Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cycle, Cycling Culture and Bollywood

This is an unusual post of mine, but I hope u will appreciate it.  As we all know, unholistic planning and policies have just not influenced and reduced the bicycle usage and cycling culture across the country but also forced Bollywood to chance their onscreen mode of transportation. Happy riders of yesteryear are the road crash victims of Today.
In Punjab against per 100 people 12 people own bicycle and only 2 people owns a car. Saddest part in Punjab is, cycle ownership is there but not ridership, due the reasons well known to all of us. Facilitation and early licensing to one car user going to put life of 12 cycle user and many pedestrian at risk and government claim it as achievement.

Anyways, I made this collection of bollywood songs, being picturised or written on theme "Cycle and Cycling". 

Today's cyclists are the people with" no voice" and have almost no influence over the policy makers road construction agencies and we need to be the voice of them.  See, in this era of transition for both transport planner and Bollywood, if we can do something to revive the cycling culture on our roads and Bollywood, it will be really great to humanity i belive.

Eenjoy listening and this collection might help to remind our policy makers to think about the need of those who matters most to our society; 

Ek din Lahore ki Thandi Sadak Par (Sagaayi) (1951)

Aaya Re Aaya Re Baajiwala- Toofan Aur Diya (1956)

Suno Re Bhaiyya Ham Laaye Hain ek Khabar Mastaani- Paighaam-(1959)

Babu Bol Kaisa Roka –Pyasa Panchi (1960)

Mere Peeche Ek Diwana - Nazrana (1961)

Akela Hoon Main- Baat Ek Raat Ki (1962)

Pukarta Chala Hoo Mein- Mere Sanam (1965)

Main Chali Main Chali - Saira Banu – Padosan (1968)

Pyase Panchi Neel Gagan Mein Geet Man Ke Gaye - Pyasa Panchi (1960)

Cycle Pe Haseenon Ki Toli- Amaanat – (1977)

Ladki Cycle wali oye ladki- Pati Patni aur Woh (1978)

Bhawre Ne Khilaya Phool- Prem Rog (1982)

Chandi Ki Cycle Sone Ki Seat Aao Chalein Darling –Bhabhi (1991)

Pehla Nasha- Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992)

Iss Jahan Ki Nahi Hai Tumhari Aankhein - King Uncle (1993)

Cycle by Gurdass Mann (Punjabi-2007)

 Cycle Rickshaw

Chori Chori dil ka lagana buri baat hai - Bada Bhai (1957)

Main Hoon Ghoda Ye hai Gaadi - Kunwara Baap (1974)

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