Tuesday, October 31, 2006

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

“So, the world happens twice
--once what we see it as;
second it legends itself
deep, the way it is.” ~ William Stafford

Yes the duo are coming together once again after there 1999 Album: Marasim yet another one they released 'Koi Baat Chale'
I am eager to listen to the ghazals as there are 8 ghazals all written by Gulzar and they are in Jagjit Singh's voice

“There was never a century nor a country that was short of experts who knew the Deity's mind and were willing to reveal it.” ~ Mark Twain

Saturday, October 21, 2006

“Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.”

My best wishes to all my friends across the globe on this auspicious day of Diwali and the much awaited Eid... May these festival brings out all the indifferences and make everyone to celebrate the love and happiness
“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.”

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born

Today am going to discuss about my latest net friend :D…yes its not that I don’t have any other net friends or so…I do have and many many wonderful people they are!

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference ~ Audre Lorde

But this friend of mine is a bit famous too ;) ….and hence I felt that I should share things with my other friends here who all should know about him as I didn’t know until he told me…:D

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance ~ Rabindranath Tagore

One day I got this message where someone appreciated my poetry craze and they attached the brochure which is on the right side of this blog as a link ‘Kaifi aur Main’! I was quite happy and surprised to receive this as the guy – my net Punjabi Ghazal Nawaaz (poetry favored/patronage) Jaswinder Singh – I remember once he was felicitated as the best singer from the famous TV program ‘TVS Mega Sa Re Ga Ma’ , where all the new talented people come and compete in singing with other singers and believe me it’s a very tough one as everyone is learning music from a very young age and many times to the pro-singers and musician judges had tough time to select the best one!

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
After that I never heard anything about him until when I received this brochure… :D! I was zapped and I thanked him for sending it and made sure that he is the same person who had won the best singer award.
Guys, since then we are very good friends and we make sure that we chat whenever we have that opportunity :D…! Songs sung by him are couple of them which I have uploaded on my radio blog and you can listen to it and witness as what I say…he has talent and the fire ….yes I always believed that everyone who gets success had and have the fire and that’s why where they are….

We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

This friend of mine has a show tomorrow in Mumbai-India and am sure its going to be a rocking one…as his down to earth nature, the softness and sweetness in his thought is what makes him a true artist!!!

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one." ~ C.S. Lewis

His voice is versatile as you hear different ghazal you will find him different and I guess that’s what makes one to listen…that curiosity which keeps igniting one to listen the next and then next!

Remember, no man is a failure who has friends

He is going to come to US, UK and Canada and guys if you want to know what he will sound like then listen to his ghazals and then decide if you want to miss his concert :D!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom ~ Marcel Proust

Our similar interest towards poetry has made us to know each other and when we had a chat, a lot many reasons poured in that made us good friends :D so that’s another feather in my hat guys…with you all :D

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking ~ George Eliot

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

“Some times, another's ego can corrupt a true friendship.”

After such a nice topic on music tag-game, I feel sorry to start a topic on ‘Ego’!
Yes, this is such a small three letter word but could cause disaster in one’s life!

I personally, never met anyone who has an ego…and I never got caught with this disease…probably
Cause as a kid I heard my granny telling me that – ‘there is nothing bigger meditation than forgiving someone

“Give up all bad qualities in you, banish the ego and develop the spirit of surrender. You will then experience Bliss.”

I always feel an ego is something which not only destroys a person’s image but his/her relationship with family, colleagues, friends and overall with every human existence …probably with animals too if you have pets …lol!

“One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.”
I just felt someone I met who is so egoist that everything that person takes it personal and has no chance of taking it in a sportive way…!

“Let's face it; God has a big ego problem. Why do we always have to worship him?”

Don’t know friends what you have to say...? Have you met someone with ego (instead of metlife…lol for those who don’t know its an ad for Insurance and quite emotional and touchy ads they give with Indian culture and traditions ;)

Okay so question for you guys…have you ever met someone with ego? If yes, how do you handle with them?

I think a person with ego spreads lot of negativity!

“ Ego is the biggest enemy of humans. ” ~ Rig Veda

Monday, October 09, 2006

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence

After yesterday’s long trip to Napa and back….I was kind a tired and was just going through Manish’s blog when I saw that I have been tagged :D…well its not so often that Manish involves himself in the tag-game so when he tagged me…I readily accepted and not only that but also the topic is Music :D…how can I be away from my soul – Music !!!!
Hence…it goes like this:

1. Your favourite lyricist and the lyrics you remember the most..
This is a very tough question specially when a person has more than one as favourite… :D…and I want to give credit to all my fav lyricsts…that’s just the way I am…want to give equal credits :D though it’s a tough job to select…as there are more than one of these each lyricts creations :D

Gulzar:

YEH KAISI CHAAP QADMOON KI SUNAYEE DE RAHI HAI
KOI AAYA HAI YA KOI UTAR K JA RAHA HAI
YEH MERI ZINDAGI...HAI
NA YEH DASTAK DE K KAHTI HAI
BINA SAAHIL K BAHTI HO
AKELE KAISAY RAHTI HO
WAHAM HAI JO KOI DILSE GUZAR K JA RAHA HAI
KOI AAYA HAI YA KOI UTAR K JA RAHA HAI

[For my friends who don’t understand Hindi - ;) poet says that his life always without a knock says- without any shore, you flow…how do u live such a lonely life…but then there is this imagination or conjecture who walks by my heart and it seems someone has come or someone just left by – around there]

Javed Akhtar:

mai.n ne dil se kahaa
ai diivaane bataa
jab se ko_ii milaa
tuu hai khoyaa huaa
ye kahaanii hai kyaa
hai ye kyaa silasilaa
ai diivaane bataa

[I asked my heart, hey madman tell me since you have met someone you are always lost, tell me what’s this story all about and what’s this sequence tell me madman]

Ahmed Faraz:
Khush huaa ai dil ke muhabbat to nibhaa dii tuune
log uja.D jaate hai.n anjaam se pahale pahale

[am happy for my heart at least it fulfilled the part of loving, as people waste there entire life before it gets to the end of it]

2. Your favourite song on friendship..
I don’t know but whenever I think or listen to this song from ‘Sholay-movie’ it makes me very emotional as it reminds me of my friends and the relation and the emotion that I share with them….

Ye dosti hum nahi todenge, todenge dam magar tera saath na chorenge :D

[This friendship of ours we will not break, life may break but will not break the companionship]

3. Which song are you humming today?

Phir gulaabon ka mausam khila hai
Phir koi yaad aane laga hai
Dur khulti hui khidkiyon mein
Koi angadaiyan le raha hai
– sung by Jaswinder Singh and yeah not Jagu :D

[Its again the season of roses that’s blooming, and at such time it reminds me of someone, seems like far away through those opened windows, someone is taking out there tiredness…its more or less poetic word as for a women when she gets up in the morning from her sleep…]

4. One song which brings tears to your eyes

Tujh se naraaz nahi zindagii,hairan hoon mein,
Tere masoom sawalon se pareshaan hoon mein!

Jine ke liye socha hee nahi dard sambhalne honge
Muskurayein to muskurane ke karz ootarne honge
Muskuraon kabhi to lagta hai jaise honton pe karz rakha hai

[am not unhappy with you life, but am surprized. Coz of your innocent questions which makes me worried. As I never thought to live I have to preserve all my pains and to smile, I will have to repay the interest and hence when I smile also I feel as if some debt is kept on me]

This song specially when Anup Ghoshal sings it literally makes me feel the poet’s heart!!! No matter how much I have tried but this song always drags me to listen to the lyrics carefully and think deep into the meaning of it!!!! I love this song!!!!

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

5. A song which gives you hope,reason to try again and again,a reason to say that life is beautiful:)…
Someone related this song to my personality…until then I never heard this ghazal but when I did…I felt proud about the way person thinks about me and the way I reflect on my people’s mind :D…but then this one really makes me feel for three reasons…1. ofcourse that person related this to me and 2. the lyrics and 3. its sung by Jagu :D

Zindagi mein sada muskurate raho
Faasle kam karo dil milate raho


[In life always keep smiling, even though there is distance keep the heart united]

6.When you want to be with yourself,silent and content but with music,which song would that be?

This song always touches my inner chord and believe me the lyrics and the way Jagu has sung this…takes me far away from this world…one can listen to this on my radio blog

muu.Nh kii baate.n sune har ko_ii, dil kaa dard na jaane kaun aavaazo.n ke baazaaro.n me.n Khaamoshii pahachaane kaun

vo meraa aa_iinaa hai mai.n us kii parachhaa_ii huu.N mere hii ghar me.n rahataa hai, mujh jaisaa hii jaane kaun


[What we say from mouth everyone listens but no one listens the pains of the heart, in the midst of noisy market no one recognizes silence. That seems my mirror and am its shadow, in my house there lives someone who resembles like me but don’t know who?]

Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

7.If you have to express your love for someone with a song which would that be?
It’s a very old song…ofcourse its near to my heart coz of Gulzar…and its sung by Late Hemant Kumar- I love his voice and the gesture with which his voice takes waves :D

tum pukaar lo, tumhaaraa intajaar hain khwaab chun rahee hain raat bekaraar hain honthh pe liye huye, dil kee baat hum jaagate rahenge aaur, kitanee raat hum muftasar see baat hai, tum se pyaar hain

dil bahal to jaayegaa, is khayaal se haal mil gayaa tumhaaraa, apane haal se raat ye karaar kee, bekaraar hain tumhaaraa intajaar hai.. pukar lo ..

[Call me as am waiting for you, night is restless as my dreams are picking up! Just one thing on my lips that’s from my heart, how many nights will I be awake like this – its just the simple and gratis matter that I love you! I can console my heart by knowing your situation in this restless night..its all that I am waiting for you so please call me… some where there ;)]

8. Five Songs which you listen to the most ?
This is something which I don’t think is easier for any music lover…coz one listens to there favs but also explores…more and more…of it! But since its only five …to be listed here am going as: since its about Hindi music, am not adding my English craze! :D

· Dil ko thaama oonka daman tham ke
· Paas rehata hai dur rehata hai
· Gulshan ki faqat phulon se nahi
· Ab to hai tum se har khushi apni
· Do deewane shehar mein


Music is vibration. So are human beings at their most basic level and so "Music Lover" is an expression of the sensual blending of two forms of the same thing intertwined in an expression of love.

Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

“Be happy. It's one way of being wise.”


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