Darwin errr ....Melbourne
As fate would love to have it, we are now in RodLaver Arena, watching the Australian Open Ladies Final!
And up next is Paes Bhupati in the doubles final ... In their what could be their last shot at this Grand Slam..
This post might shock a few - From Floyd to Ghalib...
Contains a simple translation pepped up with some interpretation of the Gazal Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi by Galib.
It would be unethical if I don't thank Chitra for her inputs. As well for the compilation the discussion which I am pasting as is...
hazaaro.n Khvaahishe.n aisii ki har Khvaaish pe dam nikale
bahut nikale mere armaa.N lekin phir bhii kam nikale
Dare kyuu.N meraa qaatil kyaa rahegaa usakii gardan par
vo Khuu.N jo chashm-e-tar se umr bhar yuu.N dam-ba-dam nikale
who will be blamed for my death (not death of life)
that blood - which comes out from my eyes as tears...
is like sobbing intensely slowly
i will sob endlessly all my life and you wont be blamed for it
nikalanaa Khuld se aadam kaa sunate aaye hai.n lekin
bahut be-aabaruu hokar tere kuuche se ham nikale
a man has been known to come out of the vagina ...
but today - i came out of ur place - shameless
bharam khul jaaye zaalim tere qaamat kii daraazii kaa
agar is turraa-e-purapech-o-Kham kaa pech-o-Kham nikale
hey you zaalim ;) ... be clear of the confusion
those who think too high of themselves
so your self illusion about self glory
will be gone
when my hair fall down from my turban
(remember that stuff pathan ppl used to wear in hindi movies
magar likhavaaye koii usako Khat to hamase likhavaaye
huii subah aur ghar se kaan par rakkhar qalam nikale
still galib hopes to write to that misssus
that babe or lady or whatever
and thats why he always carries a pen with him
huii is daur me.n ma.nsuub mujhase baadaa-ashaamii
phir aayaa vo zamaanaa jo jahaa.N se jaam-e-jam nikale
it was this era
daur is of course era
so in this era i got aquanted to
baada-aashmi - means typical boozing
and then aaya woh zamaana ... jab peg pe peg nikale ...
huii jinase tavaqqo Khastagii kii daad paane kii
vo hamase bhii ziyaadaa Khastaa-e-teG-e-sitam nikale
from whom i expected to gain sympathy (first line)
that person turned out to be more ailed / hurt than I
muhabbat me.n nahii.n hai farq jiine aur marane kaa
usii ko dekh kar jiite hai.n jis kaafir pe dam nikale
there is a thin line between living and dying in love
coz I live by that very infidel, by whose deeds i die.
zara kar jor siine par ki tiir-e-pursitam nikale
jo vo nikle to dil nikale jo dil nikale to dam nikale
teer is arrow
so try hard on your chest
so that the arrow which has hit you comes out
if the arrow comes out,
the heart too wil come out
and if the heart comes out
life will come out ..
on this one
what i think is - this galib is addreessing to himself
to remove that pain from his heart
but then he says that the pain is soo soo in built
that if it comes out
if will come out only with the heart
Khudaa ke vaaste pardaa na kaabe se uThaa zaalim
Kahii.n aisaa na ho yaa.N bhii vahii kaafir sanam nikale
for gods sake
dont remov that veil from ur facecoz i am afraid that u too would turn out to be that bastard - that infidel lover
kaafir is infidel
Kahaa.N maiKhaane ka daravaazaa 'Ghalib' aur kahaa.N vaaiz
par itanaa jaanate hai.n kal vo jaataa thaa ke ham nikale
it means dont compare
a bar's entrance
to a mere 'preacher'
but all i know is
when i was leavig the bar
she was entering it
may be it means that the bar is a precher to some and just a bar to some
he gets something else from the bar than other people get
hazaaro.n Khvaahishe.n aisii ki har Khvaaish pe dam nikale
I am feeling a lot grateful, of lately. To be working. In a company. At some position.
I am currently working with software MNC. At the rate I am going, I would, hopefully become a good manager in the same company, or other. On a conservative estimate, I see this happening by the time I reach 40.
I am currently located at
Wow! What an amazing probability of me surviving in NCR by the time I am 40! I am so excited...
I mean, just look at the advantages : I don’t have to worry if my son gets abducted. I can anytime go to the police, and tell them I am a big shot manager at this MNC or that, and they will lodge a complaint for me. They will try their best to find me daughter if she elopes with a drug addict. After all, I am a respected Manager in an MNC. My daughter can't be delinquent, can she?
Thanks Goodness I am not poor, derelict. Why, if my son gets abducted, who will lodge a complaint? How will I be able to pay the money to the police to get a complaint lodged? And what proof I have that my son, in early teens, is not a gay to the extent of being a sex manic? I am poor... and my son can be anything...
Another advantage - If my wife gets robbed, I can again go to the police...
Looking at the current state of affairs, I thank God, I am not poor. Or any attack on my wife would be termed as my wife being debauched... She would be examined 'closely' - by the policemen - for any suspicious traits...
Didn't get it?
Ok - take this.
A young man - in his college. Molests women, wearing a Spiderman mask. Or let’s say a batman mask. Everyone knows women are being molested. No one knows who is behind all this. Now the girls - after the 1st incident report to the principal/ dean and he completely ignores them. The second incident gets reported, conveniently ignored again. So on till the 30th incident.
31st victim commits suicide.
Who is responsible? Our masked superhero, off course! And what about the principal/dean? To what extent should he be deemed responsible, directly/indirectly?
Mere suspending him would do? Would it do justice to all and more than all, the deceased?
Still didn't get it?
In simple language, I favor capitol punishment for the Policemen who ignored the poor of Nithari, Noida. After the first few incidents got reported, their incompetence (or shall I put it as impotency?) must have given further boost to the confidence of the psychos that they can get around the law. And if they are indeed incompetent, how did they listened to it all when the son of a top manager of an MNC was abducted. Why was there a frenzy, till the time the money was recovered?
If a country like