Saturday, April 1, 2017

लफ्ज़ दर लफ्ज़

तुम्हारा  आना
किसी तमन्ना का पूरा हो जाना .
और  चले जाना
किसी दिल - ऐ -जज़्बात का अधूरा रह जाना

ये कैसी कश्मकश है ,
इस दिल के साथ आज
इक इज़हार का -
खामोशी का ग़ुलाम हो जाना

ऐसा बार -बार क्यों ,
कर गुज़रना पड़ता है ?
 किसी से एक लम्हा  रूबरु  होकर
दूजे में  में अजनबी बन जाना .

कुछ लाज़मी सी बात है
बस यूँ ही ज़ाहिर कर देने की ,
पर अफ़सोस , उस बात का
ज़बान का क़ैदी बन जाना .

Saturday, October 8, 2016

In the end

And in the end ,
we will laugh together
you will see , my love!
in this charming moonlight 
we will dance-a waltz together.

Let us endure-
this sublime enigma
of our unbroken silence,
But,in the end , my love!
we will silently, smile  together.

I will beseech the king of "Time"
to spare a vanished moment
just for us.
in the shadow of that moment
we will live together
 just for ever.

All it does matter,
that in the end-
we will smile together.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

सवाल

जो आज भी  जवां करें
तुम्हारे वो कौन से ख़याल हैं?

जो नफे -नुक़सान से दूर हों
तुम्हारे वो कौन से मददगार हैं ?

मिला करो जरा वक़्त - बेवक़्त
जिन्हें  अब अपने वक़्त का सिर्फ इंतज़ार है .

ये ज़रूरी नहीं कि वो ही हों
रिश्तों में पहल का न कोई रिवाज़ है

ये जानना भी ज़रूरी है अपनी सांस  के हर वजूद को
तो काबिल - ऐ तारीफ़ है , गर तुम्हारा उन पे इख़्तेयार है .

जो आज भी  जवां करें
तुम्हारे वो कौन से ख़याल हैं?


 इख़्तेयार : नियंत्रण ( Control/Authority/Power/Influence )

Sunday, April 17, 2016

बेपरवाह






चलो आज फिर से कहीं बैठो यार
कोई साज पुराना  तो छेड़ो यार!
ये दुनियादारी कितनी बेदम है
एक कश सांस का ,दम भर खींचो यार!!

देखो -कितनी आवाज़ों का जंजाल यहाँ है
जो आपस में ही उलझी हैं!
दम घोंठती इनकी बातें नहीं
अब अपनी ख़ामोशी का दामन पकड़ो यार !!

ये रोज़ -रोज़ ही खुद से झगड़ा
आखिर किसकी खातिर तुम करते हो!
बेपरवाह इस दुनिया में
 कभी, खुद की परवाह करना सीखो यार!!

बहुत हुई खुद की काला बाज़ारी
अब कोई असली खरीददार ढूंढो यार !
जो दे सके बदले में दो सुहाने पल
किसी ऐसे को , खुद को बेचो यार!!


चलो आज फिर से कहीं बैठो यार....





Sunday, February 7, 2016

मैं आज भी उससे मिलता हूँ

मैं आज भी उससे मिलता हूँ
पर वो इंसान  तो कोई और है
कल उसकी बातों में बे - फ़िक्री थी
आज उनमे दुनिया के बेवजह दस्तूर हैं

एक शाम कहा था उसने मुझसे -
कि  इस दुनिया की वो सैर करे
आज अपनी ही बनाई किसी दुनिया में
वो - कैद, पर मशगूल है

मेरे लफ्ज़ मुस्कुरा जाते थे
जब उसकी बातों में खुद को पाते थे
हैं आज वो लफ्ज़  ज़िंदा मगर 
उसकी बातों में अब न वो नूर है

ये  शामे बयां करती थीं, उसका ज़िक्र
बड़े अदब और पैमाने से
 उन्ही  शामों  ने मुझसे कहा
 कि  वो इंसान आज कोई और है...

मैं आज भी उससे मिलता हूँ.......

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Quest

इन  बेनाम  शामों  के  दरम्यान
किसी  का  नाम  फ़िज़ा  में  गूंजता  है
कि जैसे  कोई  बात  अधूरी  रह  गई  हो
ये  दिल , एक  मुलाक़ात  का  लम्हा  ढूंढता  है


इन  बेजान  आवारा  लफ़्ज़ों  से ,
 वो  बात  बयां  तो  हो  न  सकी
हज़ार  जज़्बात  जिसमे  ढल  जाएँ
ये  दिल , वो  एक अलफ़ाज़   हर  कहीं  ढूंढता  है


नामों  की  इस  भीड़  में ,
एक  नाम   बड़ा ही   लाज़मी  है
वो   नाम  गुमनाम  हुए  बस  एक  लम्हा  हुआ
ये  दिल , हर लम्हे में   उस  नाम  का वजूद  ढूंढ़ता  है

इन  बेनाम  शामों  के  दरम्यान
किसी  का  नाम  फ़िज़ा  में  गूंजता  है ......






Tuesday, October 13, 2015

गुमशुदा सी इस वादी में ..

गुमशुदा सी इस  वादी में ,
उस जैसा कोई यहाँ भी था!

दुनिया ने जिसे एक ख्वाब कहा था -
उस ख्वाब में, हकीकत का एक समाँ भी था!

उन अमीर राहों ने न अपनाया जिसे ,न मंज़िलों ने ही पनाह दी
जो दो पल रुक कर देखा तो -एक खामोश रास्ता यहाँ भी था!

इस बंज़र ज़मीन से आज तो गुल यूँ ही  नाराज़ है
पर सुना है- इस बंज़र ज़मीन का, अपना कोई आसमान भी था !

गुमशुदा सी इस  वादी में ...







Sunday, July 19, 2015

आज फिर किसी का ख्याल है

आज    फिर  किसी  का  ख्याल  है
 पर शायद  फिर  वही  सवाल  है ..
 उसी  दो - राहे  पर  दिल  है  आज
जिसके पास, आज  फिर  से  न कोई  कोई  जवाब  है

इन   खामोशियों  में  सिमटती  मेरी  सांसें
पूछती   हैं  -ये  कौन सा  नया  मेहमान  है
इस  तूफ़ान  में  फिर  से  बेनिशाँ  होगा  उसका  जहाँ
ये  दिल - ए- शहर ,आज  फिर  उसी  तरह  तैयार  है

कौन से निशां छोड़ जायेंगे उसके कदम
आज ये किसे  परवाह है
क्योंकि -आज इस दिल को फिर किसी का ख्याल है
पर शायद  फिर वही सवाल है .-












Sunday, July 5, 2015

Selfie With Daughter- A sign of real change or just another fad?










Anyone who is a regular follower of social media and constantly barking TV new channels must be aware of a new social media fad – “Selfie With Daughter”. A campaign which have had its humble beginning from a not so known village – Birpur in Haryana few weeks back. Haryana, which is one of the notoriously famous states of India for its corrosive discrimination and violence against women and girl child.  The same state, few days back had come up with an innovative measure to bring gender equality in society which has now become a buzz word in every corner of society and the corridors of govt of India.

Our prime minister as always acknowledged a positive possibility in this social media campaign and urged the nation to take a selfie with their daughter to bring about a one step change in the mindset of our society. Nothing wrong in it and   it was not so difficult for one section of our ‘Janta’, which is hyper connected to social media and believes in taking part in any “Andolan” just by clicking on “I SUPPORT XYZ CAMPAIGN” to follow another wave of social change singlehandedly. Following the same pattern, this new idea of selfie with daughter has earned a huge popularity.

So what is wrong in that?

What prompted me to write this casual set of paragraphs- is the kind of criticism faced by an actress “Shruti Seth”, who dared to speak otherwise for “#selfie with daughter”. The kind of barrage of undignified comments and slanders she received on the same social media where the people suddenly started showing their ocean of love for their daughter, offers a clear but grim picture of double standard of our society.

However, any idea of a positive social change should not be derided in any case but a virtual support for any campaign has its very own limitations. We have seen it in Anna Hzaare’s Andolan against corruption. Innumerable people including youth supported the campaign on every platform of social media. But were the same people actively present and participating in it in real world –demystify the whole thing.

We are living in a strange time, where we all do intrinsically want to see a new burst of a propaganda or issue, until something new props up. Just imagine if the same luxury of internet was available some 100 years back and we were fighting for our freedom against British on facebook and twitter.
To take selfie with daughter is one thing and one time affair but to have a sensibility and treating both gender at par is another thing altogether and a regular attitude. Vivekananda once Said, “if you want to do something for betterment of women, just leave them alone .They can take care of themselves better than anyone”.

We shall be in no need of virtual campaigns like "#Selfie with Daughter”, if we bluntly accept our mental corruptness and mediocricity when it comes to accept the rest half of the population as human. To have common sense and being sensible enough towards our daughter will do better than toiling hard for an insignificant social crusade on facebook and twitter.

 As they say – a long journey starts with a single step. This so called social campaign is one of those initial steps, but it can never be the last one.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

ये दुनिया ही तय क्यों करे

ये दुनिया ही तय क्यों  करे  
 कि ये दिन है या रात है
इन चीखती चाहतों के बीच- खामोश
कुछ तेरे मेरे ज़ज़्बात हैं .
हैं आरज़ूओं के बोझ तले- दबे
पर ज़िंदा मेरे ख्वाब हैं .
ये नज़र उठती तो देख पातीं
इस इंसानी जहाँ  से आगे  भी
खूबसूरत एक कायनात है .

ये दुनिया ही तय  क्यों 
करे  
 एक इंसान की क्या औकात है .
जो जी गए हैं मरके भी
ये मौत भी उनकी ग़ुलाम है .
हों नफे -नुक्सान में लिपटी जिनकी बातें
उन्हें हर सांस की क्या पहचान है
कोई, एक मुस्कराहट  से उसका जहांँ बदल दे
ख़ामोशी से हर नज़र को ऐसे फ़रिश्ते को तलाश है 

 ये दुनिया ही तय क्यों  करे 
  कि ये दिन है या रात है
...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Malala Yusufzai and Kailash Satyarthi- Noble Peace Prize Winner 2014







 “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful”-Malala Yusufzai.


“I refuse to accept that the world is so poor, when just one week of global spending on armies is enough to bring all of our children into classroom -   Kailash Satyarthi



Today is world human rights day, which came into existence on December 10, 1948 upon universal declaration and proclamation of human rights. Generally on this day, noble peace prize is also conferred on those personalities whose notable work become a reason for positive change across the globe. Today on December 10, 2014, two distinct personalities from two neighbouring countries – India and Pakistan have been conferred upon this most prestigious recognition- noble peace prize 2014.

I am talking about Kailash Satyarthi from India who is in endless effort to save children from various forms of atrocities through his Bachpan Bachao Andolan since 1980. Whereas Malala Yusufzai from Pakistan who is known for raising her fearless voice in support of  education and rights to children specially for girls across the globe. And of course who can forget her deadly encounter with Taliban gunman who shot life claiming bullets into her tender skull. But, eventually, she came out with more fearless spirit and resolution.

Both of them belong to the countries which are sworn enemy of each other but alongwith rich culture and heritage, share maligned attributes such as formidable corruption, rapacious lust to increase arsenal, dwindling basic facilities which every citizen expects from his / her government, gutter politics, extremism and grass negligence towards two extreme forms of life- children and aged people .

Though,Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yusufzai represent two different age, they  share same concern and responsibility  when it comes to care and shape the present and future of every child around the world, which , unfortunately, even the great nations and organizations have failed to recognize and address through their most advanced and systematic mechanism.

In his speech satyarthi reflected his thoughts by saying, “there is no greater violence than to deny our children to dream”. Unfortunately, we have recognized and addressed only the visible form of violence and bothered to tackle it. Whereas, the aspirations and small- small dreams of children have been sidelined and slowly removed from the priority list of governments. No one knows and seems bothered about the fate of those 250 girls of Nigeria who were kidnapped by the local terrorist outfit – Boko Haram in April this year. It is the children who are most helpless in case of any outbreak of war and social unrest. Consequently their little dreams and aspirations to be something get crushed.

Out of his experience, in his speech, Satyarthi further said that every time he freed a child from child trafficking, slavery or child labour he saw the god smiling through their faces. He stressed on global compassion for each other and surprised everyone by saying that by withdrawing the seven day military expenditure we can bring all children to the schools. 

Whereas Malala, in her speech said that she would continue her fight for education for children until she see every child in school.

These two great personalities who endangered their lives for a greater cause, shared the dais on this day and sent a ripple of promising hope around the world especially to the children that still there are some people who care for them and are working for their cause. 

There are many Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yusufzai who are fighting this holy crusade anonymously to save the precious childhood on their front and waiting their people and governments to join them.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Moments in Kerala




Where there is a kingdom
 of timeless sweet melodies
Where hills and hillocks
 breath in one sweet harmony

O my destiny! take me to that land.

Where you can do nothing
but marvel at the sudden splendour of nature
Where you can actually meet
your very own inherent clamour.

O my thoughts! drive me  to that land.

Where one moment jolt you
with the mighty crash of thunder
And next moment offers you- a rainbow
simply just to muse and wonder.


O my mighty soul! sail me to that land

 
Where the sublime beauty
surprise you on every bend of road
Where the last glimmer of twilight
is ever there for you to enfold.


O my lord! show me the path to your home
show me the way to KERALA.............




Sunday, August 3, 2014

On Friendship Day....

 मिलें  जो  मेरे  दोस्त  को
वो  खुशियाँ  बेशुमार  हों .
बनें हर कदम  यादगार उसके
जो उसके जैसे दिलदार हों

संवर जाये  ज़िन्दगी उसकी कि जैसे
खिलता कोई गुलाब हो
मिले जाए वो अपने  हमसफ़र से
जिस लम्हे सुरमयी  शाम हो

निखर जाये  उसकी क़ाबलियत
जिसका अपना कोई  आसमान हो
हो जाये हर अरमान पूरा उसका
जिसकी मुद्दतों से उसे तलाश हो ....

जी जाये हर लम्हा वो अपनी ज़िंदगी के
जिसका वो असली हकदार हो
मिल जाये मेरे दोस्त को वो मज़िल
जिसकी ख़ुदा को भी तलाश हो ....

 मिलें  जो  मेरे  दोस्त  को
वो  खुशियाँ  बेशुमार  हों .......


(A small tribute to my friend and friendship)-Happy friendship Day