Doli Sajake Rakhna (DSR) was the first cassette I bought with my pocket money. I must have listened to that entire album around zillion times. I guess I was in the 9th grade then. This album influenced my musical tastes significantly.
During those days I used to live in a rented house in Trivandrum with my family. I still remember the then me wearing the brown salwar uniform of Chinmaya Vidyalaya who used to look forward to coming home from school just to listen to the DSR album again.
Adolescence is when we slowly start developing our own character, perception, and opinions on certain things in life. The parents' influence start getting less. As I look back, I realize that the kind of music we classify as 'evergreen,' 'old is gold,' and 'timeless' were because we heard them during our formative years. Several beautiful friendships and teenage love lives had developed around these songs. There is definitely a correlation between our inherent music tastes and the music we grew up listening to in our formative years.
That could be a reason why many bands go play at college fests in India. It's easier to influence the younger minds with a new type of music.
On that note, here is DSR jukebox for you.
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