My God!

Allah tero naam Ishwar tero naam, Sabko sannmati de Bhagwan Maangon kaa sindoor na choote, Maa behanon ki aas na toote Deh bina bhatake naa praan O saare jag ke rakhwale, Nirbal ko bal denewaale Balwaanon ko de de gyaan Sabko sanmati de Bhagwaan [Allah is your name, Ishwar is your name, Bless everyone with …

Khushbu … fragrance

“Rang baatein karen, aur baton se khushboo aaye Dard phoolon ki tarah mehake agar tu aaye” [Colors speak, and this tête-à-tête exudes a fragrance The (heart) ache evokes a bouquet of flowers if/when you arrive] – Zia Jullundhari “Humne dekhi hai in aakhon ki mehakti khushbu Haath se chhuke inhen rishton ka ilzaam naa do” …

New beginnings

“Bahaar aamad, bahaar aamad, bahaar-e-mushk-baar aamad Nigaar aamad nigaar aamad nigaar-e-burd baar aamad” – Jalaluddin Rumi [Spring has come, spring has come, musk-laden spring has arrived The sweetheart has come, the sweetheart has come, the forbearing/gentle sweetheart has arrived] In Native Indian legends, robins are viewed as the harbinger of new beginnings and their caring parental behaviour …

Memories

“Karoge yaad to har baat yaad aayegi, Guzarate waqt ki har mauj thehr jaayegi Ye chaand beete zamaanon kaa aaeenaa hoga, Bhatakte abr mein chehraa koi banaa hoga Udaas raah koi daastaan sunaaegi Gali ke mor par soona saa koi darwaazaa, Tarasti Aankhon se rastaa kissi ka dekhegaa Nigaah dur talak jaake laut aayegi” – …