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Khayaal Revisited

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ख़याल (Thought) How lover forget himself in love is expressed in this bilingual Ghazal first written on 9th Feb 2012. In need to refresh my earlier Ghazals I am revisiting them again and making changes if possible to beautify them. This endeavor is to introduce my new readers to my previous works. Hope they will like it too.

जब भी तेरा ख़याल आता है में खुद को भूल जाता हूँ, तन्हा बैठा-बैठा होले से मुस्कुराता हूँ।
Jab Bhi Tera Khyal Aata Hai Mein Khud Ko Bhool Jata Hun,
Tanha Baitha-Baitha Hole Se Muskurata Hun.

Whenever I think of  you,to myself I forgets
smile slowly in loneliness.
सोचता कुछ हूँ कर कुछ और जाता हूँ , न जाने क्या-क्या बातें तुझे बताता हूँ,  तुझे रूठा समझकर मनाता हूँ, तुझे सुनकर में झूम जाता हूँ। सच तेरे ख्याल में खुद को भूल जाता हूँ 
Sochta Kuch Hun Kar Kuch Aur Jaata Hun,
Na Jaane Kya-Kya Baate Tujhe Batata Hun,
Tujhe Rutha Samajhkar Manata Hun,
Tujhe Sunkar Mein Jhoom Jata Hun.
Sach Tere Khayal Mein Khud Ko Bhool Jaata Hun.

I think something but do something else
Various things to …

Haiku - Counter Terror

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Haiku - Counter Terror




Terror in the world  togetherness is the key hold hands against it
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Avoid the blame game division is their mission  life in unity

Wo Dil Hi Kya Tire Milne Ki Jo Dua Na Kare

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वो दिल ही क्या तिरे मिलने की जो दुआ न करे। Wo Dil Hi Kya Tere Milne Ki Jo Dua Na Kare - Qateel Shifai This is 'Qateel Shifai' love ghazal where he is praying to die than to live in separation. In all stanzas he is demanding death or destruction or something like that for not getting love. The famous 'Sher' from this ghazal 'Ye Theek Hai ........Juda Na Kare' (third stanza) he is saying that no one die in love but even though no one should be separated as he know the pain of it. I have translated it here and hope you will like it. 


वो दिल ही क्या तिरे मिलने की जो दुआ न करे,  मैं तुझ को भूल के ज़िंदा रहूँ ख़ुदा न करे।  Wo Dil Hi Kya Tere Milne Ki Jo Dua Na Kare, Mein Tujh Ko Bhul Ke Zinda Rahun Khuda Na Kare.
That heart is useless which don't pray for meeting with you, God forbid that I live after forgetting you.
रहेगा साथ तिरा प्यार ज़िंदगी बन कर, ये और बात मिरी ज़िंदगी वफ़ा न करे।  Rahega Saath Tera Pyaar Zindagi Ban Kar, Ye Aur Baat Meri Zindagi Wafa Na Kare.
You…

Tu Hayaat Ka Savera Hai

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तू हयात का सवेरा है। (Tu Hayaat Ka Savera Hai)
Mothers are that light of the god which fulfills His void in our life. Without teachings of mother you will not even know about god. Even though every day is dedicated to mothers, on this special day we would cherish our mothers more. Happy Mothers Day.


तू ज़मीन है, तू ही उजाला है,
प्यार ने तेरे ही हमको पाला है,
मैं तो मिट्टी का खांमखां सा टुकड़ा था,
इस रूप-रंग में तूने ही ढला है।
Tu Zameen Hai, Tu Hi Ujala Hai,
Pyaar Ne Tere Hi Humko Pala Hai,
Mein To Mitti Ka Khamankhan Sa Tukda Tha,
Iss Roop-Rang Mein Tune Dhala Hai.

तू ही हयात का सवेरा है,
महफूज़ हूँ, तेरे आँचल ने मुझको घेरा है,
होना खुदा का तो मुझे मालूम नहीं,
मेरे घर में तो तेरा बसेरा है। 
Tu Hi Hayaat Ka Savera Hai,
Mehfooz Hun, Tere Aanchal Ne Mujhko Ghera Hai,
Hona Khuda Ka To Mujhe Maloom Nahin,
Mere Ghar Mein To Tera Basera Hai.

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उजाला (Ujala )  - Light  ;  खांमखां (Khamankhan) - Useless  ;   हयात (Hayaat) - Life


Subah Ho Jaaye Revisited

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Subah Ho Jaaye Revisited (सुबह हो जाए) This the second post I shared on this blog in 31st August 2012. Like earlier sharing of old poem in this one two I have made changes which I thought suitable after gaining experience. This Ghazal is praising the beloved's beauty and charm. I hope you will like this one too.



तू जिधर चाहे निकल जाए सुबह हो जाए, ग़म जितने भी हैं सारे हवा हो जाएँ।
Tu Jedhar Chahe Nikal Jaaye Subah Ho Jaaye,
Gham Jitne Bhi Hain Saare Hawa Ho Jaaen.

Where ever you go it's morning,
all sorrows take a drowning. 
तेरे क़दमों की चाहत में ज़मीं बिछती है, तेरे दीदार को ही सूरज सर पर आये। 
Tere Kadmon Ki Chahat Mein Zamin Bichti Hai,
Tere Didar Ko Hi Suraj Sar Par Aaye.

Ground make way to seek your steps,
sun rises, so your glimpse he may grasp.
न मुस्कुरा के पतझड़ का मौसम है अभी, कहीं फूल खिलने को न मचल जाएँ। 
Na Muskura Ke Patjhad Ka Mausam Hai Abhi,
Kahin Phool Khilne Ko Na Machal Jaaen.

Don't smile now as it is autumn,
flower may bloom being that forgotten

खुलेआम यूँ जुल्फ…

First They Came For

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First They Came For - Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) Today I am sharing 'First They Came For' - the statement of a German pastor Martin Neimoller which is often regarded as a poem. This has become the tool of stating cowardice of elite,influential and intellectual class. In last two-three years it is widely quoted in the Indian and world context also when people supported brutalities on marginalized like refugees, Muslims, minorities, etc. Here I have also shared my Hindi rendition of a poem inspired by this one.



First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
मैं चुप था ! (Mein Chup Tha)
वो घर गरीबों के जलाकर हंस रहे थे, मेरा घर बचा था, मैं चुप था।  Wo Ghar Garibon Ke Jalakar Hans Rahe The, Mera Ghar Bach…

Shayari #17

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शायरी #17 (Shayari #17) Couplet 


मज़हब के साथ जब दिल भी बदल गए, इंसानियत के सारे मायने बदल गए।  - सिफ़र  Mazhab Ke Saath Jab Dil Bhi Badal Gaye, Insaniyat Ke Saare Mayne Badal Gaye. - Cifar
When hearts changed with the religion, Meaning of humanity not remain human.