Weekly Photo Challenge : Letters

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Did you find them? The letters? They are all there. Take a closer look. Here, I can help you with some 🙂

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खुदगर्ज़ कौन है?

कैसी खुगर्जी है तेरी
कि मेरी मुस्कान तेरी खुशी से हो, तेरी यादों से हो, ये मंजूर है तुझे
तेरे गम कि पर मैं वजह जान लूँ, जरा सी तेरी उदासी बाँट लूँ
इतनी भी इजाज़ नहीं है

कैसी खुदगर्जी है तेरी
कि मेरी सारी परेशानियाँ तुझे सौँप दूँ यूँ ही बातों बातों में , ये मंजूर है तुझे
उन बातों में पर तेरे मसलों का ज़िक्र हो, मुझे थोड़ी सी तेरी फिक्र हो
इतनी भी इजाज़त नहीं है

कैसी खुदगर्जी है तेरी
कि हमारी गुफ्तगू वाबस्ताह रहे मेरे सूने लम्हे भरने तक ही
मेरे लफ्जों से पर मिटा दूँ कुछ दिन की थकान और शाम की तन्हायी तेरी
इतनी भी इजाज़त नहीं है

कैसी खुदगर्जी है तेरी
कि तुझे कबूल है मेरे बेवजह लगाए हुए इल्ज़ा सारे
पर मेरी गुस्ताखियों का, मेरी किसी ख़ता का मुझे इल्म हो
इतनी भी इजाज़त नहीं है

बस इतना बता दो कि खुदगर्ज़ कौन है? तुम या मैं?

कृत्या

 

Raayaleni lekhane maarchatam ela (Lyrics and Translation)

The moment I heard this song, I knew I would be doing this – listen to it on repeat mode, find out what it means, make a note of it here, and keep humming it in my head long after my voice gets tired. Its an ilayaraaja composition, so half the charm of the song is in the music itself. However the lyrics compliment the music very well.
Its a song from one of the upcoming telugu movies “Ulavacharu Biriyani” which I hear is the remake of the malayalam movie “Salt n Pepper”. I am not a big fan of remakes, especially if I have already watched the original movie, but this song…at least the way it sounds in my head right now is beyond movies or remakes, it just has a beautiful feel to it, all by itself.
Raayaleni lekhane maarchatam ela
Theeyaleni raagame maravatam ela
Idhi alasipoleni hrudayam, anthuleni payanam
Idhi melakuveleni udayam, taara leni gaganam
Dooramgaalekunna nee theeram raalekunna
Theliyaka niluchunna oka pilupuku vechunna
Bashaleni maatane thelapatam ela
Gunde kanti neetine thudavatam ela
Nee mundhe raalipadinavi poolu kaadhu naa kallu
Nee meedhe chinukulaina vi mabbu kaadu naa manasu
Dooramgaalekunna nee theeram raalekunna
Theliyaka niluchunna oka pilupuku vechunna
Raayaleni lekhane maarchatam ela
Theeyaleni raagame maravatam ela
How can one make changes to a letter that cannot be written
How can one forget a song that has not been composed
It is a tireless heart and this is an endless journey
It is a morning without wake up (call), and this is a star-less sky
Neither am I able to go away from you, nor come close to you.
I stand here unknowingly, waiting for your call
How can one convey something that is beyond language
How can one wipe the tears that flow from the heart
It is not flowers that have fallen in front of you, it is my eyes
It is not clouds that showered rain drops on you, it is my heart
Neither am I able to go away from you, nor come close to you
I stand here unknowingly, waiting for your call
How can one make changes to a letter that cannot be written
How can one forget a song that has not been composed
I could not get hold of a link to the song. However its the 4th song in this link if you are interested : Ulavacharu BIriyani

Weekly photo challenge : On Top

Weekly photo challenge : On Top

As a kid I was always curious as to what lies beyond those clouds that float around in the clear blue sky. Is there someone who controls their shapes, decides what clouds go where, a bird for her, a fish for him.
It was such a disappointment to see there was no one on top, it was all in my head, it was all an imagination.

Sometimes I feel science and reason suck all the magic out of my life, but then there are other times when they introduce some magic into my life too. I should not complain much.
(Photo clicked while flying over Chennai, India) – Does that even matter.

Doesn’t matter right now. There is still some time before we draw those ugly lines we call borders and divide the sky into bits and pieces. I fear the day when that happens, because from that day no kid will look up at the sky and feel the same again, about the rabbit, bird, boat, or fish that the clouds paint on that blue canvas. Instead all they will see in the sky above them  is a city, a state, a country just the way we view the land beneath us.

An Inuksuk

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Long before the age of GPS, hoardings, signboards, smart phones, travelling groups used creative ways to communicate and help each other. This is just one such wonderful example. It is a structure called inuksuk used to mark hunting/fishing/grazing grounds by Inuit people who inhabited the cold arctic regions of North America.
As the author of “Inuksuit: Silent Messengers of the Northern Arctic” , Norman Hallendy puts it –
“The inuksuk…is a metaphor. It reminds [the elders] of the time when people were attached to the land by an unbroken thread of reference, when they created great dancing circles, built fish weirs, placed huge inuksuit on hilltops, made traps to catch the most cunning animals, and communicated by rearranging or shaping fragments of the landscape.”

Sometimes I am just awestruck by the sheer intelligence of a human mind and the wonders it can do. 🙂
Cheers to this awesome place we call “Home”, planet Earth, and cheers to all its inhabitants who make it such an awesome place to live in.
Happy Earth Day 🙂

Remember…

 

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Remember this road A. Remember that day we walked in silence. Remember how we walked together all the way to the end of the road, but we never reached the end together. 

How is that possible one would ask, it makes no sense. But you know too well what it means, and so do I. 

तुम्हारी निगाहों में सूनापन बेपयान, तुम्हारे तर्ज में खला बेइंतिहा थी
दिल में ग़म के अल्हान, होंठों पे अनकही दास्तान थी
रह रह के तुम्हारी साँसें  कुछ बोझल सी हो रही थी,
एक बार को लगा कि जैसे रूह भी तुम्हारी रो रही थी
कुछ कहना था शायद मुझसे, जाने किस हिरास में जल रहे थे
हम दोनों साथ थे मगर, तुम तन्हा ही चल रहे थे
ख़मोशी के एक कोहरे में जैसे दोनों खो चुके थे
इतने क़रीब होकर भी अजनबी हो चुके थे

— कृत्या