कभी कुछ लिखने की चाहत से दिल ने तुझे याद किया

कभी तेरी कुछ यादों ने कलम की हिमायत ली

मगर, ना सियाही क़ैद कर पायी कोई रंग गुज़रे लम्हों का

ना यादों की आड़ मेँ कोई नज़्म ही मुक़म्मल हुई

दिल और कलम की इस नादानी पे, लोग हसे और काग़ज़ भी

जज़्बातों का तमाशा बना, तारीफ़ हुई अल्फाज़ों की

- कृत्या

Haider (A wonderful adaptation of a beautiful classic)

One of the many thought provoking dialogues from the movie :

Shaq pe hai yaqeen to , yaqeen pe hai shaq mujhe

Kiska jhoot jhoot hai, kiske sach mein sach nahi

Hai ki hai nahi, bas yahi hi sawaal hai

Aur sawaal ka jawaab bhi sawaal hai

Dil ki gar sunu to hai, dimaag ki to hai nahi

Jaan loon ki jaan doon, main rahoon ki main nahi

If I am certain about my suspicion, I am also suspicious about the certainty

Whose lies are absolute lies, whose truth has no truth

Does it exist or does it not, that is the only question

And the answer to that is just another question

My heart says it exists, my mind says it does not

Should I take a life or should I take my life,

Should I continue to live or should I just die

These lines sum up Haider’s reflection on life, his confusion as he is faced with betrayal and the pain of losing a loved one and with trust and the joy of having a loved one in his arms. Is it better to kill someone and live a life full of pain and troubles or is it easier to just die and relieve oneself of all the miseries.

“To be or not to be, that is the question” – a line from Hamlet, and the dialogue above,  I guess is  the writer’s take on it. No I am not here to make a comparison, I don’t think I am that able, but I could not stop myself from commenting on the similarity (of course also since Haider is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet)

Have you watched this movie? Does it remind you of mission kashmir (another gem of a movie, one of my all time favorites)? Anyone?

Weekly Photo Challenge – Signs


Found this funny sign on the glass wall of a store in Bethany Beach, Delaware. :)

Though I have read this a million times in my genetics course, it still never fails to amaze me – the genetic similarity of such varied organisms :)  (Clicked at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.)

Leaf flowers!


“Autumn is the second spring when every leaf is a flower- Albert Camus

I went for a walk today. Picking up some forgotten moments from yesterday scattered like crisp autumn leaves in beautiful shades of ochre and red. And when I had walked long enough, picking up leaves and moments, my hands were no longer holding a dried bunch of maple fronds. Tattered, fallen leaves held together made this beautiful flower. Life! 

I then stuck a pearl to the center. 


How to make these flowers :

Pretty simple. All I did was collected some leaves, and arranged them as a flower and fastened the leaves with a rubber band. If you want the flowers to last long, probably coating them with Mod Podge before making the flower would be a good idea.