गाडी बुला रही है …

बचपन से ही मुझे रेलगाडी के प्रति एक ज़बर्दस्त आकर्षण भी है और वो मेरी भावनाओं के साथ भी जुडी है. अपनी नौकरी के कारण मुझे भारत में कई जगह घूमने का मौका मिला और मैंने रेल से कई भार यात्रा की है और आगे भी करता रहूँगा.
हिंदी सिनेमा में रेलगाड़ी पर हमेशा कई दृश्य फिल्माए गए है. कई बार नायक और नायिका रेल गाडी पर गाना गाते हुए, तो कई बार मिलने बिछड़े के दृश्य, तो कई बार फिल्म के किरदार रेल कि यात्रा करते हुए, या अपना घर-बार छोड़ कर जाते हुए दिखाए गए हैं.
मैं ऐसी फिल्मों कि सूची बनाना चाहता हूँ, और उन फिल्मों में रेलगाड़ी का कैसे उपयोग किया गया यह भी साथ में जोड़ना चाहता हूँ. इसमें समय लगेगा और आप के सुझाव भी चाहिए होंगे.
मेरी सबसे गुज़ारिश है कि आप अगर यह लेख पढ़ लेतें हैं तो इस पर अपनी कमेन्ट में ज़रूर ऐसी फिल्म का नाम भी लिखें, या आपने जिस फिल्म में ऐसे दृश्यों को पसंद किया हो उस फिल्म का नाम या गाना जो भी हों उसे ज़रूर लिखें.
आज के लिए मैं मेरे सबसे पसंदीदा रेल गीत के कुछ अंश यहाँ पुनःपेश करता हूँ जो सन १९७४ में बनी फिल्म ‘दोस्त’ का गीत है. इसे आनंद बक्षी ने लिखा है और सुरों में ढाला है लक्ष्मीकांत-प्यारेलाल ने …
गाडी बुला रही है
सीटी बजा रही है
चलना ही ज़िन्दगी है
चलती ही जा रही है

देखो वो रेल
बच्चों का खेल
सीखो सबक जवानों
सर पे है बोझ
सीने में आग
लब पे धुँआ है जानों
फिर भी ये जा रही है
नगमें सुना रही है
गाडी बुला रही है
सीटी बजा रही है …

(इस पूरे गीत का आनंद आप इस कड़ी पर जाकर ले सकतें हैं )

एक लम्बे अंतराल के बाद …

सभी को नव-वर्ष २०२१ कि हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं !! आशा करतें हैं कि यह नया साल सबके लिए सुख, शान्ति, और खुशहाली लेकर आयें …

एक लम्बे अंतराल के बाद ब्लॉग पर वापसी कर रहा हूँ. और आशा करता हूँ कि अब नियमित रूप से ब्लॉग पर आप से मिलने आऊँगा. ऐसा नहीं है कि जो समय गुज़रा और जो सामाजिक घटनाएं हुयी, और राजनीती कि उठा पटक चलती रही, उससे आहत होकर या प्रेरित होकर लिखने का मन तो हुआ, पर फिर सोचा कि कुछ समय तक सिर्फ प्रेक्षक बन कर रहें और मंथन करते रहें.

खैर, आज सभी विषयों को यहाँ पर न लिखते हुए भविष्य के लिए छोड़ देतें हैं.

और आज के लिए साहिर लुधियानवी कि लिखी हुयी इन पंक्तियों को याद करते हैं;

अपने अन्दर ज़रा झाँक मेरे वतन

अपने ऐबों को मत ढांक मेरे वतन

रंग और नस्ल के दायरों से निकल

गिर चूका है बहोत देर अब तो संभल

तू द्राविड़ है या आर्य नस्ल है

जो भी है अब इसी खाक कि फसल है

तेरे दिल सो जो नफरत न मिट पाएगी

तेरे घर में घुलामी पलट आएगी

तेरी बरबादियों का तुझे वास्ता

ढूंढ अपने लिए अब नया रास्ता …

                                ***

ME … ‘A POLYBAG’

Today 5th June 2018 is the Tenth birth anniversary of this blog. On this day in 2009 this blog was launched, and since then, albeit slowly, this blog has been progressing and continuing with the support of all who have been associated and visited this blog time to time.

This year the World Environment Day theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’!!

And this year our own country India is the host for celebration of this day World-wide.

Few years back I had penned a poem as a ‘self-narrative’ by a ‘polybag (Panni)’.

The poem was in Hindi and for today’s presentation I have got its translation into English done by my daughter Ashwini.

Keeping my write up simple and limited to this much only and once again Thanking all, I present this translation, as a post for today’s occasion here;

ME …  ‘A POLYBAG’

I am a ‘polybag’ wandering places,
Wandering just like the other members of my species are,
Spreading throughout and travelling into the unknown,
Getting ignored with no hopes of getting cared and cured
Yet I keep wishing, for someone to pick me up in their loving arms,
I wish someone would take me to my rightful ‘disposal’, the place where I belong.
I wonder where my siblings are,
Maybe they’re wretched just like me,
Maybe they too have a gruesome story to tell
Like PVC had to tell this other day;
“Oh! the ignorant Humans!
Why aren’t you saving yourselves from me?
Don’t you care about your future?
The future of you and your progeny…”
I wish you would have kept us away from your surroundings
Instead of letting I and my specie get all messed up with each other.
I myself have been through a lot,
Be it getting trapped in cluster of spikes
Or being wrapped up around the branch of a tree!
I’ve floated in the drains, muffled over cans and ducts
Just to become the culprit of everything filthy!
I am that tramp, who keeps wandering constantly,
Rotting through rivers and pools,
Ending up spreading pollution everywhere,
You ask me where I’ll be found,
I am Omnipresent I say!
Flying, crashing through nowhere
Hoping for some day ‘someone’ will come,
And take me to my ‘appropriate disposal’
Please embrace me, love me, care me
Help me to reach – ‘my final destination’
Take me where I belong and save your Habitat,
Save your mother, Oh human,
Save your nature, Save ‘mother earth’

Blessed …

Blessed are those to feel the pain
Blessed are those to be insane
Beyond the limits crazy
Beyond the rules gone,
Making self fashion proudly
With all the clothes torn
Dancing to rhythm of unheard beats
Smiling to the touch of slightest of Breeze
Blessed are those to love again,
Drinking the life and spilling the moments
And letting the heart get stained…
Blessed to laugh with lost teeths,
Blessed to walk bare feet,
Jumping climbing singing around,
Blessed to fall and roll on the ground
Blessed to feel the drops of rain,
Blessed are those who are loved again …

‘आशीर्वाद’

माँ
आँचल तेरा है समुन्दर से गहरा
किनारे की अहमियत ही कहाँ थी
तू जो है साथ मेरे माँ
मुझे बेगानों की ज़रुरत ही कहाँ थी

पापा
सपनों कि कमी न होने दी आपने
ख्वाहिशें हमारी की पूरी
खुदके सपनों से पहले देखि हमारी ख़ुशी
पापा आपके बिना ये सपनों की दुनिया है अधूरी

गुरु
खुद पे यकीन करना सिखाया
उम्मीदों कि राह पे चलना सिखाया
सही और गलत में फर्क समझा के
गुरुजी अनजाने में आपने
हमें जीना सिखाया

माँ कि अहमियत जानी हर गुज़रते पल के साथ
पापा कि अहमियत जानी हर पुरे होते ख्वाब के साथ
गुरु कि अहमियत जानी जब हर नया मकाम हासिल हुआ
आप तीनों का आशीर्वाद सदा रहे हम पे
यही है हमारी दिल से दुआ …

(19.02.17, written for College day 2017)

With Him She Was …

With him she was a princess…
“The beauty queen” he used to say…
But without him she was just
A torn piece of paper that had already a story
Written on it…
The story which she regretted the most
The story which he accepted at any cost…
With closed eyes she walked with him
He took her to places she had never been…
He made the lights brighter which used to be dim,
He made her see love which she had never seen…
She promised not to let him down
To preserve his given precious crown…
Days passed by and she became free
All her chained feelings were set at once free…
She laughed a bit a more…
She cried a bit more…
Every day he touched her heart to its core…
She forgot a thing
That she never owned the crown…
It was given to her by him
And she was letting him down…
Taken for granted was what she was doing
And no sooner she realized this thing…
Miserable was all that she was
A complete mess…a girl full of flaws…
She loved him still
And forever she will…
But he was the one deserving a bit more
He deserved the ocean and all she could offer was
Just a sea shore…
She realized she failed him…
She didn’t made the lights bright
But rather just made them dim…

Falling apart!

Just wish not to be lost
In your eyes again,
Just wish not to be hurt
Don’t want to feel that pain

It’s true that I’m hurt
But I don’t want you to know,
It’s true that I still care
But I don’t want it to show,

I left you, not because,
It was hard for me to stay,
I left you because I knew,
What you wanted- but didn’t say…

That you wanted me to leave
That you wanted our love to end,
That you wanted to say to me
You want to be just a friend!

But you don’t know how it feels,
Maybe you won’t understand,
It’s hard for me now to leave
And even to be just a ‘friend’,
Dying hard inside to tell you that
I never wished to fall apart,
To tell you that may be unknowingly-
But you have really broke my heart,

And today you are here asking me that
Why the hell am I crying alone?

I hope you know that somewhere
You are the reason,
So just don’t act unknown,

How can it be like, that,
You have not felt the touch,
The love and care – I feel for you,
May be I was wrong,
That I knew you better,
While the reality was that I never knew you,

Now it’s hard for me to be free from love,
And even hard to say,

Can’t even hide the tears
And can’t even say …

After he came,

So deeply did he touch her soul to it’s core
She felt loved all over again,
With each passing day he loved her more
He didn’t knew how heavenly
He was erasing her pain…

His words echoed in her heart
As he let them out gradually
He wiped away her tears apart
He made her fall in love slowly,

Longed for love all along,
All of a sudden she was getting it all
He gave her the world-served her love,
And slowly broke each painful wall,

Walls that she built around herself
To not to get hurt ever again,
But those were the walls which –
Restricted the love,

And all that was left was just the pain …

He entered through these walls into her heart
Even though there was no door to it …
He found her broken pieces, understood them
And stitched them again bit by bit,

No scars left
No pain found
How strong love can be
She only knew it now…

After he came!