Dhundh: As I stood wondering in the morning fog

As I walked through the fog, and the road passed already quickly enveloped itself in the white sheet, as the road further down wouldn't yield. I stood there wondering - Why am I so curious about what is there ahead.. and so cautious of what has gone by. I wonder. … [Read more...]

आधार

  सुर्ख नशीली धुंध में आहटें समेट लेते थे अब चमकीली धूप में राहें कम पढ़ जाएँ मन भागे तो चार दिशाएं कम पढ़ जाएँ कोई डूबे तो सात सत्ताहें कम पढ़ जाएँ आसमान ज़मीन पर उतर आये, हाथ बढाये तो उसकी … [Read more...]

Faiz's Aaj Baazaar Mein – Translated and Explained

By Toronto based Poet, Anis Zuberi Courtesy, Junaid Zuberi Another translation of Faiz rendered by a Toronto based poet – Anis Zuberi. This is a timeless poem or nazm, aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chalo has been translated and explained below. Aaj bazaar main pa ba jolan chalo aaj bazaar main pa bajolan chalo let us walk in bazaar in shackles Chashm-e-nam, jaan-e-shoreeda kafi nahin wet eyes and restless soul is not enough Tohmat-e-ishq-posheeda kafi nahin being charged for nurturing … [Read more...]

कबीर के दोहे – 1

This is the first post on Sant Kabir's verses - called Dohe. I will bring more of these everyday. बिरछा कबहूँ न फल भखै, नदी न अन्चवे नीर परमार्थ के कारने, साधू धरा शरीर| वृक्ष कभी भी अपना फल खुद नहीं खाता, न ही नदी कभी अपना जल पीती है| उसी प्रकार साधू … [Read more...]

Badlaav

Unka kehna hai,”badlaav bahut zaruri hai” Phir kyun suraj har roz niyam se, subah savere aata hai Aur sham ki chaadar odhe, chup chaap kahin so jaata hai Kyun nadi aaj bhi behti hai, saagar mein mil jaane ko Kyun saagar dharti ke tatt ko, chookar vaapis ho jaata hai Kyun ghadi ki suyiyaan nir antar, ek taal pe chalti rehti hain Kyun har mausam us hi jagah, har saal laut ke aata hai Woh chaahte the sab kuchh badle, so alag raah pe nikal pade Main bhi kuchh der wahaan ruk kar, kissi aur … [Read more...]

Ghar

Wo shehr jise main ghar kehta tha Jahaan mera bachpan rehta tha Wo shehr zara badla lagta hai Bas yaadon mein apna lagta hai Jisne pairon ko pankh diye Ta umra jahan sapnon ko jiye Ma baba ki chhaon mein Jahaan kitne lamhe fateh kiye Wo shehr zara badla lagta hai Bas yaadon mein apna lagta hai Jahaan cycle pe udna seekha tha Aur luna pe sadken naapi thi Bhaiya se maangi motorcycle Jahaan raja banne ko kaafi thi Wo shehr zara badla lagta hai Bas yaadon mein apna lagta hai Kayi dost mile, … [Read more...]

Behnde Dariya

For the first time, I've written something in punjabi. And of all the places, I wrote this when I'm sitting in kerala, surrounded by malayalis and malayalam. Don't know why but it just happened. A first amongst many firsts. Hope you guys like it. koi jaana rabb deyo pyaareyon jaake kehna mere apneyaan nu kithe reh na jaan udeekde oh duuron langde dariya nu koi dharam ni hunda khwaban da eh wafa kisse naal karde nahi bass laare laayi rakhde ne change bhaleyaan bandeyaan nu jadon hawa vi … [Read more...]

Shehr

kuchh badla badla sa yeh shehr nazar aata hai ab zindagi shayad kuchh aur rang dikhayegi ek ajab si badbu hai hawaon mein zehen ki sadan shareer tak pahunch gayi hai shayad galne laga hai ehsaas ka har ek hissa kuchh badla badla sa yeh shehr nazar aata hai ab kal ke jo khwab the, woh aaj haqeeqat ho gaye hain gaye waqt ki haqeeqat bhi ab khwab si lagti hai apne paraaye ki hadein bhi kamzor pad gayi hain kuchh badla badla sa yeh shehr nazar aata hai ab kabhi kabhi yeh shaq bhi hota hai … [Read more...]

Teri Raat

Aadhi andheri raat mein, ek pura chaand tha aur teri yaad mein, aadha adhura main tim timaati battiyaan sab, jal rahi thi paas mein taare kehte hain unhe, itna toh tab bhi yaad tha khoya nahi tha raat bhar, bas raat soyi bhar to thi aur andhere ko apne, naapta tha main chhoote toh chalte hi gaye, faaslon ke darmiyaan ek tera haath tha, ek mera haath tha odhni us raat ki, dhakne lagi thi har khushi aur tujh ko sochkar, tha muskuraata main … [Read more...]

Woh!

main aankde milata reh gaya woh hisaab kar ke chal diye main lafz dhoondhta reh gaya woh poori baat karke chal diye uski aankhon mein jo sawaal the mere lafz unhe na jhuthla sake main javaab dhoondhta reh gaya woh lajavab hokar chal diye mere khoon mein thi ravaangi unke aa jaane se bhar gayi main sukoon dhoondhta reh gaya woh sailaab de kar chal diye kabhi gir pada, kabhi uth gaya kabhi raaston mein bhatak gaya main khud ko dhoondhta reh gaya woh aaeena dikha kar chal diye main aankde … [Read more...]