The Journey

Ek lamhe main simat gaya hai sadiyon ka safar..
Zindagi tej..bohot tej chali ho jaise..
Ummeed se jyada hi mila hai aksar
Haathon se sab kuch choo liya ho jaise..
Kyun nahi milta sukoon-e-dil tu bataa e NOOR magar..
Fir bhi bohot sara jeene ki kwahish ho jaise…


What is evil..

Its not evil, there is no evil, there is no darkness, when the light is not there it becomes dark that’s it, but nobody can create something that emits dark.. there is no dark, its absence of everything , something good – the truth is, there is no light, those who dislike something they are not evil, they just don’t know how to appreciate it, that’s all… a little awareness will make them appreciate good in the future, its can be called as ignorance or they just plainly lack wisdom knowledge. But there is no darkness, its just no light.

Jhamal jindagi

काय झमाल जिंदगी आहे…..
डॉक्टर ला वाटते तुम्ही आजारी पडावे….
पोलिसाला वाटते तुम्ही काही तरी गुन्हा करावा….
वकीलाला वाटते तुम्ही कुठेतरी कधीतरी कसतरी कायद्याच्या कचाट्यात अडकाव
एका इंजीनियर ला वाटत तुमच्या कडे चोरी व्हावी म्हणजे त्याचे design केलेले patented कुलूप विकावे
हे असे सर्व आहे विश्वविद्यालय चे शिक्षण ,परीक्षा पास होणे आणि झुंड मधले बोक्यान सारखे लाळ पाडने
आपल्या विश्वा करिता,तुमच्या degree बघून नाही जणू तुम्ही स्वतः ला बघून घेउन चालायचे , घ्यायची ध्यास कुणी का घेत नाही ??
असो .. मी आहे , परिभव , प्रदाह , भ्रम, भय हरवून घेऊन जायला … स्वरात , रंग टाकून सुमेरु संजीवनी ची मन्मदन बुटी नाकात टाकायला …
मी नूर यॆत आहे ।

(Ref:Om Namoh Aadesh )


Peace and war यह नर जो है ज्ञान का आगार यह नर जो है सृष्टि का श्रृंगार यह नर जो धर कर विज्ञान का फूल यह नर जिससे छूटता वज्र सब कुछ भूल यह नर वही जो आनंद मय जब करे उसकी हार यह नर क्यों नहीं पकड़ता हाथ अपने नीली सुरबहार सावधान हो जाये अब यही आर या पार फूल कंटक , भ्रमित विज्ञान ताल- तार या तलवार ॥।

यह नर जो है ज्ञान का आगार
यह नर जो है सृष्टि का श्रृंगार
यह नर जो धर कर विज्ञान का फूल
यह नर जिससे छूटता वज्र सब कुछ भूल
यह नर वही जो आनंद मय जब करे उसकी हार
यह नर क्यों नहीं पकड़ता हाथ अपने नीली सुरबहार
सावधान हो जाये अब यही आर या पार
फूल कंटक , भ्रमित विज्ञान ताल- तार या तलवार ॥।

My stint in Goa

I was in Goa for almost an year and understood ,what a beautiful destination it was to be -not for the beaches ,nor for the culture it encapsulates but for the people it contains.They are so devoted and simple.

One really cannot enjoy Goa in a tour of say 6/7 days by experiencing paragliding,scooba diving ,parachuting and all.Adventure is one thing and divine pleasure is altogether another .

I was staying in Verna- a small town very near to the business capital -Margao.
An ideal town for the freaking out.Going to my workspace by a cycle ,I bought for 1850 bucks.
Nice highway that conncts 3 major cities of the Goa-Margao,Panjim and Vasco..

Every alternate evening used to go to Majorda beach ,which happen to be the nearest well known beach from my residence.

Waiting for the weekends ,which are spent mostly out of Verna-sometimes in the Ponda (the religious city for the Hindus)roaming around and having darshan of the Gods/godesses(Shantadurga-Kavalem,Mahalaxmi,Mangeshi,Ramnathi) and sometimes thinking about for the national future traveling in a Kadamba bus to longer roads ,alone towards south most Goa (canacona-my favorite spot) where many days I have spent with myself in the Palolem beach .

tanha rhena apne mein ek kala haidost-
dosti,rishte -nato mein se pare samjhne ka who pal haijo kam hi ata hai
or phirhamien kuch jatla kar chal jata hai
tanhayi ka maatlab samjho ,tanhayi mein rhena sikho
tanhayi se tum milkar dekho
tanhayi koi bhoot nahin hai
tanhayi achoot nahin hai
aksar tumne socha hoga -aksar tumne jana hoga
ki tanha rhene se tumne
apne ap ko phechana hoga

It was this beach where I have captured one of the most beautiful scenery in my Camera..

Then I meet Ameya -with whom on ETERNO ,I explored the remotest parts of the Goa ,the towns, the festivals and the ultimate.

We spent our weekend evenings -listening and singing the songs in praise of the lord in various temples around Ponda.At home in Wadi and Talulim ,we accompanied each other for lifting ourselves in the great depth of knowledge in Indian Classical Music.

Initially we picked the raag Yaman-the king of all ragas and then Bhim Palaasi .It went for 7 months under the able guidance of Pt.Kamlakar Naik .We used to learn from him on Sundays -where I was just giving  accompaniment with sundry student artists coming for the vocal training under him under the AGRA Khayal and Dhrupad style of singing..

The delicious fish curry(and especially Machral-Bagda),was the icing on the cake..

So many simple ,enthusiastic and energetic people with their bindaas philosophy to live -will always be with me to the limitless..

Dance as though no one is watching; Sing as though no one is listening; Love as though you’ve never been hurt; and live as though heaven is here on earth!
– By Satchel Paige or Rumi
[Wrote like no one will read it.]

What a great philosophy to travel through life’s journey with! Tough one to follow – but nonetheless a nice source of inspiration! Learn from the past. Release yourself from the past. Live the present moment. Enjoy..

Ghalib ki street

Faiz ki baat alag hai,

Ghalib ka mizzaj alag hai..

Noor ki kya kahe,

Unka to andaj-e-bayan alag hai;-)

Little is known aboy Roomi’s love for animals and Ghalib’s love for butterflies.

I think i am the only one who knows this ;-)..Let me explore/


Hame Ghalib ki street me mat bhejo..

Wahan Titliyaan bohot hai…

Roomi ke aangan me bhej do..

Waha Bakariyan bohot hai..

Pressed and Provoked

Last few days(or shall i say months), i was relatively glued to television for various serial events that have taken place.India-England test match(just one of them),Ramdeo Baba, Anna Hazare and his team , Sri Sri Ravishankar, Brahmakumaris,Chidambaram, 2G scam has taken most of my television time.To the extent that i have made a riyaaz sitting in a place in front of the TV.

Well T.V is no more now-thanks to the Squirrel and my focused riyaaz time is increasing .Though  -Champak,BrainWave,Business India,Business Today, Health & Nutrition,Linux For You,Economic Times,Outlook Traveler -editions are piling up needing my attention for a read finish.

i am in solace now- though it has pressed and provoked me to think without distractions and without getting biased  on Ramdeo Babara, corruption, black money , Anna Hazare and R P Singh/Ashish Nehra’s future.

Why do our existing cases take so long to resolve? Is investigation of murder, violence less important than corruption? Or will all crimes disappear once we catch a few corrupt? In fact, simpler social issues like divorce, property disputes, probably cause more pain and anxiety to many, many people. Do they not deserve a reasonably quick resolution? If corruption cases are fast-tracked, would the resolution of the others not get further delayed. Isn’t it obvious that not the laws but it is the delivery of justice which needs repair.

In fact, I find it ironic that the “biggest scam” of India – the 2G scam – has probably made more people’s lives far better than anything else in India!yes i ventured to say this-even though i am a musician and artist at heart and dislike usage of technology/electronics in art .  It is amazing to see the impact of cell phones on India – especially, the non-affluent, e.g. the rickshaw pullers, the vegetable hawkers, the plumbers. The list goes on.

I am going to my routine music riyaaz.May be that will help understand why the interactions between not so smart people makes democracy work:-) .