बारिश में भी आज कुछ नमी सी है,
ऐ दिल तुझमें कुछ आज कमी सी है,
रुक सी गयी है क्यूँ ये हवाएँ,
बेजान सी जाने क्यूँ लग रहीं हर दिशाएँ,
ना जाने क्यूँ आज छुप गया है सूरज भी बादलों में,
क्यूँ शर्मा के इसने मोड़ ली निगाहें,
सागर भी ले रहा है आज अंगड़ाइयां,
लहरे इसकी कर रही गुस्ताखियाँ,
फिर देखता हूँ जब वो नूर तेरा,
शब्द ढूँढता है यह ज़मीर मेरा,
बेज़ुबान हो जाती यह हस्ती मेरी,
और खिल जाता यह जहाँ तेरा,
हर ज़र्रा तब पुकारता है मज़हब तेरा,
A classic song sung by the Legendary Singers, Mohammed Rafi Ji and Asha Bhonsle Ji.
Just a small effort to try to sing this song. Without the Guitar.
And as the city diminished,
Engine slowly revving,
Just the sound of wind through our ears,
And a song on our lips,
We remembered how it felt,
How everything should be felt,
Synchronous, easy, natural…..
The winds had murmured in his ears one day,
She’s the one grab her today,
The shy him quickly grew a pair of socks,
And ventured to the unknown lands,
The lands he had always avoided,
The lands he had always feared,
She came like the morning sunshine,
The lands glistened with her shine,
The soil beneath his feet shook,
Run you stupid lad,
Run before she dims away,
And as the boy with all his might,
Ventured into the deepest night,
Followed the path that led to her,
In a hope to be hers forever,
He saw the paparazzi that had followed her as well,
The crowd, the people and their shiny veil,
Maybe she has all that she needs,
The love, the care and all that glare,
What I am is a simple being,
Who has no shoes, no dreams to see,
And as he moved back towards his abode,
Something had caught his hand,
He looked back to see who it was,
There she was standing,
Not the one that had lit the sky,
But had brought a shine in his eyes……
The Earth had slowly moved,
Serenity everywhere else,
Sunlight slowly grazed upon the motionless earth,
Moonlight over the back,
The golden light had fell over her heavenly eyes,
Just like a spotlight over a dark stage,
She glowed like the brightest star,
The ones that could shine through galaxies and time and space,
She opened her eyes,
Good Morning I had said,
A smile had just adorned her face,
Like the ones they write about in novels great,
The ones that are satisfying in their very own ways,
Those that give you the reason to believe that you have everything in the world,
And why wouldn’t it,
She is the star my universe had ever needed,
My end and my beginning……
रोशनी का भी क्या कोई मुक़ाम होगा,
ना जाने क्यूँ फिर ये रोशन कर जाती है कई सर्द रातें,
बेजान में फूँक जाती है ये बेबाक़ जान,
इल्म ही नहीं इसे शायद,
क्या मुकम्मल इसकी बाज़ुएँ हैं,
ये है तो सब है,
ये नहीं तो क्या है…..
What is fear?
Is it the sensation that always keeps you on your toes?
Or is it the shivers that runs down your spine every-time you experience the unexpected?
People say that fear has many effects on them. For some it acts as a catalyst, pushing them to their limits. For others it maybe be an inhibitor that chokes down their throats, making it hard to breathe.
I had once believed fear of the unknown is thrilling. The adrenaline rush, the rushlanes. Everything seemed so mystic, so divine that it felt as if its all part of a bigger plan. But things started to fall apart. My plan of becoming big at a younger age seemed a lost cause. And why did this happen? For starters it seemed easy. Accepting defeat at the hands of my greatest fear. It made me feel a little more relaxed than the days before. A little complacent, a little more aware of my surroundings. It felt as giving up on overcoming my fears is the practical choice as life is about moving on.
My fear was the fear of a failure because for the first time in my life, I got a real sense of what failure was like. Its like falling deep down an endless hole in the ground, like a piece of paper that drifts hopelessly in the wind without any purpose or worth. It started getting to my veins. Everything around me turned into a concoction of some serious malaise, something looking me every-time I ventured outside my zone of comfort or my room which had become my only partner in this journey. Its the time like these you realise that loneliness can both be a boon and a bane and that there would be times when you’ll want to be alone with just a few very important people, few very close, intimate people that may share the vision same as yours. Those people came to my life in the form of my loving family, my parents, brother, my two adorable pets and two of the most amazing people life gave me a gift of. This family, this little globe of mine soon turned into my cocoon which I could always be comfortable in because they had the audacity to care of anyone more than just themselves. They would listen to me break down everytime I would hit rock bottom, gave me the strength to stand again and face my fears. I had at one point of my life started to think that maybe this is my fate, that this is what I am supposed to do. But they made me believe otherwise. A bird has faith in its wings, they would say and make me take a leap of faith once again, everytime failure dragged me down and pinned me under.
This process, fighting your fear might look too complicated. It surely is difficult but maybe it isn’t such a conundrum as we might think it is. It isn’t about a timeframe or a test of anything thats physical. The body can do things only the mind can wonder. It isn’t a race either wherein you’ll be a winner only if you came at first. The world is replete with examples of people who dared to fail, who dared to think that maybe someday it would all be worth it, that maybe life is all about trying it until it gets done.
I have believed in the sanctity of dreams, the power of imagination and the will of the mind because these things are ingrained in a being right from the day one gets a heartbeat in a womb. Dreams are what makes us humans and trying to achieve them is the most humane thing to do until and unless it involves crushing down dreams or lives of others which in no religion or language or culture of the world is acceptable.
Fear is a part of the human psychosis and would be there for eternity. For fear is what makes a man do things that once he wouldn’t have ever imagined. Fear is necessary as the sudden rush of adrenaline gives you the horsepower to steam full ahead and barge on the doors of success until it finally breaks and lets you in.
So as I part with a little something that’s been going on with me for sometime now, I just want to tell you it’s okay to be feared. I am too.
You are stronger than what you think you are.
FULL STEAM AHEAD…..!!!!!!!!