Friday, July 30, 2010

बरसात कि वो शाम...

मचलते पेड़, सुहानी शाम,
गरजते बादल, भीगता मौसम,
रिमझिम बारिश, कड़कती बिजली,
चाह्चाते पक्षीमहकती चमेली!

कारे बादल, भीगते पत्ते,
गरम पकोड़े, खेलते बच्चे,
शाम का वक़्त, हरियाली चारों ओर,
ख़ूबसूरती को बांधती कोई अद्रश्य डोर!

तपती गर्मी में मिला सूखी धरती को आराम,
बार बार याद आये बरसात कि वो शाम!

पत्तों पे गिरती बूंदों की छम-छम आवाज़,
गीली टहनियों पे पत्तों का वो नाच,
कोयल का छेड़ा हुआ मीठा राग,
मौसम छुपाता हुआ मानो कोई भीगता राज़!

पेड़ नाचते ताल पे ठंडी हवा की, 
बादल गरजते सुनके दहाढ़ बिजली की,   
सोंधी खुशबू गीली मिट्टी की, 
हरी घांस पर बूँदें शबनम सी,
समां सुहाना, मौसम रंगीन,
प्रकति के आये जवानी के दिन!

कलियाँ खिलीं, फूल बनीं,
सूखी पत्तियां भीगने लगीं,
भारी टहनियां मुस्कुराने लगीं,
पेड़ों पे ज़िन्दागियाँ गाने लगीं!

आसमान में कारे बादल खेलते एक दूसरे से,
बूंदों को समेटे नाचते मस्त मोर से,
बिजली ताके मोर को, झांके झरोखे से,
इस रिश्ते को समझें, बूँदें गुनगुनाएं बादलों के ओट से!

हवा संग रिश्ता बनाती, गिरी एक बूँद किसी बादल के गर्भ से,
मस्त हवा संग बहती, जा रही अपने जीवन के दूसरे छोर पे,
छोड़ा हवा ने उसे, जहाँ के लिए चली थी वो,
फूल, पत्ती, पक्षी, इंसान के लिए जन्मी थी वो,
अपना काम पूरा करके, चली जाएगी वापस वो,
नदिया से रिश्ता बनाके, सागर से उड़ जाएगी वो!

बैठी थी खिड़की पे, देख रही थी सब दिल थाम,
भेंट में दिया हमें, इश्वर ने कितना हसीं इनाम,
क़द्र नहीं करते हम इसकी, नष्ट करते हैं प्रकृति को सरेआम   
फिर याद आएगी बरसात कि वो शाम...

                                                                                              ---सेतु
फोटो क्रेडिट: गूगल इमेज 

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Days Unbarred!

Oh m so much enjoying these last few days of my life...my free life..my liberated days...my life free from tensions and worries. From 2nd August, starts the madness again....Sigh!!... Yes..i have to re-join my hurt-locker... with weirdest strangest unpredictable things happening around...helping me with reasons for mood swings. Anyways, that is just temporary..may be ten months i suppose. And not to forget i have to continue with my battle (had posted about it in last blogs). Hope this time its not as fierce as it was earlier but i know there will be hurdles coming my way. But..these two months came as blessing to me. Those thoughts which used to weaken me...got lost somewhere and i did not even thought once about the problems and issues i left behind last when i visited my agony locker....Hunhh!! 

Initial days of my holidays..i was busy with mumma counting people...yep! mum had a census duty and i was accompanying her to her enumeration area. Totally different experience it was. To ask questions about people with authority is altogether a different kind of high! They cannot hide any information, they have to attend you seriously and answer all your questions. Though, its not all that easy as it seems to be. It was a difficult job and required loads of paper work and needle like accuracy. But when me and mum are together, nothing is impossible and we finished the work on time. In between Papa suffered with dozens of lunches and dinners ..but he was not starving...we ordered food for him!!

Then i joined my office...i mentioned about it in the last post. Enjoyable experience that was and m continuing it. Then came cousin's marriage and PERFECT excuse for SHOPPING!! Me and mumma shopped a lot as if i was getting hooked!!....again the magical time spent by mother-daughter together! There have been many fun times in between...like me and sis managed to slip out for a movie..Rajneeti..leaving kids at home. But we GOT PIZZA for them in return..and they behaved as if they were doing us a favor..KIDS!!

Then my Nani fell ill..she was hospitalized and the entire house was on RED ALERT! Mother of all mothers..her stature in the family requires us to get nervous and behave in berserk ways. When she fells ill..everything comes to a standstill...pin drop silence has to be observed..all of us just think of making her feel comfortable...but thanks to god..this time it was not serious and now she is back home sound and safe.

But my days of agony and anguish starts from here. Lock up days are here to stay for quite sometime and i have to bear it. God Bless Me!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

उस रात सपने में भगवान् से मिली थी...


सो रही थी मैं, ठंडी हवा की गोद में, 
बुन रही थी सपने, गहरी नींद के आघोष में, 
खूबसूरत रंगों में रंगी थी,
तित्तली कि तरह उड़ रही थी , 
वो मेरा खुला आसमान था, 
मेरे सपनों का जहाँ था,
जिन धुनों पे नाच रही थी, वो मेरे अंतर्मन का राग था!

अचानक गहरा अँधेरा छा गया, 
लाल, हरा,गुलाबी सब काला पड़ गया,
मीठी नींद का सफ़र कडवा सा  हो गया, 
डर गयी मैं, कि मेरा दिल मैला हो गया, 
इतना अँधेरा कि घबरा गयी मैं,
डर से कांपने लगी, रोई और इश्वर को पुकारने लगी मैं!  

सुन्दर सपनों के वो रंग फीके हो गए, 
खिलते फूल, बहते झरने सब थम से गए,
हवा चलनी बंद हो गयी, लगा मानो मेरी सांसें रुक सी गयीं,
माँ को पुकारा मैंने, भगवन को याद किया,
पर मेरा होश किसी ने ना लिया!

तभी अचानक दूर रौशनी की किरण नज़र आने लगी, 
सुन्दर कोमल छवि दुलार की पास आने लगी, 
कभी सूरज कि तरह तेज़ , वो कभी चंदा सी शीतल,
कभी सागर सी चंचल, तो कभी बादल सी मनचल, 
वो देखती ऐसे मुझे, मानो प्यार बरसा रही हो, 
पुण्य प्रेम की वर्षा में नेहला रही हो! 

हर दिशा में केवल वो ही दिख रही थी, 
बच्चे कि तरह दिल को मोहने सी लगी थी,   
नज़र नहीं हट रही थी उस छवि से मेरी,
लग रहा था बस यही दुनिया है मेरी, 
यहीं रह जाऊं, इस छवि में खो जाऊं, 
वक़्त से, दुनिया से परे हो जाऊं!

उस महा लीला में झूम रही थी,
सांवरी छवि मन में बसा रही थी,
तभी अचानक आँख खुली मेरी, 
बादलों से खेलती, सूर्य कि लालिमा दिखी,
पेड़ों पे गाते पक्षिओं की चेहचाहट सुनी,  
लगा इसी खूबसूरती को ही तो निहार रही थी, 
सपने में सच्चाई से पर्दा उठा रही थी!

जो मेरे पास पहले से था, उसकी क़द्र नहीं थी, 
वो  नज़ारा सामने था, उसे कभी देखती नहीं थी, 
अब तक हर रंग एक था, सुनहरी किरणों की परवाह नहीं थी,
सुख और दुःख के बादलों की पहचान भी नहीं थी!
जब अँधेरे ने घेरा, तब रौशनी दिखने लगी,
माँ की गोद से निकली, तो धूप छाँव छूने लगी, 
कड़क धूप के नीचे, ठंडी हवा का महत्व जानन्ने लगी,   
अनजानों के बीच रहके, अपनों को पहचानने लगी!

सोचती हूँ  तो लगता है, सपने में जिससे ये सीख मिली थी, 
वो रौशनी जो मुझे दिखी थी, जिसके संग खेली थी, 
पहले लगता था सपना, पर अब यकीन से कहती हूँ,   
उस रात सपने में मैं  भगवान् से मिली थी......

                                                                                            --- सेतु 
फोटो क्रेडिट: गूगल इमेज 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Colours of Monsoon




Who says monsoon brings with itself chaos, tensions and health problems? It brings with itself the beauty of nature and its magical colors! Just clicked them in the park outside home. Thought i should share with everyone. Enjoy the colors.

Hot Pink!

Serine 

Vivacious Pink!


Against all odds!


Purple!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Life undergoing changes :)

It's been long time i have posted something about myself....well...life has been undergoing changes.Trial for new innings has started on professional front, YES...YES....YES....i have started going to papa's office, personal life is undergoing changes. Think this happens with evryoneone who are in mid-20's (pressures of getting married!)..i hate it when someone says "ab tto umar ho gayi shaadi ki", "umar nikal jaaegi", "koi hai kya tera, tto bata de" ....arghhh countless dialgues coming from every corner.  

Lets leave this topic..i don't like it..GOD!!..when it will happen everyone will get to know about me getting hitched! These days m going to papa's office...trying to understand things around by being an observant spectator. Life is good and m happy about it. Yes i know...being a media student m expected to make career in the media industry, but somehow m losing intrest in it (may be a phase and it will soon pass). I know m sounding confused, but that's me and i love this thing about myself! Atleast i can explore new options in life and can return to my first love - mad world of media. 

Well, countdown has started for college to re-open. I hope now i don't have to fight for my rights. But things doesn't seem simpler to me. Now, whatever will happen will happen on war scale.  As of now, m enjoying going to papa's office and understanding things over here. It's not a child's play, the system has been running since last 25 years, and i need atleast 25 days to get a hang of it. Hope, i get used to it soon and continue coming during college days also.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Deadly Devilish Delhi!

24 hours and 6 murders reported from various locations in Delhi. These are the murders that are reported and covered by media. What has happened to the city we live in? Is it really the world class city to be lived in? What is that we boast about the city – over population, traffic problems, increasing crime rate, elevating prices, pollution, sexual harassments. The city is moving towards its worse and we hope for successful Commonwealth Games.

A recent survey ‘Safe Cities Baseline Survey-Delhi 2010’ revealed that 2 out of three women in Delhi have suffered sexual harassment at least 2-5 times in the last year. The main reasons for sexual harassment identified by survey include lack of gender friendly and functional infrastructure such as adequate lighting, side walks and safe public toilets. Traveling in public transport has become a night mare for women, especially in evening time. Delhi brags of providing safe traveling experience to women through metro, but that also becomes a bumpy ride in rush hours.

Even if anyone try to raise voice against the wrong done to them, family and friends pulls the person back as no one wants to get into further problems. What sickens our society is "chalta hai" attitude which makes us more vulnerable to the crimes. Many a times there has been reports where people just become silent spectators to the unpleasant incident happening, CRUEL AND INSENSITIVE!!  


Everyday one can see reports of suicides, rapes and brutal murders. Political hub of the country, the capital has also become the crime center of India. It seems that police department has just given up. The blames for such incidents can be put on to unregulated immigration of people from neighboring states, lack of civic sense, pressures of life, and failure of police department at large.

Who to blame and what to blame? the capital has been witnessing this faliure of police department for a long time and one can only pray to god to keep family and friends safe in such horrifying circumstances. To be vigilant, watchful and observant is what common man can do. One like it or not, Life must go on! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Aamir gives voice to Bharat Bandh with Peepli Live

Aamir Khan has once again proved that he is perfect and unbeatable in whatever he do. With country locked inside homes due to Bharat Bandh, Aamir came out in open by unlockinng the song of the 'Peepli Live',"Mehangayi dayan khaaye jaat hai". He utilized the opportunity of Bharat Bandh and struck the chord right on its face. The song became the voice of the nation in no time on July 5, 2010.It appropriately personifies the plight of common man.

The folk song set in the backgrounds of rising prices in the film, reflects the agony of aam aadmi. The originality of the actors and singers immediately attracts one's attention. Sung by Raghuvir Yadav,the pains of suffering and exploitation can be felt in the lyrics of the song. The feel of the song right from its picturisation to composition, is real and creates an instant connection. With minimum glamour and nearly no bells attached,song captures the true picture of common man tormented from sky high prices of essential commodities.

Aamir is famous for unique and different ideas for promotion his films. His promotional tactics are always interesting and becomes talk of the town, be it chopping people's hair for promoting Ghajini or playing hide and seek with media for promoting 3 Idiots, super hero Rancho has always made his move right. But for Peepli Live, the environment came readily. It was right there, served in the plate, he just did right thing at the right time. One can call it smart and clever promotion.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MAHI WAY!!

Finally, the most eligible bachelor of the country, the tall dark handsome young man has been taken away!! Yes, the captain cool, MS Dhoni got married with style and poise. The small town boy married sweet simple small town girl. Many hearts broke, many cried, many got upset but still everyone wished the new couple a blissful marital life. Everyone felt him getting married yet no one actually witnessed the wedding, this is MS Dhoni to the world!! Whatever he do has a charisma and magnetism attached to it, that’s his way Mahi way!!


Everything was kept under cover. He married in style ignoring many and including almost handful of the names we know. News of his engagement and then his wedding came as a sweet surprise for the nation. Thanks to our vigilant media!! News spread like a wild fire, burning countless hearts and flaming many fantasies. Newspapers however, reported it in a decent manner, the medium itself do not allow much nuisance but Electronic media (private news channels) was all over the place with the news.



It seemed that news channels had nothing to think, speak and show except Dhoni getting married. With no footage in hand, channels were repeatedly showing the morphed images and his past associations. It seemed as if nothing happened in the country on Sunday except captain marvel getting hitched. It’s only media who arrives before time and reach after getting the event over, even if not invited. Indeed, that is their work and it is appreciated but if someone is not interested then kindly leave the guy on his own.

Why giving him publicity when he does not want it? Why making the event out-of-the world important? Though there are many obligations on the news channels to show and cover certain events in the race of TRP’s and competition, but cannot the entire media fraternity decide that if one is not interested then do not cover the event as extensively as they did. English news channels were comparatively decent in the mad race but Hindi news channels were unpromising. Some of them even decorated their news anchors in the bridal attire to let viewers’ experience the feel of the wedding. This was appalling and uncalled for.

There is a proverb which goes like this “Respect yourself and you will be respected”. Let the press release come from the other camp and then cover the occasion. However, in this competitive market, where every channel wants to be at the top of the ladder, the above said thing is quite difficult, but it can be tagged to set things straight!! Media in this country has a significant influence and sometimes it is important to show the power of POWER!! Media needs to show a strong character and no-nonsense temperament.

There were many other issues which needed much extensive coverage and attention, Monday’s Bharat Bandh was the major news served on the platter. But it went totally ignored!! Suicides in army, naxal nuisance, Kashmir brawls, price rise are the important issues which must be reported in a much elaborated way as they are covered now. It is high time now; media must define and set its boundaries to become heedful partners of the aam aadmi!