6.6.06

Shararaa



Woh barish ki dhun, woh barasta sagar;
Inhi khayalon mein gumm, baitha tha main andar.
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Ke ayee ek hawa, aur sab badal gaya;
Baithe baithe achanak, main udd gaya.
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Maine dekhi ek duniya, jahaan barasti thi khushiyaan;
Jahaan keemti thi jaan, aur hasna tha asaan.
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Jahaan neendein thi lambi, par tha jaaga hua insaan;
Ranjish thi wazan se, aur mohabbat se thi pehchaan.
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Woh barish ki dhun, woh barasta sagar;
Inhi khayalon mein gumm, baitha tha main andar.
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Ke ik jhalak dikh gayee, aur badal gaya nazaara;
Saawan mein nikal gaya, main dhoondne shararaa
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Hawa ne ki saazish aur dhuaan uthh gaya;
Apne aansoo-on ka Sikandar, main wahin pe lutt gaya.
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Woh barish ki dhun, woh barasta sagar;
Inhi khayalon mein gumm, baitha tha main andar.
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I have been told by all my friends that I should write the translations of what I write in Hindi.
Something I avoid for two reasons. One, it makes the whole effort seem like explaining a joke to get people to laugh and second, my English writing suffers from Parkinson’s. Methinks.
So if there is anyone who gets the plot but misses the point please write in to me.
And for someone who doesn’t understand a word of Hindi, look at picture on the profile page….
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Cute ain’t I?
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ps- Took the title picture in Munnar, Kerala.

47 comments:

Zarine said...

Harjee Kapur you're a Rockstar. You're writing can never suffer from anything.
A very nice post though I am still unclear about the meaning of 'Shararaa'
I missed the point :-(
And I must say, what you have achieved in your previous post is beyond words... it stands as one of my all time favourite posts on blogspot. It touched a chord... many actually. Please write like that more often...
'Achhoot' was awesome.
'Shararaa' rocks!

muwaaah!

Zarine said...

oooohhh I get it now...
Sorry... I got the point :-)
Beautiful...
How long did it take to write this one? 5 mins ;-) ???
I'm turning green here....

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

tht was nice
I was reminded of the days when I was in class 2.....Something nice about those days...I wouldlook out of the class window n see the rain fall nsmell the earth n lo behold, it was awesome...Good stuff Harjee...

Noojes said...

Dear Harjee,

I know you wanted me to comment first especially considering this was a hindi post et al but work summoned and you know what thats like...

So, first things first - as you can see this is not a monosyllabal comment so I've achieved one of the things you asked for...

As for the post, well you know how good my hindi is and while it was beautiful reading the translation I'm sure I have lost most of the impact that you intended

I have always said you write better in hindi than u do english...

Nevertheless keep writing and keep blogging

Noojes

PS - You seem to have quite a harem on blogspot ;)

Harjee Kapur said...

Zarine : Thank you sweety :-) You're too kind with words...And you couldn't miss the point....You're a Shararaa yourself... trust me... I know...

Scribblez : Thanks... yeah... rains are beautiful.

Noojes : Thanks for the verbose comment. I agree as far as the linguistics go. And about the Harem...? Why you complain about the new additions my love? You still the President ;-) And will remain...

bitchlet said...

the begiinin is a lil like imagine.. its nice :)

lovemarks said...

jhoomti hui badalon ki yeh kahani
le gaye hume ek daur purani
barasne lage hum pe bhi woh barish aur uski dhun
ehsaas hua...ae ajnabee
to socha...
is barsaat ke dil ki dhadkan bhi le sun...

(pardon the attempt at Hindi..hehe)
loved it! and if you try and translate the same, your words won't have the same meaning anymore...

kitsch said...

Great! Now go on rubbing it in my face that i dont understand hindi. hmmm....I dint get the point? Kindly explain. And hey, that pic is amazing. Really! And am not saying this for lack of anything else to say.

Anonymous said...

Harjee, the women seem to love you! Then just cant't get enough of you!!
So does it reallt matter what I have to say? Nope, it doesn't.
Still, very nice post, beautiful poem.
Nishant

Harjee Kapur said...

Bitchlet : Thank you :-) Imagine?

Lovemarks : That was beautiful. You should write in Hindi as well. To hell with everything else, you get the thought across really well. Thanks for the compliment. I so agree translations fuck up the whole thing.

Kitsch : Awww... I thought you like the rubbing sweety ;-) Well, not to worry. I shall explain it to you :-) In detail ;-) And I cannot believe you will ever lack anything to say... and I like it that way.

Nishant : Yes it does. Trust me... Compliments are viewed without frames of reference. Species, gender, age or relationship. Thanks :-) Glad you liked it.

nowheregirl said...

love the pic :)

Noojes said...

Lil Ms President - I like the sound of that

noojes

White Magpie said...

Beautiful. Simple and beautiful.

I've tagged ye Harjee!!

scorpio said...

exquisite... the roman hindi took some time to read... my pronunciation is a bit awry anyway... i read it loudly to myself while the rain did the sha-ra-ra outside my windowpane.

i'm turning a shade of jade just thinking about the way you wield your pen... parkinson's or not you're blog is awesome

kris

d4u said...

Beautiful!!

richunderconstruction said...

"Ke ayee ek hawa, aur sab badal gaya;
Baithe baithe achanak, main udd gaya."
beautifully written,
jst the lines to lift my mood. :)

p.s. will b off bloggin for awhile... internship outta station, irratic access to the net, so will b here... off n on.

Harjee Kapur said...

Nowheregirl : love the fact that you loved it… and the lines?

Noojes : You ain't little by any standards honey…

WhiteMagpie : Simple is always beautiful… glad you liked it.

Scorpio : Thank you Kris. Am humbled :- ) please keep visiting.

D4U : Thank you : - )

Richunderconstruction : I'm glad I could uplift your mood :- )
internship where? Take care… keep dropping in…

Me.. said...

harjee, sirjee.. me too crab, me too.. into.. advertising.. me too.. blogging.. "we the cynics.." bloody true.. the ringetts..!! reached here through vyom's blog.. well.. using broken english.. cos us advertisers are supposed to say more with less.. and i hope im conveying convenitently and properly and clearly.. im a fan now..
chakrvyuh ke daayrein mein ab main bhi ghumta rahunga..!!

cheers..!!

sophie said...

i m not too good at hindi..
but can understand what u wrote
without anybody's help
awesome..is not the word...

Monika said...

this was awesome... don't even get into transalation... it will loose the whole charm... totally enjoyed reading it

Noojes said...

I may not be little but I surely am Fabulous :)

LOL

noojes

miss A said...

i have to visit this blog again again and again...and do write in hindi....loved ur previous post achoot

Arunima said...

managed to reda it. liked the pic too.

'Achoot' was fabulous

Harjee Kapur said...

Me: Brevity is the soul of wit. Welcome my friend… hope you enjoy the stay….

Sophie : Thank you so much : - ) glad you liked it.

Monika : I agree. That’s why there never are and never will be any translations. Someone who doesn’t get it, their loss. Thanks for the kind words…you’re generous. And I am happy.

Noojes : No denying that darling… fabulous too is an understatement.

Miss A : please keep visiting. Apna hi ghar samajhna…sharmana mat! Will keep writing in Hindi as and when I have something as good. Thanks for achhoot. It is special and very close to my heart.

Arunima : thank you :- ) am humbled.

Demi Goddezz said...

wah ji wah....kya baath hai...barish ke dhun...weise munnar is beautiful isnt it?

Ekta said...

wah!!!
am closing my eyes and imagining munnar when i read ur poem..all fits in perfectly!:-)
Lovely poem!

gutterspace said...

Lovely lovely:)Your wasting yourself in advertising.

Divya said...

Lovely.

4WD said...

damn. There's no rain here in delhi. Just the slight spray of droplets from my cooler. Can you write about that ??

oh, i didn't like my own template much, so i stuck to white... with a yellow line. Tell me what you think.

"sen"sational said...

oh...dear god!!! that was VERY GOOD!!! as the first comment said...u truly be a rockstar!!

Aditi said...

oh wow beautifully written.. the first lines reminded me of the lines from kabhi kabhi..
thanks for stopping by my place
=)

radhika said...

hi! thanks for visiting me2u - but i am not writing there anymore. ..i write at blogspot - and the link is here (click name).

beautiful poetry...and the last article on the maid story..i share similar sentiments.

: )

Ruler said...

1 word to describe it..."awesome"!!

The words n the khayal of the poem haunted me for sum time...!!

The blog on the maid was beautiful...Harjee an interesting blog-space..will hold it's readers interest for a long time...me a regular visitor from now on...:)

Sudeep said...

damn got an error... i had written earlier

wow.. dude tht was awesome
this is one of the poems which is effortless to absorb.. tht means a lot of effort has gone in it to write

n yes translations do take the whole meaning out of the poem

thnx for dropping by my blog.. c ya around :)

Sudeep said...

btw, a nice blog name

shikha said...

I like the black and white picture!

Harjee Kapur said...

Demi Goddess : Shukriya! Glad you liked it. Munnar is awesome… geographically god has been very kind to Munnar. And socially mankind has. It is a honeymooners paradise!!! Munnar has more hotels per square km than people. Not to forget Karalla is the most densely populated state…

Ekta : Thank you so much 

Gutterspace : Thank you  A copywriters compliment is always special…and considering most of the ones I know cannot grasp hindi… they are few… Methinks I’m wasting myself here too… but I don’t know what else to do  Any suggestions?

Divya : Thank you 

4WD : I can try writing about that… will get back to you on that one ;-)

“Sen”sational : You just made my day… thank you.

Aditi : Thank you… kabhi Kabhi is an angle I never thought of but now that you mention it…

Radhika : Thank you. I hope there are more who share the same sentiments. Then we can yank the whole bloody caste system out of our society.

Ruler : You’re welcome. Glad you liked the blogsite. Hope I can keep up the standards…

Sudeep : A lot of effort ? yes… but in the thought process. The writing on its own is like 5 mins. The thinking takes a few days. Glad you liked the space… and the blog name. Chakraviyuh is special… it was the most personal branding exercise of my life… and methinks I did a good job…

Shikha : You liked it? but which one? There are two here. Munnar skyline and moi… which one you referring to ?

she said...

nice

richunderconstruction said...

internship bglore... fashion designin..
will try n drop by,
next post? :)

Harjee Kapur said...

She : Glad you liked it :-) She understands hindi ?

Richunderconstruction : Look forward to seeing you in Bangalore. Give me a shout. The email id is on the profile page. Drinks on me.

Vijayeta said...

What kind of people pretend to NOT get Hindi, while they're living and thriving in India? LOL!
Translations usually kill the heart and soul of poetry. Resist the idea till you can!
:)

Harjee Kapur said...

Vijayeta : Trust me, you find all kinds. And shapes and sizes.
Can be broadly catgorised as 'pseudo'.
Don't worry, will not translate :-)

Shilpa F D'Mello said...

hey nice stuf... and thx for droping by.... chek out my newest poem...

aakriti said...

:) Beautiful poetry. When it rains, it's like a sensory overload and the world is suddenly too beautiful. I didn't understand many words in there but I related to and understood it nevertheless.

Pritika Gupta said...

hey gud poetry..gud choice of words.. n Munnar..thts the heaven on earth..

Chitrangada said...

nice poem wid lovely sky :)

chitra said...

Wow! Very well written. Yes, please dont translate it for it we might not get the same feel as we got it in readingit in hindi.

Let me kow whenever you write another..