Mein andhero me ujale dhoondhta hoon,
dhundh me dilkash nazare dhoondhta hoon,
bin teri marzi ke kuch mumkin nahi hai,
har kadam,tere ishaare dhoondhta hoon.
In lakeeron me wo kismat dhoondhte hain,
main jehan* me wo khajaane dhoondhta hoon,
Apni marzi se likhoon apni lakeerein,
isliye ab kuch sharaare** dhoondhta hoon.
*jehan = dimaag, brain
**sharaare = chingaariyan, spark
Mein andhero me ujale dhoondhta hoon,
'Quattrochi' ko clean chit, 'Sen' ko dekar jail
Ram-Krishna ke desh me, Kans rahe hain khel ;
Kans rahe hain khel, ye kaisa taandav hota
'Sajjan' ban kar logon ki lashon par sota ;
Naam dhara 'Jagdish' bane hain Jag ke dushman
Dekh ise rotaa hoga Gandhi ka tan-man ;
Kab aakhir ye desh Raah sachchi pakdega?
Asli muzrim ko zanzeeron me jakdega.....
Quattrochi= Ottavio Quattrochi
Sen= Dr. Binayak Sen
Sajjan= Sajjan kumar
Jagdish= Jagdish Tytler
Gandhi= Mahatma Gandhi (Don't confuse it with his descendants :-))
“कई आशिक, कई बेनाम शायर
यहाँ बैठे हैं कुछ गुमनाम शायर;
जो मेरी नज़्म सुनने आ रहे हैं
वो ही कह देंगे, है बदनाम शायर;
मेरी गज़लों को होंठों से लगा लो
कहीं रह जाये ना गुमनाम शायर;
ज़मीं पर बैठ गज़लें कह रहा है
बना कर चाँद पर दालान शायर;
ये ताज़ी नज़्म, ये बासी किताबें
यही बस है तेरा सामान शायर;
अभी कुछ देर बैठो, आँख मींचे
अभी कुछ ख्वाब हैं मेहमान शायर;
ज़मीं पर वो भी गज़लें लिख रहा है
खुदा भी है मेरा हमनाम शायर;
जुदा हो कर कहा था जान दोगे
अभी ज़िन्दा हो बे-ईमान शायर?”
- विकास द्विवेदी
Same in Roman Script:
"Kai aashiq, kai benaam shaayar
Yahaan baithe hain kuch gumnaam shaayar;
jo meri nazm sun-ne aa rahe hain
wohi keh denge, hai badnaam shaayar;
meri gazlon ko hothon se laga lo
kahin rah jaaye na gumnaam shaayar;
zamee'n par baith gazlein kah raha hai
banaa kar chaand par daalaan shaayar;
ye taazi nazm, ye baasi kitaabein
yahi bus hai tera saamaan shaayar;
Abhi kuch der baitho,aankh meeche
Abhi kuch khwaab hain mehmaan shaayar;
zamee'm par wo bhi gazlein likh raha hai
khudaa bhi hai mera humnaam shaayar;
Juda hokar kaha tha jaan doge
abhi zinda ho be-iimaan shaayar?"
Kalrav ki madhur aawaz sunai dena shuru ho gayi thi. Kitni paas aa gaya tha Kalrav! Bas kuch din aur, aur phir wahin hasna, gaana aur din bhar masti karna :). Jaante jo, kalrav ka matlab kya hota hai? Jab bahut saare panchiyon ka samooh ek saath chehchahata haim use kehte hai kalrav. Us chehchahahat me jo meeta ehsaas hota hai, wahin kalrav kehlata hai. Shayad yahin dhayaan me rakhkar hamare college ke cultural festival ka haam "Kalrav" rakha gaya hoga. Sahi to hai, yeh Kalrav bhi kitna sukhad ehsaas de jaata hai.
Mere adhiktar mitr, jo ki us saal kalrav me participation karne ki jagah hindi sahitya ki events organize karwa rahe the. Aur isiliye, us official group ka member na hote hue bhi mein aur Goel unki help kar rahe the. Kisi bhi event ka sabse bada kaam hota hai uski publicity yani marketing, Jitni achchi matketing hoti hai utna hi achcha product bikta hai :) Aur is marketting me sabse jyada kaam karna hota hai adhikari logo ke doston ko yaahi ki mein aur Goel.
Marketing ke liye poster chipkaane ho ya kisi class-room me jaakar juniors ko batana ho, hum hamesha saath me rehte the. (Though Goel used to get some time off for some PERSONAL COMMITMENTS :P). Unhi dino ki baat hai, ki Chhabra ji ke dimaag me ek abhootpoorva (out of the box) vichaar aaya, aur vo shuru ho gaye apni 3rd class ki crafting skill ko lekar.
(Sorry, but I am very short of thought in Hindi anymore)
We got a large thermocol board, pasted a large drawing sheet over it and cut it in a shape of a large PEEPAL leaf. Then our painter boy (Verma) came in and gave life to that leaf using his painting skills. That leaf was named as "ASTADHYAYI", the name of Hindi-lit committee. It was very late in the night by then and we all have loads of work next morning and also the paint needed to dry. So we left the astadhyayi leaf in Chhabra's room and went to our beds.
Next morning, I heard some strange voices from Chhabra's room. The voice seemed to be of some new born babies mixed with the vocals of Goel and Chhabra. I and Gaurav rushed to Chhabra's room and saw that eight small peepal leaves were there around the astadhyayi leaf. And all of them were already given their names. In one corner, Chhabra was blushing and in another, Goel looked puzzled.
Though all those eight small PATTA-PUTRA served the purpose of our marketing strategy but it's still a mystery that what was done that night in Chhabra's room :P
Sandeep always had a wish to have a puppy at home so that he will have a reason to come back early from his office (btw, you can understand what this ‘early’ means as the guy belongs to IT Industry). Though it was not a puppy but somebody else came to fulfill his wish. On a usual weekend Sandeep noticed a cat roaming around the house and thought of replacing the puppy in his wish list with this cool buddy. Now, it was not an easy task to catch and pet a matured cat but this was the point where Tarun utilized his 25 years of experience in the same field. (From his childhood, he has been doing a lot of experiments by catching, feeding and petting a wide range of species… but hey Tarun, it may not be that easy to feed and take care of your own baby! :-). In all, on day ONE, we were on the other side of window watching the cat drinking milk we had put for it and just on day THREE the cat was in our lap! Hurray! :-) After a few days, another cat accepted our friendship and today the condition is that though none of them is a permanent resident of our house but they spend most of their time playing with us. They don’t mind if we stretch their beloved tail, if we force them to walk on two legs, if we put them under water tap (what they never like) or if we try to check their sharp canine teeth by removing the upper lip with our hand (what Sandeep usually does :-). It’s really nice to hear their sweet mew-mew in the morning when they ask for milk or in the evening when they get to know we are back from office.
To add to all this joy, one day we realized that a new little guest is going to join our society. The famous search engine
Sandeep also was glad to hear the news when we all came back late evening. But now it was time to worry as the kid was still alone and crying. Finally, the most experience person among us, Tarun, went ahead and saw that one of its legs was swelling severely as it was stuck in the bush. The moment he separated it out, kid was quiet. Feeling little relaxed, we put it in a paper box in the store room where the cat used to visit regularly. Thinking, now the God only is the saver of him, I named it Allah Rakkhaa. Hey, at that point of time, I didn’t know if the same was the full name of Oscar winner AR Rahman! Actually, in olden days it was common in Muslims and Punjabis to name a child AllahRakkhaa (saved by Allah), RamDitta (given by Lord Ram), GuraanDivaya (obtained by the blessings of Gurus) etc.
After getting out of bed, next morning, we first checked – AllahRakkhaa. He was still there, breathing safely. Before leaving for office we all three sat together and tried to feed it some milk with spoon. Believe me, this job was 100 times difficult than to debug a C# code written by somebody else! The kid was too small and its eyes were not yet open. We somehow managed to put few drops of milk in his mouth as it was throwing his head here and there (what a divine experience it was! :-)
In the evening we arranged a syringe and fed it with few more drops of milk. As we realized that the kitten was now our responsibility only, we searched the web again for how to feed and take care of two days old kitten. Looking into YouTube videos we confirmed that the kitten was not an early born (which could have been a reason why its mother left it). Per day 15ml of milk was recommended for it for first week of birth. By night we felt that he was not feeling that comfortable. Based on recommendations from the web, we sat again to feed it some more milk. When we were done with one syringe of milk, Sandeep expressed his worry – “jyada naa pilaao bechara mar na jaaye” (don’t feed more, it may die). But as it was just a 2.5ml syringe (that too half went out of his mouth) we filled another one. After half an hour of hard work, we put him back in the box and went to bed praying for his good health as it was breathing fast by that time.
Next morning I woke up hearing Sandeep’s words – “ye to chala gaya!” (He is no more!). I rushed towards store room. Little kitten was lying motionless. Allah had called him back. Trying to get him moving by different ways Sandeep said – “Perhaps it died of over feeding”. After a long pause, exhaling a deep breath, I replied – “Thank God, it didn’t die of hunger!”
I can’t express how bad we felt for next few days. AllahRakkhaa came just for two days, but it made me think of a significant number of children dying every day due to lack of basic commodities. Every day, a big part of our population still goes to bed without food. We may feel proud by making big achievements in different fields but Global Hunger Index (GHI) clearly shows the alarming conditions of our country on this front (we were ranked 66 on GHI scale in year 2008). Parents are bound to see their children dying in front of their eyes in absence of proper medication facilities.
Instead of wasting time, money and power in internal politics, it’s time to come forward and think in this direction. All our hard work, progress and achievements are waste if they are just to add more luxury to our life and are not aiming towards improving these severe conditions.
This blog belongs to a fraternity called TARRAM-TOO originated at Malviya hostel @ MNNIT, Alahabad.
Group Members are:
Akash alias NATTU: A monkey, the most notorious member and also the president. (S/w professional)
Manish alias KATORI: A fox, most energetic, very shrewd and vice-president (S/w professional)
Gaurav alias SHABD-K****: A talking set of alphabets. Most intellectual (IRS, very likely will be an IAS)
Vikas alias *****: Uhh, he was always a permanent guest of tarram-too family. (S/w professional and poet)
Abhinav alias H****-RAJA: Always avert to be called by this name. (An MBA)
Sunil alias HISABI-CHACHA: A non-writing but very integrated member. (To be an IAS)
So guys, enjoy the ultimate mixed experience of this diverse yet unite family!