Friday, December 2, 2016

Two Minute Medley # 4

Two Minute Medley # 4

Two minute medley is my way of seeing happening around in poetic way. They are short and crisp poems two or four liners in Hindi and English. They may be in both the languages. 

हर हिंदुस्तानी देशभक्ति अब सिनेमा हॉल में टपकाएगा,
सावधान होगा पहले फिर शीला की जवानी पे कमर हिलाएगा। 
Every Indian now show their patriotism in theater,
Standing for few seconds before praising the vulgar.


Boardroom battles out in the open,
blame game begins,
blew in the air courtesy's token,
largest group shrinks.


मुफ्त न खाना, मुफ्त न रहना, मुफ्त नहीं है प्यार,
ऐसी खुदगर्ज़ दुनिया में तू बाटे बिना सोच विचार,
कुछ तो गड़बड़ है ! कोई है गोरखजाल,
Jio मेरे लाल, Jio मेरे लाल।  


destruction in Aleppo - Syria

School, colleges, homes all turned to rubble,
God Himself burst better future bubble.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hum Charagon Ki Tarah Shaam Se Jal Jaate Hain

हम चरागों की तरह शाम से जल जाते है। (Hum Charagon Ki Tarah Shaam Se Jal Jaate Hain) - Like Lamps I Too From Evening Burns in Fire - Qateel Shifai

This ghazal from Qateel Shifai is a love longing ghazal. The lover is burning in the flames of unfulfilled love which is eating him from the inside. This ghazal whose shair (couplet) are famous in popular culture is translated by me here. You can visit 'Hum Charagon Ki Tarah' for better understanding of this ghazal. 

गर्मी-ए-हसरत-ए-नाकाम से जल जाते हैं,
हम चरागों की तरह शाम से जल जाते हैं। 
Garmi-ae-Hasrat-ae-Nakaam Se Jal Jaate Hain,
Hum Charagon Ki Tarah Shaam Se Jal Jaate Hain.

I burn in the flames of unfulfilled desire,
like lamps I too from evening burns in fire.

शमा जिस आग में जलती है नुमाइश के लिए,
हम उसी आग में गुमनाम से जल जाते हैं। 
Shama Jis Aag Mein Jalti Hai Numaish Ke Liye,
Hum Usi Aag Mein Gumnaam Se Jal Jaate Hain.

In that fire in which a candle burns for exhibition,
I burn in that fire without any description.

बच निकलते हैं अगर आतिश-ए-सय्याल से हम,
शोला-ए-आरिज़-ए-गुलफ़ाम से जल जाते हैं।  
Bach Nikalte Hai Agar Aatish-ae-Sayyal Se Hum,
Shola-Ae-Aariz-Ae-Gulfaam Se Jal Jaate Hain.

If I ever escape from the fire of the wine,
In the flames of beautiful flowers I confine.

ख़ुद नुमाई तो नहीं शेवा-ए-अरबाब-ए-वफ़ा,
जिनको जलना है वो आराम से जल जाते हैं। 
Khud Numai To Nahin Shova-ae-Arbab-ae-Wafa,
Jinko Jalna Hai Wo Aaram Se Jal Jaate Hain.

Self display is not the habit of those who are loyal,
those who want to burn quietly give the trial.

रब्त-ए-बाहम पे हमें क्या न कहेंगे दुश्मन,
आशना जब तेरे पैग़ाम से जल जाते हैं। 
Rabt-ae-Baham Pe Hamein Kya Na Kahenge Dushman,
Aashna Jab Tere Paigham Se Jal Jaate Hain.

Why will enemies not jealous on our mutual relationship?
When even friends get offended on letters of courtship.

जब भी आता है तेरा नाम मेरे नाम के साथ,
जाने क्यों लोग मेरे नाम से जल जाते हैं। 
Jab Bhi Aata Hai Tera Naam Mere Naam Ke Saath,
Jaane Kyun Log Mere Naam Se Jal Jaate Hain.

Whenever your name comes with my name,
don't know why people burn with jealousy from my name.

Here is the rendition of this ghazal in the voice of Mehndi Hasan :

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Haiku - Demonetization

Haiku - Demonetization 

These set of Haiku will give you a glimpse of the situation around. Although it is a good move but neither the banks nor the government were prepared for its smooth execution. ATMs not calibrated in advance, no working on farmers condition who need to sow new crops, markets are deserted in the peak marriage season, etc are some of the problems neglected by the government. This has again divided the country and the society as the followers of Modi ji and government again finding all those anti-national which are highlighting the shortcomings of the Demonetization issue. 

Cashless in bank queues,
nation halted suddenly
haste has made us waste.


My hard earned money,
turned to paper in a night
craving for respite. 


Rich not in the line, 
devised unique methods these 
hoarders feeling fine 


This post is linked to IndiSpire Edition 144

What is your idea/reaction/experience about the recent demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Currency notes? Do you welcome it? Will it ensure development? Will it reduce corruption and Black Money?