The severe cyclonic storm which is expected to hit India’s eastern coast on 22 November 2013, has been named Helen. So far, most Indians have associated this name with the famous dancer of Indian films, Helen. While waiting for the cyclone to make landfall, I remembered many of Helen’s popular and evergreen dance songs, which are all about waiting expectantly for someone. One of her dance songs even gives us tips about survival on earth. Here are a few songs picturized on Helen:

“Aaj ki raat koi aane ko hai…” (Film: Anamika, 1973, Asha Bhosle)

“Piya tu ab to aaja…” (Film: Caravan, 1971, Asha Bhosle)

“Koi aaya aane bhi de….” (Film: Kaala Sona, 1975, Asha Bhosle)

“Aa jane jaan…” (Film: Inteqam, 1969, Lata Mangeshkar)

“Is duniya mein jeena ho to sun lo meri baat…” (Film:Gumnaam, 1965, Lata Mangeshkar)

What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot, I say