I’ve been blogging for more than five years now, and over the years, I’ve discovered a lot of things that make me want to continue. One is the enthusiasm and support of readers. Another is the vast amount of knowledge I’ve gained, simply by blogging and watching so much cinema—a lot of which I’d probably never have seen otherwise.
And, there’s the laughter one gets out of logging into my blog’s dashboard and checking out the day’s stats. WordPress has a fairly comprehensive statistics page, with detailed information on stuff like how many views my blog got, which have been the most popular pages and the most popular posts, who comments the most on my blog—and, the icing on the cake—the web searches that bring visitors to Dusted Off. Most of these are fairly innocuous: o p nayyar songs list, madhubalasongs, humraaz, and so on. Fairly predictable search terms to arrive at Dusted Off.
Occasionally, however, there are absolute gems, stuff that makes me laugh. For instance, on November 10, 2013, according to my stats page, someone arrived at Dusted Off using the search term song tum mere paas aa naa shaky video.
Does that make you wonder what this person was looking for? It certainly puzzled me. Perhaps they were searching for a song named Tum mere paas aa na saki (which, I must admit, doesn’t ring any bells). Or were they looking for a shaky video of a song named Tum mere paas aana? (and why would anybody want a shaky video of a song?)
Anyway, I figured it was time to share some of these treats. Here they are. Enjoy!
birds singing bollywood songs – really? Rara avis, indeed.
song dump dump diga diga mukesh – I have my doubts about whether those were the lyrics of this song.
very very very sad ghazal that make you cry 100% – Ah, now songs have to come with guarantees of making you cry. And what happens if you aren’t reduced to tears? Your money back?
original photos of mumtaz and shah Jahan – I saw only the ‘original photos of mumtaz’ bit first, and was thinking Mere Sanam and Aadmi aur Insaan. Then the second bit hit, and I realised. Really? Original photos of Shahjahan and his queen? Was the camera invented back then? Dear searcher: if you managed to get them, do let me know too.
why mirza ghalib gamble to get money – Why, indeed. Perhaps he didn’t like working? Perhaps – as now – literature wasn’t a paying profession? Or was he merely bored?
how to shanti a goat pooja – I give up. Completely.
top 100 hindi scilent song – I’m guessing that’s a typo, and this person meant ‘silent’, not ‘scilent’. In which case, this is a tall order. Silent songs? And that too the ‘top 100’?
http://www.what name call for your love;dilrupa or mahal? – ‘dilruba’ might be a good idea, if a tad old-fashioned. Mahal? Probably not, unless she (or he) is exceptionally large and opulent.
wild actor premnath – wild? Interesting. I wonder which Premnath films this person’s seen.
hindi dance songs for drunkers – A lot of people seem to arrive at my blog looking for drinking (or drikning, whatever) songs. I’m not certain about this one—would one really be able to dance much after drinking (and I mean dance well)?
http://www.prem patar kase lihave.com – I hope something helped! (though I can’t imagine what)
bambai ka howrah bridge – this is going to take a hell of a lot of searching.
suggest some pain ful hindi ghazals – I can’t think of any ghazals which I find painful, but I can think of a lot of songs—many of them from the 1980s and 90s—which fall squarely into that bracket. I wouldn’t inflict them on my worst enemy.
liquor kumar song – I confess to being utterly baffled.
aunty back in blouse – more along the same lines. I’m assuming this person first went to look for aunty not in blouse. But what brought them to my blog?