up every once in a while because apparently, no one can get enough of it. In early 2016, it reached No. 28 on Belgium’s UltraTop 50 chart, where it remained for two weeks. Later in the same year, it also peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs Sales Chart and stayed on for a week. And, of course, the song topped the India Hit Singles chart in 1998. The song continues to be a hit in South Korea, too, with even RM, the leader of the boy band BTS expressing his admiration for it in an interview.

 

In fact, the song went really viral and became a Tiktok trend in 2020, mashed up with K-Pop girl band BlackPink’s song “Ddu-du Ddu-du”, because of how similar the two sounded. The mashup of these two songs became a Tiktok’ dance challenge’ wherein millions of people attempted their versions of Daler Mehndi’s dance moves in creative ways. Many even had their pets dance to the song. 

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Tunak Tunak Tun🎶 is a masterpiece that’s probably never going to die out. The song became viral before becoming viral was even a thing – in the early 2000s, the only kind of viral we knew was the fever. Today, almost 23 years later, it’s still as popular as ever and is played at almost every event that we Indians have, whether it’s a wedding, a birthday party, or even at a club. 

 

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We all probably owe Daler Mehndi’s critics a huge thank you – without their insults and criticism, there likely wouldn’t have been a masterpiece like Tunak Tunak Tun🎶. Both the video and the song are extremely iconic and remain relevant, even as the track nears its silver jubilee. 

 

However, this song that we most popularly listen to and dance to at parties has a completely different meaning to what most non-Punjabi speakers may think. 

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Tunak Tunak Tun🎶, despite its catchy tunes and hip-shaking chorus, actually holds a pretty deep tunak tunak tun lyrics meaning. It was not created as a party song despite what its entertainment value may tell us. Because of the tone the Mehndi sings it in, it’s not very easy to catch, but the lyrics call out to the singer’s ‘sweetheart’ (Dholna). 

 

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He asks his Dholna to listen to what the heart says and requests her to love him. He further tells her that the world isn’t good or bad, but somewhat in-between and rather colorful, requesting her to tell him what’s in her heart, or it’s over between the two, probably because she refuses to give him a clear answer. 

 

Mehndi further calls his Dholna the Moon and refers to himself as the bird who’s in love with the moon and is always admiring it (Chakor). He tells her that no one likes them and that their fate lies in the hands of God. 

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These same lines are repeated a few times, with the singer occasionally singing the chorus in between. The lines of the chorus, tunak tunak tun, refer to the kind of sound made by a tumba, which is a string instrument commonly used by Punjabi folk singers, but we have featured Lyrics of tunak tunak tun English version for you 

 

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It’s basically a love song like any other, but with really upbeat tunes and a chorus that you can’t beat but dance along to. There’s no doubt that if you didn’t know the meaning of the song earlier, you’d definitely view it with a new perspective the next time you listen to the song (which is probably right after you’re done reading this). 

Please take a look at the line-by-line tunak tunak tun translation of the lyrics here, and let us know what you think of this revelation in the comments!

Tunak Tunak Tun Lyrics (Punjabi)

Tunak Tunak Tun Lyrics English Translation

Dholna, vaje tumbe val taar
soode dil de pukar
Aaja karle ye pyar
(Dholna, vaje tumbe val taar
soode dil de pukar
Aaja karle ye pyar)
Dholna, vaje tumbe val taar
soode dil de pukar
Aaja karle ye pyar
(Dholna, vaje tumbe val taar
soode dil de pukar
Aaja karle ye pyar)
Dholna…
Sweetheart, the strings of tumba* play
Listen to what the heart says
Come and love me, Sweetheart
(Sweetheart, the strings of tumba* play
Listen to what the heart says
Come and love me, Sweetheart)
Sweetheart, the strings of tumba* play
Listen to what the heart says
Come and love me, Sweetheart
(Sweetheart, the strings of tumba* play
Listen to what the heart says
Come and love me, Sweetheart)
Sweetheart…*tumba = a string instrument, commonly used by Punjabi folk singers
Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Soonn yaara bole ek tara
Mehndi Da YaaraDholna Kadeh Mere Nal Hass
Mainu Dil Valli Dass
Nahin Taan Teri Meri Bass
(Dholna Kadeh Mere Nal Hass
Mainu Dil Valli Dass
Nahin Taan Teri Meri Bass)
Dholna Kadeh Mere Nal Hass
Mainu Dil Valli Dass
Nahin Taan Teri Meri Bass
(Dholna Kadeh Mere Nal Hass
Mainu Dil Valli Dass
Nahin Taan Teri Meri Bass)
Dholna…Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Soonn yaara bole ek tara
Mehndi Da Yaara
The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
Listen to what iktaara* says
Mehndi’s beloved Sweetheart, come laugh with me sometimes
Tell me what’s in your heart
Otherwise, it’s over between you and me
(Sweetheart, come laugh with me sometimes
Tell me what’s in your heart
Otherwise, it’s over between you and me)
Sweetheart, come laugh with me sometimes
Tell me what’s in your heart
Otherwise, it’s over between you and me
(Sweetheart, come laugh with me sometimes
Tell me what’s in your heart
Otherwise, it’s over between you and me)
Sweetheart…The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
Listen to what the iktaara* says
Mehndi’s beloved*Iktaara = a one-stringed musical instrument
Dholna Tu Chann Mein Chakor
Sadde Varga Na Hor
Rab Hath Saddi Dor
(Dholna Tu Chann Mein Chakor
Sadde Varga Na Hor
Rab Hath Saddi Dor)
Dholna Tu Chann Mein Chakor
Sadde Varga Na Hor
Rab Hath Saddi Dor
(Dholna Tu Chann Mein Chakor
Sadde Varga Na Hor
Rab Hath Saddi Dor)
Dholna…Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi
(Duniya yaara rang-birangi’ naal
Paidi naye changi)
Soonn yaara bole ektara
Mehndi Da Yaara
Sweetheart, you are the moon and I am chakor*
There is no one like us
Our life is in hands of God
(Sweetheart, you are the moon and I am chakor*
There is no one like us
Our life is in hands of God)
Sweetheart, you are the moon and I am chakor*
There is no one like us
Our life is in hands of God
(Sweetheart, you are the moon and I am chakor*
There is no one like us
Our life is in hands of God)
Sweetheart…The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad
(The world is full of colours
It’s neither good nor bad)
Listen to what iktaara* says
Mehndi’s beloved*Chakor = A mythical bird that is believed to be always looking at the moon because it’s in love with it

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