A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART VI

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As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part IV’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part V’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line […]

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A HUNDRED GHAZALS IN HINDI MOVIES – PART V

Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jahan (Pic courtesy: pics.urduwire.com)

As I brought out in the introduction of ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part I’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part II’, ‘A Hundred Ghazals in Hindi Movies – Part III’, and ‘A Hundred Ghazals In Hindi Movies – Part IV’, the ghazal is a poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood […]

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JAI HIND – MERA WATAN, MERA KHUMAAR

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साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ ऐसी पिला दे, जो हम सबको मेरे देश का दिवाना बना दे I मेरे वतन का रहनुमा कुछ इस कदर हो मदहोश, वह अपना घर छोड़, वतन को आशियाना बना दे I साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ ऐसी पिला दे…… दफ्तर का बाबू हकूमत के ख्वाब छोड़ के, आम लोगों की ज़िन्दगी को सुहाना बना दे I साक़ी जो पिलानी है तो कुछ […]

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FREEDOMS WE INDIANS CAN DO WITHOUT

Freedom without responsibility

Happy 70th Independence Day of India. It was on this day, 15th August, in the year 1947, when we received Freedom at Midnight. Our first Prime Minister of independent India made his famous Tryst with Destiny speech to the Indian Constituent Assembly in the Parliament, a speech that is counted amongst the most famous speeches in the history of the world. The opening two paragraphs of this speech are: “Long […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH CENTENARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART V

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These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I attempted a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. I completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16, Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul and Part IV from […]

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HUMOUR AS A WAY OF LIFE

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Sunbyanyname is the name of my blog. It is in sharp contrast to that period of  my life when it used to occur to me that life is a great burden, most people are unfair and self-centered and that human beings are condemned to live in bondage and disease throughout their miserable lives. My father had died prematurely of a jeep-accident at the age of fifty-six years and my having […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART IV

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These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16, Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16 and Part III from 17 Jul to 23 Jul. Those […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART III

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These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16 and Part II from 10 Jul to 16 Jul 16. Those of you who read the two parts so […]

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HELL IN THE JVDE (KHARGHAR) – A ‘WAR’ MOVIE IN THE MAKING!

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First of all, what is JVDE (Kharghar), you are bound to ask me? Well, it stands for Jal Vayu Defence Enclave (Kharghar), an AFNHB (Air-Force Navy Housing Board) colony in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai (Please read: ‘Jal Vayu Defence Enclave Kharghar – How Can It Become The Best Colony?’). Secondly, why do I have to write posts about this colony? It is simply because after retirement from the Indian Navy in […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART II

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These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. We have completed Part I of this Countdown from 03 Jul to 09 Jul 16. Those of you who read Part I would know that I have been giving three songs a day and […]

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PHIR BARSAAT CHALI AAYI

Flowers in Rainy Season (9)

आज फिर भीगने का दिल करता है बरसात में, कुछ शोख़ हवा चली है सुहानी रात में I यादों की बूंदे दिल के आँगन में गिर रही हैं, और दस्तक दे रही हैं देहलीज़-ऐ-जज़्बात पे I मेरे रूखे जहान पे सावन को भी तरस आ गया, लगता है रो रहा है वह भी मेरे हालात पे I घने धुएं में रौशनी की किरण जगमगाई है, कुछ और लौ बची है […]

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ZAMAANE KA EK AJAB ROOP AUR RANG

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ज़माने का अजब रूप और रंग देखा है, धूप और छाँव को मैंने संग देखा हैI रिवाजों की जो हरदम हामी भरते थे, हैरत से उनको बदलते ढंग देखा है। ज़मीन पे जिनके पैर उठते ही ना थे, आज उनको उड़ती पतंग देखा है। वह जो बेकसी के आलम में पढ़े रहते थे, उनके चेहरे पे ख़ुशी की उमंग को देखा है I आज नज़दीकी दोस्त बने फिरते हैं जो, […]

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SHAKEEL BADAYUNI – COUNTDOWN TO HIS BIRTH ANNIVERSARY 03 AUG 2016 – PART I

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These blogs, one part in a week, have been reconstructed from my Facebook Page: Lyrical whereat I am attempting a four week tribute to Shakeel Badayuni leading up to his Birth Centenary on 03 Aug 2016. I love the date of 03 Aug 1916 when my favourite poet and lyricist Shakeel Badayuni was born in the small town of Badayun in Uttar Pradesh state. That part of the country was […]

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KAISE CHAMAN VEERAAN HO GAYA

Withered Sunflower

नफरत है उन्हें अब हमसे जो करते थे हमें प्यार, दुश्मन बने हैं आज वह जिन्हे दोस्ती का था इकरार I क्या क्या न हम उनके लिए बने फिर भी रंजिश ही रही, दरिया तो रहा बीच में, मैं इस तरफ वह उस पार I जशन-ऐ-ख़ुशी के बुदबुदे मौजों में नज़र आते रहे, वह साहिल पे खड़े देखते रहे, मैं रहा सागर के मंझधार I माना के अहद – ऐ […]

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