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 )


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;


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’

“Mere paas Maa hai …”… Sahir Ludhianvi

“Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother’ so today on the international day of women, we pay our tributes to women and the ‘mother’ in them.

“Swami Tinhi Jagaacha Aai vina Bhikaari” …

Goes the lines are from a poem in ‘Marathi’, it means that… Even the lord of all the ‘three worlds’ is a beggar without a Mother…

Yes, every one of us understands the value of this word ‘mother’ and the value of her unconditional love she showers on us. How she cares for her child, how she serves a child for his whole life till she is alive.
Those who have been fortunate to have a mother and also those who are deprived of a mother’s love know very well the value of this word ‘mother’.

In our society, culture and traditions we have highest regards for our Mother. There are numerous stories of a ‘mother’s sacrifices as well as how some of them were the inspiration behind making of our great heroes and those many famous personalities and not to forget those who may not have got the publicity or the limelight, or those whose stories of great courage, stories of successful life inspired by their mothers may not have reached to us.
Also there are many who have been able to make a mark in their life and have achieved a lot only because their Mothers and their Mothers have been a great inspiration for them and played an important role in shaping of their destiny.

Today, we salute them all and salute their ‘womanhood’ because after all before being a mother they all are ‘women’.

A girl child – a daughter, a sister, a wife- better-half, a mother – a woman plays so many important roles in and around us.
She loves, she inspires, she cares, she gives meaning to life, she is mother, she is friend, she is daughter, and she is not only wife but simply a life…
A beautiful message describes a woman as ‘ the willingness to listen, the patience to understand, the strength to support, the heart to care and just to be there … that is the beauty of a woman’..

Today also happens to be the birth anniversary of poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi.

He has talked about woman’s plight, her sufferings, how she has been treated for years in the society, what challenges she face, what are her problems and many more things associated with a woman. Through his poetry and songs he has time to time discuss womanhood and have thrown light on the contemporary world where woman have been neglected, insulted and tortured.

We are all aware that Sahir Ludhianvi shared a strong bond with his mother and many of his poems on woman have been inspired by his mother’s hardships and challenges she faced during her life.

Most of the books on Sahir Ludhianvi find mention of his strong bond of relationship with his Mother and many of us are aware of this through the information in books on Sahir Ludhianvi or other sources like interviews of famous film personalities or information available on the internet.

But I don’t think that much in details have been discussed about his mother and how she faced problems after separating from her husband and upbringing of a son to a poet lyricist of this great stature that Sahir achieved in his life.
Today we throw some light on the above based on the information available in few books on Sahir Ludhianvi and some info on the internet.

In the ‘introduction’ of the book ‘ Jaag Utthhe Khwaab Kayi- Sahir Ludhianvi ’ (Penguin Books India-Yatra Books-2010) editor Murlimanohar Prasad Singh mentions that if one has to understand about Sahir’s personality, ideology, emotions, thoughts and dreams and his poetic soul and if one has to know Sahir, one has know about his mother Sardar Begam.
To put his point further he has cited the novel Mother by Maxim Gorky published in 1906 and based on which in 1926 a Russian movie Mother was made and it was directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin.
The plot of the original novel as mentioned on the Wikipedia is as given below;

In his novel, Gorky portrays the life of a woman who works in a Russian factory doing hard manual labour and combating poverty and hunger, among other hardships. Pelageya Nilovna Vlasova is the real protagonist; her husband, a heavy drunkard, physically assaults her and leaves all the responsibility for raising their son, Pavel Vlasov, to her, but unexpectedly dies. Pavel noticeably begins to emulate his father in his drunkenness and stammer, but suddenly becomes involved in revolutionary activities. Abandoning drinking, Pavel starts to bring books to his home. Being illiterate and having no political interest, Nilovna is at first cautious about Pavel’s new activities. However, she wants to help him. Pavel is shown as the main revolutionary character. Nevertheless Nilovna, moved by her maternal feelings and, though uneducated, overcoming her political ignorance to become involved in revolution, is considered the true protagonist of the novel.

(The ‘plot’ of the film ‘Mother’ made in 1926’ and is also mentioned on wiki here)

We can understand how in a male dominated society a single woman has to face the social concerns, whether she is a ‘widow’, a divorcee, or a ‘woman simply abandoned by her husband’.
The conditions in any ‘time span’ would have been the same and the reality must have been more harsh or continued to be harsh as we see it today and in such circumstances if a woman dedicated her whole life for her child then it is as exemplary as we see in the case of Sahir Ludhianvi.
For ages the story would have been the same and a woman must have fought more courageously to sustain herself in the adversity of life, and when the whole world is against her. It is difficult to face criticism from all side in around yourself and still continue this journey of life.

I have tried to visualize of how Sahir’s mother would have faced the challenges of her times and how she was able to do upbringing of Sahir and his love for poetry even in those turbulent times of her personal life when she was passing through and how her stubbornness, righteousness, virtuousness, her strong mental condition, the values , the ethics she followed, is depicted in the various poems/songs that Sahir has penned while writing the songs on woman, a mother, or a mother-son song or a father-son song for that matter.

So when we have lullaby from his pen his words are full of dreams full of love of a mother for her child;

So ja re so ja meri ankhiyon ke taare
mere raajdulaare
tohe sapnon ki nagri se
nindiya pukaare
pariyon ke baalak
taaron ke bhes mein
tujhko bulaane aaye
chanda ke des mein
sapnon ka raaj hai ae
mere munne ke liye
phoolon ka taaj hai

One can think of the greatness of Sardar Begam, Sahir’s mother, who inspite of her own disturbed life when she left her husband’s home, when he married for 12th time, and she has taken her child with her and taken up his upbringing.
One can imagine how little Sahir was being fed, what values were being inculcated in him and how his life was being shaped.

Mere munne re
seedhi raah pe chalna
jug jug tak phoolna phalna
kaisi bhi mushkil aaye
tera paaon na dolne paaye
tu kul ka maan badhaaye
main tujh par balihaari
seedhi raah pe chalna
sach baat se mat ghabraana
har jhooth se takra jaana
sansaar mein naam kamaana
meri jeewan raat andheri
tu nanhee jyot hai meri
kal hoke na ho maa teri
main tujh par balihaari
seedhi raah pe chalna

(When I shared this song earlier, it reminded me of the famous poem ‘the hand that rocked the cradle, is the hand that rules the world’)

When Sahir’s mother left her husband’s home and taken the child Sahir with her, her husband tried to pressurize her to come back home or either leave the child with him.
But instead of succumbing to his demands Sardar Begam file a case against her husband for divorce and she fight for the custody of Sahir.
Sahir’s father had even threatened of killing Sahir.
During all this time Sahir’s mother must have surely been worried about the uncertain future of her child and a thought losing her child or even what will happen to the child if she is not there must have passed through her mind.

We could find these worries articulated in Sahir’s songs;

tujhko haalaat ki aandhi se bachaane ke liye
aaj main pyaar ke aanchal mein chhupaa leti hoon
kal ye kamzor sahaaraa bhi na haasil hogaa
kal tujhe kaanton bhari raah pe chalnaa hogaa
zindagaani ki kadi dhoop mein jalnaa hogaa
tere bachpan ko jawaani ki duaa deti hoon
aur duaa deke pareshaan si ho jaati hoon


parmeshwar rakhwaala teraa
wo hi maata
wo hi pita hai
maine to bas paala aa
sukh sapne saakaar huye
jab maine tujhko paaya aa
teen lok kaa saain tere
sar par rakkhe saaya
tu mera nanha manmohan
tu mera nandalaala aa aa
parmeshwar rakhwaala teraa
parmeshwar rakhwaala

At times she may have even cursed the circumstances in her life and the fear of losing her own life may also have stuck up her mind, but whom she should trust for her child’s safety;

Kaanton bhare hain sab raaste
tere vaaste
jeewan ki dagar mein
kaun banegaa teraa aasraa
bedard nagar mein
tu mere pyaar kaa phool hai
ke meri bhool hai
kuchh kah nahin sakti
par kisi kaa kiyaa tu bhare
ye sah nahin sakti

Seeing his mother struggling, going through trials and tribulations a child at young age can understand the reality but given his age and his limitations he could assure his mother that one day he will stand for her

Maa tu aansoo ponchhle apne
rone ki koi baat nahin
jab tak tere saath hoon main
mat soch ke koyee saath nahin
aur zaraa sa paal de mujhko
phir main tujhko paaloonga
jo maangegi so laaunga
koi baat na taaloonga
jo teri jholi mein na daaloon
aisi koi saugaat nahin
Maa tu aansoo ponchhle apne
rone ki koi baat nahin

And when this child grows up he vows to eliminate all the struggles all the problems from his mother’s life;

Jab tak tere saath hoon main
mat soch ke koyee saath nahin
din bhar mehnat karke jab main
shaam ko waapas aaoonga
din bhar mehnat karke jab main
shaam ko waapas aaoonga
apne paas bithaakar tujhko
pyaar ke saath khilaaunga
tu aisa mat soch ke tere
sar pe koyi haath nahin
maa tu aansoo ponchhle apne
rone ki koi baat nahin

And that is why even when Sahir entered adulthood his mother was the centre of his being and when Sahir established himself as a successful lyricist he does everything to ensure that his mother is happy and whenever she was upset Sahir would get tense and he could not be at rest till he get to know that everything is well with his mother.

The troubles she had gone through in bringing up Sahir, after separating from her husband and all the difficulties of a being a woman is what we find expressed in various poems of Sahir and those that later on become part of films.

Sahir’s mother left him in 1976 and after four years of her Sahir left us on 25.10.1980.

(note : On the second thought, and knowing about the relationship between Jan Nisar Akhtar and the few years Javed Akhtar spent with Sahir Saab it will be interesting to know if the character of mother and the famous dialogue ‘ mere paas maa hain’ from the film Deewaar was at any time inspired from Sahir’s life. Rather I strongly feel that it must have been.
Recently I even tried to speak to Javed Saab but he was out of Mumbai for some work)

For today’s post to present with a song I had this song marked very much earlier when I get a chance to share some of the above songs for Atul ji’s  blog.

Tu mere saath rahega munne ae
Tu mere saath rahega munne
Taaqi tu jaan sake
Tujhko parwaan chadhaane ke liye
Kitne sangeen maraheel se
Teri maa guzri
Tu mere saath rahega munne

Tu mere saath rahega munne
Taaqi tu dekh sake
Kitne paaon meri mamta ke
Kaleje pe pade
Kitne khanjar meri aankhon
Mere kaanon mein gade
Tu mere saath rahega munne

Main tujhe reham ke saaye mein na
Palne doongi
Zindagaani ki kadi dhoop mein
Chalne doongi
Taaqi tap tap ke tu faulaad bane
Maa ki aulaad bane
Maa ki aulaad bane
Tu mere saath rahega munne

Jab talak hoga tera saath nibhaaungi main
Phir chali jaaungi
Us paar ke sannaaton mein
Aur taaron se tujhe jhaankungi
Zakhm seene mein liye
Phool nigaahon mein liye
Tera koyi bhi nahin mere siwa
Mera koyi bhi nahin tere siwa
Tu mere saath rahega munne
Tu mere saath rahega munne
Tu mere saath rahega munne


Jab talak hoga tera saath nibhaaungi main
Phir chali jaaungi
Us paar ke sannaaton mein
Jab talak hoga tera saath nibhaaungi main
Phir chali jaaungi
Us paar ke sannaaton mein
Aur taaron se tujhe jhaankungi ee
Zakhm seene mein liye
Phool nigaahon mein liye
Mera har dard tujhe dil mein basaana hoga
Main teri maa hoon
Mera karz chukaana hoga
Meri barbaadi ke zaameen agar aabaad rahe
Main tujhe doodh na bakhshoongi
Tujhe yaad rahe
Main tujhe doodh na bakhshoongi
Tujhe yaad rahe
Tujhe yaad rahe
Tujhe yaad rahe

Lyrics in Devnagri Script:

तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने ऐ
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने
ताकि तू जान सके
तुझको परवान चढाने के लिए
कितने संगीन मराहिल से
तेरी माँ गुजरी
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने

तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने
ताकि तू देख सके
कितने पाँव मेरी ममता के कलेजे पे पड़े
कितने खंजर मेरी आँखों
मेरे कानों में गड़े
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने

मैं तुझे रहम के साए में न
पलने दूँगी
जिंदगानी की कड़ी धुप में
चलने दूँगी
ताकि तप तप के तू फौलाद बने
माँ की औलाद बने
माँ की औलाद बने
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने

जब तलक होगा तेरा साथ निभाउंगी मैं
फिर चली जाउंगी
उस पार के सन्नाटों में
और तारों से तुझे झाँकुंगी
जख्म सीने में लिए
फूल निगाहों में लिए
तेरा कोई भी नहीं मेरे सिवा
मेरा कोई भी नहीं तेरे सिवा
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने
तू मेरे साथ रहेगा मुन्ने

(भाग २ )

जब तलक होगा तेरा साथ निभाउंगी मैं
फिर चली जाउंगी
जब तलक होगा तेरा साथ निभाउंगी मैं
फिर चली जाउंगी
उस पार के सन्नाटों में
और तारों से तुझे झाँकुंगी
जख्म सीने में लिए
फूल निगाहों में लिए
मेरा हर दर्द तुझे दिल में बसाना होगा
मैं तेरी माँ हूँ
मेरा क़र्ज़ चुकाना होगा
मेरी बर्बादी के जामीन अगर आबाद रहे
मैं तुझे दूध न बख्शूंगी
तुझे याद रहे
मैं तुझे दूध न बख्शूंगी
तुझे याद रहे
तुझे याद रहे
तुझे याद रहे

Note: Meaning of few key words:

Parwan chadhna – to grow up, grow, increase, flourish
Sangeen – hard, stony
Marahil – stations, stages, days’ journeys; journeys.
Bakhshnaa- to give, grant, bestow, to forgive, pardon, excuse.

आया मौसम ‘सीसीटीवी’ का …

कूड़ा – करकट
(हमारे समाज का आइना)

… आया मौसम ‘सीसीटीवी’ का …

दोस्तों, यह लेख मैंने कई महीनों पहले लिखा था जब बार बार ‘सीसीटीवी’ कि चर्चा कुछ न कुछ बहाने से सुर्ख़ियों में थी. फिर कुछ कारणवश मैं इसे पोस्ट नहीं कर पाया.
तब ऐसी घटना घटी थी जब एक इंसान ने खुदकशी कि और वक्त रहते अगर सुरक्षा कर्मी ‘सीसीटीवी’ कि ‘फूटेज’ कि निगरानी कर रहे होते तो शायद इस शख्स को बचाया भी जा सकता था.

यह लेख भी मैंने अपने तरीके से सरल भाषा में लिखा है ताकि सामान्य जनता पर या ‘आम –आदमी’ पर इससे कोई और अधिक ‘बोझ’ न बढे !! क्योंकि आम आदमी अपनी रोज़मर्रा कि जिंदगी से ही इतना थक जाता है कि उसके बाद के समय में वह कोई भी अतिरिक्त कार्य (चाहे वह देशहित में ही क्यों न हो, करने हा हौसला नहीं जुटा पता है).

अब देश में फिर से ‘सिसिटीवी’ का ‘मौसम’ उफान पर है. कई जगह ‘सीसीटीवी’ लगाए जा रहे है. कई जगहों पर लगाने का विचार हो रहा है – केंद्र स्तर पर- दिल्ली में- अलग अलग राज्यों में – जहाँ नयी सरकारें आयी है वहाँ पर, इत्यादि.
(इसका मतलब यह भी निकाला जा सकता है कि ‘करोड़ों’ रुपयों का बजट इसके लिए आवंटित किया गया होगा, निविदाएँ मंगाई गयी होंगी, ठेके (?) दिए जा रहे होंगे या ठेकों कि नीलामी कि जा रही होंगी, या फिर ‘ऑन-लाइन’ प्रक्रिया चल रही होंगी. हम चाहे तो कुछ भी कयास लगा सकते है)

हमने ऐसा भी देखा है कि कभी-कभी ‘सीसीटीवी’ का जिक्र होता है तो आँखों के सामने एक नाकाम ‘कैमरे’ कि तस्वीर उभर आती है. क्योंकि हर समय यही सुनने को मिलता है कि ‘सीसीटीवी’ तो लगा हुआ था पर वह काम नहीं कर रहा था! तो क्या सीसीटीवी को भी ऑफिस-ऑफिस जैसी कोई बीमारी लग गयी है कि वह कुछ लेन-देन के बाद ही काम करेगा. या फिर हमने हजारों – लाखों रुपये खर्च कर इन कैमरों को लगवाया ही क्यों है?
इस सीसीटीवी को मुए को शर्म भी नहीं आती है, लोग जान से चले जाते है, पर यह हिलता ही नहीं है, देश कि सुरक्षा तक खतरे मे पड़ जाती है आम आदमी कि तो बात ही क्या?
और हम केवल सीसीटीवी के भरोसे है, अगर कोई इसे जान-बूझकर’ चलने नहीं देता है तो भी इसे अपने आप कभी कभार एक चमत्कार के रूप में काम करने में क्या फर्क पड़ता है, क्योंकि इसमें कैद हुई तस्वीरों से ही तो हमें कुछ सुराग मिलेंगे वर्ना दिखावे के लिए तो हमारी पुलिस झूठ-मूठ कुछ तो छापेमारी करेगी ही,
वैसे भी पहले जब सीसीटीवी नहीं था तो क्या मामले सुलझते ही नहीं थे, हाँ यह अलग बात है कि ज्यादातर मामलों में बाहरी ताकतों के होने का तर्क दिया जाता था और अगर कोई गुनाहगार पकड़ा भी जाए तो क्या? कानून के ढीले ढाले पेंच उसकी सलामती के कई रास्ते अपने आप खोल देते है ताकि गुनाह करनेवालों के हौंसले और बुलंद हो और वो संगीन से संगीन अपराध करने कि हिमाकत कर सके, इसी का नाम तो भारतीय लोकतंत्र है, और ‘टालरेंस’ भी हमारा गज़ब का है , हर चीज बर्दाश्त कर लेते है…
हाँ हाँ , वही… सहिष्णुता , फर्गिवेनेस .. क्षमा.. ‘क्षमादान सबसे ऊपर है’,
यह सब सब कहते सुनते ही तो हमने गांधीजी के ‘तीन बंदरों’ को अपनी नाकामी कि ढाल बना दिया है, कैसे? ..
ऐसे जनाब- हर गुनाह से , सामाजिक बुराइयों से हमने आँख मूंद ली है- चाहे हमारे सामने कितना भी बुरा घटित हो रहा हो- ‘ हम कुछ देखते ही नहीं है’- मैंने देखा नहीं’ ,
विकास और वैश्वीकरण के शोर मे किसी कि चीख पुकार भी हमें सुनाई नहीं देती है- मैंने सुना नहीं’, और अन्याय चाहे कितना भी हो रहा हो, हमारे में अब बोलने कि हिम्मत रही ही नहीं – सब चलता है, अपने बाप का क्या जाता है, मजबूरी का नाम … हम है- जी हाँ – एक आम भारतीय आदमी, किसी और का नाम बदनाम करने से क्या फायदा?,
तो यह है हमारा तीसरा पहलु- ‘मैंने बोला नहीं’

तो फिर से ‘सीसीटीवी’ कि कार्य प्रणाली पर लौटते है. सरकार ने जहां भी जनता का पैसा खर्च कर ये
‘सीसीटीवी’ लगाए हैं , जहां ये बंद पड़े हैं – उन्हें चालु कराया जाय, जहां चल रहे है वहाँ पर इनकी फूटेज कि निगरानी करने वालों को सतर्क किया जाए, क्योंकि कब कहाँ क्या होगा इसका अनुमान लगाया नहीं जा सकता इसलिए सतर्कता जरुरी है. और जिनके जिम्मे इसका पूरा कार्यभार है वहाँ पर जवाबदेही तय कर इसकी कार्यप्रणाली को सुचारू रूप से चलाया जाए और इसको सख्ती से लागू किया जाए.
लेखक कि प्रार्थना है कि सरकार लगाए गए ‘सीसीटीवी’ कि ‘कार्यप्रणाली’ निश्चित करें ताकि जनता को और सभी को इसका लाभ मिल सके. सभी जगहों पर ये सीसीटीवी बिना रुकावट के चलते रहे और कानून कि मदद करते रहे. और इन सीसीटीवी को लगाने पर जो ‘जनता’ का ‘पैसा’ लगाया गया है उसका लाभ ‘राष्ट्र’ को और ‘जनता’ को मिले. जान हानि को बचाया जाए, राष्ट्र और राष्ट्रीय राष्ट्रीय संपत्ति कि रक्षा कि जा सके.
और जनता भी अपनी जागरूकता से इन ‘सीसीटीवी’ कि रक्षा करे ताकि कोई असामाजिक तत्त्व इनको नुक्सान न पंहुचा सके और ‘राष्ट्रीय-संपत्ति’ कि हानि को टाला जा सके.

(नोट – सुर्ख़ियों में है कि कुछ जगहों पर ‘एल-ई-डी’ ‘बल्ब’ लगाने या बदलने के कार्य में भी कुछ अनियमितताएं पायी गयी है … जय हो !!)

‘किरमिच’ … ( ‘Canvas of Life’ )

समय कि कूंची चली है
यादों के दृश्य बिखरे है
जिंदगी के ‘किरमिच’ पर
आज कई रंग उभरे है

रंगीन कुछ
कुछ काले,
कुछ निखरे
कुछ धुन्धलाये
लेकिन सब ऐसे, जैसे
दिल खोल के जी आये

कई जज़्बात इनमे बोल रहे है
रिश्तों कि कहानियां कह रहे है
उम्र के पड़ाव इनमे झलक रहे है
हर दौर का हिसाब मांग रहे है

मेरे तब का मैं
और मेरे अब का मैं
दोनों आमने सामने है
सवाल भी मैं
और जवाब भी मैं
फिर भी उलझनें बाकी है

लगता है एक उम्र गुज़र गयी
कभी लगता है कि
अभी तो जिंदगी शुरू हुई,

या फिर कट चुकी है आधी
और बाकी है आधी,
टंगी हुई दीवार पर


पेंच उलझते जा रहे थे
मुश्किलें बढती जा रही थी
बर्दाश्तगी छटपटाने लगी थी
सांस घुंटने लगी थी
लगता था जैसे हर मोड पर
साज़िश शतरंज बिछाये है,

मैं दांव चल नहीं रहा था
और वो जीत कि ग़लतफहमी में थे
मैं गिरती इंसानियत देख रहा था
वो गुलाम कि अकड पर हैरान थे,

हाँ, आखिर, थे तो हम गुलाम ही ,

मैं मुट्ठी भर भर हिम्मत जुटा रहा था
सपने तिनका तिनका फिसल रहे थे
मैं परबत परबत हौसला जुटाने लगा
सपनों के महल डगमगाने लगे
मायूसी रोज़मर्रा हो गयी
बार बार जो वो मेरे वजूद कों ठुकराने लगे

लेकिन, यही वक्त था कि,
मैंने सीने में हौसला भर लिया
और ‘बगावत’ कर ली
उनकी मालिकियत ठुकरा के
अपनी जिंदगी, अपने नाम कर ली

Music and Life : Geet Gaataa Chal …

Music for all of us is a part of our life, or should I say it is ‘religion’ for all of us, or may be more than that.
It is also a positive force that keeps us going and a good healer too.

It may not be everything for us; still it is there with all aspects of our life.

And above all it is‘worship’ for those who love music and those who are connected with it in some other way.

So, in our offerings of prayers to the goddess ‘Saraswati’ I sincerely wish that as long as I live and continue this journey of life, ‘music’ is there with me at every moment and the journey be eternal musical forever …


All of us love music and we are attached to it for various reasons. For me, it is an ongoing activity which rules my sub-conscious and conscious mind every time.
It motivates me a lot. It acts like an inspirational force for me.

It has been almost since my childhood that I was addicted to Radio for listening songs and as I grow, that continued and the addiction also grows more with collection of cassettes, now collection CDs, getting done recording of songs, searching for rare songs etc etc.

So, music is always there with me in my day to day life.


When I was a bachelor the ‘mono cassette recorder’ with me use to start early morning, in fact I used to rise from bed straight to put on a cassette to play (starting with ‘bhupaali’/devotionals, and then moving for brush and tea preparation.
Then, till I left for office it continued to play and when I came back from office I start the music till I go to bed. The cassette player has to be auto stopped (usually) as I go to sleep while listening to the songs/albums for that day.

Then, as I joined distance education and use to study and do assignments at home, I use to listen to music during breaks of my study or when I wish to take some jigs on my favorite songs. (To ‘unwind’ as they put up nowadays).


After getting active with Atul ji’s blog,  it has become my daily routine to share some songs either on daily basis. If not sharing, preparing for the songs to be shared, or searching for the songs that are in my memory since years back and while searching if I find something new (in our case the terminology is ‘old and rare’) then sharing them.
So music is continuously going on in my mind.

At work also whenever I get break or time to think during intervals I am thinking of songs that are yet to make to the blog.

Further in today’s stressful life we face many different situations time to time , a music lover like me always finds songs to face the situations, get out of it – if it is a troubled situation or enjoy and celebrate or cheer – if it something positive happening or getting succeeded in any assigned task (of work or of personal interest).


Few months back, we have to rush to a place about 475 kms away from my base station, as my elder daughter was hospitalized due to sudden illness. When she was hospitalized and her colleagues were with her (and she was out of danger), instead of starting instant, as it was already 9 PM, and I was still in travel back from my office, we decided to move on early morning next day. So I get time to take all my favorite albums with me.
However on the first day the ‘music system’ was under the control of by my younger daughter so we have to listen to mostly the newer songs.

The next two days were more hectic and there was no scope to listen the songs, though prayers were going on in our mind. After my elder daughter was discharged from hospital, my wife and younger daughter accompany her and stay at her Hostel room to give support.
When everything was settled we decided to visit a Aashram on the banks of Narmada River in Narmada district near Rajpipla. This is the place which we visit at least once in a year and I always wish that I get more chance to visit there and can spend a longer duration there. Well this time we were getting a night stay there and most importantly darshan of Swamiji.
Darshan of Swamiji is possible only few hours starting late night.

As my younger daughter stayed back to support her Didi at the hostel, me and my wife took up for the aashram.
Our travel has to be for at least 3 hours one side, so there was enough time for me to get on with my favorite songs too.
One of the albums that I carried with me was ‘Immortal melodies from Navketan Films: Vol.2-Philosophical’ (SA re ga ma – Bombay Talkies)
(Few years back I had got this one album from a famous online store)

As the playlist proceeds one by one this song appears!

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe geet sangeet ki aarti,
Mujhko vardaan de, mujhko vardaan de Maata Saraswati …’

When the word by word fall on my ear I was relating it with our daily life, the daily activities that we perform and finally we search some time for leisure, some time to take us off from the hectic life, some to time to unwind ourselves…
But now it has become difficult, because, as far as I am concerned I get very less time to play my favorite CD/DVD’s, to listen all the cassettes that I have collected over these 29 years so far. Sometime I am angry with myself for the job I have taken and for the circumstances I have created myself which give very less time for me.

But none the less the songs are there playing all the time in my mind and what if I cannot hear the CDs or Cassettes, I can sing them I can keep humming different songs according to the changing situations whatever I faced and wherever I am. That way I remain connected to music every time all the time.

The song under discussion today says it all for me. All I can pray to God that ‘sukh dukh mein aap sadaa hamaare saath rehna, aur man ke mandir mein sangeet ki jyot jalaaye rakhna’ (I remember the very first time when I meet Swamiji he aksed me what I wish from the Gods as he has already given me a ‘happy life’, so he advised me that whenever I pray to God I should only asked him to ‘be with us in our ‘hard times’ as well ‘when we are sailing smooth’)

Haath bhi nahin jab hil sake
Saaz bhi jab nahin paas ho

Maut bhi ho saamne khadi
Mushkil aur har saans ho

Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe
Geet sangeet ki aarti
Mujhko vardaan de
Maata Saraswati

How true it is, because going through hard times also we were connected to the divine form of Music – listening, singing and praying Prarthanaa, Bhajans at the ‘Aashram’

‘Man ke mandir mein jalti rahe – Geet Sangeet ki Aarti’…


सुहाना सफर …. Suhaanaa Safar

This is poem is dedicated to the magical blog ‘atul’s bollywood song a day – with full lyrics’

Congratulating Atul ji and his team on reaching 10,000 songs on Jun 19, 2013 – atulsongaday.me and wishing a very happy musical journey ahead …

गाडी आयी गाडी आयी
अतुल जी कि गाडी आयी
सात सुरों का सागर लायी
मन में उमंगें हज़ार लायी

इसका इंजन समय का पहिया
डिब्बे सारे बदलती घड़ियाँ
इन डिब्बों में कई कहानियां
यादों कि कई जिंदगानियाँ

सुख दुःख के खजाने से
गहरी समय कि धारा से
किस्से अनगिनत कलाकारों के
मनोरंजन,त्याग और तपस्या के

तेरे मेरे कितने सपने
बचपन के वो दिन सुहाने
जवानी के वो दिन दीवाने
गाएँ मिलकर जो तराने

अपना स्टेशन आये तो उतरना
देख मुसाफिर भूल न जाना
फिर इस गाडी में आना
प्यार हमारा साथ ले जाना

Gaadi aayi gaadi aayi
Atul ji ki gaadi aayi
Saat suron ka saagar laayi
Man mein umangen hazaar laayi

Iska Engine samay ka pahiyaa
Dibbe saare badalti ghadiyaan
In dibbon mein kayi kahaaniyaan
Yaadon ki kayi zindagaaniyaan

Sukh dukh ke khazaane se
Gehri samay ki dhaara se
Kisse angeenat kalaakaaron ke
Manoranjan, tyaag aur tapasyaa ke

Tere mere kitne sapne
Bachpan ke wo din suhaane
Jawaani ke wo din deewaane
Gaayen milkar jo takraane

Apna station aaye to utarna
Dekh musaafir bhool na jaana
Phir  is gaadi mein aana
Pyaar hamaara saath le jaana

Aaya hai mujhe phir yaad wo zaalim…Songs that bring back memories

He he he he he he
La la la la la la la la la la
Pyaar hua hai jabse

Whenever I listen to this song from ‘Abhilasha-1968’, I am thrilled, I get goose-bumps, its music makes me delighted and it takes back to me where I am kid and playing with an inflatable rainbow color beach ball, which my Father have brought for me…

That is how our mind starts relating memories with.

A strange feeling runs through my heart every time I hear Kishore Kumar’s
he he
he he
ha ha
hmm hmm
hmm hmm
aha ha
ha ha ha
ha ha
hmm hmm
(In the song -kora kaaghaz thha yeh man mera)

Then I just cannot escape this, it stirs my heart
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
he he he he
ho ho ho ho

(In phoolon ka taaron ka)

And in the same line an altogether different world starts calling me when I tune into these;

he he he
ha ha ha

(From mere sapnon ki raani kab aayegi tu)

Hai haan ..sachchaai chhup nahin sakti, banaawat ke asoolon se …

And this Lata-Kishore’s

o ho ho
ho ho ho
o ho ho
hmm hmm hmm

And just listen to this ‘hmm hmm hmm’ by Kishore Kumar and the pause before Lata takes of to ‘Karwatein badalte rahe’..

For years together this all have been very fascinating and it will be as long as we are there …


I believe that all of us, the ‘music lovers’ have our own reasons for being attached to ‘music’.
Some of us definitely have some specific reasons that keep us to be continuously in pursuit of ‘songs’, and some of us have some special memories to cherish with, and cherish those special moments with some sort of ‘musical memories’ attached with.

We always like to mention about the ‘songs that bring back memories’.

We fondly cherish and remember such songs and enjoy them and try to revive those memories.

Trying to find out these special songs, that I hear up while growing, was the main reason that I started to contributing lyrics of the songs that were still to be posted on Atul ji’s blog.
But when I noticed that many songs from my list of ‘Aaya hai mujhe phir yaad wo zaalim’ (title I thought to give to this compilation when I record them, and which now is the tilte for this post also) were still to make on this blog, I became uncomfortable and was eager to see these very special songs on the blog, because ultimately this was a ‘unique’ blog and the songs I mentioned definitely deserved place on the blog – since these were the songs from the very special period of the Hindi cinema – ‘the Seventies’….

In this post I have tried to find out those special songs, that I hear up while growing,.

This post is dedicated to those special songs that have indelible and permanent mark on our mind and have remain evergreen as well as immortal for us.

Now talking of the memories, that some songs triggers, we actually do not know how some songs remain constant in our mind and become the part of our life at various stages.

Like, my parents told me that, when I was a child, my uncles and aunts tease me with the song ‘Wo pari kahaan se laaun – ye gangaram ki samajh mein naa aaye’ from the Manoj Kumar starrer ‘Pehchaan’
Given my physique at that time must have provoked them to give me this name ‘Gangaram’.
Then these songs ‘deewaana mujhsa nahin’, ‘baiyaan na dharo’, ‘duniya mein logon ko’, bring this ‘Gramohpone’ and ‘LP’ records to my mind.
Because my Uncle had brought this LP record player then, and these songs were regularly played on them and were favorites (I think so).

And I do not know how this song ‘teri galiyon mein ham aaye, dil armaanon bharaa laaye’ became part of my permanent memory, even though I have not watched this film ‘Minoo’ then and to till date. May be because, it was frequently played on the Radio then.

As far Memories related with the musical programmes on Radio is concerned, one is of the programme – ‘ Fauji bhaaiyon ke liye …’Jaimaala’ ‘ on Vividh Bharati, presented by Dharmendra. I remember this talking about that ‘main ek kisaan ka beta hoon’ and this song ‘apni kahaani chhod ja.. Mausam beeta jaaye’ I listened it first time then was taken over by this song.

Then there was ‘Bianca Geetmala’ the most favorite of film songs’ program of everybody in the family.
Listening the annual programs of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ was also an event which is a part of our beautiful memories.
One memory to share related with this is that on the annual program of 1979 I was given the responsibility to listen and note down the rankings and final results since my parents had to go for their ‘drama rehearsals’. That year ‘dafli waale dafli bajaa’ from ‘Sargam’ topped the charts.

From ‘All India Radio-Urdu Service’ programmes my favorites were ‘bheega bheega pyaar ka samaa bataa de tujhe jaana hai kahaan’, ‘raahi matwaale’ and ‘ham pyaar mein jalnewaalon ko’….

And if you are fortunate enough to have been fallen in love with someone at an early age,  may be a one sided crush and an unexpressed love (‘apun ki zindagi mein bhi ek ‘memsaab’ thi , kya ! aayen!) and if you are separated from this ‘childhood’ love for some reasons , you have plenty of songs in our Hindi films that we can relate to our real life situations and where one can fall and swim in the depth of the ‘poetic beauty’ of the lyrics.

Some songs trigger memories, while some real life situations sometimes spontaneously bring some songs to our lips…

‘Naao kaaghaz ki gehra hai paani, zindagi ki yahi hai nishaani,
phir bhi har haal mein muskuraake, duniyaadari padegi nibhaani…’

With the advent of new technologies have opened up a vast treasure for music lovers like us and I can list out the following from my experience of searching songs online; according to me this is how this ‘journey of life through songs’ takes place;

Some songs those get stored in our very early memory,
Some songs that trigger memories when we review the above category songs,
Some songs that are not in our memory but related to that period and hidden in our vague memory,
Songs that strike us on situational, seasonal basis, incident basis, on changing weather conditions, time, and/or our mental and physical condition given at a time.
Some songs are in our permanent memory and they live with us, they grow with us (here growing meaning the understanding of the verses, relating our emotions to it and the physical properties of the song i.e.its tune, its singing, its recording, its picturisation etc etc).
Some songs are that get stored in our sub-conscious memory and some carried over through our conscious day to day life experiences.
Our personal likings for some actors, actresses, stars, of any film personality,
And last but not the least is the ‘nostalgia’ that we all love – and looking for something that have been left back over the years,


Seasons and Festivals also trigger some musical memories, like;

During Ganesh festival this song ‘he gajvadan Ganesh ji , meri binti suniyo re’ keeps haunting me, and I searched it for many many years, finally thinking that it must be a NFS, I started searching that way. But later on came to know that this is from the film Pujarin when it was shared on Atul ji’s blog by our beloved Prakash ji.

Every Janmashtami I am automatically reminded of these songs;
Kanhaiyya kanhaiyaa tujhe aana padega (Maalik- 1972)
Shor mach gaya shor dekho aaya makhan chor (Badlaa-1974)
Krishna Krishna bolo Krishna (Naya Din Nayi Raat-1974)
Govind bolo hari gopal bolo (chhup chhup meera roye..- Johny Mera Naam-1970)

Every monsoon I am haunted by these song;
Saawan ka mahina aa gaya ho (Nehle Pe Dehla)
Jhoomta saawan dekho aaya (Do Khilaadi-1976)
Barkha raani zara jam ke barso(Sabak-1973)

Around Diwali festival, I used to get feeling of Diwali vacations that we enjoy during our childhood and these songs start haunting me;
Main na bhoolunga, Ye jo public hain, Ye hai mera premi

May be because I would have get to watch these films during Diwali festivals. Though here in the case of these films the above songs belong to they actually were released at the same time in the month of October, so must be around Diwali time as I could presumed.

Over the years I cannot escape the magic of ‘Sun jaa aa thhandi hawaa’ and ‘Jaadugar tere naina, dil jaayega bach ke kahaan’, ‘tum mile pyaar se mujhe jeena gawaara hua’ and ‘waada karo jaanam, na chhodoge ye daaman’, whenever I listen to it.

With ‘ya garmi yon ki raat jo purvaiyya chale, thhandi safed chaadaron pe jaage der tak’..  I try to find the ‘fursat ke raat dins of our ‘childhood’, in our today’s life wherein we get very less time to unwind ourselves.

And the all time favorite ‘zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain jo makaam’…. Whenever I feel like going back to the memories and places, which I have been and left behind later.

One born in that period of ‘seventies’ cannot forget these quawaalis, which also were the favorites in Orchestra programs;
Jhoom baraabar jhoom sharaabi, Raaz ki baat kehdoon to, ‘chadhta sooraj dheere dheere dhalta hain dhal jaayega’, ‘taarif teri nikli hain dil se’….

And I remember that almost all orchestras then compulsorily have these numbers;

O door ke musaafir hamko bhi saath le le re
Chhotisi umar mein hain lag gaya rog
Kuhu kuhu bole koyaliya
Mora nadaan baalma na jaane dil ki baat
Aap jaisa koyi meri zindagi mein aaye
Ishwar satya hain.. satyam shivam sundaram
Aapke shehar mein aayi hoon shauq se
Dariyaa kinaare ek bunglow ga pori
Mungda mungda main gud ki dalli
Jhoom baraabar jhoom sharaabi

From the mythological I cannot forget ‘manwa re manwa, jeewan hai sangram (Jai Barjrangbali-1976) and ‘yahaan wahaan jahaan tahaan mat puchho kahaan kahaan (Jai Santoshi Maa-1975) and ‘Janam janam ke phere (1957)


So when our beloved Atul ji  discussed this in his numerous posts about the ‘best age i.e. 8 to 14 yrs, of which the memories we carry with us,  piqued my interest and I thought to analyze this ‘science’ in my case.
And I would like to share the results here.

For this I decided to list out all the songs that straightway take to the nerves, whenever I get to listen to them, they touched my heart; a strange feeling of going back to those days brings goose bumps to me and left me in state of mind that cannot be expressed in words.

These are the songs which give me an altogether different feeling whenever I listen to them and they remind me of the special memorable time of our life i.e. childhood which will not come back again.

Looking back now it feels like that was a ‘different world’ altogether!

Just have a look at the following list of songs;

Aaya hai mujhe phir yaad wo zaalim – ‘Devar-1966’

Paayal ki jhankaar raste raste-Mere Lal-1966

Phool tumhe bheja hai khat mein-Saraswatichandra-1967

Aayi hain bahaaren mitey zulmo sitam-Ram Aur Shyam-1967

Pankh hote to ud aati re- Sehra-1963

Dheere dheere machal ae dile beqaraar-Anupama-1965

All these songs are from the films that belong to the period before I was born.

I do not know but these songs have captivated my mind since I was a child.

Also, while going through Atul ji’s post on the blog (for those songs already posted from the list) I find it interesting that many of these songs (in my list) are common favorites of both of us.
As Atul ji is elder to me by six years it would be interesting to know – what emotions and feelings he goes through listening the same songs.

The timeline in my case is from 1968 (I was born) to 1982.

I was also interested to find what exactly the results are in my case. And while I started with focusing on the prominent songs that bring back memories, I finished with listing all the songs, to get a better picture.(and later on I might add some more songs to the list, if I find that has been missed now).

The list of my Songs that bring back memories is here.

Out of these songs links for those already posted on Atul ji’s blog are given therein.
And for the balance ones they will be updated whenever these songs are posted on the blog.
Where I have multiple songs from the same film, I have considered only one for this analysis’s purpose. So from the total of 211 songs I have considered 174 only with one each from a film.
Now in many cases even the movies that these songs are from have not been watched by me. And I am trying to get these now like I watched ‘Pehchaan’ in 2007, ‘Abhilaasha’ in 2011 by getting their VCD/DVDs. I don’t know if now VCD/DVD for those movies that failed at the box-office, would be available or not.

This list of songs that I started writing down in 1994 (in my diary and separate notes prepared time to time) was there with me and it was last updated in 1998.

Getting back into it was very enjoyable and interesting.

I have put the total list and links here

And while doing the analysis I find years like 1974, 1976 having more songs that I like, so I have put them separately and spread over the age range in more categories and not covering all of them in one range of 8 to 14 yrs.

Age range    Up to 1967    1968-72    1973-1974    1975-1976    1977-1982    Total
0    12                    12
0-4 yrs        51                51
5-6 yrs            31            31
7-8 yrs                29        29
9-14 yrs                    51    51
12    51    31    29    51    174

The maximum numbers are from 1976-1982 – 68 songs (i.e. 39%), and the highest from a single year are 17 from 1974, 1976 & 1977, then 14 from 1973 and 12 each from 1975, 1971 and 1970 and 11 from 1978, making a total of 112 (from rest years the figure is less than 10).

So, enjoy this list and take a trip down memory lane in your childhood to find out your favorite songs and ‘songs that bring back memories’

(You can also enjoy this post with the beautiful song ‘tere mere yaraane ho’ from the 1976 film Naagin here)


कहते हैं कि ‘उम्मीद’ पे दुनिया कायम हैं,
इसलिए है उम्मीद तुझसे ही मेरी, कि जैसे है,
सृष्टि को नियम से,
नियम को परिश्रम से,
तपिश को ठंडक से,
रेगिस्तान को हरियाली से,
क्षुधा को खुराक की,
तृषा को जल से ,
लहर को किनारेसे,
निराशा को है आशा से,
धरती को सूरज से,
अग्नि को वायु से,
इंसान को इंसानियत से,
आत्मा को परमात्मा से,
और रिश्तों को ‘विश्वास’ की है उम्मीद !
यह रिश्ता टूट न जाये कभी,
बंधी रहे डोर पंचतत्व की इस जीवन से,
चलता रहे कारवां जिंदगी का यूँही,
यही सोचकर,
फिर ‘उम्मीद’ के ‘बादल’ घिर आये है,
और छायी है ‘घटा’ ‘विश्वास’ की,
लुटा दे हम पर तेरी ‘दया’ का ‘सागर’,
……… बरस जा अब तो !

(This poem was earlier posted on  nai-aash.in  and somehow it missed here, so re-blogged today with a hope that all these prayers reach to the God and he showers his blessing on us – on all of us)