……………………………voiceovers from life.

Monthly Archives: September 2011


Madam ye....Sir ka resume kuch theek nahi hai

 

Imaan Police Chowki, Ravanpur is celebrating World Heart Day today on the insistence of Commissioner Sahab. Inspector Bajrang Pandey wants to sieze this opportunity to impress the inscrutable Miss Chautala. Hence, he has roses delivered at her desk.

Chandramukhi Chautala(spotting the roses) : “Ye sab kya ho riya hai yaha?”

Gulgule : “Madam wo aaj World Heart Day hain na, to Sir ne aapke liye ye rose bhijwayen hain. Mujhe to lagta                  hai madam, ki Sir aap pe lattu……..*thadak* ……mera matlab hai Sir aapko like karte hain”

Chandramukhi has a faint smile on her face. Gopi who was reading the paper intently till now, looks up and realizes that Chandramukhi had asked a question some time back. He considers it his duty to explain what he doesn’t know Gulgule said earlier.

Gopi                 : Why is the flowers is the? Today is the Heart Day is the!

Chandramukhi : (with an irritated look) Kyu gopi…….bada heart day hove hai tanne aaj 😛 na koi rose wose                                na hove hain is din, tel khana band karein hain log…..aai baat samaj ma? 😛

Gopi
                 : *heek* ya……..this one!


Gulgule
            : Madam tel nahi khayenge to kaise chalega – madam aap bhi na ek number ki……….


Chandramukhi
: *thadak* ryapte hain na – *gesturing in her trademarkstyle* ‘diet food’ ……ye kha. na kya                                  keh riya tha beta tu?


Gulgule
            : *rubbing his cheek*……..bholi hain *thadak*

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This scene has characters from the cast of FIR which airs on SAB. Special thanks to my friend Devika who initiated the conversation on Facebook Gopi style in reply to which I wrote this. And a humble request from a big fan to FIR producers – please bring back Shiv Pandit! Nobody can play Hanuman Prasaad  like him!Wishing all of you a very Happy World Heart Day! Take care of your heart, it is not only yours! 😉
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Got a message from Deepika, my school friend of many years, staying in the city, saying “Mil jaye uljhanon se fursat to zara sochna, kya sirf fursaton me yaad karne tak ka rishta hai hum se?! ”

It so happens that we do think of our friends during the day, talk about them with different friends but somehow, the quintessential calling/messaging thing doesn’t happen for a few days on end. This one’s for all my friends who have this ‘gila’ with me 🙂

Uljhein hon rozmarra ke fizul kaamon mein,
ya fursat mein sapno ke gul khilaney mein,
dost tum hameshaa zehen mein rehtein ho,
hum aajkal hain mushroof tum kehtein ho…..

A ji hum paigam parindo ko de dete hain –
subaha jo mehfil tumhare aangan mein ye sajaate hai,
tumhari yaad mein likhi hamari ghazal hi to sunaate hain,
tumhari yaad mein likhi hamari…….ghazal hi to sunaate hain!



This is a Facebook discussion post I wrote for Preeti Shenoy’s ‘Life is what you make it’. The topic was ‘Can you shape your destiny?’ which garnered a lot of interesting replies. Something in the topic appealed me to be serious while writing it and I could not help sounding like the various self-help books there. 😛 Hence I include this statutory warning……………..

Caution : Bhari bharkam post ahead – stop right here if you are in a light funny mood 🙂                                                This can wait for a contemplative day. 😀

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Can you shape your destiny?

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Life is what you make it!

Can you shape your destiny? For that one has to define Destiny first. Destiny is the turn of events that your life takes over the years – either as you expected it to be or differently.

Man in general likes to pursue happiness and in trying to find this happiness, he tries to conquer destiny (the turn of events one’s life takes).

Now some people believe that destiny is pre-defined, everything that happens, is ‘scripted’ mystically since one is born. Essentially, destiny is always referred to in the future or the past tense -like- ‘If it is in my destiny, I’ll get it’ or ‘I wasn’t destined to get that’. But if we look at it deeply, it is our reaction to the situations in the present that is actually ‘shaping'(or has shaped) the turn of events(and in essence- our destiny).

The keyword here, is ‘reaction‘. Reaction is – the choices/decisions we make when we are in the position to call the shots during a situation and the acceptance/denial of the favourable/unfavourable circumstances respectively when others or nature is calling the shots.

In the first case, we have an advantage of being able to make a choice. That choice when made with careful contemplation, clear conscience and courage to face the consequences – either good or bad – gives us a satisfaction of having given our best. That satisfaction leads to what? The state of being happy! So now that a person is happy, doesn’t it imply that he has shaped his destiny in the process of being happy?

The second case, is a little difficult. When you are not in control, when others hold the key to certain situations – say when a joint decision is needed for the sale of a property you co-own – you can try to influence the decision in your favour by your persuading skills, but you cannot make the decision. But that decision surely impacts the turn of events in your life. In such times, if it is in your favour, you are happy. If not, accept the reality. Once you accept it, think if anything can be done. If yes, do every possible thing. If you cannot, think of better opportunities that you have. In doing so, you are saving yourself from further misery and paving the path to be happy – and in turn – shaping your destiny.

So yes, destiny can be shaped in both cases! 🙂

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God I sound preachy 😛 😛 I should classify this as a rant. Pliss to excuse…….acute shortage of posts made this post 😛

Image courtesy : Google search -> The Power of Positive Thinking – Realise your true destiny in life                                            No I have not read it yet 😛 😛



The inspiration for today’s nazm came in the most surprising way. I had not written anything for the day and suddenly came across the younger sibling’s facebook update. Okay – he just shouted from across the hall as I am writing, that it is a tweet from @veer_ki_kalam , even I follow him…hehe wonder it didn’t strike me.Yeah…so I just expanded his 2 lines into this post (also on the YS’s wall much to his chagrin) and gave a title 😛 Without much ado(jo ho hi gaya hai) – I present to you – Wajood 😀

mukhtalif nahin hain mujhse kirdaar meri zindigi ke,
ye main hi hoon apne kai raaston mein bhatka hua….

ghilaaf ki tabdeeli par bhi rooh to kayam hai,
na pehchhano mujhe shakl-o-surat se yaaro,
mera wajood meri soch hai…..

Roughly translates to,

I am no different than the characters I play in my life,
This is me lost in the many roads of my way,
The case will change its form, but the soul will remain,
Do not know me by my appearance,
My existence lies in my thoughts……….

Glossary –

mukhtalif = different,

ghilaaf = case,

tabdeeli = change,

rooh = soul,

wojood = existence

Credits –  Veerendra Shivhare – for the first two lines and younger sibling for posting them 🙂

Corrections are heartily welcome, I am still learning this format. 😀



This is the post in the category I was thinking of adding to the blog since a long time. We have a forum amongst our college buddies called the Sher-o-shayari mutual admiration club. I am a regular contributor there and always thought that I should have a backup of my posts there……plus this also serves as a quick way to post regularly. Also being a closed group – iss nacheez ke nagme aam avaam tak nahin pahunch paate (which some of my friends say is a boon 😛 ) par aaj saare procrastination nu chhad ke assi ithe post kar ditha hai – this is gonna be a regular feature now – enjoy the sanki shayari (which cures the best cases of insomnia) – from the incorrigible Kamikaze }:)

lakh samjhaye dil ko…………….
ye aetbaar karna chahta hai
bawara iss bawandar mein bhi
tumhe hum qadam chahta hai
qismat ki kagar par bairi
yaqeen se chalna chahta hai
azmaane do aaj zamaane ko bhi humein…………..
dil bhi aaj behkna chahta hai,
zindagi ko apni sharton par
befiqar jeena chahta hai………
zindagi ko apni sharton par
befiqar jeena chahta hai………

You guessed it right……Kamikaze is highly inspired by Swanand Kirkire’s writings. 😀



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