Sorry, eh?

“Yaaron mujhe mu'aaf rakho main nashe mein huun Ab do to jaam khaalii hii do main nashe mein huun Maazuur huun jo paaon mere betarah pade Tum sar-garaan to mujh se naa ho main nashe mein huun” – Mir Taqi Mir (1723 – 1810) [Friends continue to indulge me (for) I am intoxicated If at …

Spring nostalgia

“Bahaaron ko chaman yaad aa gaya hai Mujhe woh gulbadan yaad aa gaya hai! Lachakati shaakh ne jab sar uthaaya Kisi ka baankapan yaad aa gaya hai! Mile woh ajanabi ban kar to 'Rifat' Zamaane ka chalan yaad aa gaya hai!” – Rifat Sultan [(Just as) the spring (season) has remembered (and returned to) the …

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“Aage bhi jaane naa tu, peechhe bhi jaane naa tu Jo bhi hai, bas yahi ik pal hai …Jeenevaale soch le, yahi waqt hai kar le poori aarzoo” – Sahir Ludhianvi [You know not what lies ahead, you do not know that which is behind you If anything, this is the singular moment … Think …

Satisfaction

“Bahut diyaa dene waale ne tujhko Aanchal hi naa samaaye toh kyaa kije Beet gaye jaise yeh din rainaa Baaki bhi kat jaaye duaa kije” – Shankardas Kesarilal “Shailendra” [Providence has provided you bounties aplenty (so much) as to not be contained in your cloak, what might you do just as these days and nights …