Thursday, September 28, 2006

Aakhir kyun

Aakhir kiske intezar mein soti nahin hain aakhein, aakhir kiski yadoon se tanhai hai ye dil, Aakhir sochta kyun rehta hai ye dimaag hardum, aakhir kyun yun he chaltey rehtey hain mere kadam, aakhir kyun mehek uth-ta tha mera mann tere aaney se, aakhir kyun nahin bujhti woh ye pyaas, aakhir kyun abhi tak mujhko hai tera Ehsaas, Aakhir kyun jhanakti hai teri payal abhi tak mere kaanon mein, aakhir kyun sulag raha hoon mein abhi tak teri yaadon mein, aakhir kyun ruk jaata hoon aaj bhi mein us doraahey per, aakhir kyun bhool jata hoon mein ki ...

US shaam ka aalam azeeb tha, Us shaam kyun na keh saka,

Ya khuda dhoond ker Lauta dey mujhko mera woh mein...

Us shaam jo keh diya hota tujhe apna, to mein khuda hota aur duniya per khudayi hoti,

Ye zindagi ab ek janjaal hai, ek behuda mazak hai, ek dariya hai tezaab ka, jismey har ek pal pighalti hai ruh meri,

Ab so jaaney do mujhe, jindagi ne bahut jee liya hai mujhey,

Ab so jaaney do mujhko, jindagi ka zeher pi liya mainey bhi,

khuda ne aakhir le he liya intekaam mujhse,

Teri aakhiri yaad bhi aaj aakhir rukhsat ho lee mujhse

chaha tha kabhie saath meiney bhi khushiyon ka,

Aakhir kyun phir Gumon ki syahi se likh liya naam khud ka,

Raat ki tanhahiyon ab bhatakta hoon mein,

Jism sota hai, per aajkal bahut rota hoon mein,

kaun tanha hota hai tanhayi mein, kaun jalta hai judai mein,

Yahan to har shaam, raat syah hoti hai tanhai se meri,

aur subah surkh hota hai sooraj, judai se meri,

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tripping Over - Concluding - Soaked in Delight...

As we moved towards the fire with joy in our hearts, divinity in our minds, there was a sense of detachment which was growing inside me and something started knocking inside my psyche, telling me to be happy and enjoy the joy of being Alive. The clouds above us were conspiring something unknown, and "Lord of the Flies" was delighted to note us being there.
We all sat on the chairs beautifully arranged around the Fire blowing hot in the center, but soon we all realized that there is need of somebody to direct the proceedings and break the silence.
And 'coz everybody knows it by heart that when Hirdu is near, There is nothing to fear; I stood up and as I spoke to the crowd, ppl followed as if in trance. I started by sharing few jokes and intricacies of using the phrase "How do you do?" ;) and hows & whys of knowing too much of paper work in US of A ;)
During the talks, I realized that here too people fear sharing anything when given 2 mins of Fame to say anything. Anyhow even then there was sheer & clear demonstration of involving anybody in trance and bring out whatever is desired ;)
Anyhow more wud have happened that night, but as always THE LORD has different plans for me. My trance was broken by the on sought of Thunder, shower, and Rain.
People ran to look for shade, 'ut Me and my friend was clear in thoughts, we were destined to enjoy the delight of being soaked, so we handed over our gadgets to another friend of ours and started walked in the rain for another 1 hour.
We were drenched with joy, soaked in happiness till the last trickle of soul and delight was oozing out of us. The night was getting darker, and we both continued to walk with wet soiled shoes, without any fear of being observed. The joy on my friend's face was shining, and our laughter echoed in the jungle.
People thought it was 'coz of the fluid gulped down the throat, but in reality it was 'coz of the fluid raining from heavens above. The night was the gift of blessings bestowed upon us two, to enjoy few moments out in jungle, wherein only the "paranoid survive" and fittest rise above in Natural selection.
We asked few others to join us and feel the fire being lighted in shower, but they were afraid of letting their souls free from norms of society even for a minute.
Anyhow, we two are now type-casted for rest of similar trips we assume, but who cares ? Being soaked in Delight is above all experiences. Being free from definitive boundaries of curtained culture and letting the sorrows wash away in the blessings being rained is out of the world experience. As the cold droplets touched our foreheads, the glory of being free forever was itched upon us.
Whatever happened next morning, the breakfast, the packup, the lunch and the return journey was just another ritual...
Finally, the final word,
"Sagar her roz Sahil ka rukh yun he nahin kiya karta, Darakht ke neeche baith her roz koi akela yun he nahin roya karta,
Koi to her roz kehta hai kuch to usse jaker tanhai mein, Nahin to Khuda her roz mere saath jaam yun he nahin piya karta"
Translated for Non Hindi Guys and Gals
"Sea shall not face the shore everyday without any reason, Somebody shall not sit under the tree and weep alone everyday without any reason,
Somebody must be saying something to HIM in solitude Everyday, Else the LORD HIMSELF shall not sip a peg with me Everyday.

Myth or Fact or Rule or Guideline. (MFRG)

Here are few of Myths or Facts or Rules or Guidelines which flow over whenever we exchange notes over smoking the burning desire or while sipping the divine potion sitting with friends.
I do not remember where or when I heard them, or how many of them are coined by me...but ya most of the time, all of these thoughts are respected.
Lets have MFRGs of Smokers community first ;). Almost all of these are followed as norms across continents without any discrimination for cast, creed, culture, color or gender knowingly or unknowingly.
  • We shall never light 3 cigarettes at a time with the same matchstick or the flame of lighter. Reason: Its been said, that the person who smokes the 3rd one, has a shortened life ;)
    • So even if we have last match-stick, the group shall light 1 or 2 with it, blow of the fire and light the 3rd one with already lighted cigarette.
      • In  this case if the guy who is lighting the cigarettes forgets the rule, then as a token he brings the lighted stick again to his own cigarette to have a feel of 4 lights or the 1st guy and the 3rd guy exchange there cigarettes.
    • In case of lighter, the flame shall be put out after 2 or four cigarettes are lighted at the same time.
  • It's been a known observed fact that, people have walked kms even when it's raining cats & dogs in search of light for the cigarette they have. Similarly, none had been observed to do the same when they have the matchbox but no cigarettes. These ppl have waited for cigarette to arrive. But nobody has waited for the light to arrive, they have walked to reach it. :)
  • Anybody who is smoking, or known to smoke, shall provide the light to anybody who has cigarette in his/her hand or mouth, no matter he/she is known or not. It's been observed as promise to every smoker, that each lighted cigarette shall bring light to there hearts, though there might smoke in there lungs, but the spirit shall always be of being alive.
    • Arrey Jigar mein aag hai, tabhi to hum dhuyan dete hai, woh kya jiyenge, jinmey iska jigara he nahin :)
  • If a reputed or respected smoker is ever asked by anybody (no matter, he/she is friend or foe, known or unknown) for an extra cigarette, He/She shall always provide one if he has more than one cigarette. Incase one has last cigarette of the pack, then its been observed that the requester and requestee shares the smoking desire. This is done coz every chain smoker knows what it feels like, when one feels to have a smoke and there is none in the pocket.
Now lets have few for our fellows who think alike, smile alike & drink alike. Without any discrimination for the spirit in the glass, without any discrimination of larger liquid (water, soda or coke) most of these are followed or known to all.
  • You know why we feel light after a round of Beer - The reason is that beer has lot of dissolved air in it, it's a aerated drink, more over as beer is gulped down the throat, it increases the volume of the belly, which is acted upon by phenomenon of buoyancy, whose effect is added up coz of dissolved air under pressure...and we feel light thereon...
  • After opening, bottle of anytype of alcohol should be finished as soon as possible. Since alcohol absorbs water, it keeps on sucking water from the water vapour inside the bottle and get diluted, so longer it's kept, more dilution, thus loss of taste, moreover, it's been observed that alcohol evaporates.
    • The known fact in here is that rate of evaporation or dilution of alcohol in the room is exponentially proportional to number of Roomies :)
  • No matter what happens first peg is always made by pouring liquor in the glass and then its filled with the larger fluid (Air implying Neat, Water, Soda or any other drink)
  • As soon the glasses are raised with high spirit soaked in joy of sharing the sense of togetherness, and room echoes with "Cheers!!", no body keeps the glass back on the table before sipping atleast one sip from it.
  • Jokes, senti songs, or stories are always applauded by raising the Glass. Nobody keeps his/her glass for clapping. High fives are also popular for this.
  • "On the Rocks " - strictly means pouring the divine liquid over the ice cubes, not the vice verse. Adding the cubes in the undisturbed fluid dilutes the spirit of joy ;) where pouring it over the rocks makes fire to flow over desire.
I know you must be having more of these MFRGs to post them :)

Tripping Over - Part 2 - The Awakening

Around 0610 Hrs, attendant opened the gate and we started again, final destination was around 10 km.While some of us were trying to catch up with some sleep, some others got lucky and spotted a tiger in the wild. O Lord!! What a moment it was!! The Ooohs and Ssshhhs were heard in parallels. As we huddled to capture the moment for forever, driver somehow decided otherwise. He roared the Bus into the jungle mercilessly, making us to reach the lodge so early that even the monkeys around were wondering over our species.

The passion of night suddenly started taking its toll over me and I started dozing off, over the lonely sofa. Intellects and Funlovers both escaped for morning walk in jungle in the meantime.

9 0' clock breakfast was wonderful and forced in us new spirits to prepare us for Jungle Safari Ride to horrors of jungles, where species survive on there Natural instincts and there ability to fall in line with theories of Natural Selection and Survival of the fittest. Somewhere or other Mendal's laws also fit in, but there is nothing that moves inline with Newton laws of Motion.

Though there were few understood as we encountered a herd of elephants midway...The rate of fear in us rose in proportional to the roars of the Male Elephant and for Every action of there leader towards us, there was equal and opposite reaction by the Driver of our Jeep. :)

Anyhow as the evening fall upon us and all animals returned to there abode, we also returned to our Tents. As I was moving towards mine, there was a Call. As I looked towards the calling, I saw Few Friends, raising there Glasses, asking me to join.

Wow !! Divine fluid flowed again, but this time there was no shyness, no hurry to hide, all were natural, all were young. Jokes were evoked in Unison, and Crowd giggled with Each Other. People were new to each other but the feel was same old. The feel was for sense of togetherness for which Software Engineer spends his nights in the lone cubicle sighting the industry undergoing change.

Anyhow those sights later....The Happiness and joy somehow sneaked to our souls and since we needed to join the intellects at the Campfire...We all walked to Fire with lanterns in our hands, smile on our faces, caution in out eyes and with single goal in mind "Lets Rock !!"

Concluding Part 3 - Soaked in Delight is being penned.

...Dieting out & Dinning in...

So the plan was just to visit the local mandi and buy out few vegetables....but kya hota agar sirf wohi hota jo socha hota ...So and bro had rounds of shopping and coz it's crowded on streets...we somehow reached Dosa Stop ;)

And It's not everyday that we go to Dosa Stop ;) and even if reach...its not everyday that we are damn (jean Claude van damn) Me and Bro Ordered the Family Roast Masala Dosa (42 inches of pure Dosa roasted with Desi Ghee :) )....

Wow...What a sight it was to see it coming out of Kitchen and then observing the reaction of others in Restaurant. Even our reaction was like, "Oops!! What the heck we ordered!!".

As I am writing the post I can still feel the finish inch by inch. Few moments before I had a talk with my friend and told him about it. His remark, "Oye!! Don't worry...Weekend per char paanch log jayenge ek saath, Susrey ko khatam ker ke aayenge". The tone and passion in his voice reminded me of the guys in hostel, who use to calmed after being beaten by rival group ;) Oye !! Ghabra nahin, susron ko friday ko kambal daal ke maarenge ;).

Anyhow...The feel is incredible and desire to finish it over the weekend is still young ;). For your Viewing pleasure here is the pic. There was plenty of Masala and 4 types of chutney with it. The boiling Sambhar made it more delectable. and feel to after finishing is parallel to none. As we finished it, jokes flowed naturally, and mother sleep is slowly and slowly taking me in her embrace. I hope tonight I shall sleep as if there is no tomorrow :)

So folks, "Jeete hain Jeetey rahenge, pet chahein bhar jaye, but Apni jubaan se hum kabhi na kahenge ab aur nahin ab aur nahin."

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tripping Over - Part 1 - The night rider

As life is moving ahead on her own pace, I decided to take a break from routine and engage myself with Nature. People around me sketched a outing..something sought of a Safari & Jungle rides...

Started around 2300 hrs on Friday in a 28 Seater, The climate around was crispy cool, joy & fun was on the cards. Most of the crowd was unknown, there were few known faces, and the fear of settling the weekend with unknown.

The trip was supposed to be whole night long joy ride, with too much of involvement of life. As I always said, "If there is not much fun in life, Life becomes funny" - was supposed to be true again.But 'coz of the novelty of group, ppl were just judging each other's temperament and intellect. As always as the group settled in the bus, the group divided itself into bunch of FUN-lover and the intellects.

Ya folks, you guessed it right Fun-lovers were the ones who happen to the Life, whereas Intellects were the ppl to wait for life to happen to them.

Fun-lovers echoed the Carrier with Hindi songs, remixed well with all sought of jokes & oneliners, crazy thought process and teasing each other's psyche with tingy punches. Intellects on the other hand cozieed themselves with DUMB-Charades, whispers and trying not to delve into Fun-lover's Territory as if WE Fun-lovers cared ;)

As we were nearing our destination, somehow I was getting into mode of knowing that the best moments of the trip had already happened. The Chit-chat, the bickering, the mandali's Remixes with pinching the songs with "Tayab-Ali Pyar ke dushman Hai Hai".

As night darkened around us, the volume rose, the jokes teared us apart, the intellects shyed and the fun-lovers kept on smiling.

Something kept nodding inside me, telling me, "Crowd is falling apart, Try to tie them around."

The carrier was echoing with us, and then to cope up with the stamina, the dark bottles of divine liquid ;) added in coke bottles were rotated around. As the liquid traveled down the throat, the smiles were restored, the fun-lovers song, pierced the silence across the dark the forest we were destined.

0500 Hrs on saturday we all came to a halt, coz the doors to enter the Reserve Forest were closed and were supposed to open around 0600 hrs. Fun lovers climbed onto railing and jokes were the tone of communication, Intellects on the other hand, tried to beat the boredom of Dumb-charades with a card game ;)

Ya you guessed it right, I was one of the Fun-lover :)

As I am moving towards writing Part 2 The Awakening..I am still searching for the closing sentence for The night rider ....Lemme think for a while....

....2 hrs gone....

yups here it is ...Listen it carefully Intellects!!! This is pretty old one but still holds good ;)

"Shakhon se toot jayein woh pattey nahin hain hum,  Aandhi se keh do aukaat mein rahey"

"We are not those dry leaves which shall fall from trees just like that, Go & thus declare to the tornadoes to be in there limits"

Shall be posting Part 2 - Awakening soon...