Thursday, December 29, 2005

Tamanna hai to zinda hai

Tamanna hai to zinda hai, varnaa hum yahaan kya hai
TaDpa hai to dhaDka hai, dil mein ab rahaa kya hai

ChoTTe choTTe haaton mein nafrat ka paTthar deta hai
Ye tere khudaa ki marzi hai, to phir se bata khuda kya hai

Shehar shehar ujaaDa hai, khoob aman ka bahaana hai
hum ne to nahin bulaaya tha, aane ki phir wajaa kya hai

Khoye khoye aankhon ne, tabaahi ke nazaare dafn kiye
Un aankhon mein dekh, samjhaa zaalim, wehshat se milaa kya hai

Shohorat, taakat, mazhab, daulat, jaangaye sab jaangaye
kya itne aage nikal gaye, ke bhool gaye insaan kya hai

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mai alwidaa kehkar chalaa

Mai alwidaa kehkar chalaa.. - just another song with simple thoughts & simple words :-)

Shikwe, giley saare gaye
mai alwidaa kehkar chalaa
aur kahin... Duur kahin...
shaayad ye thaa mulaaqaat aakhri
shaayad mile hum phir se kabhi
aur kahin... Duur kahin...

vo baahen agar roke mujhe
unki nazar Toke mujhe
soz-e-jigar baD jaayegaa
jaane ye dil kya kar jaayegaa
sun-na nahin koi bhi sadaa
unke shehar se mai to chalaa
aur kahin... Duur kahin...

mujhko na ho Dil ki fikar
aisa samaa DoonDe nazar
din naye naye, naya aasmaan
naya naam ho aur naya ho jahaan
shaayad wohi ruk jaauungaa
phir ajnabi mai banjaauungaa
aur kahin... Duur kahin

Monday, December 19, 2005

Ab kya hisaab rakhe hum...

ab kya hisaab rakhe hum..
jo haath se nikal gaya, woh waqt tha..
tum thi.. aur mere taahir ehsaas,
der se hosh aaya, ab sochne se kya

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Zara mai to so gaya (complete!)

lagtaa hai tham gaya, bekaar ho gaya
ik umr keliye zara mai to soo gaya

dosti nahin nahin, dushmani nahin nahin
maseehaai nahin nahin, aashiqui nahin nahin
rishton ke haath luT gaya
TukDon mein kab ke baT gaya

bebasi nahin nahin, be-kasi nahin nahin
becheniyaan nahin nahin, be-kali nahin nahin
dard ka zamaana gaya
mai gaya, mera dil bhi gaya

jaagna nahin nahin, dekhna nahin nahin
sochna nahin nahin, jaan-na nahin nahin
zindagi, kya ho gaya
uktaa gaya mai uktaa gaya...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Zara mai to so gaya..

lagtaa hai tham gaya, bekaar ho gaya
ik umr keliye zara mai to soo gaya

jaagna nahin nahin, dekhna nahin nahin
sochna nahin nahin, jaan-na nahin nahin
zindagi, ye kya ho gaya
uktaa gaya mai uktaa gaya...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Aahista... hi sahi

Aahista... hi sahi, aa chale saath hum
ab kadam do kadam
Khatm hojaaye na, is Dagar pe safar
is se aage bhi hai raaste, manzilen

Aainon se zara dhuul tuu saaf kar
khud se aankhen mila, do ghadi baat kar
DoonD laana mujhe apne ehsaas se
mujhko tu jaanle khud ko pehchaan kar

aandhiyon ka vo mausam jo tha Tal gaya
baadal to haT gaye, aasmaan mil gaya
mai giraftaar hoon apni tanhaai mein
UDke aajaa sanam, mujhko aazaad kar

Aashiyaana hamaara bhi hogaa yahin
hauslaa dil mein ho, to kaTe zindagi
dil ko mauka to de, pyar pe kar yakeen
dekh phir se jahaan, hath ye thaam kar

..my good friend and talented singer, JO has composed and sung 'Aisi Bheegi Bheegi raathen', one of my earlier posts. You can visit him at http://www.joplanet.com/blog/ and also listen to that song.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Shaayaraana

Kya zamaana tha vo jab dil shaayaraana tha mera
Un nigaahon ke bhawar mein aashyaana tha mera

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Dil ke rishtey

Ik nazar dekha faqat, aur dil ke rishte bangaye
Usne humko apnaa kaha aur hum farishte bangaye

Tteek raha

khaas se aam hone ka safar Tteek raha
chauka na jala, lamhe mein miTa
bijli ka kehar Tteek raha

bekhudi, bebasi, aur meri aawaargi
inhi rangon se thi tumhaari dosti
paas tum jo aagaye, vo rang saare kho gaye
mai aur koi hogaya jab bangaye tum zindagi

farz bhi, karz bhi, dil ye khudgharz bhi
Mujhe kheenchte hai dhaage aur bhi
Dekhne waale gaye, kartab puraane hogaye
Ek tamaasha hi to hai mera yeh sangharsh bhi

Friday, November 18, 2005

Ye ek kahaani hai

rishton ka samandar hai, do door kinaare hai
ye teri kahaani hai, ye meri kahaani hai
chaahat ki kya hasti hai, ik doobta kashti hai
ye teri kahaani hai, ye meri kahaani hai

jazbaat ke lehron par, tuufaan ka tha ye mausam
jo tujhko na choo paayi, kya itni hawaa thi kam
tum aanchal bhi jo lehraate, hum thaamne aajaate
in aankhon mein le lete, jo teri aankh mein paani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

saahil ki ret pe, kaDmon ke nishaan yoon hai
paani se jo miT jaaye, hum tum insaan yoon hai
dum thoDthe lamhon ne, kaanon mein bataaya hai
do pal ki kahaani hai, sun yeh jo jawaani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

chattaanon se Takraakar, maujon ki sadaa bankar
Phir tumko pukaaregi, merii chaahat ro rokar
tum dhyaan zaraa doge, to pathar bhi sunaa denge
jo thaDapte lehron ke, honton pe kahaani hai
(Ye teri kahaani...)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Roo-ba-roo mere roo-ba-roo

roobaroo mere roobaroo, zindagi aur maut bhi
dil ke haal se aajkal, khush bhi mai pareshaan bhi

mujhse aankh milte hi, hulchal teri nigaah mein,
guftagoo yahi guftagoo, marham bhi mera marz bhi

kya mila muu moDke, Saare aaine thoDke
khuubakhuu haan khuubakhuu, tu bhi vo parchaayi bhi

phir vohi sawaal hai, kaun mai, kya zindagi
justjuu vohi justjuu, manzil bhi mai talaash bhi

-Kaunquest

Liked it? Why not read this one too -
http://kaunquest.blogspot.com/2006/05/hui-be-naqaab-zindagi_27.html

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Subah Ka Suuraj

Subah ka suuraj jab door gagan mein nikalta hai
Nadiya ke naachte lehron pe, jab kirne chamakne lagte hai
Haseen phoolon ke honton se,jab shabnam chalakne lagta hai
Pehlii baarish ka paani jab chhat pe shor machaata hai
Kahiin door se, dabe paav, teri yaad chali aati hai...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Roz Ke Haadse

roz ke haadse, aam vaydaath hain
koi paDtaa nahin, yeh vo akbaar hai

koi baitaa raha raah taktaa hua
aur bujhtaa gaya aaj uskaa diya
andheron mein rote aankhon ka kya
raushnii mein kahaan, inki pehchaan hai

puuche kiska pataa jo hai khud laapataa
naam do chaar hain aur ghar raastaa
raaston mein bikharte bachpan ka kya
sirf khoya hua, koi ehsaas hai

in pardon ke peeche kai raaz hai
ik kahaani liye saikDon zakm hai
is rangeen shehar mein wafaaon ka kya
mehaz berang sa, ek alfaaz hai

bojh uT_taa nahin, bhuuk miT_tii nahin
waqt ruktaa nahin, umr kaT_tii nahin
Bheed mein roz milte chehron ka kya
tum ne puucha nahin, aam insaan hai

- Kaunquest

If you like this, you may also like http://kaunquest.blogspot.com/2006/03/na-naseehat-na-maseehaai.html

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Vo bhuuli daastaan..

I will return and finish the previous post some day, hopefully. Just cannot force my mind to get back into that zone. Well, why should I hurry or worry, the material world gives me enough deadlines for all that, all day, every day. So, I will rather pace this my way.

I can’t sing, I am miserable at it, but I love songs. I don’t understand the scientific side of music, but like most of us, I can’t think of a world without music. The talent to sing or to create music is magical and precious. Not ashamed to admit that I really admire and at the same time envy :-) those who are blessed with these talents. I did have my little peek into the world of music production long ago, back in 1996 and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

There were three of us in the project Rajesh – The singer & producer (it was his idea, basically), Anil – The music director and me – the lyricist. It all started as a small New-year thing for the local tele channel. But, when we got down to it the songs turned out to be really good. (I do hasten to add that I am normally humble about stuff!:-)) and it turned ito a pop album. We did a total of 8 tracks, got it digitally mixed and all that. Unfortunately, in spite of Rajesh’s relentless efforts, there was no takers for the album. .. so it ended there, that was my 15 minutes in the Music world. I still believe, the songs are good even for today and so do Rajesh and Anil! Maybe someday, it will see the light of day.

Anyways, we all moved on from that point. Anil is very much in the Music industry, Rajesh is an upcoming playback singer in Malayalam and I, well, I am very much into a 0-creativity, high-stress IT life. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do – its just a different ball game.

Here are some lines similar (not exactly) to the lyrics of my favorite song,

dil mein, meri jaan, samaaye ho tum
tere bina, dekho, mai to yahaan akelaaa, teraa, deewaaanaaa

saansen dhuaan, dil mein tuufaan, tum ho kahaan sanam
bhuulaa nahin, dil woh tere vaadey woh saare kasam
kab miti aashquii, Kyun bane ajnabee
Kyaa huaa, yeh bataanaa...
(Dil mein.. )

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chala aaya..

tere milne ka, mehfil mein, afsaana banaakar chala aaya
mai nazm sunaane baiTa tha, tera naam bataakar chala aaya

us jung mein sab kuch jaayaz tha, jeetna meraa mumkin tha
ik jhuut ka pardaa kaafi tha, sau sach mai bataakar chala aaya

un aankhon mein aansoo bhar jaaye, to laakh deewaane mar jaaye
vo khud ko miTaane niklaa tha, ik shehar miTaakar chalaa aaya

jaan ko daav pe rakhkar mai, duniyaa ko jeetke laaya tha
kissa ye ke vo bas ye puuche, ke ab kya luTaakar chala aaya

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Aisi ik raath

Sharaab aankhon ki hain, mehak zulfon ka hain
Meri baahaon mein aaj, hoor jannat ki hain

Yeh saara aalam tho jhoome hain masti mein
Yeh bhi to shaamil hai meri khushi mein
Aise hi tum meri baahon mein rehna
Aur is raat ko, jaane na dena

Dil to diwaana hai, Dar bhi thodaa sa hain
Raat ka yeh samaa, sanam kaatilaana hain

Zulfon ka baadal jo chaaya hai dil pe
Yeh aaj barse to mujhko Dubo de
Honton ko tum mere honton pe rakhnaa
Aur jo bhi kehnaa ho, aankhon se kehnaa

Pyaas honton ko hain, TtanDak hawaa mein hain
Mausam kahe ke aaj, kuch ho jaana hain


... A dedication to the bollywood tradition of artificial rain and the wet yellow sarees

Gulon pe chamka shabnam

Gulon pe chamka shabnam ke tere hont muskuraaye hain
Tere in do aankhon mein batha kithne maikhaane hai

Hum to sharaabi puraane hain
Par itne bhi kab jhoome hain
Ik tera chehraa dekhaa hain
Saare jahaan ko bhoole hain

Yeh lehraataa aanchal hain, Ya jhoomta mera yeh dil hain
Tu ne zulf jo bhikhraaye hain, Is dilpe ghirtaa baadal hain

Barsaat to kitne dekhen hain
Par yoon to kabhi naa bheege hain
Ik tera chehraa dekhaa hain
Saare jahan ko bhoole hain

Kya mast hai teri chaal re, Are hum to bhoole raah re
Nakhre there hazaar re, Kaatil adaayen kamaal re

Hum to aashiq deewaane hain
Ab marne ko bhi soche hain
Ik tera chehra dekhaa hain
Saare jahan ko bhoole hain

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Dhuaan

Dhuaan saans mein mil jaane do
Seene ki jalan aur baDne do
Dhool aankh mein pade bhi tho kya
Yoon thez hawaa chalne do

zabt-o-ehsaan ka sabab jaan jaayenge
Jab sar-e-aainaa dil rakh dekhenge
Woh der se samajhne waala hain
Zara shaam-e-wafaa Dtalne do

AAge AAge

I am back. Got busy and very lazy. If i plot a graph with x-axis as the amount of work to be done and the y-axis as the level of laziness, I am sure to find an increasing trend and then a sudden vertical growth at what I would call 'point of giving up'. I dont attempt poetry nowadays, simple reason.. my brain can only think in IT jargons..lifecycle models, process maturity, service delivery, QoQ improvements and so on.. So I gave up...no, not on 'bread & butter', but poetry. Well, not entirely true, here I go again... (one of my oldies :-))

Chale jaa rahen hain sabhi door hum se
kisi ne bhi muDke dekha nahin hain
Aaj bhi hain kal bhi the, hum yoon akele
Hamen dekhen aisi nigaahen nahin hain

Dil ki khalish ko hum seh lethe
Tum chale jaathe, tho bhi jee lethe
Teri berukhi kaa, mujhe gham nahin hain
Rakeebon se dosthi tho kam sitham nahin hain

Zakmon ki kashthi, ashkon ke dhaare
Hum bin sahaare, DoonDe kinaare
Chalaave hain saare, saahil nahin hain
Mere liye koi manzil nahin hain

Humen dosthi mein sadme mile hain
Chehre ke peeche, chehre mile hain
Yahan tho dilon mein wafaayen nahin hain
In mehfilon mein shamme zaroori nahin hain