Kaanta Laga and the Glory Days of Our Chadhti Jawaani

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Kaanta Laga and the Glory Days of Our Chadhti Jawaani

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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here is a point in the life of every party when the Kygo and Rihanna that have been on loop are replaced by “Saat Samundar Paar” and “Chamma Chamma”, and all the effort that you’ve made trying to be cool is dissolved in a hot mess, leaving you in a confused state of mind: You are both elated and embarrassed on the dance floor.

Why do all our attempts to be better than Bollywood’s “jhataak music” phase fail so spectacularly? While many would like to believe it’s because “’90s musix is a roxx”, the truth is deeper than Kumar Sanu’s voice. It’s been scientifically proven that no matter how old you get, music that triggers memories of your teenage years and your first feelings of love, will forever hold a special place in your brain (and heart).

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