Rising & Shining !

In between my old notes, I found a new poem; had written it ages ago…

The weight of failure,                                                           
Seems too much to take
I wish to rise
A phoenix; from ashes & flakes…

Expectations, unexpectations…
Too abstruse to simplify
I’m still so mired..
All I want is to fly…

Yet, Thank you God so much
For the beautiful people u gave
Eternal bliss is the power of inspiration
No more I’m sad, no more I’m grave…

To err is human
I kept telling all
To forget is human too
I forgot during pall…

For all those who stood by
It’s a beautiful gesture
A thank you for things so many…
You make my life, every moment, better

The sheer faith you have
I would do it for you
Things will be more than better
Beautiful & Simple too…
Just for YOU !

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KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY :)

 

An Interpretation of Love

Exam time = Blogging + Movies …. Yep !! That pretty much sounds like me :P

Saw one of my all time favorites yesterday- ‘A Walk to Remember’

And yeah you can guess what’s coming up next, the famous few lines ‘Love is… ‘ Though this is not what I was thinking would be my next post, nevertheless, the lines are beautiful.. And I have my own interpretations…Here-

Love is always patient and kind
It is never jealous
Love is never boastful, nor conceited
It is never rude or selfish..

It does not take offense
It is not resentful
Love takes no pleasure… in other people’s sins
It delights in truth

It is always ready to excuse..
…. to trust
…..to hope
…..and to endure

Whatever comes…..

So true and moving these lines are… And I have a thousand interpretations (exaggeration :) )

But, my favorite one is-

“Love is a wonderful wonderful feeling. Something that was perhaps created to make our lives simpler, happier, more peaceful. A bridge that was supposed to bridge our being and wanting to be something. It was supposed to teach us virtues like patience and kindness, resentlessness and the beauty of selflessness. Love was supposed to show us how delightful it is to be happy in the happiness of the ‘people’ we love ( It never was/ is/ never will be about just that one person… naah !! not possible). Among many other goodness enriched qualities, what makes it most beautiful is that teaches us Life.”

Yet, when we look around, we find that most of our woes arise from/ due to this love. It sounds as if God’s wonderful plan backfired. Love was supposed to ease those furrowed brows in times of woes, not be the reason behind them.

Is not Letting Go another beautiful face of love. Try it… it surely works. Love is beautiful. Experience it with open palms. Closing them tight will hurt no one else but you.

Betiyaan toh sirf Ek Ehsaas hai :)

The best lines you will ever read on ‘Daughters’. The hardest you will struggle to bite back the tears & fight back that constricted feeling in your throat. That. Poetry. By Shailesh Lodha (Taarak Mehta fame).

Kya likhun ?…
Ki woh pariyon ka roop hoti hai…
Ya kadakti thand mein suhaani dhoop hoti hai…

Wo hoti hai udaasi ke har marz ki dawa ki tarah…
Ya os mein sheetal hawa ki tarah…
Woh chidiyon ki chehchahahat hai,
Ya ke nishchal khilkilahat hai…

Woh aangan mein faila ujaala hai..
Ya mere gusse pe laga taala hai…
Woh pahad ki choti pe suraj ki kiran hai…
Ya zindagi sahi jeene ka aacharan hai…

Hai woh takat jo chote se ghar ko mahal bana de…
Hai woh kaafiya jo kisi gazal ko mukkamal kar de…
Kya likhun ??…
Woh akshar jo na ho toh varn maala adhoori hai…
Woh, jo sabse zaada zaroori hai…

Ye nahi kahoonga ki woh har waqt saath saath hoti hai,
Betiyaan toh sirf ek ehsaas hoti hain :)

Uski aankhein, naa mujhse gudiya maangti hai na khilone,

kab aaoge, bass ek chota sa sawaal suno naa…
Apni majboori ko chupate huye deta hoon main jawaab
Taareekh batao, time batao… apni ungliyon pe karne lagti hai woh hisaab
Aur jab main nahi de pata sahi sahi jawaab…
Apne aansuon ko chupane ke liye
Chehre pe rakh leti hai kitaab

Woh mujhse australia mein chuttiyaan, mercedes to drive,
5 star mein dinner ya mehenge Ipods nahi mangti…
Na woh dher se paise piggy bank mein udhelna chahti hai
Woh bas kuch der mere saath khelna chahti hai…

Aur main kehta hoon yehi…
ki beta bahut kaam hai.. nahi karunga toh kaise chalega…
Majboori bhare duniya daari ke jawaab dene lagta hoon…

Aur woh jhuta hi sahi,
Mujhe ehsaas dilati hai..
Ki jaise sab kuch samajh gayi ho..
Lekin aankhein band kar ke roti hai…
Jaise sapne mein khelte hue mere saath soti hai..

Zindagi na jaane kyun itni ulajh jaati hai…
Aur hum samajhte hain, betiyaan sab samajh jaati hain.. :)

And, here is the video as recited my the poet himself !

Time Tested Beauty Tips :)

Ok… I haven’t written them. Just came across these wonderful lines. Hope every woman connects :)

TIME TESTED BEAUTY TIPS:-

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his/ her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge and you will never walk alone.
- Sam Leveson

So simple, so serene…so true. :)

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She is a woman… :)

Women in a few lines-

Wo aasha hai…
Wo abhilaasha…

Wo apnepan ki…paribhasha…

Wo saath chale
Bann ke saaya…

Us sey jeevan…bantaa aaya…

Wo dukh sehti sukh deti hai
Wo aansu bhi pee leti hai…

Har pal ko madhur banane ki…
Jeevan bhar saath nibhane ki…

Ye… ek koshish…

Beautiful song from an old television program. And I believe it aptly sums up every aspect of womanhood. To the men out there- don’t make futile plans for your lady. If it’s not everyday that you make her life beautiful, one day won’t make a difference!!!

A journey in a line- From a small seed to a towering tree, from a mere mass of protoplasm to a thinking, breathing, loving being…life is not easy. It’s a journey of compassion, nurturing and forbearance… a journey only women can undertake.

Of learning and unlearning; of loving and loosing; of giving and only giving; of simply loving… of living!!!

A journey only women can undertake :)

She is your words and your eyes, your ears and your senses…your refuge from everything…your solution to life- she is a Mother!!!

 

 

 

 


She is your roof, your shade…your soul mate. She is the one who knows you more than you- she is a Lover!!!

 

 

 


She is a bundle of joy…with her minute arms and huge eyes; a gift to cuddle and snuggle into- she is a Daughter!!

 

 


She is the foundation of the beauty you call home; she takes care of your home, your children so that you can go out there and be yourself; she is your confidante- she is your Wife!!!

 

 

 

She spreads smiles and makes your life easy
In taking care of you she feels happy…
In praying for you, she feels blessed…
a selfless soula benevolent gift :)

It’s just another day- a beautiful day for us… :)

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY…to all the beautiful women out there.

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I Love it When

We all believe in love in a different way. Yet, we believe in it, in a strange likeliness. I have always believed and will always believe that:

You always rise in love. And that which makes you fall, can never be love. Just an attraction… a Fatal Attraction

Love

Here’s an old poem I wrote. Hope you like it :)

I love it.
Absolutely love it when,
You call up for
Every small little thing.

When
You share
Every silence and every din.

I love it.
Absolutely love it when
You play with me,
Those Carte-Blanche games.

When…
You say that
Only you can call me names.

I love it.
Absolutely love it when,
I realize that
I’m a confidante, a perfect fit.

When,
I know what you will say
Even before you say it.

 I love it.
Absolutely love it when,
The sound of you,
And every emotion deceives me.

With silence when you say…
That I was created for you
That you love me!

Inspiration : A few people around me, who were in love then. And are in love even now!

*Din- a loud, confused noise
*Carte-Blanche [kahrt-blanch] – unconditional authority
*Confidante [kon-fi-dant] – a woman to whom secrets are confided (yes! that’s possible :P

 

Part time shayar : The other side of me :)

After ages I have tried my hand at shayri… A dedication to all those who share their first love with me. Before you draw too many conclusions, I am talking about “Writing”. :)

My catharsis is my writing, my blog, my idiotic poems and stupid quotes. Some are hilarious, some are hopelessly romantic, some are crap… but they always make a bunch of smiles when I go through my repertoire. Just to recollect the emotions that I went through, maybe some ages ago… It’s like traveling back on a time machine. Zoop!! you go straight to places you wouldn’t have liked to venture into otherwise… or memories that you would have loved to visit.

Your words and eyes are the mirror of your soul. Hence, these lines  :-

” Ye jo alfaaz hain aapke…

Inse ek kashish bayaan hoti hai…

Mohabbat cheez hi aisi hai…

Lafzon ko rooh ka aaina banaa deti hai…”

 

Poo says these lines are good. I have decided to go by her words :)

So Jaaon Main …. :)

Perfect for nocturnal people like me… a refuge wherein I hide… trying to find an excuse for not wanting to work and not wanting to sleep… and not wanting to do anything else whatsoever…

To whom I dedicate this song, I don’t know… Beautiful song anyway :) Enjoying it for the 5th time in a row now. For the Bollywoodly challenged people, it belongs to the awesome movie “Wo Lamhe” which, unfortunately, doesn’t have very awesome people… Blah!! Enjoy the song :)

So jaaon main…tum agar

Mere khwaabon mein aao…mere khwaabon mein aao

Kho jaaon main…Tum agar

Meri yaadon mein aao…meri yaadon mein aao

Jaagi nazar mein, soyi nazar mein…

Har pal sanam tum..jhilmilaao…

So jaaon main……..tum agar…..

Well honestly, no harm in listening to a song as a break from the rail budgets and the consecutive uprisings, is there??

Meri khushi mein..shaamil raho tum…

Is zindagi mein…shaamil raho tum…

Yoon toh hain laakhon armaan dil mein

Mehfil mein jaan-e-mehfil raho tum…

Hothon se mere…shaam savere..yunhi sanam tum

Muskurao…. :)

So jaaon main….

You know..falling in love is not so bad. Till the time it inspires you to move ahead and be a better person, it’s totally worth it… Unfortunately, it happens the other way round. I don’t the flip side of the coin; the one that makes people lose their smiles and move around like zombies. Love is a beautiful feeling and loved ones must always be cherished…a memory that makes you smile…. and that inspires the next few lines…

Banke sitara…aankhon mein chamko

In aate jaate…saanso mein meheko…

Bas jaao aake..tum meri jaan mein…

Dil banke mere..seene mein dhadko…

tumko mujhko chaho..bas mujhko chaho…

saare jahaan ko bhool jaao…

So jaaon main…. :)

Here’s the video ….well, just the audio :P

 

 

Surprised how a few songs don’t make me sleepy even after 10th straight play in a row. Guess I am crediting the wrong person after all. Maybe it’s my sleep that has ditched me today…

On a second thought, I would like to fall in love this way… but on a third thought, I have ages before this happens. Robert’s words in my style-

“Miles to go before I sleep (read love)

Miles to go before I sleep (read sleep) ”

Abhi dil bhara hua hai… haha… enough to love at the moment. I love sheila :) (voice of all singles)… Wish I see a dream and see exactly what I want to see…

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Between love and life…

Till a few days ago, I just admired these lines by Tennyson,

“I hold it true, whatever befalls, I feel it when I sorrow most…

It is better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all.”

I know some of my friends reading this would want to check if I am running a temperature or not. Trust me, I am as fit as a fiddle. It’s just that, some things have made me realise the better side of these wonderfully youthful, beautiful and ‘life-ful’ lines.

Having always believed in the philosophy; “Always rise in love, never fall…” I refuse to accept that an emotion as serene as love (be it any kind of love- dreams, parents, friends, passions…lastly a boyfriend/ girlfriend…yes they are last on my list) can hold us down. At the end of the day, it is what we choose for ourselves. Loosing is never anything new. We loose all the time…

“Ek saans kho kar hi ek nayi saans milti hai naa…

us saans ke kho jaane mein hi bhalayi hai…

wo saans jaate jaate ek pal zindagi de jaati hai…”

It’s just what we make of that loss. Do we take a lesson? Or do we loose ourselves to the labyrinth of the timeless time?  And even when we manage ourselves out of that maze, do we make a sincere effort at not going back to those tangles…however enticing or promising they might sound? After all; everything that looks sentimental and cute is not love. Life teaches us something each moment. But only when we choose it above everything else. Don’t find life in love…find love in life. It could be anything; a dream, an idea, an ambition, a passion…

Love happens only when you are moving ahead…if you are going back, it’s a trap you have created for yourself. There can never be a choice between love and life…it is always life that encompasses everything. Choose life above everything else…love will happen somewhere on the way… :)

Thank you lord :)

Extremely happy today I am :) . Reasons:

1) The most awesomest news of the year… got a call from XIMB. yippeee :D

2) Made a few people proud with this small little achievement that will shape my life. I will convert it for you.

More than mine, it is an achievement for those who felt proud that I did it…who really wanted me to get through. I owe it to your prayers and wishes that were there 24×7 like a fort warding off the negativity and lethargy of dreams. I am reminded of these lines. But before, a big thank you to the person who gave me these lines which have, kind of, become the lines of my life

“lehron se darr kar nauka paar nahi hoti,

himmat karne waalon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti,

nanhi cheeti jab daana lekar chadhti hai,

chadhti deewaron par sau baar fisalti hai,

mann ka vishwaas rago mein sahas bharta hai,

gir kar chadhna, chadh kar girna…haan akharta hai,

aakhir uski mehnat bekaar nahi hoti,

koshish karne waalon ki haar nahi hoti…


doobkiyaan sindhu mein gotakhor lagatey hain,

ja ja kar khali haath laut aate hain,

milte naa sahaj hi moti paani mein,

behta duguna utsah isi hairani mein,

mutthi uski khaali har baar nahi hoti,

himmat karne waalon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti.

 

asafalta ek chunauti hai, sweekar karo…

kya kami reh gayi, dekho aur sudhaar karo,

jab tak naa ho safal, neend chain ki tyaago tum…

sangharshon ka maidan, chod mat bhaago tum

kuch kiye bina hi jay jay kar nahi hoti

himmat karne waalon ki kabhi haar nahi hoti…”

More than anything, I have learned the power of not giving up- on my happiness, on my efforts, on my smile, on my life… I will make sure this happiness stays…this pride and the smiles that I accidentally brought on to a few faces, stays. For all the trust and love… thank God for the wonderful people and the wonderful moments u have given me…nothing else I ask of u :) …just these thank yous I have.