Back when Honey Singh was still wearing knee shorts and the word bling hadn’t even been coined yet, one man who kept the airwaves pulsating was Baba Sehgal, India’s original rapper.
From his exhortations to the population to stay hydrated (“Thanda Thanda Pani”) to his willingness to give lifts (“Aa Jaa Meri Gaadi Mein Baith Ja”), this lyrically blessed musical star was never afraid to offer useful instructions and life lessons.
Love him or hate him (naah, not possible), you cannot ignore the inspirational messages in his songs.
Some of which are...
"Aloo ka Paratha"
"Going to the Gym"
Apart from creating thought-provoking and mind-boggling music, he is also quite active on Twitter and tweets regularly from his handle @OnlyBabaSehgal. Each tweet that he posts is potential lyrics to his next song.
Here are some of his Tweets that will lift your spirit up so much so that you will have to use a parachute to come down.
1. Let us root for more trees.
life mein nothing comes free, everybody wants to park in shade but nobody wants to plant a tree..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) April 4, 2016
2. Potential start-up idea.
tum aaye zindagi mein, baat ban gayi, samosa mein chutney daali, chaat ban gayi..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 16, 2015
3. These are not just idly musings.
eat idly eat dosa, don't break anybody's bharosa..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 26, 2015
4. Sometimes, just sometimes, rhymes make more sense than reason.
train chalti hai toh bajti hai seeti, churchgate ke aage hai VT,
never doubt ur ability kyunki haathi ko maar sakti hai cheenti..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) March 4, 2015
5. Sher this with everyone.
snore karo ya bore karo,
life mein hamesha roar karo..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) March 8, 2015
6. Chai-biskut for the soul.
negativity ko kick karo, biscuit ko chai mein dip karo,
breakfast kabhi mat skip karo..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) February 27, 2015
7. Who says general knowledge and pearls of wisdom don’t go together.
india is a nation,
dadar is a station,
dont fall in love, first complete ur education..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) December 14, 2014
8. Watch out Sri Sri.
getting problems in life is PART OF LIFE,
getting rid of them is ART OF LIFE..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) January 19, 2016
9. Even the greatest philosophers struggle with this question.
question - what is life ?
answer - mobile se bacha hua samay 😊
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) October 22, 2015
10. Life is not skin-deep.
whether u have a pimple or a dimple, life will always remain simple..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) August 3, 2015
11. The true meaning of table manners.
khao piyo mil baant kar, mat jiyo kisi ki chaatkar..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) March 17, 2015
12. That should be everyone’s life motto.
life jiyo moment ke liye
pyaar karo sentiment ke liye
respect rakhho parent ke liye
kaam karo payment ke liye..
— Baba Sehgal (@OnlyBabaSehgal) August 4, 2014
Thank you, Baba.
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