DEBATABLE PHILOSOPHIES OF LIFE

One of the biggest truths about God’s Creation is that He/She/It made all virtues and evils Relative. The only Absolute is God Himself. Thanks to Albert Einstein, the Relativity of Time in the Universe is now somewhat well known to us. For others, please read my Absolute Virtue if you entertain any doubts. What an essay, at the end of the year, you may remark. The fact of the matter […]

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EK AUR NAYA SAAL AA RAHA HAI

एक और नया साल आ रहा है, वादी – ए – दिल पे भंवरा मंडरा रहा है I नया वादा – ए – आरज़ू है, नया दिल – पसंद है, खुशियों के ख़ज़ाने भर के ला रहा है I यादों के जज़ीरे खड़ा कर गया जो, वह माज़ी के धुंदले में कदम बढ़ा रहा है I “अलविदा दोस्तों, इक रोज़ मैं भी नया था यहाँ”, यह कह के उदास ओ […]

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AAP KE EHSAANO KI HADD PAAR HO GAYI

आप के एहसानो की हद्द पार हो गयी, गरीब की यह दुनिया माला – माल हो गयी तन्हाईयों की दौलत का न था नाम – ओ – निशाँ, अब यूं मिली है कि शाम शर्मसार हो गयी यूं तो ज़िन्दगी में ग़म यहाँ वहां पढ़े थे, तुमने दिए कुछ ऐसे कि ग़म – ए – बहार हो गयी अपने ही अश्क़ों की कीमत का न था हमें एहसास, आँख खुश्क […]

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SADHANA – DIL ABHI BHARA NAHIN!

Sadhana – We can’t believe it; it is shocking beyond words. We knew you were battling with cancer; but, still it is shocking beyond words to let you go. Last night, my wife Marilyn and I returned from what should have been Midnight Mass for Christmas, at 10:30 PM. Silent night, holy night, cannot be allowed to break the peace of Mumbaites beyond 10 PM, once in a year, since […]

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IS TRUTH WORTH FIGHTING FOR?

Some of my most favourite Hindi movies songs have been penned by Shakeel Badayuni and have Naushad’s music. This has been sung by my favourite singer Hemant Kumar and picturised on the village school teacher Abhi Bhattacharya in 1961 movie Ganga Jamuna: Insaaf kii Dagar pe, bachcho.n dikhaao chal ke Ye desh hai tumhaaraa, netaa tumhii.n ho kal ke Duniyaa ke ra.nj sahanaa aur kuchh na mu.Nh se kahanaa Sachchaaiyo.n […]

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THE BEST RAAGA BASED SONGS IN HINDI MOVIES – RAAGA BHIMPALASI – PART I

As you are already aware, these blogs are being recreated from the posts on my Facebook page Lyrical wherein I started with this theme of giving you the best raaga based songs in Hindi movies on the 8th of Aug 2015. Presently, I am on my 12th Raaga: Raag Bageshri. I have already given you blogs on Raaga Bhairavi, Yaman or Kalyan, Jhinjhoti and Darbari Kanada; which make only four […]

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SHARING SONGS ON FACEBOOK

There is a craze on the Facebook to put up old Hindi songs, particularly to share the addresses of the web page (Uniform Resource Locators or the URLs) of the songs. Many groups have mushroomed. In most of these, I have seen, people just share the URL and then the comments follow such as “wow”, “nice”, “love it” and “Dev Anand looks so handsome”. A few years back I too […]

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UNAKE KHAYAAL DIL MEIN MEHMAAN BAN KE REHATE HAIN

उनके ख़याल दिल में मेहमान बन के रहते हैं, क्या क्या सितम हम उनके लिए सुबह ओ शाम सहते हैंI मैंने तो घर खाली करने का notice भी दे दिया, “दो रोज़ और रहेंगे” हर बार यही कहते हैंI सूखी वीरान बस्ती की शिकायत वह करते हैं, कैसे कहूँ के अश्क़ मेरे ज़ार ज़ार बहते हैं? दिल के गरीबखाने पे ताला लगा दूँ मैं क्या? पर उनहे कैसे बेदखल करूँ […]

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