Wednesday, October 22, 2008

aksar us chauraste pe nazar padthi hain...

Some quite cool things happened... Chandrayaan launched!
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"Well the correct answer is, 'He's not a Muslim, he's a Christian, he's always been a Christian'. But the really right answer is, 'What if he is?'"
- Colin Powell
First word that came to my mind - Sense.
And sense not just in the context of Obama or the negative campaign, but in the broader context of a much prevelant tendency to brand people on the basis of their religious identities.
Closer home they are calling it 'identity politics'. They are teaching or rather re-drilling into us what is 'us' and 'them'.
And not just religion, the plague of intolerance never seems to find itself wanting for potential subjects. Everything is a problem - your religion, your caste, which state you were born in, the color of your skin, your sexual orientation, your gender, your political ideology, heck even the language you speak.
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Baavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna
Baavre Se Mann Ki Dekho, Baavri Hain Baatein

Baavri Se Dhadkane Hain, Baavri Hain Saansen
Baavri Si Karwaton Se, Nindiya Door Bhaage
Baavre Se Nain Chaahe, Baavre Jharokhon Se, Baavre Nazaaron Ko Takna

Baavra Mann Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Baavre Se Is Jahaan Main, Baavra Ek Saath Ho
Is Sayaani Bheed Main Bas Haathon Mein Tera Haath Ho
Baavri Si Dhun Ho Koi, Baavra Ek Raag Ho
Baavre Se Pair Chaahen, Baavron Tarano Ke, Baavre Se Bol Pe Thirakna

Baavra Mann, Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Baavra Sa Ho Andhera, Baavri Khamoshiyan
Thartharati Lou Ho Maddham, Baavri Madhoshiyan
Baavra Ek Ghooghta Chahe, Haule Haule Bin Bataye, Baavre Se Mukhde Se Sarakana

Baavra Mann, Dekhne Chala Ek Sapna

Lyrics - Swanand Kirkire
Movie - Hazaaron Kwaishien Aisi
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Seeing Jill running her hand frantically over the book, Jack came over.
“Oh I am trying to wipe out the water”, explained Jill.
“But I can’t see any”.
“Oh, I don’t know”, she looked at him.
“It’s not the page, it’s your eyes”.
She had to blink twice to see what he meant.
She chuckled “Ohh...silly me”.
Jack kept staring into the book.
When it stopped raining in Bologna”, he muttered slowly.
“You were reading the same line an hour ago”, he finished.
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Aksar us chauraste pe nazar tho padthi hain.
Magar us gali se guzarne ki izzazat khud ko,
kabhie kabhie hii diya karte hain.

7 comments:

Leena said...

You really like Catch 22.. I just got around to reading first few chapters, its still waiting on the book shelf!

i said...

Yes I do like Catch 22 a lot.
And am glad you could make out where the line was from. :)

soapy said...

After a refreshing coffee ur blog, i must say, is exhausting.... Terribly well said last two lines."Aksar us chauraste......."

Actually, man has no sense for what he has never experienced..... dont u think so......

i said...

@soapy...
"man has no sense for what he has never experienced.."
and I said...
"man has no ears for what he has not experienced.."
'Hearing' is a sense no? =P

soapy said...

Hearing is only one of the senses dear lady.... (i guess its a lady).

i said...

Sure.. I never said its the only sense. And what makes you think its a lady?

soapy said...

well i feel we have digressed much from the actual view point but i guess only a lady would be gracious enough to carry on a conversation with an insane maniac like me... or is it the other way round............ oops