You wait for the weekend to rest and WOOSH it goes…

Sunaa thaa woh aayengey anjuman mein
Sunaa thaa kee unsey mulaqat hogee
Humein kya pataa thaa
Humein kya khabar thee
Na yeh baat hogee
Na woh baat hogee…

Last week was a hectic week…we were sleeping late and waking up early. I have just started with my daily walks…I was kinda waiting for the weekend to rest.  but life had some other plans, I guess.

This weekend we had two families visiting us for the dinner. While the whole India celebrated Lohri/Makar Sakranti, I was slogging away in kitchen to prepare the dinner for a gathering of around 15-16 people. M did all the cleaning while I did all the cooking.

Sunday was supposed to be relaxed one but it turned out to be even more hectic. So here I am…all tired on a Monday morning.

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Dukh de kar sawaal karte ho…

Dukh de kar sawaal karte ho

Tum bhi Ghalib kamal karte ho

Dekh kar pooch liya haal mera

Chalo kuch to khayaal karte ho

Shehar- e -Dil mein yeh udasiyaan kaisi

Ye bhi mujhse sawaal karte ho

Marna chahein to maar nahi saktey

Tum bhi jeena muhaal kartay ho

Ab kis kis ki misaal doon tum ko

Har sitam bemisaal karte ho

Tu iss tarah sey meri zindagi mein shaamil hai..

Music is the food for my soul. No matter how tough the times are…music takes me to the whole new world. And if its Rafi Saheb’s voice, it is blissful.

My father has always been a die-hard fan of Rafi. At my parents place, radio is an integral part of the household. It is always playing in the background. Pick any of my childhood memories – it would have music associated…radio playing in the background. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, we got up listening to Rafi songs…all day long Rafi’s songs played. I remember the songs where Papa used to increase the volume of the radio.

Songs like O Maajhi Chal, Tu Iss Tarah sey meri zindagi mein shaamil, Aadmi musafir hai… Papa’s fav phrase for Rafi – Babbar Sher kee awaaz (his voice is like roar of a lion…singing straight from his abdomen).

Why I love Rafi – is it because I associate him with my father…because he is like a father figure to me. My dad looks like Rafi as well. My Dad’s love for Rafi is unexplained – to the extent he is biased towards Rafi’s competitors as well. Lata and Kishore were never in my Dad’s playlist…coz they were his potential competitors.

His songs have therapeutic effect of me. Rafi Saheb…aap kab meree zindagi mein shaamil ho gaye..mujhe pata he nahin chala.

Hand scribbled thoughts…

Going through registers, I found some of my hand scribbled thoughts…usually penned during long boring management meetings.

Khulkar apna dukh, apni pareshaani bayaan karna
har kisse key bas kee baat nahin
yeh honsla bhee kisse kisse mein hota hai
hum mein woh baat nahin

Woh lafz kya samjhengey
Jo khamoshi naa samajh paye

Excuse my bad handwriting…its been a while since I wrote Hindi.  I am out of practice.

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Maanzee jo naaw dooboye use kaun bachaaye?

Kabhi mere aansoo’on kee sadaa naa sunana eh rabb
Jisney zakhm diya hai woh apna he hai…

Chingaaree koee bhadake,
to saawan use buzaaye
saawan jo agan lagaaye,
use kaun buzaaye?
patazad jo baag ujaade,
wo baag bahaar khilaaye
jo baag bahaar mein ujade,
use kaun khilaaye?

hum se mat poochho kaise,
mandir tootaa sapanon kaa
logon kee baat naheen hai,
ye kissaa hain apanon kaa
koee dushman thhens lagaaye,
to meet jiyaa bahalaaye
manameet jo ghaanw lagaaye,
use kaun mitaye?

naa jaane kyaa ho jaataa,
jaane hum kyaa kar jaate
peete hain to jindaa hai,
naa pite to mar jaate
duniyaa jo pyaasaa rakhe,
to madiraa pyaas buzaaye
madiraa jo pyaas lagaaye,
use kaun buzaaye?

maanaa toofaan ke aage,
naheen chalataa jor kisee kaa
maujon kaa dosh naheen hai,
ye dosh hain aaur kisee kaa
mazadhaar mein naiyyaa dole,
to maanzee paar lagaaye
maanzee jo naaw dooboye use kaun bachaaye?

Jaaney kaun yaad aata hai…

Jaaney kaun yaad aata hai
Jab Jagjit Singh gaata hai

Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mahke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mehke

Shaam mahake tere tasavvur se
Shaam mahake tere tasavvur se
Shaam ke baad phir sahar mehke
Shaam ke baad phir sahar mehke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mehke

Raat bhar sochataa rahaa tujh ko
Raat bhar sochataa rahaa tujh ko
Zahan-o-dil mere raat bhar mehke
Zahan-o-dil mere raat bhar mehke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mehke

Yaad aaye to dil munavvar ho
Yaad aaye to dil munavvar ho
Did ho jaaye to nazar mehke
Did ho jaaye to nazar mehke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mehke

Vo ghadi do ghadi jaha baithe
Vo ghadi do ghadi jaha baithe
Vo zamin mahake vo shajar mehke
Vo zamin mahake vo shajar mehke
Tere aane ki jab khabar mehke
Teri khushbu se sara ghar mehke…