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(If you have already not done so, we recommend that you read the Jibon Britto Concept section before reading this section about the individual songs)


To capture the various glimpses of the loop of ambition, achievement, deprivation, self-realization and finally enrichment, we narrate our story of Jibon Britto through the eyes of Indra.

As the story reveals itself, Indra's goal in life was to seek out success for himself, and like many of us Indra perceived success as achieving material goals in life. Money, fame and status were Indra's yardsticks for success and he was determined to seek this success out for himself come hell or high water.

As Indra's life progresses his desire for material goals eventually makes him lose his friends and family, his greed reduces him to a money-earning machine and he lives a soul-less existence. He has everything money can buy; yet he has nothing his spirit can consume. Eventually, this void edges Indra towards self-analysis and introspection that triggers him to seek out spiritual enrichment of the soul. Hence once again bringing him to the start of the cycle of Jibon Britto as a seeker in Life.

Here is Indra's story through our songs:

Track 1 - Achena Chobi: Young and immature, Indra is attending the fresher's day (freshman's day) at college, and on this day he decides to propose his love to his latest crush. This track portrays the unknown yet beautiful pictures of his youth, and the prospect of "living a dream". His thoughts are consistently mesmerized by regular flights of fancies, wherein he resides in a dream world with his newfound love and the dream world love-story ends with a "Happily Ever After".
But yet, happiness is just but a dream. Little does Indra realise that happiness and sadness are but fleeting flavours of youth. As happiness blossoms in his life, sadness also comes with an "Ever After".

Track 2 - Dhnowa: In this track the persistence and unveiling sadness in Indra's life is portrayed through his acquaintance with the underground life and the feeling of "high" in the ethereal world of drugs. Psychedlia and hysteria are his aphrodisiacs.

Track 3 - Rajpoth: Love and drugs, the unrealistic soul mates of his college life, however, quickly abandon Indra when its time for taking decisions.
As he comes to the end of his college life Indra has to choose amongst the different options available, he has to choose the correct path that will lead him to his Elysian Fields. Ambition runs wild in him, choices and sacrifices are plenty. The decisions he takes at this crossroad of life will drive him towards his perceived 'success' or 'failure'. Uncertainty grapples him and struggle is the only way forward.

Track 4 - Asusthota: After a lot of struggle Indra is able to start his career as a rookie in his "dream company", but this unfortunately is not the end. This is the beginning of another struggle where he must impress his employers and must succeed. But what's this??? He hadn't imagined the corporate world to be such a ruthless arena where everyone vies for everyone else's blood! What must Indra do??? To survive, he must follow suit, he too must become ruthless and annihilate his competition. Everything is but a process around him and he must become a MACHINE to succeed. He starts admiring this entire machinary of the corporate world and prides his association with it.

Track 5 - Nirbikaar: Then suddenly self-realization hits in a subtle, yet hard way. While driving to work one day Indra sees a friend from his younger days walking on the road. His friend hasn't made it 'big' like him and is just another clerk or something in a small broken down office. Wouldn't it question Indra's social status if he would stop the car and talk to this person? And after all, Indra considers himself to be successful and superior than his friend in all respects, so why bother?
But just then in a moment of tenderness, Indra recalls his childhood days that he had spent with his friend and how much fun they had had - pure, unadulterated and innocent fun. How Indra wished he could do all that once again, how he wished that he was not chained to words like "targets", "goals" and "margins". But the moment comes to an end, and as the car zooms on the momentary conflicts in his thoughts also pass away.

Track 6 - Torpedo: However his mind scours for negatives constantly. Just like his office, the newspapers too don't look good to Indra. What's this talk everywhere about terrorists and extremism? He thinks. Is terrorism a result of this capitalist environment, or is it a facilitator to it? The Marxist groups back from Indra's college days would always speak about revolution. Is this it? Or are the capitalist corporates like him who are gifting the world a new meaning of fascism?
Amidst the cacophony of all these questions Indra realises that actions define reality, and perception of reality defines revolution, and that's why both capitalists and extremists consider themselves revolutionaries. And all revolutions make ammunition cheap and life cheaper.

Track 7 - Songshodhon: Indra suffers sleepless nights, "what's the point?", he thinks, "What after that?" he questions himself. He realizes his wholesome futility in existence. Till now it was all about being successful, earning money, "living life large", but then...., then what? What does this lead to?
He now realizes that his chosen path leads nowhere and also realizes his futileness of ambition and the selfishness of his purpose. This introspection triggers him to search the real purpose of Life, and he has an urge to make corrections.

Track 8 - Sandhan: Seeking respite from the demons around him, Indra tries to find the reason behind the strange state of his life, a life full of boundaries, protocols and sacrifices; a life programmed for earning and measuring success through money, fame and success. He tries to break this system and explore meaning, explore purpose, and to justify his existence. But the puzzle of Life is not so simple and understandably so, Indra's search yields nothing.

Track 9 - Ashash: Even though his search yielded nothing to him at the beginning, after further introspection it has now slowly unveiled to Indra that the system of life and the system of society require a loop to move forward. A loop in which everyone must get in, but never seem to get out of. But even though he cannot get out of this loop, he can still survive with hope. Hope in realizing that he serves a greater good, a greater purpose and a greater meaning than a miniscule selfish existence for monetary success. This realisation of existence of iterations and of recurring patterns makes Indra wiser towards his purpose, and gives him reason to continue with his quest for the meaning of Life.

Track 10 - Fragrance: Once Indra realises the nature of the Loop of Existence, and the role that he has to play in it, Indra becomes enriched as a human being and is welcomed with a refreshing change in his outlook towards Life. Just as a new day dawns after a long, cold and lonely night, Indra awakens from his deep slumber to tell himself and the countless others like him the futileness of selfishness and the misconceived purpose of material success. Indra's life once again brims with reason, and he is full with the quest for purpose. And as he embarks on this new quest, one cycle of life completes itself and he starts all over again as a seeker in Life.

This is our story of Jibon Britto.

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